January 17, 2002 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 16  officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes of  December 2001 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $16,252.08 Of which $0 is Conservation; $2160.76 in General Funds; $2811.40 In the Lake Lowell fund, $105.64 Youth; $10042.00 State Team and $1132.28 In Operating Funds. Treasury report was approved.






YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT reported:

¨        B.A.S.S. is pushing for each State Federation to have Youth Chapters.

¨        Larry Raganit will be the Youth Director for 1 more year because no one else stepped up to do it; Tony Enrico from SRB will help him out and learn how to do it for next year.

¨        Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs will be Feb. 2 & 3 at Karcher Mall. We need volunteers to help out.  There will be TV and radio ads that week advertising the event.  The event will run 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and noon – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Superior Bass Board of Directors will be there Saturday afternoon to help out.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK reported:

¨        IDF & G raised the bass limit to 6 fish statewide; they claimed that no one came to any of their fishing regulation meetings to protest it.  Several people present at the Federation meeting stated otherwise… Steve mentioned that all clubs need to get more involved and have people attend these meetings. 

¨        We will display the Berkley Fish Hab at the Caldwell Fishing Expo; we will also be collecting the Berkley fishing line UPC Codes and used fishing line. 

¨        The Friends of Brownlee got a Warm Water Biologist assigned in Oregon; we need to see if we can do the same here in Idaho. 


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director reported:

¨        Dusty and Treva Womack will act as Federation Tournament Directors since no none else stepped up to do it.  Everyone needs to remember that a person must be a Federation member at least 30 days prior to the first Qualifier to fish. 

¨        If anyone has any problems with holding tournaments or the sheriffs deputy at Hells Canyon, contact Larry Raganit.  He has a contact up there that wants more tournaments and can have the deputy talked to if necessary.  Unfortunately, it won’t work for the camp host at Idaho Power Park.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer J.C. WORTHEN reported:

¨        The banquet is coming up on Jan. 19.  Ish Monroe will be there along with dancing, lots of food, raffles and door prizes, and lots of fun.  If anyone needs tickets, please contact Allan Chandler.





¨        We need to start looking for cheap airline tickets for Federation Officers to go to the Nationals in Shreveport on April 15 – 20 and the Bassmasters Classic in Mobile July 25 – 27.

¨        The Federation’s Warm Water Scholarship Fund awarded a scholarship to a student this year.

¨        There are more changes coming from Ma B.A.S.S.; no details yet, but they are coming.

¨        IBM Open entry forms are available at area Ace Hardware stores.  There is $1000 added money to first place if the entry form comes from an Ace Hardware store.

¨        BBB Open at Lake Lowell features $3000 for Big Fish and additional money for 2nd Big Fish.

¨        We need volunteers to give seminars at the Boise Boat Show;  James Raitter and Earl Wells volunteered.


There being no more new business, President Womack reminded all that the next meeting would be on Feb. 21.  The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.




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