Puyallup Hawg Hunters
April 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes



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Meeting called to order: 7:14 PM

Tips & Tactics: Eric Hills talked about using small swimbaits for catching bass. He brought several with him to demonstrate their versatility including but not limited to the standard swimbait jig head, weedless weighted hook, under spins, swim jigs, football heads, swing heads and even fishing them on a dropshot.  Eric favors the Keitech swimbaits however there are many good ones on the market. Eric chose Mark to present tips & Tactics next month.

Conservation Report: Mark mentioned a possible opportunity for a conservation project on Lake Kapowsin but he is waiting for more information so this was just a heads up otherwise there was nothing to report.

Tournament Report: We had 19 boats turn out for the annual Lake Sammamish open. The largemouth were definitely a big factor. Greg Johnson and John Kinssies brought 20.95 pounds of them to the scales for the win. Travis and Justin caught 18.05 lbs of largemouth for second place. 

We had 26 boats the next day for the first club tournament of the year. While largemouth did play a role it was the bronzbacks that reign supreme this day. Dwayne Lyons won win a 12.95 bag of smallmouth. Good job Dwayne.

The upcoming tournament scheduled for April 29-30 on Lake Roosevelt has been moved to Lake Chelan due to low water levels on Roosevelt.  Make your accommodations accordingly.  The launch site will be at the city park in Manson. Charity is looking at some rental properties that could accommodate several people/boats so contact her with any question about that. She also suggested checking with VRBO.com for other rental options.

Federation Report: Ryan spoke about his experience at the National Championships on Table Rock Lake. Ryan had a great experience and learned a lot and has some great ideas for the club.

Charity advised that the federation is looking to make some changes to the qualifier format. There will be a meeting at the jamboree on Sat. night and they need a representative from each club there. There will be a vote on those changes at the jamboree awards presentation. There was some discussion which was cut short due to time constraints.

New Business: mark mentioned that the club officers got together a few weeks ago to discuss out budget with the rising cost of tournament permits and federation dues. We were looking for a way to earn money to continue to operate day to day expenses and well as support our anglers who fish the state team with the vision of one day being able to fully fund them. A proposal to change they bylaws was made that would add a small tournament fee for each club tournament. The fee would be $5 for club members and $10 for non-members or guest (nonmember being anyone not current with club dues) over the age of 16. The idea was well received. A vote will be taken at the next scheduled club meeting.

Mark mentioned that there was poor club participation at the last Limitout Seminar. As a club sponsor he encouraged us utilize them when possible to shop locally so we do not lose their support. Also when you do shop there make sure your on their email list of join their Facebook page to be included in their notification of such events.

Old Business: Nothing new or rather old to report.

Meeting adjourned: 8:35PM

No raffle as Hoss was not present.