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Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 7
Issue: 5

Brian Metcalf
Fisherman Of The Year 2003

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:

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

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Old Buisness:

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.

New Buisness:

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.

March Tournament:

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.

March Tournament:

The outlook for Day 2 was an increase in the wind, and boy were they right. The wind started kicking up around daybreak and grew through the day.
It really seemed to affect the bite.
Not near as many fish were brought to the scales. As a matter of fact,
only half as many.

At the scales, David Rogers had the biggest stringer with 5 fish that weighed 14.15lbs; Jim Bailey, Sr. had 4 nice green trout that tipped the scales at 9.40lbs; Brian Metcalf found 3 more fish for 7.85lbs; and his partner brought in 3 also for 7.70lbs. Day 2 Big Fish was 5.70lbs and again it was split. This time by Paul Sullivan and David Rogers. The Buray lives on and on and on…..
Overall winners were: 1st place - Brian Metcalf with 8 fish and 25.30lbs; 2nd place - David Rogers with 6 fish and 18.40lbs; 3rd place - Neil Springstead with 6 fish and 14.85 lbs; and 4th place - Kevin Simmons with 5 fish and 14.10lbs.

Tournament Standings:

Lake Seminole
Fish Weight

1st - Brian Metcalf - 8 fish - 25.30
2nd - David Rogers - 6 fish - 18.40
3rd - Neil Springstead - 6 fish - 14.85
4th - Kevin Simmons - 5 fish - 14.10
5th - John Buck - 5 fish - 13.50
6th - Fred Raby - 7 fish - 12.95
7th - Ron Fairbanks - 6 fish - 11.30
8th - Jim Bailey, Sr. - 5 fish - 11.15
9th - Jeff Weaver - 5 fish - 11.10
10th - Rich Cornelius - 6 fish - 10.95
11th - Frank Kelly - 4 fish - 7.90
12th - Paul Sullivan - 3 fish - 7.70
13th - Lee Brannon - 5 fish - 6.85
14th - Mack Cramer - 4 fish - 6.10
15th - Dewayne Kimbro - 3 fish - 4.95
16th - Dave Dyess - 2 fish - 3.90
17th - E.W. Coombs - 2 fish - 2.70
18th - Walter McCartney- 1 fish- 1.60
19th - Pete Potter - 1 fish - 1.45
20th - Terry Smith - 1 fish - 1.25
21st - Ken Repine - 1 fish - 1.05

Also Fished:
Special Guest
Bob Ward

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Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Hawg Hunter Special Guest:

~Know a Hawg Hunter~

Bob Ward fished Lake Seminole for the first time ever with the Pensacola Hawg Hunter's and was the special guest of Jim Bailey Sr.
Bob is an avid bass fisherman and knows the Mobile Delta Tensaw area like the back of his hand.
He also writes delta fishing reports for and does a good job at it I might add.

Bob said the only problem he had was having to run the trolling motor so much while Jeff Weaver took those usual DAILY SIESTAS that he is so known for. Other than that he said he was fun to fish with and a great hoast for the Hawg Hunters.

For The Record:

Lake Seminole:
Seminole Lodge

Total Fish Caught 86

Total Dead Fish 6
Total Fish Weight 189.05
Total Limits 6
Tournament Big Fish
Sat - 4.25 - David Rogers, John Buck, Kevin Simmons
Sun - 5.70 - David Rogers,
Paul Sullivan

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 265
Total Dead Fish 6
Total Fish Weight 462.30
Total Limits 25
Big Fish 5.70
(David Rogers, Paul Sullivan )

April Meeting:

Location: Seafood Shanty
Date: April 21
Time: 7:00 pm

April Tournament:

April 24 -25, 2004

Tournament Site:

Lake Martin
Wind Creek State Park

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: April 5
New Moon: April 20



Sunrise: 6:33 a.m.
Sunset: 7:11 p.m.
Moonrise: 7:42 a.m.
Moonset: 6:46 p.m.


Sunrise: 6:32 a.m.
Sunset: 7:12 p.m.
Moonrise: 8:50 a.m.
Moonset: 7:20 p.m.


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

Remember Hawg Hunter's:

No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales

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