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Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 9
Issue: 5

Fisherman Of The Year 2005
Brian Metcalf

Minutes of the Meeting:

The March meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 p.m. on Feb 15, 2005 at Founaris Bros. Vice President Terry Smith presided. There were 13 members present.

Members Of The Board:

Kevin Simmons
Vice President/Treasure
Terry Smith
C.J. Garrison
Tournament Director
Lee Brannon
Asst. Tournament Director
Tony Boyett

Old Buisness:

February's minutes were unavailable for the March meeting due to the absence of the club secretary,
( work duties called ).
The treasurer's report was read as was the booray presented to Pete Potter, who came in with a 6.25lb. bass on Sunday besting Brian metcalf's 5.15 pounder of Saturday.
Proving the old adage
" what a difference a day makes".

The battery for the old scales is still in the process of being ordered and should be ordered prior to the April metting. Brian Metcalf will be checking on pricing of a cable to allow using a car battery to operate the scales whould the need arise.
Suggestions were solicited for a location anyone might think would be a good spot along Escambia River for a state park landing. Anyone with suggestions should contact Bill Myrick at either 456-5808 or 280-8508.
Terry Smith praised those who were involved in putting together the cookout at Lake Seminole.
The cookout turned out real well despite the drastic change of weather from Saturday morning at launch.
The temperature dropped probably 15 degrees and the wind was quite hi

New Buisness:

There was no new business.

A Little Salt:


Because of insurance liability, members will be limited to only one drink per person at the next
Hawg Hunter picnic.
Please drink responsibly.

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Yesterday I was having some work done at the Ford dealer.
A woman came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten.

We all looked at each other, and the mechanic asked,
"What is a seven-hundred-ten?"

She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine,
I lost it and need a new one.
It had always been there."

The mechanic gave the woman a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.

She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710.

He then took her over to another car which had the hood up and asked her,
"Is there a 710 on this car?"

She pointed and said,
"Of course, it's right there."

Now open the photo to learn what a 710 is.
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March Tournament:

The March tournament was held at Miller's Ferry. Once again a cold front preceded us. This is beginning to look like a trend. One has only to note Hawg Hunters has a tournament to predict the weather, or so it would seem.
Most of the club went up early Friday morning which is pretty much tradition. What hopefully will not become tradition is what occurred Friday afternoon when members were returning to load up their boats. The flip side of that is we probably have a new front runner for the slammer,
"Crash Nash"
More on this later...
While the weather was abit chilly the Hawg Hunters were hoping the fish would pull the ole string once or twice and as the day went on, pull they did...
Most everyone had atleast a nice fish to weigh in and as always someone rings the limit bell. Brian Metcalf stuck his rod tip in the water and a limit of fish jumped into his livewell.

Brian came to the scales with 5 fish for take 1st place. E.W. Coombs also rung the limit bell with 5 fish weighing 10.08lbs to take 2nd place. Jere Jaillite took 3rd with 3 fish at 6.19lbs and Dan Nash took 4th with 3 fish and 6.17lbs.

Mr "Sandbar" himself Lee Brannon didn't get into the top four but he still had a smile on his face when he found out he had the "Big Fish" for the day. Way ta go Lee.
Now back to the Dan Nash Show...
While searching out fish prior to returning to Ellis landing to load up his boat Dan decided to try one more spot. He entered an area noting rebar protruding up from stumps. He wishing to be cautious steer clear of those he saw only to hear and feel that notice no boater operator wants to hear. Something underneath his boat sounding as though it were tearing perhaps the prop on the motor. He examined the prop and lower unit and noticed nothing then it happened , water began coming in the boat from below. Dan did get his boat up on plane and began to run back to Ellis.
He flagged down a passing boat to follow him in. Dan decided to go into Roland Cooper because he very likely would not make it back to Ellis. Once there, the boat took on a considerable amount of water and was left near the landing in shallow water. He managed to get back to Ellis landing to get his truck and to come to the motel for assistance. Several fellow club members went back to where his boat was and managed to get in on the trailer. The hull had a cut in it approximately a half inch wide and 18-24 inches long. Once back at the motel Brian Metcalf was able to get hold of Dewayne Kimbro prior to his leaving Pensacola and have him bring his boat to Miller's Ferry thus avoiding having 3 to a boat on tournament day, Saturday.
While this situation is not good by any means it could have been far worse. Some consolation though, Dan Nash did fish the tournament and placed in the money. He also drew the yellow golf ball. While this will not nearly cover the damage it made for a better day Saturday then Friday. The added distinction of being the front runner for the slammer award goes to Dan Nash.
Again I want to mention, a damaged boat is one thing, but fortunately there were no injuries other than perhaps a bit of pride. We are all thankful both Dan and John G. his partner were not injured. There is something good to say for a bilge pump.
Keep casting till next time.

Tournament Standings:

Millers Ferry
Fish Weight

1st Brian Metcalf, 5 fish, 13.79 lbs
2nd E.W.Coombs, 5 fish, 10.08 lbs
3nd Jere Jaillite, 3 fish, 6.19 lbs
4th Dan Nash,3 fish, 6.17 lbs
5th Lee Brannon, 2 fish, 5.85 lbs
6th Tony Boyett, 5 fish 5.78 lbs
7th Dewayne Kimbro, 4 fish, 5.09 lbs
8th Pete Potter, 3 fish, 4.20 lbs
9thTerry Smith, 2 fish, 2.91 lbs
10th Mack Cramer, 2 fish, 2.83 lbs
11th Mark Churchwell, 2 fish,2.81 lbs
12th Ron Failbanks, 2 fish,2.79 lbs
13th Frank Kelly 3 fish, 2.58 lbs
14th. Jeff Weaver,2 fish,2.05
15th. Ken Repine, 1 fish,1.71lbs

Also Fished:
John Gesparik

For The Record:

Millers Ferry
Ellis Landing

Total Fish Caught 46

Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 74.83
Total Limits 3
Tournament Big Fish 4.89
( Lee Brannon )

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 216
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 321.12
Total Limits 11
Tournament Big Fish 6.25
( Pete Potter )

March Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
Date: April 19th, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.

April Tournament:

April 22-23

Tournament Site:

Lake Martin
Wind Creek Landing

Hawg Hunter Banquet

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"Slammer Nominations"

''Dan Nash''
Lee Brannon

Any questions should be addressed to
C.J. Garrison
or Jim Bailey, Sr.

Remember Hawg Hunter's:

No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales

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