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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF September monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00 p.m. at J&H Sales and Marine(office), Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Steve Day-Communications; Tammy Shuyler-Secretary/Treasurer; Tom Horrace-Snake River Bassmasters; Phone-Davahn Sensourghino-Idaho Bassmasters

(each attendee receives drawing ticket)


Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Minutes approved
  • Treasurer Report covered
  • Approved Youth travel lodging expense $52.50 Brian Ashton
  • Thank You Note from McFee Family for $100 Survivor Fund payment to Curtis McFee Family
  • Flowers sent to Howard Davis, Howard Tackle Shoppe, for recent hospitalization and recovery.

Youth Report-Brian Ashton(Bruce reported in Brianís absence)

  • David Ashton and Jake Beahm won Youth Regional event in Utah.
  • David Ashton has sold 30 Solar Bat pair of glasses to date for TIBF Youth funds.
  • Future planning TIBF Youth Championship-Brian will draft 2013 Youth TIBF Championship rules and guidelines and is seeking all feedback and input.He will share initial draft for review in advance of October Board meeting.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones(Bruce reported in Steveís absence)

  • Lake Lowell CCCP planning meeting-Nothing new to report. No meeting has been scheduled.
  • Scyler advises nothing new to report on Minidoka.
  • Lowrance Book-Steve Jones is seeking photos accompanied by bullet point summaries.Deadline is Spring, 2013. A $500 Lowrance product will be awarded to State with best presentation.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Steve Day is offering to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites. Annual cost $100.  
  • 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 updates-North and South Qualifiers will be finished the last weekend of September. South Qualifier will be held at Cascade Res. launching at Blue Heron ramp.Launch moved due to low water level.North Qualifier will be held on Hayden Lake September 29-30.
  • TIBF State Team will be announced upon completion of State Qualifiers. Bruce currently predicts following numbers from each Division:South-7; North-3; East-2

Old Business

  • Scales of Justice Update-There are currently 29 boats signed up with 35 kids.
  • Cabelas Fishing Derby-TIBF will not be participating due to multiple other event schedule conflicts.
  • Fish and Game Wildlife Summit-Tammy and Mark Roberts monitored the three day event online.Attendees were encouraged to participate in voting online as well as listen to speakers.There were several key speakers including F&G Director, Virgil Moore; Jim Posewitz of the Hunters Institute; Toni Hardesty of the Nature Conservancy; Mike Manfredo of Colorado State Univ.; Shane Mahoney of the Conservation Force.Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore advises all the input obtaining from the Summit will be summarized and released for public review in the coming months.
  • Snake River Bassmasters and Buffalo Wild Wings event-BWW who sponsored the SRB by matching funds delivered the check to SRB Youth Fund. Once again Bruce commended the SRB club for establishing this local business as a sponsor.
  • Bruce is working on a TIBF procedure manual.He is seeking feedback and any additional information to be added to the roughdraft sent out in previous emails.Steve Day will research availability of publishing the manual on the TIBF website.
  • 2013 Officer Election update-To date, the following members have expressed their intent to run for State officer positions:Scyler Hill and Larry Burton, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer only.Davahn Sensourghino is running for President.Additional interested members should contact Bruce.Nominations are open thru to October meeting and voting will be completed at the November meeting.Officers will take over TIBF duties January 1.
  • Steve Day noted that the Idaho State Fishing regulations are currently under review with amendments being considered including fish limits.


New Business

  • Scyler updated group on the Wounded Warrior Tournament recently sponsored and held by the Magic Valley Bassmasters.This first ever tournament and they had nine volunteer boats with nine warriors.It is planned to make this an annual event.
  • Major event scheduling meeting November 1, 2012, 7pm.Location is Cabelas meeting room in Boise location. It will be determined if teleconference can be made available.
  • Cabela Sponsor update-Sage, our current contact at Cabelas, is leaving the Boise for out of state job promotion.
  • Cabelas Youth seminars have been cancelled due to lack of youth participation.
  • TIBF 2013 Annual Banquet planning-Bruce will contact John Burrow, Canyon Marine, for help in coordinating and selecting Guest Speaker as done in 2012.
  • Dworshak Reservoir-There is some thoughts about completing a conservation project at Dworshak in collaboration with the Fish and Game.Bruce will report back after his initial contacts are made to determine if this would be a viable TIBF conservation project.
  • Dry Creek Open-Again another success this year with many happy participants.There was some discussion about the weigh-in system which was much more sophisticated than typical and developed by members of the Magic Valley BM.One point that was mentioned was Fish and Game attended the weigh-in.While there, they were completing a sampling of oxygen levels in weigh bags.In many instances, oxygen levels were too low to maintain optimum fish health.It is determined that we will continue to support and monitor efforts to improve weigh-in conditions and minimize, and hopefully, eliminate, fish mortality upon release following the tournament.

Meeting adjourned 8:10 p.m.

Submitted by Tammy Shuyler

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