Meeting Minutes

2024

JANUARY

COMING SOON

2023

JANUARY

1) 2023 Regular Season schedule released. All dates are published on the website.

    - Only AOY events planned

    - Opens are not scheduled yet. Need to talk to CPW about live weigh

    - Focused on Kansas

     - 1 out of state license

     - Most confidence in lakes having water


2) BOD meeting held. Beside the scheduling of the season, the following

items were discussed. Many are still in discussion and we would like your input


    - Membership Drive.

         How are we going to promote the club this year?

          How do we enhance the angler experience to keep the members signing up in subsequent years.

         Our foundation is a learning club for anglers just being introduced to tournament fishing. We can't lose             sight of this.

            

    -  Social Media presence.

         Our website is adequate.

          We have limited updates on Facebook

         We have no presence on Twitter or Instagram

          Luke Davidson is going to take on as a project


       - Rules

         Our club rules are outdated and in need of updates

         The BOD is reviewing until 1/31/23.

         We are going to request the membership review in February 2023


        - Challenges for 2023

         Low water and making changes close to tournament time.

         CPW restrictions on Pueblo

         

         - Fundraisers

         Our Opens are at risk due to restrictions of live weigh tournaments

         Still no hot dog sales

         Need new ideas

         Need a couple of volunteers to champion


3) Sportsmen Expo - We have a table at the Discount Tackle booth. Contact Howard Binkley for times if you want to volunteer


4) STQT update - Top 3 boater & 3 co anglers will qualify for the nationals, representing Colorado

    Qualifiers 4 - 13 will make up the State Team and fish the regionals. Top boater and co     angler for Colorado at the regional will qualify for the nationals. 


5) Volunteer BOD roles for 2023

     Tournament Director - Howard Binkley

     Conservation - Justin Apfel

     Juniors - Open. Looking for a volunteer

     Community Liaison - Tom Grace

FEBRUARY

1) DBM 2022 Banquet on 2/25

     - Maggiano's Tech Center

        - $40 per person

        - Sign up on link that has been emailed to the club

 

2) Cast for Kids - Guest Speaker Chris

     - Event on 7/29 @ Chatfield

-       Registration will start in May

-       For more information, go to the Cast for Kids website

 

3) STQT Update - Mark Warren

        - Sign ups are now open at the CBN website

        - You must be a member in good standing with DBM ie. Signed up and paid for 2023

     - Entry fees are paid to DBM. DBM will submit all at once to CBN

     - Make sure your BASS membership is current through 2023

 

4) Tournament Director update - Howard Binkley

        - Most tournament dates are set with permits for 2023

     - Still waiting on Horsetooth permit for 5//20

 

5) Conservation Update - Justin Apfel

     - Launching a plastic soft baits recycling program

        - Bring your used baits to any tournament or DBM meeting

        - Sponsored by Big Baits

 

        - Launching a fluorocarbon / mono line recycling program

        - Bring your used lines to any tournament or DBM meeting

        - Sponsored by Berkeley

 

-       For more information, go to the Conservation page of our website

 

6) Junior's Update –

        - Announced Cliff Purslow will be leading this year

        - He will be reaching out to members in coordination for 2023

 

-       For more information, go to the Junior’s page of our website

 

 

7) Sportsman’s Expo

     - Thanks to those that participated

     - Overall a positive experience

 

8) Club rules

     - Will be posted online to club members by Sat Feb 4th

     - Will take any feedback through Feb 28th

     - Feedback will be discussed at March meeting

     

9) Club membership 2023

     - 28 members so far

     - 16 boaters, 6 co anglers, 6 will fish either

     - Discussed allowing solo boaters  if we don’t attract more non-boaters

-       Strong in favor but will revisit in March


MARCH

1) Introductions of new members / juniors

 

2)   BPS 3/18 - 3/19 Spring Fishing classic

    - Need volunteers for Hot Dog sales, Juniors Orientation, Fishing Pond

    - Register online. Email with link has been sent out

 

3) 2023 Rules feedback - Cliff

    - Safety / Kill switch. Voted and approved

    - Front deck during events. Reviewed and aligned

    - Draw protocol, Reviewed and aligned

-          More feedback given, Extending review to 4/12/23

 

4) STQT

    - Deadline for pre registration is 3/13/23. Can enter late up till the morning of the tournament

-          As of 3/1, 30 boaters 19 co’s    22 are from DBM

 

5) Reflections on the 2022 Banquet

Had 25 .members and guests attend. Last 2 years down about 40%. Need to consider

changes for next year.

