August 2015 Meeting Minutes
The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by President Horrace at 7:03 P.M. at the IHOP Restaurant in Nampa. There were 23 club members and guests present.
- July meeting minutes approved
- Treasury Report presented and approved
INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS: President Horrace asked for committee reports:
- Club members need to remember to support the businesses that have donated to our club: Ted Marshall of Burns Ford and Bargain Boat Parts. For 2015 Burns Ford is donating club plaques again and Bargain Boat Parts is paying for tournament permits. Elken Lures offers a 10% discount on orders for current SRB members.
CONSERVATION / WILDLIFE COUNCIL:
- Federation structure plant on C.J. Strike in September or October
- SRB needs a conservation director if anyone wants to volunteer.
- The bass fizzing kits are available to those that need one.
IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Bill Kriner reported
- TIBF has 352+ members.
- Possibly looking for a new location for the 2016 TIBF banquet due to rising costs to rent the current building. Current opinion is to stay with current location and caterer.
- State Championships are done, only one kid signed up. Alex Torok will attend 2015 Youth Nationals in Arkansas..
- Structure plant on C.J. Strike; date is not set, but looking at October 3. The Mountain Home club have a spot to store the structures plus the cement guy is willing to pour them with excess cement if someone shows up to help at a moments notice.
- Soldier Appreciation Tournament will be June 20 at CJ Strike reservoir. We got 15 volunteer boats for the 30 military personel that will be attending the tournament. Talked about the details for running the tournament and the BBQ.
- TIBF High School Championship were June 28 on C.J. Strike. Only two boats signed up; Loren Torok and Kyler Fulgate won the tournament.
- A discussion was held concerning low turnout on Youth and High School championship turnout. We need to figure out how to get the word out to kids about tournament fishing opportunities in Idaho.
- Poor bass health at Lake Lowell has been brought up with IDFG; they are looking into the issue.
- Open house at Lake Lowell to discuss future plans was a couple weeks ago; the information is available on their website.
- IDFG website has information on fishing rules for the 2016/2017 fishing regulation; people are asked to go there to look over the changes and make comments.
YOUTH: Youth Director Jason Bousquet reported:
- Youth Open is July 19 on C.J. Strike. BBB is bringing their scales and reader board.
- we will end up doing a potluck BBQ with Tom doing BBQ pulled pork or grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. Looking at possibly getting a local grocery store to donate some food items. Chris Rambough from Payette will loan us his big grill.
- Motion made and passed for the club to buy $25 gift cards for the highest angler from our club for each age group.
- If anyone has extra tackle, donate it to the Youth Open for the kid's tackle packs.
- Need major raffle prizes; please contact Jason is you have or can get something.
- Business donations: 4x4 Shop in Caldwell: $50, McAlvain Management in Boise: $200. Mike Enrico is bring 5 cases of Gatorade from Coca Cola.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Jay Bagley not present, Tom reported
- Payout for Strike tournament was done, no plaques handed out.
- A discussion was held about holding any future Dworshak tournaments on Dent Ramp as it is more centrally located and has a nice campground.
- Anglers need to be prepared for keeping their fish healthy in hot weather and water temps. Non-iodized salt, release chemicals and ice need to be in boats during hot weather. Fill your livewells early in the morning and recirculate instead of pumping in hot water. Make sure that the lids on your livewells are insulated.
- Sign-up for the August 15/16 Cascadee tournament were done. Weigh-in is still scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Sugarloaf ramp. There will be an extra $10 Big Fish option for the second day. There is a Huckleberry Festival going on, so camping is hard to come by and there will be no potluck.
- Any boats leaving a tournament early MUST notify someone in the tournament so that we don't go looking for missing anglers.
CLASSIC / HAN: Steve Day reported
- Thanks to everyone that came to the tournaments to fish and/or help out.
- Tom bought an awning to shade the scale, Steve bought some orange cones to block areas and some solar light for lighting the edge of ramps.
SNAKE RIVER LADY BASS:
- Preliminary tournament report for Youth / Lady Bass tournament was presented; still need some food reaceipts for the final report. Both tournament were profitable. Fishing was good, lots of tackle was donated and quite a few people helped run the tournaments.
- We received a thank you letter from Christina Schmidt for the Lady Bass / Youth tournaments.
- We need to look into starting a SRB Youth chapter; We need at least 6 kids for a chapter, so members need to let us know if they have youth that want to fish SRB. We also need to decide how to schedule youth tournaments.
- Tom has SRB sweatshirts for $25 and T-shirts for $15; $5 from each sale goes to Lady Bass.
- All club members need to bring $1 or a can of food to each meeting for the Needy Family program.
- Several people have questioned the accuracy of the new club scale. A suggestion was made to get it calibrated and certified. This will cost money and need to be done annually to maintain the certification.
- Jay Bagley has a donated rod blank that he wants to use to build a rod to encourage club members to help at the Youth Open tournament and in other club events: Sports Show casting event, Classic, Jack & Jill, Youth Open, Lady Bass Open, etc.
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