2009 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 12
Issue: 4

Angler Of The Year
John Buck

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Big Fish Of The Year
Bob Hanson

John Buck
Vice President/Treasure
Jere Jaillite

Jeff Weaver

Tournament Director
Dave Dyess

Asst. Tournament Director
Glenn Kittrell

Message From The President:

Spring time always brings excitement to bass fishermen. The expectation of warmer days, and big bass create a fever that most of us cannot resist.
But don't let the quest for the big ones over take common sense especially when it comes to maintenance of your equipment and tackle. Make yourself a check list of items about your boat that you should do before you start the fishing season…like check the grease in the wheel bearings on the trailer, replace oil in the foot on your motor. Do you need new spark plugs,
what shape are your batteries in…
the list can be quite large.
However, failure to address these and other maintenance needs can quickly spoil your trip, not to mention the possible safety issues that may be involved. Also be sure that your reels are clean and well oiled, check the eyes and tips on your rods for any signs of roughness, and replace if even the slightest rough spot is found…
Your line never breaks until you get the big hooked up!! Check the hooks on all your lures to make sure they are sharp and make sure that the blades on your spinner baits are clean and the spinner bearing free and working well.
The list could go on and on but you get the idea….so make that list now and then use it before each trip. You will have a more enjoyable time on the water.

Minutes of the Meeting:

The February meeting of the Pensacola Hawg Hunters was brought to order at 7:00 P.M. February 18, 2009 at
Founaris Brothers Restaurant.
President John Buck presided.
There were 21 members present including our two newest Hawg Hunter Members Ron Bridges and Buddy Yates.

Old Business:

Ron Bridges and Buddy Yates was voted in as a new member. Welcome Ron and Frank, Your new club shirts are on the way.

New Business:

January tournament results were given out and the February tournament draw was done. Sixteen fisherman paired up plus one single boater making it a nine boat tournament. Don Janke got to fish with the best fisherman in the club. ....HIMSELF....
Meeting adjourned at 7:36.

FLW Tournament Tour:

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Run Time Approximately 44 Minutes Each.

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February Tournament:

Daybreak on Tensaw....How wonderful. 31 degrees, 5:30 AM and dark.
The Team of 17 Hawg Hunter's were slipping their boats off the trailers into the water in and amongst the boaters of the The Fisher's of Men Contestants. What a crowd!! The parking lot was filling up fast as everyone from both tournaments were anxious to get a place to park. For most of the morning there was very little wind to contend with. That changed later that day though as the cool wind picked up and the sun began to hide behind the wispy clouds. It got really cold if you were trying to fish in the wind. At weigh in 13 of the 17 anglers had fish to bring to the scales. Only 4 anglers got to be listed in the ALSO FISHED category.
In total 34 keeper fish were brought to the scales for a total weight of 46.63 lbs.

1st Place
Dave Dyess

Dave Dyess took the 15 point spot with 5 very nice fish weighing 8.17 lbs.
This gives Dave a 1st place win for two month's in a row. I Think we need to take his hooks away from him before he hurts somebody....hehe

2nd Place
Bob Hanson

Bob Hanson took the 14 point spot with 5 very nice fish weighing 6.69 lbs. Bob fished with Dave and evidently they found the fish. Bob is another one we need to watch. He took 2nd place last month as well. Maybe we need to do the same thing to Bob that I mentioned about Dave.
I can see it now...
Instead of calling him BIG FISH BOB in the future we can start calling him

3rd Place
Ron Bridges

Third place was claimed by one of our newest club member Ron Bridges with 3 fish and 4.71 lbs. Ron also got lunker fish weighing 2.41 lbs.

4th Place
Lee Brannon

Lee Brannon came in Just in the money with 4 fish weighing 4.68 lbs.
Next month the Hawg Hunters travel to Lake Seminole. We'll be launching at State Park Landing near Chattachoochee. This tournament will take place on March 21 and 22, 2009.
It will be our first two day tournament of the new year.

Tournament Standings:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

1st - Dave Dyess - 5 fish - 8.17 lbs
2nd - Bob Hanson - 5 fish - 6.69 lbs
3rd - Ron Bridges - 3 fish - 4.71 lbs
4th - Lee Brannon - 4 fish - 4.68 lbs
5th - Don Janke - 3 fish - 4.33 lbs
6th - John Buck - 3 fish - 3.28 lbs
7th - Marc Churchwell - 2 fish - 3.04 lbs 8th - Jeff Weaver - 2 fish - 2.73 lbs
9th - Jere Jailitte - 2 fish - 2.35 lbs
10th - Dave Bock - 2 fish - 1.95 lbs
11th - Dan Nash - 1 fish - 1.45 lbs
12th - Ken Repine - 1 fish - 1.12 lbs
13th -Frank Kelly - 1 fish .86 lbs.

Also Fished:

Jim Bailey - Kevin Simmons
Glenn Kittrell - Buddy Yates

Paid But Did Not Fish:
Mack Cramer - Billy Myrick

For The Record:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

Total Number Fished Tournament 19
Total Fish Caught 34
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Limits 2
Total Fish Weight 45.36
Big Fish 2.41
(Ron Bridges)

For the Year:

Total Number Fished For Year 70
Total Fish Caught 111

Total Dead Fish 2
Total Limits 5

Total Fish Weight 129.92
Big Fish 2.59
(Dave Dyess)

March Meeting:

Location: Fournaris Bros.
March 18, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm

March Tournament:

March 21-22, 2009

Tournament Site:

Lake Seminole
State Park

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: March 10th


Sunrise: 6:51 am
Sunset: 7:00 pm
Sunrise: 6:50 am
Sunset: 7:01 pm

Florida State Record

~New Florida State Record~

"Click On Photo To Enlarge"

Jim Bailey Jr missed out on most of Super Bowl Sunday while trying to pull his new Florida State Record out of the woods.

Jim bagged this trophy 6 point while hunting on the old Champion property just north of Cantonment.

The rack measured 110.8 inches on the Boone and Crockett typical antler scale with a inside tine spread of over 21 inches making it the largest 6 point ever taken in Florida.

Any questions should be addressed to Jeff Weaver

or Jim Bailey, Sr.