2008 Season
Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 4

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer


Minutes of the Meeting:

The January Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7 P.M. on February 20, 2008 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President John Buck presided. There were 17 members present, and 1 guest -
Jim Bailey Jr. - 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:

Mr. John Knight from the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Research Institute gave an hour long presentation on the Bass population of the Northwest Florida and Mobile delta areas.
Some of the high lights included:

· Studies show that it takes the Bass in the tidal areas approximately three years to reach a 12 inch legal limit.

· Larger fish, four pounds and up have declined in these areas and seem to have almost disappeared in some areas.

· Fish in the tidal areas seem to be able to withstand saltwater up to approximately 12%. Normal salt range in these areas is only 3%.

· There is no evidence that fish move up or down the river systems to escape salt levels.

· Largest food source is crabs, followed by fish (shad, minnows, etc…) and shrimp.

A Little Salt:

To all my friends who sent me best wishes in 2007 or promises of good luck.
It Did Not Work.
For 2008 could you just send either money, chocolates, or gas vouchers.
Thank You!!!!

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New Buisness:

Congratulations to Bob Hanson the newest member or re-member (if that is a word) to the Hawg Hunters.

The next meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, March 19th but the March tournament has been moved to the last weekend of March, 29th and 30th as a result of Easter weekend. This was decided in a vote at the December meeting.

February Tournament:

Clearly the club secretary has his priorities all mixed up and was unable to attend yet another tournament therefore has no first hand information regarding the tournament. I could write a nice flowery little story here about how relaxing and therapeutic is was to be out on the water on such a nice day. Mild temperature with a gentle breeze blowing with the fish biting practically everything that was thrown in the water. But…then everyone would be thinking…"step away from the crack pipe"….

So here are the standings for the tournament which is what everyone wants to see anyway.

1st Place
Dave Dyess

2 nd Place
Jeff Weaver

3rd Place
Lee Brannon

4th Place
John Buck

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


Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

1st Dave Dyess, 5 fish, 8.21 lbs

2nd Jeff Weaver, 4 fish, 7.11 lbs
3rd Lee Brannon, 5 fish, 6.89lbs
4th John Buck, 5 fish, 6.01 lbs
5th Bill Myrick, 5 fish, 5.39 lbs
6th Kevin Simmons, 3 fish, 4.71 lbs
7th Ken Repine, 4 fish, 4.30 lbs
8th Randy Cole, 1 fish, 2.50 lbs
9th Dewayne Kimbro, 2 fish, 2.47 lbs
10th Frank Kelly, 2 fish, 2.07lbs
11th Bob Hanson, 1 fish, 2.03 lbs
12th Mack Cramer, 1 fish, 1.84 lbs
13th Jim Bailey Sr., 1 fish, 1.31 lbs

Also Fished
Dan Nash - Jere Jaillite

Jim Bailey Jr.

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

Total Fish Caught 39
Total Dead Fish 1
Total Fish Weight 54.83 lbs
Total Limits 4
Tournament Big Fish 3.68 lbs
(Jeff Weaver)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 104
Total Dead Fish 1
Total Fish Weight 146.65
Total Limits 10
Tournament Big Fish 3.68 lbs
(Jeff Weaver)

Hawg Want A Be:

~Know Your Hawgs~

Say hello to Jim Bailey Jr.
He's the one in the photo with his mouth closed. Jim is a past member of the Hawg Hunters and is sponsored back in by his dad Jim Sr.
Jim said he is tired of paying all those big bucks for gas to fish the gulf and not catch any fish .... Said he could catch just as few on the rivers and save money.

March Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
March 19, 2008
Time: 7 pm

March Tournament:

March 29&30, 2008

Tournament Site:

Lay Lake
Lower Dam

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: March 21st
29th - Sunrise: 6:41 am
30th - Sunrise: 640 am