2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 1

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 November 14, 2007 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:

Kevin discussed concerns about holding the awards banquet at La Crema due to no commitment from the owner on the price. As a result the banquet will be at the Cock of the Walk on November 30th at6:30 PM.
More discussion regarding insurance proposals. BASS and BASS Federation. After all information is provided to the "E" board they will look at benefits coverage and costs then present to the club with potential start up in January '08.

Charlie Cetti remarked that it doesn't cover excess of boat owner insurance but does provide coverage for officer and "E" board. John Buck replied that we are looking for an umbrella for all members. Charlie stated he would like to read the policy…Mack commented that he had asked for the policy and that was when the "hem hawing" started regarding the specifics of the policy and how to get a copy of one was not clear.
Lee Brannon reminded members that if there gear needs replacing…such as a leaking weigh in bag, then replace it so as not to jeopardize the fish while waiting to weigh in.

New Buisness:

As the new president, John Buck made some opening remarks: His intentions are to run the club meetings in accordance with Robert's Rules. His intention is also to run every aspect of the club functions as efficiently as possible. He announced that Jim Bailey Sr. was absent due to being in Washington D.C. for his daughter's surgery.

The "E" board's interpretation of the SOP is not to replace or circumvent the constitution or tournament rules; common sense will be used to implement the articles contained in the SOP.
Jere Jaillite discussed his treasury routine - which will remain the same as the past. The pay outs to members will be whatever he has - cash if available, if not then checks.

Dave Dyess discussed changes in weigh in routine. He will arrive at dock ~ 15 minutes early to be set up and ready to start weighing in at 4:00 sharp. Plastic bags will be used for weigh in to put the fish in while being weighed. Member will return fish to lake in plastic bag then return plastic bag to tournament director as quickly as possible.
Jim Bailey Sr. will be assisting, give him a dollar for golf ball draw when returning the bag. Dave Dyess also made a recommendation to not leave your "Golden Rule's" laying in the sun and then lay a fish on it. The hot metal will hurt the fish (burn the lateral line), also please don't throw plastic worms in lake (or any other trash for that matter). Please don't put dead fish in the lake.

Jim Bailey Sr. will also track the boat insurance status of boaters.

Reminder- life jackets are no longer required for idle speed on the big motor.

New Buisness Cont:

Kevin announced that we as a club rarely meet the minimum required by the restaurant for using the room for our meetings. Kevin and Jere did research for new meeting place. Sonny's on Navy Blvd - no fee, no minimum food purchase, don't bring in food.
Mack will check on Ryan's.

Clarification on Hat/Shirt rule during tournament. The Hat and Shirt must be properly worn at weigh into get points, each member is responsible for telling secretary.

Kevin made a recommendation for lifetime membership for John Buck, he has been a member of the Hawg Hunters since beginning of club ~ 30 years. In accordance with new rule, nomination must be made then the club will vote at next meeting.

November Tournament:

Once again the November tournament was won out of the back of Mack Cramer's boat. Last year Glenn Kittrell did it; this year it is Bill Myrick. Congratulations to Bill who made a complete sweep by landing the lunker of the tournament as well. This tournament was a little smaller turn out than normal but everyone seemed to have a good time. It is good to see Randy Cole back fishing with us again.

1st Place
Bill Myrick

2nd Place
Mack Cramer

3rd Place
Jeff Weaver

A Little Salt:

November Tournament Cont:

4th Place
John Buck

Big Fish
Bill Myrick

Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

1st Bill Myrick, 5 fish 8.3 lbs
2nd Mack Cramer, 5 fish, 6.79 lbs
3rd Jeff Weaver, 5 fish, 5.86 lbs
4th John Buck, 5 fish, 5.5 lbs
5th Dave Dyess. 4 fish, 5.48 lbs
6th Jere Jaillite, 4 fish, 4.79 lbs
7th Lee Brannon, 2 fish, 2.85 lbs
8th Randy Cole, 2 fish, 2.56 lbs
9th Frank Kelly , 2 fish1.91 lbs

Also Fished
Charles Cetti - Glenn Kittrell
Kevin Simmons

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Scott's Landing

Total Fish Caught 34
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 44.04 lbs
Total Limits 4
Tournament Big Fish 2.58 lbs
(Bill Myrick)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 34
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Fish Weight 44.04
Total Limits 4
Tournament Big Fish 2.58 lbs
(Bill Myrick)

December Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
December 12, 2007
Time: 7 pm

December Tournament:

December 15, 2007

Tournament Site:

Escambia River
Smith's Landing

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: December 23th
Sunrise: 6:38 am

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