2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 9

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer


Minutes of the Meeting:

The July Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at
7 P.M. on July 16, 2008 at
Founaris Brothers Restaurant.
President John Buck presided.
There were 16 members present.

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:

Mack asked question concerning the distribution of special funds over $400 dollars. John responded with- at the end of the year prior to the fish off all funds in excess of $400 is put into the fish off fund.
John Buck made reminder of our end of year banquet being held at Cock of the Walk on Dec 5th.
Owner talked with John tonight about our purchases being pretty short last month - his primary concern is the waitresses making a minimum of $30 in tips. The waitresses are brought in specifically to wait on us.
John reiterated to everyone we have to eat and be sure to tip the waitresses or we will either have to pay for the room or leave.

Jeff Weaver made point that this issue comes up fairly regularly and either we are going to spend enough or not. Those that are going to eat or going to and those that are not or not and discussing it is not going to change anything.
There was some discussion regarding a participation requirement - John made the point that discussion would be best held until September/October for motions to change the Constitution. Also discussion regarding a tip jar available for everyone attending making a mandatory contribution when attending the meeting in an effort to ensure the waitresses received adequate tips. No motions were made.

New Buisness:

John Buck discussed Jere Jaillite's idea regarding a special grab bag for the October meeting. Every member donates 1 item to the grab bag.
Most members seemed in favor.

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

July Tournament:

This tournament brought several descriptions to mind but not too many of those would be much about fun.
Pretty much just a hot and miserable day. A rain shower would have been appreciated just for a change if nothing else. It was even too hot for the fish to play today. Not many keepers boated. 14 Hawg Hunters went on the prowl but only 5 were successful with 1 keeper each.

Congratulations to those 5 anglers that were able to persevere and put a fish in the well - or just lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.

Lee Brannon made a sweep with his lunker of 1.48 lbs (his only keeper) for first place and the big fish of the day. There was a really tight battle for 2nd place but Mack Cramer nosed out Marc Churchwell .94 lbs to .93 lbs. Bringing up the bottom of the pay off is Jeff Weaver with his keeper of .83 lbs.

Today's results shook up the overall standings a little bit. John Buck's lead is quite a bit less now with only 16 points separating the top 3. Jeff Weaver continues to move up the leader board and is now firmly in 4th place.

A good day overall, everyone stayed hydrated and no dead fish (pretty easy to do when there aren't many in the well). Just remember any day fishing is a good day…just some are better than others.

Tournament Standings:

Escambia River
Swamphouse Landing

1st- Lee Brannon - 1 fish - 1.48 lbs
2nd- Mack Cramer - 1 fish - .94 lbs
3rd- Marc Churchwell - 1 fish - .93 lbs
4th- Jeff Weaver - 1 fish - .83 lbs
5th- Jim Bailey Sr. - 1 fish - .72 lbs

Big Fish:

Lee Brannon - 1.48 lbs

Also fished:

Dwayne Kimbro - Glenn Kittrell
Frank Kelly - Ken Repine - Billy Myrick Jere Jaillite - Kevin Simmons
Don Jahnky - John Buck

Any questions should be addressed to Marc Churchwell

For The Record:

Escambia River
Swamphouse Landing

Total Fish Caught 5
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 4.90 lbs
Total Limits 0
Tournament Big Fish 1.48 lbs
(Lee Brannon)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 374
Total Dead Fish 13
Total Fish Weight 578.28
Total Limits 41
Tournament Big Fish 4.16 lbs
(Bob Hanson)

Members Eligible 2008 Fish Off:
As Of: 7/19/08
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: 7/19/08
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"

August Meeting:

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

August Tournament:

August 23, 2008

Tournament Site:

Alabama River
Holly Creek

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: August 16th

Sunrise: 6:20 am
Sunset: 7:22 pm