2007 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 10
Issue: 10

Angler Of The Year
Brian Metcalf

Remember Hawg Hunters
September's Meeting Will Start Early At 6:30 PM

Message From The President:

Two more tournaments left this year and WOW! what a tight race we have for Angler of the Year. The way I score it, any of the top four could win it. Good luck.

I believe you can officially chalk up the score from the August tourney as Tensaw "1" Hawg Hunters "0".
Tough, tough, tough conditions. Congrats to those who were able to bring a fish to the scales. Special congrats to Jeff "Sleepy" Weaver on his first win since…..well, I don't believe the club records go back far enough to tell you when. To quote Jeff, "It's about time."
Don't forget to get your proposed Constitution, Tournament, and Fish-off changes to Marc well before the September meeting. That way he can make copies and pass them out to those present at the meeting.
Also, push a copy to Jim Sr., so he can put them on the website for those that miss the meeting. Remember, clarification only at the October meeting, so if you want your voice heard on proposed changes,
be at the September meeting.
We are also taking nominations for
E-board members in September.
If you are not asked but would like to serve, call one of the E-board members. Several people have already stepped forward and volunteered to serve. Thank you to all that have. Even if not elected, it is good to know that you are willing to help out.
I'm still working the Awards Banquet. Thanks for the input at the August meeting. Whatever decision is made will not please everyone, so my apologies in advance if the date and time selected do not fit into your schedule. The only solid decision that I've made is to have the banquet before Thanksgiving.
Hopefully, things will start cooling off for the September tournament, but if not, continue to properly hydrate before and during the tourney. Now,



Minutes of the Meeting:

The August Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7:00 P.M. on August 15, 2007 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President Kevin Simmons presided. There were 19 members present, including 2 lifetime members Pete Potter and Jim May. There were also 2 guests present, Shane Miller and Jim Bailey Jr..

Old Buisness:

Dave Dyess discussed difficulty finding an insurance agency willing to write an umbrella policy for the club because we are not a business and need to have a business license. Ron has been trying to get with his agency to see if they could write a policy for us but they have not responded so seems that they are not interested. Ron's wife did research becoming a non-profit organization the cost would be approximately $300 one time fee plus an annual $80 filing fee. There was also some discussion regarding B.A.S.S. website having information regarding insurance policies. Kevin will research and contact Charlie Cetti for assistance. The new boat S.O.P. for insurance requirements has been created and can be read on Jim Bailey Sr.'s website. Mack announced that there are 5 insurance policies that will expire soon. During the boat draw each boater will be verified to have their insurance "deck" page turned in with the required minimum insurance coverage. E.W. Coombs was put in the hospital Thursday, August 9th to have a defibrillator installed. Went home on Friday and seems to be doing okay. Mack reported there was a little change with E.W.'s smile.

New Buisness:

NEXT MONTH WILL BE A LONG MEETING, there will be discussion of changes to the constitution. Any proposals should be emailed to the secretary with cc to Jim Bailey Sr. Reminder, the October meeting will be to vote only on the changes with discussion restricted to clarification. A motion was passed to start next month's meeting at 6:30.
Pete Potter discussed briefly his attendance at a new club in Clanton, Al. He reported is was a refreshing change because there were not
"too many rules."
Next meeting nominations should be made for next year's E-board and voting will take place in October.
Reminder also that the November and December meeting and tournaments are 1 week earlier than normal due to the holidays in those months. There was some discussion regarding the awards banquet, where and when…more to follow later.
Kevin discussed the wording in the S.O.Ps regarding the wearing the shirt and hat; also the wording regarding the no-shows for tournaments-more to follow later (bottom line, if money is refunded no tournament points will be given). John Buck recommended adding, "Lifetime Members may participate in function such as fish off as long as all normal prerequisites are met."

"Good of the Order"
Dave Dyess bought and donated a new gas grill to the club. Thanks Dave!! Neil Springstead is having a Hawg Hunter only fishing tournament on October 6th. Friday there will be a grill out for dinner and on Saturday during the tournament there will be lunch at the dock. Entry fee is $15.00 each plus $5 for Big fish pot.
Rules will follow Hawg Hunters guidelines but there will be no draw. Pick your own partner.

The Alabama fishing license is going up to $49. The Alabama state troopers will be out in force from Aug 13th to Sept 3rd, adding additional 200 troopers to the highways and marinas. The new Bass Pro Shop in Prattville, Al is open.

