2009 Season

Offical Newsletter
Pensacola Hawg Hunters

Volume: 12
Issue: 3

Angler Of The Year
John Buck

Email Your E-Board
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:

Late January and early February is a very interesting time for bass fishing in our area. If the winter has been mild the bass will be starting to spawn in the warmer waters, usually in the north or northwest areas of coves and lakes.
The angle of the sun at this time of year warms those waters first. This is also a time of transition for bass.
Many are feeding in preparation for the spawn and can be caught on a variety of lures. Target breaks that are near spawning areas with spinner baits and small crank baits. Of course when fishing this time of the year use extreme care with the fish and release them immediately so they are uninjured and healthy for the spawn. Also, this time of the year can be very productive in delta areas with spinners and finesse worms. Don't be fooled thinking that the fish won't bite this time of the year.
Give 'em a try and you might be pleasantly surprised!

Special Notice

Guys the management at Fournaris Bros. has brought it to our attention again that we are not purching enough food and drinks at our monthly meetings.
We only purchased $101 in food and drink this month. They want us to purchase a minimum of $150.
Also we are not tipping the young lady enough to pay for the time she spends serving us.

Minutes of the Meeting:

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

Old Business:

Frank Dodge was voted in as a new member. Welcome Frank, Your new club shirt is on the way.

New Business:

December Tournament results were given out and the January tournament draw was done. Eighteen fisherman paired up plus one single boater making it a ten boat tournament.
Jim Bailey gave a report on the new links that he has added to the club website. Meeting adjourned at 7:30.

FLW Tournament Tour:

Click On FLW Logo


Turn On Sound And Then Click On What Tournament You Would Like To Watch.
Click On Lower Right For Full Screen.
Run Time Approximately 44 Minutes Each.

A Little Salt:

Go Ahead Guys....Have That Drink!!
It Would Take A Stiff One
To Pucker Up To These Old Cows

Please Reach Out And Help Someone In Need
Turn On Sound
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Remembering YesterYear

Turn On Sound
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January Tournament:

At daybreak 17 Hawg Hunters and
2 prospective member Ron Bridges and Buddy Yates were found at Smith’s Fish Camp on the Escambia River.
There was a slight misting in the air as everyone launched their boats, but the sprinkles of rain did not come until later in the morning.
Morning temperatures in the upper fifties barely reached into the lower sixties by mid-day.
For the most part there was very little wind to contend with. The tide was almost at a dead low at the start of the day with the tide turning back in later that afternoon and before I forget!!
It was a tough day of fishing.
When it was over only 12 of the 19 anglers had fish to bring to the scales and 7 anglers got to be listed in the
ALSO FISHED category.
In total, only 23 keeper fish were brought to the scales for a weight of 26.99 lbs.

1st Place
Dave Dyess

Dave Dyess took the 15 point spot with 3 nice fish weighing 4.85 lbs. Dave also had Lunker Bass weighing 2.59 lbs.

2nd Place
Bob Hanson

Bob "Big Fish" Hanson took the 14 point spot with 3 fish weighing 3.29 lbs

3rd Place
Frank Dodge

Third place was claimed by our newest club member Frank Dodge with 3 fish and 3.06 lbs.

4th Place
Jeff Weaver

Jeff Weaver was just in the money with 3 fish weighing 2.72 lbs.
Next month the Hawg Hunters travel to the Tensaw River. We will be launching at Cliff’s Landing.
This tournament will take place
on February 21, 2009

Tournament Standings:

Escambia River
Smith's Landing

1st - Dave Dyess - 3 fish - 4.85 lbs
2nd - Bob Hanson - 3 fish - 3.29 lbs
3rd - Frank Dodge - 3 fish - 3.06 lbs
4th - Jeff Weaver - 3 fish - 2.72 lbs
5th - Jim Bailey Sr - 2 fish - 2.47 lbs
6th - Jere Jaillite - 2 fish - 2.24 lbs
7th - Kevin Simmons - 2 fish - 2.23 lbs
8th - Lee Brannon - 1 fish - 1.84 lbs
9th - Bill Myrick - 1 fish - 1.25 lbs
10th - Randy Cole - 1 fish - 1.14 lbs
11th - Mack Cramer - 1 fish - .99 lbs
12th - Frank Kelly - 1 fish - .91 lbs

Also fished:

Dave Bock - Marc Churchwell
Don Jahnke - Ken Repine
Dan Nash

Ron Bridges - Buddy Yates

For The Record:

Escambia River
Smith's Landing

Total Number Fished Tournament 19
Total Fish Caught 23
Total Dead Fish 0
Total Limits 0
Total Fish Weight 26.99
Big Fish 2.59
(Dave Dyess)

For the Year:

Total Number Fished For Year 51
Total Fish Caught 77

Total Dead Fish 2
Total Limits 3

Total Fish Weight 84.56
Big Fish 2.59
(Dave Dyess)

Hawg Want A Be:

~Know Your Hawgs~
Say hello to Ron Bridges.
Ron owns a boat and is a current member with the Five Flags Bass Club.
He is retired from the CSX Railroad and is sponcered in by Billy Myrick.
I also hear he's a purdy good fisherman. "Ya might want to use rusty hooks untill your voted in Ron."

Welcome Aboard

~Know Your Hawgs~

"Here Comes WALLY WORLD Again"

Guys also say hello to Buddy Yates.
Buddy is also a boat owner but said he wants to fish as a nonboater for a while so he can get away from some of the stress that he has at work.
YUK!!...Buddy ya gotta get away from using them obscene words like WORK!!
Most of us don't know what that is.

Buddy has worked at Sandy Sansing Chevrolet for the past 19 years as a High Tech Internet Car Salesman.
I think he keeps the wheels on there website...Sounds good ta me anyway.

Buddy is sponcered by Jim Sr.

Welcome Aboard

February Meeting:

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

February Tournament:

February 21, 2009

Tournament Site:

Tensaw River
Cliff's Landing

From The Daily Planner:

Full Moon: February 9th


Sunrise: 6:23 am
Sunset: 5:41 pm

Tensaw River Tides:

Lower Hall Landing


Low Tide:
11:54 am

Any questions should be addressed to Jeff Weaver

or Jim Bailey, Sr.