The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by Vice President JC Worthen at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine.  There were 13  officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes of  April 2002 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $7414.45 of which $2811.44 is Conservation; $180.64 Youth; $1920.43 State Team and $1911.42 in Operating Funds. Treasury report was approved.






YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT was not present and did not report

¨        Scyler talked about his trip back to the Nationals.  ESPN is pushing for Youth Chapters and events, and has a lot of things in the works. Idaho does not have any official Youth Chapters yet, but IBM has one in the process of being recognized. Magic Valley Bass is looking at a Boy Scout troop for a Youth Chapter.  B.A.S.S. no longer has a single point contact for Youth and they are working on getting one.  ESPN/Disney are looking at coming out with a fishing-oriented website for kids.  Future Kids Casting Championships might include a day of fishing.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK reported:

¨        Steve mentioned the Eastern Idaho had a low snowpack level this year and is already seeing water flow restrictions on several reservoirs. He wants everyone to try and conserve water.

¨        Another structure plant at C.J. Strike was discussed.  We have money in the Conservation account and Allan still has some materials left from the last plant. We need to talk to the new F & G biologist and see if our structure plant permit can be renewed.  Allan also mentioned that most of the structures that we planted two years ago have been moved by unknown parties.  At least they are probably still in the lake somewhere at a secret location…


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Dusty Womack was not present and did not report

¨        The Southern Region Qualifier on C.J. Strike had 15 boats; the Eastern Qualifier on Milner had 21 boats.  We haven’t received results from the North yet. 

¨        Next Southern Qualifier will be June 15 on Brownlee; East will be June 15 on American Falls

¨        The State Team will be fishing the Regional on The Delta in California May 19 – 24.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer J.C. WORTHEN reported:

¨        The next newsletter should go to the printer Monday May 20.



The Elks Lodge in Caldwell has been reserved for the 2003 Federation Banquet.



¨        Magic Valley has their Open on Milner Saturday May 18.

¨        The B.A.S.S. roster that came back from the Nationals with Dusty needs to be compared with the local version kept by the Secretary.  Anyone that is on the National Roster but not on the Idaho roster isn’t officially a Federation member in good standings.


There being no more new business, President Womack reminded all that the next meeting would be on June 20.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.




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