August Tournament:

This felt an awful lot like last month's tournament…Hot!!! and hard fishing. It was so difficult for most folks to land a keeper you had to concede to just have a good time being there. Even the water was hot…when we got ready to start out I stuck my hand in the water and was surprised at how warm in felt, my partner looked at his super wham-a-dyne water temperature gauge and replied yep…it's 90 degrees. I'm surprised the fish weren't jumping in the boat hoping to land in the cooler, just to get out of that hot water. There were 17 members and one guest fishing this tournament. Out of the 18 anglers trying to land a keeper, only 10 succeeded. As a matter of fact it has been that kind of summer, long, hot and not too many fish being caught. The last limit caught was in April. Hopefully it will start cooling off and the bite will start to pick up a little bit (yeah, right and pigs will fly out of …….never mind).
But there were a few fellas that stumbled on to the right combination of bait and location to land some fish good enough to bring to the scales.

1st Place
Jeff Weaver

One of those in particular was the tournament winner - Congratulations to Jeff Weaver for sweeping the tournament with the best stringer; 2 fish - 3.93 lbs and the lunker

2nd Place
Tony Boyett

(2.39lbs). Tony Boyette was able to find some good fish too, He brought in the most fish for the 2nd tournament in a row; 3 fish - 3.38 lbs, but they were only good enough for 2nd place with Jeff edging him out by about ½ a pound for the win.

3rd Place
Bill Myrick

Third place went to our newest member, Bill Myrick who is quickly making a name for himself.
He has finished in the money 2 tournaments in a row.

4th Place
John Buck

John Buck, who has also finished in the money 2 tournaments in a row finished out the top 4 with 2 fish weighing in at 2.65 lbs
There are only 2 more tournaments to go and the top 4 in points are only separated by 7 points. For the first time in a while the season champion will probably be decided in the October fish off.
Good Luck to all of the contenders.
It is a little disappointing that there is only one nomination for the slammer award…

Oh Yeah! Don't forget next month's meeting will start at 6:30 not 7 pm.

Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Upper Bryant's Landing

1st Jeff Weaver 3.93 lbs, 2 fish
2nd Tony Boyett 3.38 lbs, 3 fish
3rd Bill Myrick 2.98 lbs, 2 fish
4th John Buck 2.65 lbs, 2 fish
5th Mack Cramer 1.63. lbs, 1 fish
6th Pete Potter 1.08 lbs, 1 fish
7th Jim Bailey Sr. .86 lbs, 1 fish
8th Ken Repine .74 lbs, 1 fish
9th Kevin Simmons .70 lbs, 1 fish

Also Fished:

Marc Churchwell, Dave Dyess
Dwayne Kimbro, Jere Jaillite
Frank Kelly, Lee Brannon
Danny Wright, Glenn Kittrell
(Guest) Shane Miller

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Upper Bryant's Landing

Total Fish Caught 14
Total Dead Fish 1
Total Fish Weight 17.95
Total Limits 0
Tournament Big Fish 2.39
(Jeff Weaver)

For the Year:

Total Fish Caught 306
Total Dead Fish 11
Total Fish Weight 419.46
Total Limits 23
Tournament Big Fish 4.28
(Mack Cramer)

Members Eligible For Fish Off:
As Of: 8/18/07
Jim Bailey Sr - Lee Brannon
John Buck - Marc Churchwell
Mack Cramer - Dave Dyess
Jere Jaillite - Frank Kelly
Dewayne Kimbro - Pete Potter
Ken Repine _ Ron Fairbanks
Kevin Simmons - Glenn Kittrell
Jeff Weaver

Members Eligible To Vote
2008 Constitution:

As Of: 8/18/07
Jim Bailey Sr - Lee Brannon
John Buck - Marc Churchwell
Mack Cramer - Dave Dyess
Jere Jaillite - Frank Kelly
Dewayne Kimbro - Pete Potter
Ken Repine- Glenn Kittrell
Kevin Simmons

September Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
Date September 19, 2007
Time: 6:30 p.m.

September Tournament:

September 22-23, 2007

Tournament Site:

Alabama River
Cooters Pond

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: September 26th
Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset: 6:46 pm

The Slammer Award:

"Slammer Nominations"

Jeff Weaver
"Remember The Life Jacket"

Hawg Want A Be:

~Know Your Hawgs~

Say hello to Shane Miller.
Shane is a prior member of the club and is sponsored back by Jim Bailey Sr.
Shane works off shore as a platform production manager and told me he was trying to out pump them arabs.
He did say he was loosing ground.
He is going to try to fish as many tournaments as possible butwith two weeks on and two off it will be hard.

Remember Hawg Hunter's:

No Courtesy Bumps At The Scales

Members Of The Board:

Kevin Simmons

Vice President/Treasure

Tony Boyett


Marc Churchwell

Tournament Director

Lee Brannon

Asst. Tournament Director
Dave Dyess

A Little Salt:

Do You Remember?
By: Tom Rush
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Any questions should be addressed to Marc Churchwell
or Jim Bailey Sr.