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Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 7
Issue: 6

Brian Metcalf
Fisherman Of The Year 2003

Minutes of the Meeting:

The April 2004 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m on April 21, 2004. The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Brian Metcalf. There were 25 members and 1 guest present. Jeff brought his son, Jason. Too bad he is a tad young for membership.
The word is he can outfish his Dad.

Members Of The Board:

Brian Metcalf
Vice President/Treasure
Pete Potter
Kevin Simmons
Tournament Director
Frank Kelly
Asst. Tournament Director
Walter McCartney

A Little Salt:

Thanks For The Help Guy's
Keep The Jokes Coming

"This Sent In By Fred Raby"
Look at what you have to do when you own a Johnson.
To bad it wasn't a Mercury!!
Click Here And
Turn Up Your Speakers

"This One Sent In By Ken Repine"

See what happens when you try
to sing for your supper.
Watch out for the trap!!
Click Here And
Turn Up Your Speakers

This One Sent In By Jere Jaillite"
Let's see how good a shot you are.
Aim for the apple now!!

Click Here And
Turn Up Your Speakers

Rules of Life After 60

You need only two tools:
WD-40 and duct tape.
If it doesn't move and it should,
use the WD-40.

If it moves and it shouldn't,
use the duct tape.

The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are
"I apologize" and "You are right."

When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

A Redneck Tatoo

Old Buisness

Fred Raby reiterated that the Wally Cassiano Memorial Fishing Tournament would be held on May 15, 2004 on the Mighty Escambia River. The launch site has not been decided. It will be an invitational for the members of the three Bass clubs that Wally was a member.
Cost per boat will be $80, which includes a $5 Big Fish Pot.
All entry fees will be paid out in prize money.

Ron Fairbanks collected the outstanding Raffle tickets. ½ the proceeds will go into the club's special fund.

New Buisness:

Mack gave some good safety advice in the form of a true story that occured during another club's tournament. The life of one of our own was probably saved by the use of the proper safety equipment. A real wake up call for how fast accidents can happen. Thank God, Troy is OK. By the way, only minor damage to the boat and Troy only suffered the bruising from the ribbing he got after everyone was sure he was not really hurt. The club voted for Pete to buy a charcoal grill to be used at club functions. We had three drawings. Tony Boyett and Paul Sullivan each won some lures and Jere Jaillite won the 50/50.

April Tournament:

The Hawg Hunters headed north this month for Lake Martin in Alexander City to do battle with those little green spotted bass the lake is so well known for. The weather was great with blue bird skies and just enough wind to keep the bugs away. The water was about two feet below full pool and clarity was great.
All we needed now was for the fish to turn on so we could have another banner tournament like we've had in times past. When Mr. Frank Kelly yelled out Saturday
"The Scales Are Open"
Fred Raby showed up with a smile on his face and sucking on a cigar. That told us he had something in his bag. After it was all over Fred had 1st place locked up with 5 fish and 6.60 lbs.

Lee Brannon came in with a nice bass at 4.60 lbs to take first day big fish honors.
Saturday night back at the motel Pete Potter once again outdone himself with a great cookout of hambugers, hot dogs, baked beans, and slaw for the club members.
Chef Neil "Blinky" Springstead done the cooking so's to add that touch of mother's love to the food as only "Blinky" can do.
Next time "Blinky" cooks, someone needs to tell him to put a drop or two of that Ripple he was hawging on the hambugers just to add taste. When it was all over,
it didn't make any differance what was added to them bugers. All that was left was a bunch of empty boxes and tired fishermen. Thanks for the cookout fellers.
As usual it was "GREAT".

Day two was a copy of day one but with only three less hours to fish and just a taste more wind around noon time. At the weigh-in Brian Metcalf took 1st place for Sunday's tournament with 5 fish at 6.50 lbs. Jere Jaillite took home the bacon with big fish at 3.50 lbs.

April Tournament:

Brian tried hard to win the overall tournament and do a repeat of last year but Ron Fairbanks came riding in on a dark horse an took the tournament with a total of 7 fish and 11.70 lbs. Lee Brannon was able to hang on with his big fish position of 4.60 lbs.

Tournament Standings:

Lake Martin
Fish Weight

1st - Ron Fairbanks - 7 fish - 11.70
2nd - Jere Jaillite - 8 fish - 11.35
2nd - Mack Cramer - 10 fish - 11.35
4th - Brian Metcalf - 9 fish - 10.95
5th - Fred Raby - 9 fish - 10.40
6th - Jeff Weaver - 6 fish - 9.45
7th - Neil Springstead - 8 fish - 8.50
8th - Walter McCartney- 7 fish - 7.95
9th - Dave Dyess - 7 fish - 7.65
10th - Dave Rogers - 6 fish - 7.20
11th - John Buck - 6 fish - 7.00
12th - Lee Brannon - 3 fish - 6.85
13th - Pete Potter - 6 fish - 5.30
14th - Frank Kelly - 4 fish - 4.80
15th - Ken Repine - 2 fish - 2.65
16th - Jim Bailey, Sr. - 2 fish - 1.75
17th - Paul Sullivan - 1 fish - 1.05
18th - Chris Malena- 1 fish - .90

For The Record:

Lake Martin:
Wind Creek State Park

Total Fish Caught 102

Total Dead Fish 6
Total Fish Weight 126.80
Total Limits 10
Tournament Big Fish
Sat - 4.60 - Lee Brannon
Sun - 3.50 - Jere Jaillite

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 367
Total Dead Fish 12
Total Fish Weight 589.10
Total Limits 35
Big Fish 5.70
(David Rogers, Paul Sullivan )

May Meeting:

Location: Seafood Shanty
Date: May 19
Time: 7:00 pm

May Tournament:

May 22, 2004

Tournament Site:

Miller's Ferry
Ellis Landing

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: May 4
New Moon: May 19


Sunrise: 6:13 a.m.


2:16 p.m. - 3:52 p.m.

Remember Hawg Hunter's:

No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales

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