2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 3

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 January 16, 2008 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President John Buck presided. There were 17 members present, and 1 guest -
Bob Hanson - 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:

John Buck announced that Mr. John Knight from the Florida State Fishery called and said he will not be able to be at this meeting (out fishin) but will be here in February to speak to the club.The ongoing discussion regarding insurance for the club continued - bottom line - President John Buck stated the e-brd will put together a definitive proposal for the club to vote on. Billy Myrick gave John a new type of shirt as a proposal for a new shirt for the club…John was unable to get with that particular monogram shop but will try to before the next meeting.
John Buck met with the Fournaris Bros. and discussed the club's shortfall at meeting the minimum for using the room. The owner told him he enjoyed having us and would like for us to stay and "let's see how it goes."
Jim Bailey Sr. discussed the process for tracking boat insurance. He will send one and only one email as a reminder that your boat insurance is expiring. You must bring in your insurance deck page at the meeting before the tournament in order to be a boater for that tournament. If you aren't sure if he has your information then call and verify. Just a heads up…March and April there are quite a few policies coming due.
Plaque was awarded to John as Lifetime Member.

New Buisness:

Issue with tournament date in March…being on Easter weekend.
The e board presenting 2 options for the club to vote on:
Option 1 - switch March and May's tournament locations and make May the 2 day tournament with March a 1 day on Saturday.
Option 2 - push the March tournament to the following weekend (29th and 30th).
After some discussion there was a vote and option 2 was voted in for the March tournament. The March meeting will be on the original date of March 19th which will be 2 weeks prior to the tournament due to the schedule change….don't forget your insurance deck pages on March 19th.

January Tournament:

Can you say rain, rain, rain….even worse than December. This was cold, windy and just plain miserable. Out of 7 boats only 2 remained in the water after 10:30, most of us decided it was just fishing and not worth the pain of cold and wet and possible pneumonia. Getting the boats out was a real chore with the water level at the ramp ~ 18 inches; made for some great exercise winching those dingys on the trailer. Those four anglers that braved the elements and stayed and fished all caught fish and therefore won the top four spots of the …
I don't know if that was a demonstration of dedication or foolishness…(my newsletter - my opinion). The standings are pretty much a repeat from December -Lee Brannon won back to back tournaments and lunker of the day - 3.48 lbs.
The trend I mentioned in last month's newsletter is continuing with the tournament winner 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.
Second place also the same as last tournament is Mack Cramer with 3 fish weighing in at 6.3 lbs. John Buck boated one pretty nice one for 2.45 lbs. Fourth place went to Myrick, also with one fish weighing - 1.6 lbs.
Congratulations to these four that "stuck it out.

Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

1st Lee Brannon, 3 fish 7.4 lbs
2nd Mack Cramer, 3 fish, 6.3 lbs
3rd John Buck, 1 fish, 2.45 lbs
4th Billy Myrick, 1 fish, 1.6 lbs

Also Fished
Everybody else for a little while and then they went home.

Big Fish

Lee Brannon - 3.48 lbs

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

Total Fish Caught 8
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 17.75 lbs
Total Limits 0
Tournament Big Fish 3.48 lbs
(Lee Brannon)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 65
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 91.81
Total Limits 6
Tournament Big Fish 3.61 lbs
(Lee Brannon)

February Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
February 20, 2008
Time: 7 pm

February Tournament:

February 23, 2008

Tournament Site:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

Tide Predictions:

High Tide: 4:04 am
Low Tide: 11:46 am
High Tide: 6:07 pm

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: February 20th
Sunrise: 6:22 am

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