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 11 officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes ofJune 2004 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: There was no Treasury Report






YOUTH: Youth Director Scyler Hill reported:

J    The Idaho Kids Champions are ready to go back to the Kids Classic and fish.

J    The Federation received the other $500 for Youth activities from the Caldwell Chevrolet dealer.

J    Magic Valley has another Youth Chapter; they capped it at 24 members and it is already almost full.

J    C.A.S.T. East is July 24 on Lake Walcott.

J    C.A.S.T. West is August 21 on Black Canyon Reservoir.If anyone has extra tackle to donate please let Scyler know.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer Mike Lembke reported:

J    BBB bought another 100 buckets for more structure plants at C.J. Strike.

J    The tanks on the release boat are leaking badly and the seals on the trap doors need replaced.Scyler mentioned that someone leave the doors down when they towed the boat and that the wind tears the seals.After the fish are dumped, the trap doors need to be closed.

J    The release boat wouldnít start at the Jack & Jill tournament and it was towed out to release the fish.Someone mentioned that there is a fuse under the motor cowling that has been blowing since the motor controls were changed out.A motion was made and passed to get it fixed.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Bruce Flesher reported:

J    The culling of dead fish is not covered under any of the Federation tournament rules and was questioned at the last South Qualifier.After research it was found that culling of dead fish in considered wanton waste by IDFG and is against the state wildlife rules.As such, it is illegal to cull dead fish in a tournament and so anyone caught doing so will be disqualified.

J    JC still needs a firm headcount for the Scales of Justice tournament coming up on Sept. 19 on C.J. Strike.He needs it by the August Federation meeting so that Judge Bubba will know how many kids and observers to bring.

J    Don Corkran has agreed to come to Idaho after the Classic to check out Lake Lowell as the site for the 2006 Divisional Qualifier that Idaho is sponsoring.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer Steve Day reported:

J    The results for the last South Qualifier are posted. We still have no results from the North and need the results from the second Qualifier in the East.



J    Some of the State Team members are still unhappy with the State Team shirt incident at this yearís Divisional Qualifier.After discussion a motion was made and passed to reimburse the State Teams for the shirts.

J    Another discussion was held concerning the Skeeter boats $500 program.The paperwork was not received or sent in.It was mentioned that Skeeter is getting out supporting B.A.S.S. and the Federation, so they probably werenít pushing the $500 bonus program.

J    Some questions were raised about the Quantum & Zebco Alliance Program.

J    A motion was made and passed to do away with the Alternate position on the State Team.Idaho hasnít used the Alternate in a long time and the Alternate has to go to the Divisional tournament and wait / hope for a chance to fish.

J    A discussion was held concerning ways to get the State Team and everything about it better organized in the future.A motion was made and passed to require State Team members to attend a State Team organization meeting in October and the Federation banquet.

o       All Idaho State Team members must attend a mandatory State Team organization meeting held in October and the Federation Banquet or forfeit their position on the State Team.If a person forfeits their position, the next highest person in that regionís Qualifier scoring will take their place.



J    Larry Raganitís Outdoor Expo is coming up at Karcher Mall.




There being no more new business, President Worthen reminded all that the next meeting would be on Aug. 19.The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.


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