Federation Minutes for June 2001
June 21, 2001
The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S.
Federation was called to order by President Allan Chandler at 7:30 P.M. at the
Tri State Marine. There were 19
officers, representatives and guests present.
The minutes of
May 2001 were approved as written.
Treasurer reported a balance of $4448.24 of which $0 is Conservation ; $2811.40
in the Lake Lowell fund, $105.64 Youth; $20.00 State Team and $2576.14 in General
Operating Funds. Treasury report was approved.
AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: None
YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY
RAGANIT was not present
- Garden City Day is Sept. 15; unfortunately this is the same day as
the Southern Region’s last Qualifier tournament. Anyone not fishing the Qualifier is asked to help out with
the kids casting pond.
- C.A.S.T. is August 25 on Black Canyon Reservoir. We need boats and volunteers to help
out with this annual event.
CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE
- No change in USF & W ruling on not allowing tournaments on
- Because of above ruling, the Lake Lowell handicap dock is still on
- Idaho won the Chapter of the Year in Conservation for the Western
Division. Results on the National
level awards are waiting for the judges’ decisions. A lot of this was due to the great book
that Steve Spickelmier and his wife made for the Federation. This book documented the projects that
the Federation was involved in last year.
Tournament director J.C. WORTHEN reported:
- Steve Spickelmier talked about the Regional Qualifier tournament
at Flaming gorge. They had a good trip; most of the fish averaged about 1 ¾
pounds. Idaho placed last as a
team due to the top angler being DQed because he reported started the big
motor before his non-boater has his PFD completely fastened. During the last Southern Region
Qualifier at Brownlee, a lot of boaters picked up their non-boaters at the
dock with the big motors running and no PFD on the non-boater. Everyone needs to be aware of this rule
and follow it to prevent future DQs.
- At the last Eastern Region Qualifier they had 31 entries. Two largemouth bass over 4 pounds were
caught. Their next Qualifier is on
- The water level at Lake Lowell is dropping 1.2” per day and will
drop another 4 feet by July 28.
After a discussion it was decided to move the July Qualifier to
COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer JAMES
- James still needs articles for the newsletter.
- Webmaster Steve Day has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is already updated.
OLD BUSINESS: None
- B.A.S.S. went back on their decision to change the Federation
anglers’ path to the Classic. We
still get 5 anglers in the Classic and the previous year’s National Champ
can fish the pre-Classic Shootout at his own cost.
- Snake River Valley Bass Open is June 23 on American Falls.
- The Jim Davis Memorial is moved from Lake Lowell to C.J. Strike;
it is still on July 14. Options
will be paid out but all of the entry fees will be paid to Jim’s family.
- Snake River Bassmasters Harold Martin Memorial Classic is June 30
and July 1 on Brownlee.
- The Magic Valley Open had a good turnout with 43 boats.
- MHHH are planning a fish salvage from Mountain Home Reservoir
before it goes dry.
There being no more new business, President Chandler
reminded all that the next meeting would be on July 19. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
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