2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 2

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer


Minutes of the Meeting:

The November Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7 P.M. on December 12, 2007 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President John Buck presided.
There were 16 members present,
and 2 guests - Jason Weaver &
Don Jahnke - Welcome.

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:

There is no new information regarding insurance - Ron Fairbanks proposed a new idea regarding contacting BASS directly for requesting information.
Sad News - Announcement made regarding the tragic loss of
Jim Bailey Sr.'s grandson David.
All members pass their condolences to Jim!
Discussion regarding new meeting site - Mack checked into Ryans on 29; no minimum, no requirement to eat there, can enter the restaurant and go straight back to the meeting without paying but do not share with someone that is eating. Sonny's on New Warrington is another option, same guidelines apply.

Discussion regarding action to take resulted in motion presented and carried to take a vote regarding alternate sites in the event we have to leave Founaris Brothers. Vote was taken and Ryans was selected as the alternate site, the President will discuss our position with Founaris Brothers owner after tonight's meeting; pointing out our reduced membership resulting in inability to meet designated minimum. Propose new minimum based on club size or remove min all together.

John Buck was voted in as Lifetime member - by unanimous vote as required by the constitution. There was discussion regarding the new procedure put into place regarding the lifetime membership nomination/voting procedure. Consensus appeared favorable.

New Buisness:

John Buck announced he has discussed with Florida State Fishery Biologist, John Knight - regarding study being conducted on area rivers. John Buck invited Mr. Knight to speak at our next meeting in January and he has agree to do so. Mr. Knight will discuss the study he is involved in regarding the ecology of the river systems and the mortality and growth rate of the area Bass population. This will be very informative - all members should try to attend and bring friends.

Jim Bailey Sr. announced - as a result of the popularity of the new teal club hat - he will be ordering more without the logo, various colors -$2.50 per hat. Anyone interested in placing an order see him after the meeting.
John Buck made some comments regarding the last tournament specifically regarding the small size of the group but how much fun it was and how much everyone helped out and worked together - he really appreciated it.

Kevin is looking for a small aluminum bass boat (17 footer) for a friend if anyone knows about one.

This month's tournament is at Escambia, John Buck is inviting all members to meet at Waffle House on 29 & 9 Mile behind CVS for breakfast
4:15 ish.

December Tournament:

Can you say rain, rain, rain….this was one of those days you could have fallen out of the boat and never noticed the difference. The fish didn't seem to be all that thrilled about it either.

1st Place
Lee Brannon
Mr. Big Fish is back. Lee Brannon boated the lunker of the day.3.61 lbs.
A trend is starting for this year - the tournament winner is also winning big fish…hmmm how does that happen???
Congratulations to Lee Brannon for the sweep; first place with 3 fish - 7.04 lbs and the lunker.

2nd Place
Mack Cramer

Second place is our reigning Angler of the Year Mack Cramer with a limit weighing in at 6.09 lbs.

3rd Place
John Buck

Our Mr. President also known as Mr. Consistent, John Buck boated the only other limit weighing in at 5.32 lbs.

4th Place
Bill Myrick

Fourth place went to our newest member, Billy Myrick, who is proving his success last year was not just a flash in the pan; 3 fish - 4.29 lbs.
Congratulations to all of those that persevered even through the bad conditions.

A Little Salt:

Tournament Standings:

Escambia River
Smith's Landing

1st Lee Brannon, 3 fish 7.04 lbs
2nd Mack Cramer, 5 fish, 6.09 lbs
3rd John Buck, 5 fish, 5.32 lbs
4th Billy Myrick, 3 fish, 4.29 lbs
5th Jim Bailey Sr., 2 fish, 2.57 lbs
6th Randy Cole, 2 fish, 1.89 lbs
7th Kevin Simmons, 1 fish, 1.11 lbs
8th Jere Jaillite, 1 fish, .88 lbs
9th Jeff Weaver, 1 fish, .83 lbs

Also Fished
Ron Fairbanks - Dewayne Kimbro Frank Kelly - Glenn Kittrell
Ken Repine & our guest Don Jahkne

Big Fish

Lee Brannon - 3.61 lbs

For The Record:

Escambia River
Smith's Landing

Total Fish Caught 23
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 30.02 lbs
Total Limits 2
Tournament Big Fish 3.61 lbs
(Lee Brannon)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 57
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 74.06
Total Limits 6
Tournament Big Fish 3.61 lbs
(Lee Brannon)

Hawg Want A Be

~Know Your Hawgs~

Say hello to Don Jahnky.
Heck!!...I can't think of anyone that don't know Don.
The only tournament I ever fished with Don was my guest tournament 13 years ago. He ran to the interstate bridge on the Tensaw and almost froze my nose off before stopping. Sorry about the rain on the Escambia tournament but I had to do some powerful war dancing to work something up for him...hehe
Don was a ton a fun to fish with.

January Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
January 16, 2008
Time: 7 pm

January Tournament:

January 19, 2008

Tournament Site:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

Tide Predictions:

Low Tide: 11:40 am
High Tide: 11:22 pm

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: January 22nd
Sunrise: 6:46 am

Any questions should be addressed to Marc Churchwell
or Jim Bailey Sr.