The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by president Tom Horrace at 7:30 P.M. at Denny's Restaurant.  There were 7 club and family members present.


Meeting minutes from the February meeting were reviewed and approved.



It was noted that the check written for the Needy Family project was not on the Treasury Report; it will be fixed. Treasury Report was reviewed and approved.



J    New member Chuck Caba was introduced.

J    Jason and Kira Bousquet has a new daughter: Trinity Jo.  Info and a picture are on the SRB website.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:       President Horrace asked for committee reports:




CONSERVATION / WILDLIFE COUNCIL: Conservation Officer Jason Bousquet was at the hospital with a new baby:

J    The Federation is looking at doing another structure plant in Cascade; the assembly will be on March 12.

J    We might look at sponsoring a carp shoot at Lake Lowell to help reduce the population.

J    There may be another crappie transplant by IDFG at C.J. Strike this spring.

J    Jason is looking for more conservation suggestions.


IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Roger Sheltrown gave the following Federation report:

J    There will be 2 Youth Championships this year so that the kids will be ready a year ahead; both are on Cascade Reservoir.

J    The Federation is looking at holding a High School Championship on C.J. Strike on May 1

J    Ultimate Championship Tournament: people that fish 4 opens or Qualifiers, pay an extra $50 option can fish it.  Our HSN tournament is on the list as a qualifying tournament.

J    Idaho is hosting the TBF Regional Championship in 2012. They are mainly looking at C.J. Strike and Lake Lowell as waters to fish.

J    IDFG is looking at trying to poison carp in Lake Lowell next spring; if they do the Federation is going to try and save some of the bass and transplant them.

J    The Sport Show was Mar. 3 - 6; SRB did a kid's casting event Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. A big thanks to the people that came down to help.

J    The Federation wants us to run a booth at the Cabela's Show March 19 & 20; no kid's casting, just talk to people and answer questions.  This is a good opportunity to recruit new members for the club.

J    Discussion on changing the Federation Banquet from Nov. to Feb. and possibly hold it in Twin Falls.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Steve Day reported:

J    Lakeside Bass has the July 9 permit on Cascade. We are working with IDFG to get a second permit for our Youth Open.

J    There is still a possibility of holding a Lady Bass tournament on the day after the Youth Open.  The permit should be good for two days.

J    Everyone fishing the Brownlee tournament needs to pay their dues and all boaters need to get a copy of the boat insurance to Steve BEFORE fishing.

YOUTH: Youth Director Cody Murray was not present and did not report

J    No report

J    Jason has applied with Cabela's for donations for the youth open tournament.


CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day and Bill Kriner  reported:

J    The  2011 Hot Summer Night tournament is scheduled for the full moon on Saturday Aug. 13

J    It was decided to buy $200 worth of BSU items to be autographed by BSU players.  The items will be raffled off at tournaments or maybe sold on e-bay to raise money for youth and Lady Bass projects.



J    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.



J    None



J    A discussion on allowing winners at club tournaments to choose between a plaque or having the plaque money added to his/her payout.  A motion was made to amend the by-laws so that payout at club tournaments will be 1 payout for each 5 boats instead of the current 3 places regardless of how many or few boats there are.

J    Everyone still needs to keep an eye open for a better meeting location.


There being no more new business, President Horrace reminded all that the next meeting would be April 4 at Denny's Restaurant in Nampa.  The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.







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