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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF January monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Brandon Craner-Vice President(phone); Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications and SRBM; Brian Ashton-Youth director and IBM; Tony Shuyler-IBM; John Wadsworth-IBA; Kirk Campbell-Walleye Unlimited(phone); Scyler Hill-SRBM(phone); Ray Mickelson-Guest


Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report-pending.
  • December meeting minutes approved.
  • 2011 Club dues renewal reminder

Youth Report-Brian Ashton

  • TBF High School Fishing tournament.  Date suggested by Bruce is May 1, 2011.  Location: CJ Strike. Bruce and Brian are searching for packet information to be handed out at the Sportsman Show in March.
  • TIBF Youth Championship for 2011 Nationals will be held at Cascade Res. May 21-22, 2011.  Launch out of Sugarloaf Ramp.  Brian has developed tournament rules and guidelines which will be available on TIBF website for downloading.  There will be a $50 entry fee per youth which will benefit the volunteer boater in compensation for fuel and boat use. Payout each age group is $800 per each first place winner.  Those funds will be designated for their travel to Nationals and will only be disbursed when travel booked.
  • TIBF Youth Championship for 2012 Nationals will be August 28, 2011.  More information to follow.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones(Absent)

  • Planning for 2011 Cascade Structure plant is ongoing.  TIBF has 600’ approximately of poly pipe and plan on purchasing more concrete blocks.  John Wadsworth advises he has a block supply available and will work out details with Bruce.  
  • Snake River Water Tail Project-Bruce has been contacted by the group asking for TIBF support in seeking a grant to rebuild ramp and dock on the Snake River near Marsing. Bruce will draft letter and Steve Day will mail. 

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Website update is complete.
  • Steve Day is offering a service to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites for a $100.00 fee annually. 
  • Steve has completed Thank You plaques for businesses who were banquet donors and contributors. 
  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • TIBF Qualifier schedule change-May tournament changed to April 9 at Brownlee, Woodhead.
  • Jack and Jill Tournament-Organization and management of the tournament is by TIBF State Team.  Proceeds from tournament will benefit the State Team.  This years event is scheduled for June 11 at Owyhee Reservoir which is free fishing day (no license required).  Permit application has been submitted.
  • TBF Divisional update-Date is April 24-29 on Hood River.  A house has been rented to accommodate the entire team. 
  • TBF National Championship- April 12-17, 2011 in Kingman, Tennessee, two weeks before divisionals.  Brandon Craner, boater, and Don Boeger, non-boater, will be representing Idaho.  Bruce is also attending and will be seeking travel reimbursement for airfare and care rental.
  • Owyhee Reservoir tournament rule changes are now in effect.  A letter must be sent to Owyhee authority advising of tournament less than 25 boats.  A blanket certificate of insurance will be on file with appropriate authority for entire year.  The upper parking lot is to be used starting this year for all weigh-ins as there will be new buildings in place this year in parking lot used in past for weigh-ins for a store and take out food. 

Old Business

  • Sporstman Show update-March 3-6, 2011, at Boise Expo Building.  TIBF clubs will man both booth and Reel Kids casting event.  Time slots are as follows:  IBM-Thursday PM and Saturday AM; IBA-Saturday PM; SRBM-Tentatively Friday PM; TIBF State Team-Sunday PM; Still need to fill Sunday AM.  A minimum of 6 volunteers are recommended for each time slot. Badges will be available for free entry into the show.
  • TIBF Annual banquet-It is proposed that 2011 date be changed to late February, 2012, with event location in the Magic Valley, possibly Twin Falls.  This issue will be addressed at the next meeting in February after Magic Valley clubs have discussed with their clubs. 

New Business

  • Cabela sports show Boise store March 19-20.  This is same weekend as IBM and IBA tournaments on Brownlee.  SRBM will volunteer at the event to represent TIBF. 
  • Snake River Outdoor Sports Show, May 20-21, 2011, Pocatello.  Mike Iconelli will be presenting two seminars. 
  • Okuma is a new TIBF state sponsor.  They will buy tournament jerseys for State Team and have available up to 24 VIP orders which can be placed by TIBF members at deep discounts. They will also donate some reels.
  • 2012 NW Divisional Championship planning update-Idaho will sponsor event the end of May or first part of June.  It will be a three day tournament.  Suggested locations are Lake Lowell, Nampa; Dworshak Reservoir, Orofino; Coeur d’Alene; CJ Strike, Mountain Home.  Bruce is contacting each city to speak with them regarding their interest in supporting the event and also identifying facilities.  Input is sought from TIBF clubs and as in the past, clubs will be asked to volunteer and assist in the planning of this event. 

                  Bruce has spoken with IDFG regarding Lake Lowell’s carp problem.  The current carp count is 1.3 million compared to 30,000 bass. There are ongoing attempts to eradicate the carp but the problem persists.  Drastic measures made need to be implemented in order to rebuild the sport fishery in Lake Lowell.  As a result, it is problematic to plan this event for Lake Lowell.  He suggests that we monitor the BBB Open results to       determine if Lake Lowell could or should be still in the running as a location.  Some positive responses have been received from the City of Nampa and Mountain Home.  No response yet from Orofino or Sandpoint.        Bruce is strongly considering CJ Strike or Coeur D’Alene for the location.  There is a casino in N. Idaho who is very receptive to accommodating large groups such as the divisional event.  There is a $1,000 allowance from TBF for the banquet.  Bruce is seeking sponsors for all aspects and costs of the event.  Planning is ongoing with any and all input encouraged from the member clubs.

Meeting adjourned 9:00pm. 


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