February 20, 2003 MEETING MINUTES


The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by President J.C. Worthen at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine. There were 15 officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes of January 2002 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $13,492.13 of which $2811.44 is Conservation; 991.97 in the South Operating fund, $280.64 Youth; $5,527.43 South State Team and $3,479.5 in General Funds. Treasury report was approved.








        The annual Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs was very successful. Aproximately 1000 kids attended. Thanks to the volunteers form Snake River, BBB, IBM, Magic Valley, State Team

        Casting Kids State Final will be held at the Tri State Marine open house Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m.. IBM and Snake River clubs will try to hold qualifiers prior depending on scheduling. The clubs need to contact their champions. Denny will advertise with the open house.

        Clubs should try to organize youth chapters. JC and Skyler will be in touch to help.



The xmas tree plant will be held March 8. Meet at 9:00 am at Nampa Fish & Game office.


There is no new news on the lead legislation.


Exotic species is a concern of B.A.S.S. conservation dept. For more info www.protectyourwaters.net



        The deadline for membership qualification to fish the South Qualifier is March 19

        A benefit tournament for Dave Withers will be held at Bell Rapids Feb. 23





Gary Keith will represent the board at Divisionals.


The newsletter is going to the printer soon. Steve needs articles and ads. Club news is welcome for the newsletter and the web site.


        The April 17 board meeting will be held in Twin Falls at the Creekside Restaurant.

        The Banquet attendance was down but the raffles still did well $829.00. The trolling motor was auctioned for another $400.00.


Canyon County Waterways will be conducting boat inspections at Lake Lowell Nampa ramp on March 8 from 10:00a.m. 2:00p.m.


Oregon Fish & Wildlife rules now require that dead fish must me given to someone not participating or connected to the tournament.


        Triton & Skeeter Boats has a reward program for Federation members qualifying from a Triton




.Steve Day and Allan Chandler met with IDF&G Fisheries Chief Fred Partridge and Regional Director Jeff Dillon on Jan. 24, 2003.


They presented some ideas regarding tournament scheduling and permitting. The main purpose was to offer some relief form the permitting process.


IDF&G cannot require anyone to go to a scheduling meeting. They are looking at not accepting any applications prior to Dec. 1 each year. They also are going to redefine tournaments. To require a permit the event will have to have more than 10 boats, charge $25.00 or more entry, or have a live fish weigh in. Meeting any one of these criteria will require a permit.


They are looking at requiring banners identifying contestants.

They have monies available for improving motorboat access. They are willing to work with us on any projects we may find.




There being no more new business, President Worthen reminded all that the next meeting would be on March 20, 2003. The meeting adjourned at 8:30p.m.




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