Volume 68  Issue 1 Club Website: HTTP://www.puyalluphawghunters.com     May 2001

Puyallup Hawg Hunters

Larry Guck with 4.15 Largemouth
Big Fish at Duck Lake

Paul Jones with a 6.0 pound smallie 
from Lake Washington


Aqua View 

The weather and fishing at the 2001 Jamboree at Banks Lake was outstanding.  The club was in first place after day 1 with a 7 # average for the 12 anglers that fished for the club.  We were in second place with an average of 13 #'s after day 2 and ended up in third place with and average of almost 15 #'s per angler.  Congratulations to the third place team of:  Tom Melowitz, Bryan Vance, Ken Ganancial, Gabe Amspacher, Franco Stone, Mike Buse, Joe Perrin, Doug Jorgenson, Larry Guck, Rob McFarland, Art Soto, and Frank White.

Many thanks to all of the club members that ran the kids casting contest on Sunday at the Jamboree.

        Pend Oreille

Headquarters and the launch site for the Pend Oreille June club tournament will be the Outpost. Hours for Saturday will be safe light until 3:00 pm and safe light until 1:00 pm on Sunday.    

    Duck Lake Results

The Club tournament on Duck Lake saw 18 boats and 33 anglers fishing.  Ten limits were weighed on Saturday but only two limits were weighed on Sunday.    The weather was good and the usual ocean breezes showed up each day.  Congratulations to Darrell Matson for first place with 17.65 pounds, Mike Buse for second place with 14.17 pounds and Gerald Dunn for third place with 12.27 pounds.  Gerald had the same weight as Franco Stone but was awarded second place because neither weighed big fish but since he weighed only one fish on Sunday ( 2.93 # ) it was counted as big fish which is the tie breaker in the case of equal weights.  Larry Guck had a 4.15 # largemouth caught on Saturday for big fish which was worth $150.

Lake Washington 
Qualifier Results 

Congratulations to the state team for a 6th pace finish at the Lake Washington Federation Qualifier on June 9th and 10th.  The wind blew both days and the fishing was tough.  Ken Ganancial had a 4 fish 14+ pound stringer on day 2 to finish 6th.  Also in the top 25 were Tom Melowitz (22) and Franco Stone (25). Franco Stone is in 12th place after 2 tournaments!

 Gabe Amspacher put together a club team to participate in the Aqua View bopper hunt at the Jamboree.   The team,  pictured below, using an Aqua View,  found the winning bobber in 15 feet of water and were awarded a Aqua View underwater camera.  Congratulations to Gabe and his team.   The club now owns a Aqua View.  Gage Amspacher will be the keeper of the Aqua View.  If you would like to use it contact Gabe to make arrangements to check it out and return it.

  2001 Mary Bridge Pledge

A 2001 Mary Bridge Donation Solicitation letter is available on the club Website. 

  Club Calendar

There is a club calendar showing club, ABA, Federation and other activities of importance to the club now on the club Website. If you would like to add something send it to Tom.

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