 

6) Signups are now being taken for DBM tournament #1 @ Pueblo on 4/22

    - Must be a member of DBM

-          Draw will take place at the DBM April Meeting

 

7) St Croix rod raffle 

 

8) April meeting will be the second Wednesday, April 12th, due to STQT

 

9) Conservation update - Justin

 

10) Junior's update – Cliff

      - First Junior’s event is at Liberty Springs on 4/15

 

11) Treasurer's Update – Gord


APRIL

DBM Meeting 4/12/23 Meeting notes.

Meeting started at 6:07 PM

·         Introduced 4 new members at their first-time meeting.

·         Reviewed and thanked everyone for their efforts at the hot dog sale. We netted over $1900 for the weekend.

·         Possum Kingdom Recap.

o We were able to go around the room and had Luke on the phone so everyone could share their stories.

·         Jeremiah went over some of the co-angler best practices.

·         The subject of the $30.00 boat fee came up, it’s still in place as of now. But can be brought to the table if needed.

·         Rule Changes

o Went over the published rule changes, some discussion points were brought up, but everyone was for the changes as nobody suggested any new changes ahead of time.

·         Mega Bucks is still a points tournament, no change from last year.

·         The question was brought up about boaters competing against boaters and Co’s verses Co’s. The payouts would change drastically, and it was suggested that the person bringing it up complete a write-up for further discussion in the future.

·         Conservation

o Justin brought up the current project on a lake in Broomfield where the CPW is going to drain the lake and looking for a home for the fish.  Curtis mentioned Clay Carlson who was a big junior’s supporter to replenish his ponds after a mishap there.

o So far Justin has 10 pounds to soft baits to turn in, need 50 pounds to send in.

o Justin is also looking at options for a clean up day. He will keep us posted.

·         Juniors Event

o We went over the schedule for Liberty Springs on the 15th. We went over what the volunteers should be expecting.

·         We had the draw for Pueblo, we currently have 5 draw outs on the co- angler side. Briefly went over a few rules and locations. The rules will be sent out the everyone involved prior to the tournament. Copies will be available at the meeting the morning of the tournament. We currently have 16 boats and the possibility of more.

·         Jeremiah had the rod raffle; the winner was not in attendance and Jeremiah will be in contact with him.

·         The meeting convened at 7:45 PM


JUNE


1) Horsetooth results : Congrats to Travis Sneith on the win.


2) Junior's Update - Cliff

    - Recap of Liberty Springs on 5/6. We had 32 participants

    - Request for boaters on 6/17 at Donovan's


3) TBF Update - Howard

Only 4 boaters for the entire state. 


4) Cast for Kids

    - Horsetooth event on 6/3. Howard , Jeremiah, and Tai attended

    - Chatfield event on 7/29. Sign ups are open for boaters and shore anglers


5) Warriors Event at Donovan's 5/27 Recap: Had 20+ boaters with lots of quality fish caught


6) Catch Rate event on Chatfield on 6/14. Nate from Tightlines Outdoor joined us for the meeting to promote 

     the events. DBM is co-sponsoring the follwoing event


    - JJ Branson night 6/14

    -  Youth night 7/19\


7) Norton tournament update


8) Conservation Update

    - Quincy Lake Clean Up on Sun July 23rd 7:30 am - 11:30 am 


9) Chatfield Night Draw

    - Sat 6/24 from 4:00 pm - 12:00 am


JULY

DBM Meeting notes from July 5. 2023

Meeting started at 7:00 PM

Reviewed the Norton Results.

Reviewed the Chat#eld Night tournament results.

Catch Rate JJ’s Memorial tournament.

o We had a great turnout of DBM members. Over 60

people participated in the bass #eld. The deal for this

was if you beat JJ’s largest #sh of 18.5 inches, it was

worth an additional $250.00. Reichard Crine and his

son-in-law came in #rst and second with 18 and a

quarter inch.

o But they took home some nice winnings.

With the same Catch Rate tournament, Nate is holding a

kid’s night on July 19

th

. We need boaters willing to take kids

#shing. More details to follow.

Justin had an event at Quincy Res. On July 23

rd

. Starting at

7:30 in the morning until 11:00 or so. We are going to walk

Quincy to clean up the shoreline. If you’re participating, we

get free entry into the parking lot. Need volunteers.

o Also, Justin is about to send his #rst load of old soft

baits and line in to be reprocessed. Thanks for

everyone’s help that has brought in old baits and line.

You can get on our site to sign up.

