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 9 club members present.



§         The February meeting minutes were approved.



§         The club spent $58 on flowers for Roger Duncan's service.

§         The February 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-did a light version of the kid's casting on Saturday, State Team did it Sunday; gave some fishing classes for kids both days.

§         There will be a meeting in Twin Falls on March 10 to strip the rails and old carpet off the release boat.  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.

§         2012 TIBF Banquet was held in Boise on Feb. 18;  Brent Ehrler was the guest speaker. SRB had around 10 members there.

§         Talked about re-wording the rules concerning substitutes in Qualifiers; new files are up on the Federation website.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Jim Thornock reported:

§         Members planning on fishing club tournaments need to get their proof of boat insurance papers in to Jimmy before the first tournament. We had a quick discussion on requiring club members to go from $100,000 to $300,000 liability insurance.  TBF, FLW and most large opens are requiring $300,000.  Going to check with TBF to see if they have an insurance requirement for TBF clubs.

§         Several members are looking at setting up a fun tournament in March.  If you are interested or have suggestions for a location, let us know.

§         There is a date conflict with our July 21 tournament; the South Qualifier was moved to LAke Lowell on that date.  We have a couple people interested in fishing Qualifiers this year, so Jimmy is looking into moving our tournament up a week.

§         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 ideas to try and increase participation, especially kids from Cascade / McCall.

§         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.

§         Discussed having Tony Enrico make a couple custom rods at cost for raffle items; we may also buy a couple BSU items for autographs.


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.



§         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.



§         None


There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.  The next meeting would be on April 2 at the Visitor's Center at Lake Lowell. 

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