2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 12

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer


Minutes of the Meeting:

The Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7:00 P.M. on October 15, 2008 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. There were 18 members present. President John Buck called the meeting to order but had to leave to attend a Veteran's reception in which his father In law was being honored. John turned the meeting over to Dave Dyess.

Members Of The Board:

John Buck

Vice President/Treasure

Jere Jaillite


Marc Churchwell

Tournament Director

Dave Dyess

Asst. Tournament Director
Jim Bailey Sr

Friendly Reminder:

Remember Hawg Hunters
Your 2009
membership dues are due at the October meeting. Any member that hasn't paid his dues by the November meeting will be removed from membership and must re-apply and fish a guest tournament.

Old Business:

Dave Bock was voted in as a new Hawg Hunter. Congratulations Dave and welcome. The names of members eligible to vote for Constitution changes were read aloud. 14 members were eligible but only 11 were present. 8 yes votes were required to pass a Constitutional Change. Only 2 of the 12 rule changes passed.
The election of new E Board members were voted on and passed.
President - John Buck
Secretary - Jeff Weaver
Treasurer - Jere Jaillite
Tournament Director - Dave Dyess
Asst. Tour. Director - Glenn Kittrell

2009 Rule Changes:

Hawg Hunter Rule Changes
That Passed

Click Here

New Business:


Club Banquet:

Pensacola Hawg Hunters
End of Year Banquet

December 5, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Cock Of The Walk
One Block West of University Parkway on 9 Mile Road
Order From The Menu

Special Note:

The November club meeting will be held one week earlier Nov 12th 2008 7:00 pm
Club tournament will be November 15th
Escambia River

Any questions should be addressed to Jeff Weaver

Jim Bailey Sr


October Tournament:

The October Hawg Hunter tournament and End of the Year Fish-Off was held Saturday and Sunday October 18 and 19 on the Apalachicola River.
Launch was at the Henry Abercrombie Jr. Boat Landing on Pine Log Road.
Eight boats participated in this month's tournament with only ten of the anglers eligible for the End of Year Fish Off.
The six remaining fishermen were only eligible for the regular October Tournament.
After everything was said and done Sunday Bill Myrick captured 1st place with 10 fish and 13.74 lbs.
Ron Fairbanks took 2nd place with 10 fish and 13.34 lbs.
Mack Cramer weighted in a total of 10 fish with a nice rounded off number of 13.00 lbs but couldn't quite catch enough to capture the Fisherman of the year award from John Buck. That race was a cliff hanger until the end of the day.
Dave Dyess just did snatch victory out of the jaws of Frank Kelly with a nice catch of 10 fish and 12.66 lbs. Frank ended up with 12.49 lbs. Here's wishing you better luck for the new year Frank.
Big fish for the tournament was Dave Bock "Not Dave Brock Jeff" with a keeper at 2.61 lbs. Not standard weight criteria for the Apalachicola River.
Bob Hanson can stop sweating bullets now for the Big Fish of the year trophy.

The Presidents Dinner:

The high light of the fish-off has become the annual Presidents dinner. This year was no exception. The out going President John Buck, recruited the incoming President, and the 2008 Angler of the Year to assist him in being the chief chef. The three individuals worked together flawlessly and at times seemed as if a single entity was at work on the barbeque grill. John and his crew's effort at grilling the steaks was nothing short of superb. With Dave Dyess providing the leg work in getting the steaks, potatoes, salad, and the fix'ens that go with them the dinner was one to remember. A thank you to Bill Myrick who provided the fruit tray that was enjoyed by all.

Special Note:

Angler of the Year

Going into the Fish-Off the past several years the coveted title of Angler of the Year had been up for grabs with several Hawg Hunters vying for the title. This past year however, it seemed that the title was pretty well sewed up entering the Fish-Off. We couldn't have been more wrong. Going into the tournament John Buck was leading Mack Cramer by 12 points, a lead that seemed insurmountable. However, nobody told Mack that the competition was over. By a herculean effort, Mack was able to put together two days of fishing that made up those 12 points to move into a tie with John. For the first time in club history the Angler of the Year ended with two members tied for first place and the tie breaker system as spelled out in the clubs tournament rules was brought into play. For having weighted in more legal fish, John Buck won the Angler of the year Award, but congratulations need to go out to both John and Mack for a great eleventh hour effort.

Tournament Standings:

Apalachicola River
Pine Log Road Landing

1. Bill Myrick -- 10 fish, 13.74 lbs
2. Ron Fairbanks --10 fish, 13.34 lbs
3. Mack Cramer -10 fish, 13.00 lbs
4. Dave Dyess -- 10 fish, 12.66 lbs
5. Frank Kelly -- 10 fish, 12.49 lbs
6. Bob Hanson -- 9 fish, 10.48 lbs
7. Dave Bock -- 6 fish, 10.11 lbs
8. Jeff Weaver -- 8 fish, 9.56 lbs
9. Danny Lopez -- 8 fish 9.31 lbs
10. Tony Boyett -- 6 fish 7.88 lbs
11. Ken Repine -- 6 fish 6.90 lbs
12. Dan Nash -- 6 fish 6.77 lbs
13. Jim Bailey Sr -- 6 fish 5.98 lbs
14. Lee Brannon - 4 fish 4.79 lbs
15. John Buck -- 3 fish 3.97 lbs
16. Jere Jaillite -- 3 fish 3.63 lbs

2008 Fish Off

Apalachicola River
Pine Log Road Landing

1. Bill Myrick -- 10 fish, 13.74 lbs
2. Mack Cramer --10 fish, 13.00 lbs
3. Dave Dyess --10 fish, 12.66 lbs
4. Frank Kelly -- 107 fish, 12.49 lbs
5. Jeff Weaver-- 8 fish, 9.56 lbs
6. Ken Repine -- 6 fish, 6.90 lbs
7. Jim Bailey Sr -- 6 fish, 5.98 lbs
8. Lee Brannon -- 4 fish, 4.79 lbs
9. John Buck -- 3 fish 3.97 lbs
10. Jere Jaillite -- 3 fish 3.63 lbs

The Presidents Dinner

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For The Record:

Apalachicola River
Pine Log Road Landing

Total Fish Caught 115
Total Dead Fish 1
Total Fish Weight 144.61 lbs
Total Limits 15
Tournament Big Fish 2.61 lbs
"Dave Bock"

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 571
Total Dead Fish 30
Total Fish Weight 842.99 lbs
Total Limits 62
Big Fish Of The Year 4.16 lbs
"Bob Hanson"

Slammer Award:

Guess we all know now who's taking the SLAMMER
Away from Jim Sr....


Ken Repine
"The Notel Motel Tail Light Thang"

November Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
Date November 12, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM

November Tournament:

November 15, 2008

Tournament Site:

Escambia River
Swamphouse Landing

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: November 14th


Sunrise: 6:26 am
Sunset: 6:18 pm

Escambia River Tide:

11:32 am