The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF)
June Meeting Minutes

The TIBF monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm., June 16, 2016, at Canyon Marine, Nampa, Idaho.

Meeting attendance: Those in attendance were: Tammy Shuyler, Steve Day, Eddie Garcia, James Brandt, Scott Lepka, Steve Spear, Tony Shuyler, William Kriner, Russ Littlefield, Bobbie Littlefield, Brian Ashton, Shannon Wadas, Chris Tucker and John Burrow Secretary-Treasurer Report -Bobbie Littlefield
    • Minutes.
    •  Treasurer Report: General Account-$8559.52, Youth Account-$2465.50 Qualifier Account-$9357.54
    •  Currently at 323 Active members.

Youth Report-Brian Ashton
    •  State Youth 2016 Championships-Location will be Lake Lowell July 10, 2016. Application and Rules are posted. It was decided to waive the 30 day requirement for sign up. Brian is asking for all applications to be submitted asap to him along with a $25/fee to register as TBF/FLW member. Brian will obtain weighmaster equipment from Tammy and Eddie. Steve Spear with IBM offered IBM trailer if needed.

    •  2016 High School Tournament-Location Cascade Res June 26 which is a change in location from CJ Strike. Sign-ups are via online registriation and tournament is handled by National.
    •  Brian is seeking Youth Director replacement. He offered that he would mentor and train a replacement.

Conservation Report -Jason Fuller
    •  Scott recently learned that F&G planned on removing bass from the Legacy Pond in Mountain Home as the bass were eating the baby ducks. Mountain Home Hawg Hunters have volunteered to assist with the bass removal.

    •  Nampa Press Tribune recently reported on Lake Lowell carp problem. It will be another 2 years before carp removal project can be fit into the Fish & Game budget. General consensus from the bass fisherman is that the bass should be removed before killing the carp and then replanted in Lake Lowell.
    •  We will continue to seek project ideas to commence in 2017.

Communication Report -Steve Day
    •  Steve has updated website for all current sponsors including Lowrance, MinnKota and Humminbird. Per Tammy, we have signed contracts with all three with reporting requirements. The first deadline for reporting is July 1. All requirements mirror each other including news/media posts, electronic counts, pictures with a respective banner at TIBF events with exception that Lowrance also wants a 3-5 minute video done by Idaho about using the Lowrance products. Tammy is seeking volunteer(s) to make the video.
    •  Steve Day is offering to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites. Annual cost $100. Steve will be sending out his annual invoices for his services.
    •  Members can go to TIBF website for all updates and information.
    •  TIBF members have free ad space available on website.

Tournament Report -Eddie Garcia
    • Eddie advised that the May tournament at Owyhee went well. He has some new ideas for the Brownlee Qualifiers upcoming in August 27-28. He suggested some equipment changes including new weigh sink/table incorporating the new mesh Accu Cull weigh-bags, back-up scales in addition to our current scale (dried out our scale and is now working) and a top five leader board. Tammy will order weigh slips. Eddie also would like to have a generator backup in case of scales batter failure. He has ordered a power supply cord for current scale. He also suggested that we add a big fish to non-boater side and $100 option Boaters, $50 non-boaters. These could be discussed for 2017 season. Will likely add Big Fish for Co-Angler at Brownlee tournaments.
    • American Northwest Outdoors tournaments was cancelled and will hopefully be back next year.
    • National travel funds: Discussion tabled pending additional time to research how funds will be gathered and disbursed now that both State Qualifier fisherman and club fisherman are able to fish Semi-Finals to compete at Nationals.

Old Business:
    •2016 Military Tournament-Tournament will be held at CJ Strike, Sunday, July 17, 2016. Scott Lepka will be contacting military personnel to fish with volunteer boaters. He advises he can readily recruit enough personel for as many as 15-17 boats. There will be two military folks per boat. Plaques for top 3 finishing boats plus plaque for big fish will be awarded. Tammy will also work on T-Shirts to be handed out all who participate in the tournament. The tournament is held on Sunday the day following the Magic Valley BM tournament on Saturday. Any interest boater can contact Scott at (850)499-6119 to sign up as a boater volunteer. For more information, go to, The Idaho Bass Federation and Idaho Bass Community FB pages.

New Business:
    •Tammy is seeking a volunteer to make a 3-5 minute video about using Lowrance products.  TIBF Meeting: Next TIBF Monthly Meeting will be held July 21, 2016, at Canyon Marine, Nampa.

Meeting adjourned 8:25 pm
Submitted by Bobbie Littlefield

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