February 9, 2011 Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  No one claimed the big fish pot.  Special guests were Chris Kelso, Sean Flaherty and Anthony Douglas.

Program Activity:  There was no program activity.  Sean Flaherty will be coming in for the March meeting and talking about his Physical Therapy Practice which deals in only sports related injuries and what he can do or recommend to us as fishermen.

Tips,Tactics and Techniques: Frank White talked about how much confidence he has gained in the past few years when it comes to fishing for large mouth and what has helped.  A big thing for him was changing his gear from his line ,rods ,reels and baits.  Everything he was using was too small so he went up in size, especially with his rods and line size.  He also talked about switching up your baits.  For example, switching from a jig and trailer to maybe just something as simple as a Texas Rigged Beaver. Also paying attention to boat position and the way your bait hits the water.  Wayne  Bailey is up for March.

 The raffle results will be reported in March.

Treasurerís Report:  Wayne Bailey  reported a balance of $1811.56 with $433 from the Banquet Raffle not included.

The December minutes as posted on the Internet were approved.

Conservation Report:  No Report.

Federation Report: The Federation meeting is coming up in March.  The team for the club will be finalized at March meeting.

Tournament Report: The club will be asking for volunteer help for the Sammamish Open at the March meeting.

Fishing Report:  Lake Washington has been good with football heads and drop shots in 30 to 60 feet.

Safety: Be safe and always wear life jackets and make sure to take a change of clothes in boat during winter months in case anything unexpected happens.

Old Business: There will be a jig pour at Wayne Baileys house on Saturday 3/12/11.  BYOB.

New Business:  Ron Ryan will be taking over as Sponsor Director for the club.  Dwayne Lyons was voted in as a regular member.  Dez has offered a 40% discount to anyone interested in buying a Dobyns rod.  The discount is good for one rod only.  Now available at Auburn Sports and Marine.  Chris and Dez are looking for a money donation for their trip to Nickajack for the Federation Championship.   This will be a very expensive trip.  Thanks for any help.

Klutz nominations: None