2008 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 11
Issue: 11

Angler Of The Year
Mack Cramer


Minutes of the Meeting:

The Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 6:30 P.M. on September 17, 2008 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President John Buck presided. There were 18 members present and one guest, Dave Bock - ex Hawg Hunter back in town and interested in joining back in.

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 Buisness:

Everyone is reminded to bring their donations for the October Fish Off grab bag.

New Buisness:

Current nominations for next year's
President - John Buck
Secretary - Jeff Weaver
Treasurer - Jere Jaillite
Tournament Director - Dave Dyess
Asst. Tournament - Glenn Kittrell

Nominations can be made from the floor but the person being nominated should be contacted in advance to ensure willingness to serve. E-board members must be a member of the club a minimum of 12 months to serve on the board.
Jim Bailey Sr. is "modernizing" the website - please pass on to him any ideas you have.
The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing proposed by-law changes. Members are encouraged to review all proposed changes on the HOOK1 website before the Oct. meeting. If you want a copy to look at during the meeting print yourself a copy from the website, copies will not be available at the meeting. Remember no discussion will be allowed before voting on rule changes.
There will be a steak cookout at the Fish-off in Oct. What has become to be known as the Presidents dinner will include steak, baked potato, and salad. It is hoped that everyone will plan to attend the fish-off.

Really Important Business:

John relayed message from Dewayne Kimbro who resigned from the club for health reasons. Everyone is sorry to see Dewayne leave as he has been a good member and good friend. It is hoped that in the future Dewayne will be able to return.
We all wish Dewayne the best!!!

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September Tournament:

September found the Hawg Hunters returning to the Alabama River out of Prattville Alabama. Although this was our second trip there in as many years, it was our first time out of Swift Creek. At blast off 12 members and one guest (Dave Bock, who is also a returning member) went in search of the elusive black bass. After persevering the past several months with the hot and humid summer weather our hopes for cooler temperatures and hotter fishing were realized. Morning temperatures in the mid-sixties barely reached into the low eighty by mid-day. Although windy, the day was one of those that made putting up with the summer heat worthwhile. Not only did the cooler weather affect the fishermen but it seemed to have affected the fish as well. At weigh in all thirteen fishermen weighed in fish, with three limits and four others with 4 fish. In total 45 fish and 68.03 pounds were brought to the scales. Jeff Weaver led the first day pack with 9.29 lbs, followed by Tony Boyett with 6.92 lbs, which included the first day lunker of 3.58 lbs. Third place was claimed by Dave Dyess with 6.18 lbs, while Bill Myrick was close behind with 6.13 lbs for fourth place. It should be noted however, that if our guest could have competed in the club tournament, he would have been in third place with 5 fish weighing in at 6.63 lbs.
As on most of our two day tournaments, Saturday night was hi-lighted by a fish fry, fellowship, and a little white lie or two. A special thanks to Dave Dyess, Lee Brannon, and everyone else who pitched in to make the fish fry a great success.
The mild weather held for the second day's blast off and our intrepid fishermen once again tested their skills against the wily black bass. At the second day weigh-in, 11 fishermen brought a total of 34 fish weighing 48.94 lbs. to the scales. Leading the second days pack was John Buck with a limit weighing 12.40, including the tournament lunker of 3.82 lbs, which was good enough to move John into first place with a two day total of 17.79 lbs. Jeff Weaver also brought a limit weighing 6.55 for a total of 15.84 lbs to claim second place. Third place went to Jere Jaillite with a limit weighing 7.61 for a total of 11.60 lbs, followed by Pete Potter with a total of 10.60 lbs. good enough for fourth place.

Next month the Hawg Hunters journey to the Apalachicola River for our annual fish-off. This fishery has produced some great results in the past and should be an excellent tournament. Everyone needs to make plans now to attend.
A Big Thank You to Jere for taking up the slack as Secretary during Marc's absence from so many tournaments this year!!

Tournament Standings:

Alabama River
Swift Creek

1. John Buck -- 9 fish, 17.79 lbs
2. Jeff Weaver --10 fish, 15.84 lbs
3. Jere Jaillite -9 fish, 11.60 lbs
4. Pete Potter -- 7 fish, 10.60 lbs
5. Tony Boyett -- 6 fish, 9.29 lbs
6. Bill Myrick -- 6 fish, 8.63 lbs
7. Dave Dyess -- 7 fish, 8.40 lbs
8. Don Jahnke -- 6 fish, 7.19 lbs
9. Mack Cramer -- 4 fish 6.99 lbs
10. Dan Nash - 4 fish 6.61 lbs
11. Lee Brannon -- 2 fish 4.67 lbs
12. Ken Repine -- 2 fish 2.73

Also fished:
Guest Tournament
Dave Bock

For The Record:

Alabama River
Swift Creek

Total Fish Caught 72
Total Dead Fish 15
Total Fish Weight 110.34 lbs
Total Limits 6
Tournament Big Fish 3.82 lbs
(John Buck)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 456
Total Dead Fish 29
Total Fish Weight 698.38
Total Limits 47
Tournament Big Fish 4.16 lbs
(Bob Hanson)

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

2009 Proposed Rule Changes:

Hawg Hunter Rule Changes

Click Here

Members Eligible To Fish The 2008 Fish Off Tournament:
As Of: 9/20/08
In order to fish the 2008 fish-off tournament the following members need to pay the following.
This amount INCLUDES the October tournament and big fish pot for both days.

Lee Brannon $40 - John Buck $30
Mack Cramer $35 - Jere Jaillite $35
Frank Kelly $45 - Jeff Weaver $40
Jim Bailey Sr $50 - Kevin Simmons $55
Dave Dyess $40 - Billy Myrick $40
Ken Repine $40 - Don Jahnke $50
Dwayne Kimbro $55 - Glenn Kittrell $55

Members Eligible To Vote
2009 Constitution:

As Of: 9/20/08
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"

Hawg Want A Be:

~Know Your Hawgs~

Hawg Hunter's say hello again to
Dave Bock. Dave is a prior member of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters and he told me
he was ready to settle down and do some fishing for a while.

Dave is retired now from the Navy and was one of our finest sea going bell-hops afloat. He is now working at N.A.S. as an aircraft instructor.


October Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
Date October 15, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM

October Tournament:

October 18-19, 2008

Tournament Site:

Apalachicola River
Pine Log Road

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: October 14th


Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 6:48 pm

Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset: 6:47 pm

Apalachicola River Tides:

12:13 am - 2:07 pm
5:27 am

3:18 pm
6:10 am

Any questions should be addressed to Marc Churchwell