July 29

th

is the date for the inaugural Kast for Kids on

Chat#eld. Again, we need boats willing to take kids #shing

for the morning. Free entry into the park for those

participants, Chris will be getting more information closer to

the date. You can get on the Kat website and sign up for this

event as well. They are launching from the South ramp at

Chat#eld. August 12th

is the date for Ft. Carson Kids Day. More

information to follow on this event.

Juniors’ events, we need to locate more #shing locations.

The group had several suggestions to investigate.

o Swift Ponds / Willow Springs

o Chuck had a place outside Loveland that he was going

to investigate.

o Howie has a place outside of Loveland as well.

o And the ponds at Chat#eld were mentioned.

We need to get more locations lined up and our

options are dwindling. If you have a good spot,

please get in touch with either Cli> Purslow or

Howard Binkley.

Randy Moyer won the rod ra?e after his con@ict with his dog

on July 4

th

.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15.


SEPTEMBER

1) Cedar Bluff is this weekend

 

2) Do we want to make MegaBucks a live weigh tournament ? Discussed and tabled to Oct

 

3) In person attendance for draw's. Very important for later in the season to avoid pairing conflicts

 

4) Discuss STQT time of the year. Please respond to CBN survey

 

5) Conservation Updates ( From Justin, he will not be in attendance )

 

- Working with Big Bite Baits to ship out the soft plastics. Should be shipping off in the   

   next week or two. 

            - Shipping off our first box of line this week. 

            - Remind people to continue to bring soft plastics and line to meetings. 

            - I will be collecting soft plastics and line at the upcoming tournaments.

 

6)  Juniors Nationals Update from 8/19. Event was successful

 

7)  Ft Carson Kids Day from 8/12 . Event was successful

 

8) Fishing Has No Boundaries Event 9/18 at Pueblo. Look up online if interested

 

9) Board Meeting discussions in August – Mostly discussed ways to increase participation

 

10) St Croix rod raffle. $5 per ticket. Raffle in Nov

 

11) DBM branded hats. For members, 1 hat $10.

 

12) Pueblo draw


1) Cedar Bluff is this weekend

 

2) Do we want to make MegaBucks a live weigh tournament ? Discussed and tabled to Oct

 

3) In person attendance for draw's. Very important for later in the season to avoid pairing conflicts

 

4) Discuss STQT time of the year. Please respond to CBN survey

 

5) Conservation Updates ( From Justin, he will not be in attendance )

 

- Working with Big Bite Baits to ship out the soft plastics. Should be shipping off in the   

   next week or two. 

            - Shipping off our first box of line this week. 

            - Remind people to continue to bring soft plastics and line to meetings. 

            - I will be collecting soft plastics and line at the upcoming tournaments.

 

6)  Juniors Nationals Update from 8/19. Event was successful

 

7)  Ft Carson Kids Day from 8/12 . Event was successful

 

8) Fishing Has No Boundaries Event 9/18 at Pueblo. Look up online if interested

 

9) Board Meeting discussions in August – Mostly discussed ways to increase participation

 

10) St Croix rod raffle. $5 per ticket. Raffle in Nov

 

11) DBM branded hats. For members, 1 hat $10.

 

12) Pueblo draw


DECEMBER



OCTOBE!R

DBM Club Meeting notes for 10-4-2023

The meeting started at 7:08 PM with 22 in attendance.

·         We still have DBM hats for sale, the first purchase for an active club member is $10.00. Additional hats will be $20.00 to cover the cost of the hats for the club. Reach out to Jeremiah if you wish to purchase a hat or he will have them at the next meeting.

·         St. Croix rod raffle will be drawn at next months meeting.

·         Jeremiah went over the Pueblo results. I’ve attached that file.

·         Tai Vadhana had a proposal that was sent to the board that initiated a new member mentor program. This idea was well received and will be initiated in future meetings of the board.

·         Board members at large and standing board members are up for renewal. Nominees for at large members and existing board position will be taken and voted on at next month’s meeting. More information to follow.

·         Next year the board will address the separate co angler and boater side for future tournaments. We need to look at the payouts, AOY, etc. This will be taken into consideration at the next board meeting.

·         AOY will be determined after the Wilson Mega Bucks tournament. Jeremiah did notice that the points have dramatically increased over the last few years for this achievement.

·         Harry Chang gave a very good presentation on drop shotting. Harry went through the various baits, hooks rods, rod design and line choices. Harry has been using a few manufactures in Japan for baits, etc. I’m sure Harr wouldn’t mind sharing if you want to reach out to Harry.

·         Jeremiah is working on the cabin occupation at Hells Creek at Wilson. He will reach out to those on the list and determine who is with who.

