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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7:10pm.


                The TIBF April monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm., at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications and SRBM; Steve Jones-Conservation; Jared Spickelmier-IBA; Tom Horrace-SRBM; Don Boeger-IBM; Tony Shuyler-IBM, John Lancaster, Vice-President and Kurt Campbell-Walleye via phone. 


Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report
  • March meeting minutes approved.
  • As of today, there are 184 active TIBF members.
  • Clubs with past due balances:  Magic Valley, Snake River Valley, Eagle Rock

Youth Report-John Lancaster

  • TIBF Youth Championship moved from Brownlee/Woodhead to Brownlee/Spring Rec.  Date is June 19, 2010.
  • Two entries received to date…..need more! 
  • There will be a Friday night BBQ.
  • $50 cash for each boater volunteer.
  • 19 youth participated in 2009
  • Any youth entrant must be enrolled as a Premium TBF Youth.  Contact John Lancaster or club youth director for more information.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones

  • Cascade Res. Structure plant permit has been approved.  Since IBM will have a tournament on Cascade May 8, it was suggested they participate in the structure drop the following day on May 9.  Don Boeger will follow up with IBM.  The F&G barge will be available for use in the plant.  Meet at Olson’s yard, Sunday 9:00AM.  Go to TIBF website www.idahobassfed.com for further updates.
  • Salmon Falls/Goose Creek/Oakley Reservoir Structure plant.  All structures were dropped in Salmon Falls.  Walleye were not allowed to drop in Oakley Res.
  • A Crappie transplant is planned once again this year from CJ Strike to Lake Lowell.  Date is May 1, 2010, and volunteers are welcomed.   There are positive reports resulting from last years transplant.  Contact Bruce Flesher for further info.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • Steve is seeking additional articles for website.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.
  • The Idaho Walleye will be featured in upcoming May FLW Outdoors magazine.
  • TIBF brochures are complete thanks to Jared Spickelmier.  200 were printed.
  • IBM will submit a writeup following the IBM Open which included a $1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • Go to www.idahobassfed.com for qualifier tournament application and rules.  Applications are also available at Western Marine, Tristate Marine and Howards Tackle.
  • Bruce is asking that southern division mail their entries in advance of the first tournament.

Old Business

  • Bruce announced the TBF Berkely discount is now available through the TBF website http://www.bassfederation.com/storelanding.html.  Simply login with your member # into member benefits area. 
  • Solar Bat sunglass sample kit will be picked up by Magic Valley BM from Western Marine.
  • 2010 member renewals:  There will be a $5.00 surcharge added to renewals after December 31, 2010.  What incentives could be available to clubs to encourage early membership renewal?  Could clubs receive an reward if members renewed prior to end of year?  Bruce is seeking club ideas for further discussion.
  • Bruce has received a trolling motor and four bank charger from Minnkota.
  • A $1500 Hummingbird order is pending.

New Business

  • CJ Strike concerns were addressed by Bruce.  There was a complaint made against a club tournament due to excessive speed through the narrows.  The bass boats with tournament motor bands are readily identified  and sheriff is monitoring the area closely.  It was mentioned not all boats are bass fisherman causing problems.  The narrows speed limit is 30mph. which is lower than in the past.  Suggestions in the meeting were to encourage sheriff to ask boats fishing in narrows, stay at water edge verses anchoring in center. 
  • IBFN contacted TIBF about the 1996 Contract relating to the F&G Release Boat.  They have advised since they are not allowed to use the boat (TIBF refutes this fact), they should receive $500.00 compensation stemming from the contract.  It was mutually agreed in the meeting that no debt owed to IBFN so $500 should not be paid.  IBFN and TIBF to this day have equal access to the boat…they just need to ask to schedule.  Bruce reminded everyone, the release boat is owned by F&G.
  • IBM will look into cost of release boat tire replacement.  Tires expense will be covered by the TIBF Conservation fund.

2010 TIBF Banquet planning

  • Location:  Hilton Garden Inn-Boise (same as 2009 location)
  • No host bar will be set up and open at 5:00pm.
  • Hilton charges a $100 set up fee for bar.
  • Dinner will be 6:00pm.
  • Same menu planned but changes can be readily made.
  • No other charges for the banquet room.
  • Hilton will supply audio-visual equipment.
  • There is one comp room for a guest speaker.
  • Suggestions are being sought for the guest speaker.  A couple so far are:  Cal Groen, Idaho Fish & Game, Thomas Woolf, Idaho Invasive Species Manager, and/or other professional fisherman including Brett Hite, Brent Ehler, Brian Travis, Brandon Palinuik, Boyd Duckett, Jay Yelas.  Bruce will continue to research means for covering cost of speaker expense.

Meeting adjourned 8:40pm.



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