The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by President Horrace at 7:05 P.M. on October 7 at IHOP in Nampa.  There were 14 club members and guests present.


GUESTS:  New member Mark Costello



§  September meeting minutes approved



§  September Treasury Report approved; release tank finances were moved to Conservation




COMMITTEE REPORTS:       President Horrace asked for committee reports:






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

§   Lake Lowell is currently closed due to the Government shutdown.


IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Bill Kriner gave the following Federation report:

§  The Federation is looking into making motor bands since we are having problems buying them.  The material is ordered and should be here in November. Price will be $25 per band in quantities under 25, $19 per band for 26 - 50, and $18 per band for 51 and up.

§  2014 Banquet planning.  New location at the Meridian Senior Center is being researched and once identified, will be booked promptly.  A larger venue is needed.

§  Jack & Jill tournament was on Brownlee Sept 29; 14 boats fished the event.

§    Scale of Justice was Sept. 22; they need to schedule so that the Qualifier anglers can participate in SoJ.

§  All Qualifier tournaments complete and State Team is selected.

§  30 day sign-up rule will be reviewed for 2014.


YOUTH: Youth Director Jason Bousquet reported:

§  Jason is looking at possibly holding the Youth Open on a different body of water next year, maybe Swan Falls Reservoir.

§  Need date and potential location for 2014 Youth Open.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Jay Bagley reported:

§  Club needs to try and build up club numbers for next year so that we can pay out more than two spots in club tournaments.

§  Club needs to look into ways of reducing fish mortality. Ideas include going back to using the portable air pumps for weigh bags, looking into a wet-weigh system and buying or encouraging the use of catch-n-release chemicals.

§  Cascade tournament payouts made.

§  Snow Bowl: Jason will fish with Tom.


 CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day reported:

§  Need to set Date for 2014 SRB Classic before date setting meeting. Classic will be held on Owyhee; we still have to decide on one or two days for Classic.



§  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.

§  Need to decide on date / location for 2014 Lady Bass Open before date setting meeting. .



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



·         Nominations for 2014 officers: the election at the November banquet meeting.

o   President: Tom H

o   VP: Bill K

o   Secretary/Treasurer: Kyle M.

o   Tournament Dir: Jay B.

o   Weighmaster: Jeremy O.

o   Youth: Jason B.

o   Lady Bass: Kira B.

o   Communications/PR: Steve D.

·         Banquet: same as last year: AT Jason & Kira’s house again; Tom is doing pulled pork and the club buys the side dishes.

·         A motion was made and passed to remove the following by-law:   Participants' boats may not touch another angler's boat when fishing a spot.  Participants may not fish within 50 yards of a boat that is anchored with the trolling motor up and a marker out unless specifically invited to do so by that angler. 


·         Another by-law concerning the tournament entries and payout needs updated; we will discuss it at the banquet meeting.

·         A discussion was held about changing the dead fish penalty for both the club tournaments and club open tournament to a progressive penalty that increase with the number of dead fish.  We will hold more discussions on this and decide on a new penalty before 2014 fishing starts.


There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.  The next meeting will be the banquet at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday November 3  at Jason & Kira’s home in Meridian. . 

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