2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 10

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer

Remember Hawg Hunters
September's Meeting Will Start Early At 6:30 PM

Minutes of the Meeting:

The Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7 P.M. on August 20, 2008 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President John Buck presided. There were 19 members present and one guest, Dave Bock - ex Hawg Hunter back in town and interested in joining back in.

Welcome Danny Lopez, our newest member voted into the club!

Members Of The Board:

John Buck

Vice President/Treasure

Jere Jaillite


Marc Churchwell

Tournament Director

Dave Dyess

Asst. Tournament Director
Jim Bailey Sr

Old Buisness:

Next month's meeting will be constitutional change proposal discussions. Make sure your proposals are worded to say what you really mean and reference directly the article being modified. As a point of order September's meeting is for discussion then the October meeting will only be voting on the proposals. Please email all proposals to the secretary in word format, also add your name to the proposal. Next month's meeting will start at 6:30 PM because it tends to get lengthy and we have to be out of the restaurant by 8:30 PM. Everyone should bring their donations for the October Fish Off grab bag.

New Buisness:

Current nominations for next year's
President - John Buck
Secretary - Jeff Weaver
Treasurer - Jere Jaillite
Tournament Director - Dave Dyess
Asst. Tournament - Glenn Kittrell

Nominations can be made from the floor but the person being nominated should be contacted in advance to ensure willingness to serve. E-board members must be a member of the club a minimum of 12 months to serve on the board.
Jim Bailey Sr. is "modernizing" the website - please pass on to him any ideas you have.
Jere Jaillite mentioned an idea to spotlight a member of the month.
Mack mentioned highlighting a particular rule each month (Rule of the Month).
Bill Myrick brought up the idea for Cram the Van donations, motion made on the floor and failed to pass.
Jim Bailey Sr. announced there are quite a few boaters with insurance policies expiring soon. He has sent out emails to everyone regarding their status, needing to renew.

Alabama fishing licenses expire on August 31, 2008 and cannot be renewed in advance.

Discussion regarding upcoming tournament due to possible weather problems from Tropical Storm Faye. Decision was made by Tournament Director to have the draw and notify everyone on Friday the intention for the tournament (either cancel or postpone). Any member not in the draw at this meeting for the next tournament is not eligible to fish in it if it is postponed to another weekend.

August Tournament:

The August Hawg Hunter tournament finally blasted off at safe daylight on Saturday, August 30th, a week late and many miles south of its original scheduled time and place. Fighting Tropical Storm Faye, high muddy water at the tournament site, Labor Day Weekend and the approach of Hurricane Gustav seven intrepid anglers enjoyed a beautiful, but hot day, on the waters of the Tensaw River.

The high muddy waters at Holley Creek, and along the entire length of the Tensaw River, dictated that the tournament site be moved to the Delta area with a launch site of Scott's Landing along the highway 90 causeway. While the tournament was one of the smallest in recent club memory, it had the flavor of a top six tournament since five of the fisherman were in the clubs top six. We actual have seven members in the top six this month as there is a tie or sixth place.

At blast off, four boats moved across the delta looking for the elusive black bass. One boat with Jere Jaillite and Bill Myrick on board headed up to Mifin lake area where Bill won the June tournament. Much to their surprise they found that while that water was high it was clear and very fishable. Using worms and crankbaits, Bill and Jere were able to put more keepers in their boat than the entire club was able to muster the month before on the Escambia River.

At weigh in Jere took top honors with 4 fish weighting in at 3.66 lbs but a dead fish reduced his weight to 3.46, and his partner, Bill Myrick was right behind with 2 fish at 2.06. Third place went to Frank Kelly with 2 fish weighting 1.82 lbs. Fourth place and lunker went to Mack Cramer who with his finish in this tournament moved into second place and has set up a show down for the clubs angler of the year. With two tournaments to go only four points separate the top two fishermen.

Next month we return to the Alabama River out of Swift Creek for a two day tournament and hopefully cooler days and hotter fishing.

Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

1st Jere Jaillite - 4 fish - 3.46 lbs
2nd Billy Myrick - 2 fish - 2.06 lbs
3rd Frank Kelly - 2 fish - 1.82 lbs
4th Mack Cramer - 1 fish - 1.25 lbs
5th Dave Dyess - 1 fish - 1.17 lbs

Also fished:

Danny Lopez & John Buck

Ken Repine

Club Banquet:

Pensacola Hawg Hunters
End of Year Banquet

December 5, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Cock Of The Walk
One Block West of University Parkway on 9 Mile Road
Order From The Menu

Any questions should be addressed to
Marc Churchwell

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

Total Fish Caught 10
Total Dead Fish 1
Total Fish Weight 9.76 lbs
Total Limits 0
Tournament Big Fish 1.25 lbs
(Mack Cramer)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 384
Total Dead Fish 14
Total Fish Weight 578.28
Total Limits 41
Tournament Big Fish 4.16 lbs
(Bob Hanson)

Members Eligible 2008 Fish Off:
As Of: 8/30/08
Lee Brannon - John Buck
Mack Cramer - Jere Jaillite
Frank Kelly - Jeff Weaver
Jim Bailey Sr. - Kevin Simmons
Dave Dyess - Billy Myrick
Ken Repine - Don Jahnky
Dwayne Kimbro - Glenn Kittrell

Members Eligible To Vote
2009 Constitution:

As Of: 8/30/08
Lee Brannon - John Buck
Jere Jaillite - Frank Kelly
Jeff Weaver - Mack Cramer
Dave Dyess - Jim Bailey Sr
Billy Myrick - Don Jahnky
Ken Repine - Kevin Simmons
Dwayne Kimbro - Glenn Kittrell

Slammer Award:


Ken Repine
"The Notel Motel Tail Light Thang"

September Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
September 17, 2008
Time: 6:30 pm

September Tournament:

September 20-21, 2008

Tournament Site:

Alabama River
Swift Creek

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: September 15th


Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 6:48 pm

Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset: 6:47 pm