The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm
Special Guest: Keone Omega
Big Fish: No claim
Program activity: None
Tips Tactics and Techniques: Dwayne Lyons was
absent and is on the hook for next month. In
Dwayne’s absence Frank White gave tips on hand
lotions and skin crème to improve the texture and
appearance of club members skin.
Minutes: not read
Treasurers report: Checking - $1234.28,
Savings - 701.09, Deposit - $428.00, Petty Cash -
$240, Total - $2603.37
Conservation Report: Russ Kroeker talked
about soft plastic baits and their effect on the
environment. He cited a couple of studies that have
been done on the matter and referenced those
interested to Bass masters website for more
information. We urge club members not to discard any
plastics into our waters. Please keep a zip-lock bag
to store your old plastics and bring them in to the
club meeting. There are several members that would
be happy to take your old plastic and melt it down
to pour new baits. Aaron also mentions that there is
another bill coming up in Washington to attempt to
ban lead weights (AGAIN). We will announce new
information as it becomes available.
Tournament report: Lake Washington Open had
17 boats. The raffle went well as did the weigh-ins.
The club had plenty of helpers that kept things
running smoothly. We look forward to next year and
hope for more attendance. Lake Washington Club
tournament standings were recapped.
Fishing Report: half a dozen people reported
that fishing has been picking up on several lakes.
To break it down, the water is warming up all around
the state and the fishing is starting to get good.
Safety Committee: no report
Federation Report: Travis Archer might not be
able to attend the qualifier as a boater pending his
boat repair. (word is his lower unit went out on
lake wa). If you are registered for the qualifiers
as a non-boater and currently own a boat we would
ask for you to please go as a boater so our club can
field a 10 man team. The Federation has decided to
replace the scholarship tournament with a “Making
the Dream” tournament. This decision was made based
on the fact that the scholarship was not being used
and was very difficult to give away due to the
conditions of acceptance. Also the TBF State
qualifier entry fees have been raised to $300.
New Business: The proposed change to the
II Section III Membership Dues was
passed. We no longer have a $10 late fee and the new
member fee was raised to $65 to cover the cost of
FLW and TBF registration. Article
II Section III Membership now
reads “Membership dues shall be $95.00 annually,
payable by the October meeting of the calendar year.
New members will pay $65 initially.”
Old Business: N/A
Raffle: Raffle was held by Tim Griswold.
New member: Keone Omega, assigned buddy Tim