The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by President Kriner at 7:10 P.M. at The Deer Flat Refuge Visitor's Center.  There were 10 club members and one guest present.



§         The March meeting minutes were approved.



§         The March Treasury Report was approved.




COMMITTEE REPORTS:       President Kriner asked for committee reports:





§         SRB needs a conservation director is anyone wants to volunteer.

§         Let Us Recreate -Lake Lowell stickers are available for $8.00 each; proceeds go towards helping the fight to keep bass fishing at Lake Lowell.  SRB had 10 of these; one has sold, nine left.

§         We need to schedule trash pickups at Lake Lowell around the other trash pickups so that we don't double up.  Other groups pickup in April and September.


IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Tom Horrace gave the following Federation report:

§         Idaho Sportsman Show-about 500+ kids went through the casting booth.

§         The release boat updates / repairs are mostly done; there are pictures on the Federation website.

§         There will be a trash pickup at Farewell Bend on April 21.

§         Refuge want the Federation to do another kid's casting event at their Bio-blitz Days on Free Fishing Weekend.   

§         The 2012 Northwest Divisional is on C.J. Strike on May 6-11, 2012.  Idaho HS Champions and a Soldier Appreciation tournament will be held on Strike on May 12.  Anyone that can show up at Strike to help with the tournament would be appreciated.

§         The 2012 High School Championship is May 12 on C.J. Strike; need to get kids signed up.

§         Current Federation officers are done after this year, so new people need to step up for 2013.

§         Jr World Championship is Aug 15; Jon Hickey is representing the older group.  We need to find a rep for the younger age group.  Talking about doing a drawing at the next Federation meeting.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Jim Thornock reported:

§         Sign up for C.J. Strike tournament was done; 12 boats so far.  Members planning on fishing club tournaments need to get their proof of boat insurance papers in to Jimmy before the first tournament.

§         There is a date conflict with our July 21 tournament; the South Qualifier was moved to Lake Lowell on that date.  The carp shoot is on Strike the same day.  Jimmy is leaving the tournament on Strike on July 21.

§         We will throw out one score this year.


YOUTH: Youth Director Jason Bousquet reported:

§         SRB Youth Open is scheduled for July 7, 2012 on Cascade Reservoir; possibility of Lady Bass Open of club fun tournament on Sunday July 8. 

§         We need to get the park at City Ramp reserved soon.

§         Jason is still working on getting Buffalo Wild Wings to cater the youth open.

§         Our donation request from Cabela's is approved.  Jason is working on getting Tackle Tom to donate again this year.  Good Woods and Roaring Springs are donating items.  Jason also requests that club members donate unused tackle for the youth tournament.


CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day reported:

§         HSN tournament scheduled for August 4, 2012 on C.J. Strike; looking at Air Force Ramp.  The permits are applied for.

§         The entry form will done by mid-May.



§         Everyone needs to remember to bring a can of food or a dollar to each meeting for the Needy Family program. Tom will collect the money / food.

§         We need to decide whether or not to hold a Lady Bass Open on Cascade the day after the Youth Open.



§         Members that have not yet paid their dues need to do so ASAP.

§         Still waiting to see what happens at Lake Lowell to determine whether we continue the trash pickups.



§         Guest Dave Daums from Idaho Dept of Rec gave a seminar on cold water immersion dangers and general boat safety.


There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.  The next meeting would be on May 7 at the Visitor's Center at Lake Lowell. 

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