December 19, 2001 MEETING MINUTES


The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by President Dusty Womack at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine.  There were 11  officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes of  November 2001 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $16770.15 of which $0 is Conservation ; $2811.40 in the Lake Lowell fund, $105.64 Youth; $9492.00 State Team and $3164.33 in Operating Funds. Treasury report was approved.






YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT reported:

¨        We still need a volunteer for Youth Director.  Larry will fill in for now.

¨        ESPN and the Federation will be focusing on Youth activities this year.  We need to look at starting up a youth chapter and some youth tournaments.

¨        The annual “Get Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs” program will be Feb. 2 & 3 at Karcher Mall.  We will need lots of help from the clubs in the Federation and the State Team to run the 2000 – 3000 kids through the casting ponds.  We also need help moving trucks and boats into Karcher Mall on Friday Feb. 1, probably around 9:30 pm.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK reported:

¨        Steve Burk from Snake River Bassmasters volunteered to be the new Conservation Officer.

¨        Berkley Fishing is making bass structures called “Fish Habs” out of recycled fishing line and plastic bottles.  We can get these for structure plants by saving UPC codes from boxes of Berkley fishing line.  We can get a Fish Hab for every 75 UPC codes we get.  Intermountain Outdoor Sports is also collecting old fishing line to send in to Berkley for recycling.  We need everyone to bring in some Berkley fishing line (Trilene or Fireline) UPC codes.

¨        The handicap fishing dock at Lake Lowell is still on hold.  The lady in charge of the Refuge told us that we either need to get started on the project or they will cancel our agreement with the Refuge.  Since the tournament restrictions for Lake Lowell and other National Refuge waters is still up in the air, we will continue to wait and see before starting any project there.  We may end up doing a similar project at Brownlee or C.J. Strike using the Lake Lowell funds; we need Ben Freeland’s permission to use these funds anywhere besides Lake Lowell.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director:

¨        We still need a volunteer to serve as Tournament Director.

¨        A motion was made and passed to swap the use of the Federation’s release boat to Superior for the use of their weigh-in trailer.  The motion was passed.

¨        Federation Nationals are April 15 – 20 at Shreveport.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer JC WORTHEN reported:

¨        When a club does a youth or conservation event, make sure to get the word out.  Send the information about the event to the Communication Officer and Secretary so that it can be used in the newsletter and on the website.  We also need to be forwarding this kind of information to B.A.S.S. so that they know what kinds of activities we are doing every year.

¨        Each club should try to bring something for the newsletter next month; it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do this every month.


¨        The Federation Banquet is coming up on Jan. 19.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; please bring the money to the Jan. 17 Federation meeting.  We need to give the caterer a headcount by Jan. 10, so everyone needs to let Allan or Dusty know how many tickets they sold.  Al Smith can’t make it to the banquet, but Ish Monroe and Dan Clower will be attending.  Clubs can bring items for the raffle at the banquet.



¨        There will probably be two new clubs in our Federation this year:  Payette River Bass (split off from Snake River Bassmasters) and Eagle Rock Bassmasters from the Eastern part of the state.  

¨        Tri State Marine will be holding an Open House on Jan. 19 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Stop by and check it out.  While you are there, thank Denny from Tri State Marine for allowing us to hold our Federation meetings there.


There being no more new business, President Womack reminded all that the next meeting would be on Jan. 17, 2002.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.




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