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Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 7
Issue: 7

Brian Metcalf
Fisherman Of The Year 2003

Minutes of the Meeting:

The May 2004 meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m. on May 19, 2004. The meeting was location was changed to Founaris Brothers on Hwy 29 due to the closing of the Seafood Shanty. President Brian Metcalf presided. There were 24 members and one guest present.

Members Of The Board:

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

Old Buisness

Pete Potter thanked those that were able to sell raffle tickets.
Walter McCartney told the club that the latest shirt order has still not come in. It has been approximately three months and no firm receipt date has been established. Another shirt source is being sought. Fred reported that 13 fisherman had a great time fishing and reminiscing at the Wally Cassiano Memorial Fishing Tournament held on May 15, 2004 on the Mighty Escambia River. Needless to say, lots of Wally stories were shared.
Thanks for the memories Wally.
We still miss you.

New Buisness:

Welcome to our guest, Stan Kiefer.
Stan has been a bass fisherman for quite some time and is considering joining the club. His sponsor is Ken Repine. Pete Potter reported that Dewayne Kimbro was quickly recovering from recent back surgery. Pete is also almost back to normal after some surgery of his own. Ken Repine recently purchased a laptop computer and suggested that the club try using it on a trial basis to keep the club records on. With the right applications, the weigh-ins and the posting of the results on the web page could be completed quicker. The current process is time intensive and prone to mistakes. Using a computer would not totally eliminate mistakes, but would make the needed calculations much quicker and easier. Discussion from the membership centered around the possibility of losing data if there were a failure of the computer, either at the weigh-in or during record manipulation. The club secretary, Kevin Simmons, stated that he would continue to keep paper records and enter the results in the computer during a trial period.
The club membership agreed.

New Buisness:

Dave Dyess made a motion that the club adopt a lighter short sleeve shirt that will be allowed as a club shirt for the Summer months of June, July and August. Discuss was that it would require a change of the by-laws to allow the new shirt. Dave asked that the motion be tabled until the E-board could discuss and bring there thoughts back to the club. Since the Seafood Shanty had permanently closed, Kevin Simmons made a motion to change the regular meeting location to Founaris Brothers for the foreseeable future.
The Motion passed. Brian Metcalf reminded the membership that the room is free, as long as we continue to purchase food/drink at the meetings.
We had two drawings.
Mack Cramer won some lures and
Jeff Weaver won the 50/50.

May Tournament:

The May tourney was at Miller's Ferry out of Ellis Landing. This was a one day tournament, but many went up on Friday to see if they could find some little green trout. It was a hot day and, back at the hotel, the reports were of small fish and not a great deal of them. Friday evening it came a nice rain shower, but not enough to really change conditions on Saturday.
The skies on Saturday never got past partly cloudy. There was a slight breeze most of the day.
At the weigh-in, 49 fish were caught and 18 of 22 fisherman weighed a fish. There were only 4 limits caught. 7 fish died before being weighed. The total weight after dead fish penalties was 86.90. Chris Malena caught a limit, but three of his fish died. His weight of 8.10lbs. was still good enough for fourth place. Ron Fairbanks name has been coming up lately in the money. This month was no different. Ron caught four fish that weighed 8.25lbs and gave him third place. Brian Metcalf caught his usual limit and came in second place with a weight of 9.20lbs. This months winner was Fred Raby. He scored a limit of fish that weighed an impressive 10.30lbs. Congratulations Fred.
Big Fish was taken by Chris Malena and weighed 3.95lbs and the Heaviest Boat stringer went to the team of Fred Raby and Lee Brannon with a total weight of 14.7lbs

Remember Hawg Hunter's:

No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales

June Meeting:

Location: Founaris Brothers
Date: June 16, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tournament Standings:

Miller's Ferry
Fish Weight

1st - Fred Raby - 5 fish - 10.70
2nd - Brian Metcalf - 5 fish - 9.20
3rd - Ron Fairbanks - 4 fish - 8.25
4th - Chris Malena - 5 fish - 8.10
5th - Terry Smith - 3 fish - 6.80
6th - Jim Bailey, Sr. - 3 fish - 6.45
7th - Mack Cramer - 5 fish - 5.45
8th - Rich Cornelius - 2 fish - 4.55
9th - Lee Brannon - 2 fish - 4.40
10th - Neil Springstead - 2 fish - 4.00
11th - Tony Boyett - 3 fish - 3.60
12th - Dave Rogers - 2 fish - 2.85
13th - Walter McCartney- 2 fish-2.75
13th - Pete Potter - 1 fish - 2.75
15th - Kevin Simmons - 2 fish - 2.35
16th - Jeff Weaver - 1 fish - 2.05
17th - Dave Dyess - 1 fish - 1.75
18th - Frank Kelly - 1 fish - 1.30

For The Record:

Miller's Ferry:
Ellis Landing

Total Fish Caught 49
Total Dead Fish 7
Total Fish Weight 86.90
Total Limits 4
Tournament Big Fish
Chris Malena - 3.95

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 416
Total Dead Fish 19
Total Fish Weight 676.00
Total Limits 39
Big Fish 5.70
(David Rogers, Paul Sullivan )

June Tournament:

June 19, 2004

Tournament Site:

Blackwater River
Carpenters Park

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: June 3
New Moon: June 17


Sunrise: 5:47 a.m.

Tide Predictions:

High: 1:36 p.m.
Low: 12:40 a.m.

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