|Minutes of the Meeting:
The March 2004 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters Bass Club was brought to order at 7.00 p.m. on March 17, 2004.
The meeting was held at the Seafood Shanty on Hwy 29 and was presided over by President Brian Metcalf. There were 20 members present.
Members Of The Board:
Asst. Tournament Director
A Little Salt:
"This Sent In By Wayne Thomley"
A big push in the auto industry is cost cutting, one way to do this is send manufacturing overseas.
One country in particular is India. Listen to the car when the parts were made in North America, then listen to the car after the parts were imported from India
Ron Fairbanks should get a kick out'a this one.
Fred Raby announced that the Wally Cassiano Memorial Fishing Tournament would be held on May 15, 2004 on the Escambia River. The launch site has not been decided. Cost per boat will be $70, which includes a $10 Big Fish Pot. All entry fees will be paid out in prize money.
The club welcomes our newest member David Rogers. Brian reminded the members that they should always discuss and agree upon how they will approach fishing for bedding fish before they get on the water. By working out the how's, when's, and how long's on the way to the launch site, it can save a potentially difficult situation when or if they find bedding fish. Frank reminded everyone that they should invest the $7 into a GA fishing license to save any possibility of getting tagged with a ticket and being disqualified from the tournament. They are available at the general store at Seminole Lodge. We had three drawings. Mack won some lures, Fred won an electronic fishing game donated by Jeff Weaver, and Ken Repine won the 50/50.
Everybody was juiced up for our return to Lake Seminole. Fish were reported to be bedding pretty heavy. Large stringers were being taken at recent tournaments. The word was that the Buray should be won at this tournament. The weather report looked good. Everything seemed to be perfect. At blast-off time on Day 1, we had cool temps and clear skies. With the clear sky, it didn't take long for ol' Mr. Sun to heat up things. From what I could gather after the Day 1 weigh-in, most of the fish were caught early morning, but there were fish caught throughout the day. Most everyone caught fish, some more than others.
At the end of Day 1, Brian Metcalf had 5 fish for 17.45lbs; John Buck found 4 fish that weighed 12.15lbs.; Kevin Simmons had 4 nice fish for 11.85lbs.; and Neil Springstead had 5 fish that came in at 11lbs even. Big fish for Day 1 was 4.25lbs. Problem was 3 people caught one. Kevin Simmons, David Rogers and John Buck shared the pot.