·         We discussed the suggested lakes for the 2024 State Qualifier. We were asked to suggest 2 lakes from each club. Our suggestions were the following.

o    Tenkiller in NE Oklahoma / 12 votes

o    Texoma on the Oklahoma Texas Border received 2 votes.

o    Possum Kingdom in north central Texas received 14 votes.

o    Table Rock in SW Missouri received 1 vote.

o    Quachita in central Arkansas received 1 vote.

So, the two lakes we will submit to will be Tenkiller and Possum Kingdom again.

·         The meeting concluded at 8:30.


NOVEMBER

Coming soon

DECEMBER

1) Results of the 11/12 Open`. Jeremiah Hofstetter / Ethan Foster

2) Result of the BOD vote 2024 ( See attached graphs )

Great club engagement with 45 members casting votes

     a) Jeremiah - President

     b) Mark - Vice President

     c) Gord - Treasurer

     d) Cliff - Secretary

     e) Howard Wong - At Large

     f) Tai Vadahana - At Large

     g) Aaron Shenk - At Large

3) Result of 2024 Travel Lakes

The top 3  ( in order ) were Mac, Norton, Cedar Bluff

4) Announcement for the Juniors 2024 season. Cliff is looking for members

that want to help. We are running two formal divisions this year

    a) Junior Bassmaster's 8-14

    b) Front Range High School team 15 - 18

5) Registration for the DBM 2024 will open this Friday

    a) Ask the top 10 to all register immediately.

    b) Ask all others to sign up ASAP ( we need 16 by the end of Dec for CBN voting rights )

    c) Club dues in 2024 will remain at $85

6) MoY 2023 - Howard Binkley

7) Banquet Update. Date is 2/24/24.   Voted for Taco Bar. Will be held at Lariat Lodge Brewery in Littleton.

8) Tentative 2024 schedule pending permit approval

Apr 27th  Pueblo

May 18th McConaughey

June 8th – 9th   Cedar Bluff

June 22nd    Pueblo

Aug 24th-25th Norton

Sep 21st   Horsetooth / Pueblo

Oct 12th - 13th Megabucks McConaughey

2022

JANUARY

1) New Members. Cristian D joined the club for 2022


2) Live meetings / banquet   With current pandemic conditions, we will continue Zoom meetings only.

We do have an offer from Twin Peaks at Arapahoe Rd and I25 to host our monthly meetings. Some

concerns have been raised based on their business model. BPS still wants to support our meetings,

but conditions as must get better. We were planning a 2021 banquet but have put that on hold at this time.


3) Volunteer committees - Initial assignment are as follow...

    - Juniors    Jeff Gombos

    - Conservation   Rich Crine

    - CBN  Mark Warren

    - Rules  Looking for a volunteer


4) Member of the Year for 2021 is Cliff Purslow. Congrats

5) A motion was made to make Megabucks a points event for AOY. This was proposed to encourage more participation in Megabucks.. A vote will be coordinated in January with the membership.

6) STQT Coordination. We are starting coordination of DBM participation for the  STQT on June 12th-June 18th at Lake Oahe in South Dakota. We will send out an initial signup form to identify those who want to participate, identify participants that need partners, and assist in coordination for accommodations.

7) A tackle pack was given away to participants. Congrats Justin Apfel

FEBRUARY

Zoom Link Replay of the Meeting


1)    Welcome Jason Brown as a new member of DBM

 

2) STQT Update

     - Signups will start in Feb/Mar

     - We have  two DBM members looking to go as  co-anglers. If

           there are any boaters looking for travel partners, let Cliff know

     - Already have ~12 DBM teams tentatively committed

 

3) First event of the year is the Ice Breaker Open on Sat Mar 25th.

   

Signups will start Mar 1st

 

4)Who wants to be part of the core team to review the rules/ bylaws ?

 

Howard B, Cliff, Jeremiah so far….

 

5) Results of AOY points awarded for Megabucks

Yes 20 votes, No 9 votes. Megabucks will now be a AOY points event.

 

6) Alabama Rig. Discussion for use in 2022

 

We discussed two options. 1) Continue to dis-allow per BASS rules or 2) Adopt state

regulations for their use. For instance, Colorado has a three hook maximum. We decided

to allow discussion among the membership through February and we will have a vote in March.

 

To hear the discussion, please click on the Zoom Meeting replay link at the top of

these minutes.

 

7) Gene Campbell of Roman’s Warriors Foundation was a guest speaker.

 

Roman’s https://www.romanswarriorfoundation.org/ is an organization that

coordinates therapy trips for first responders ,gold star families, and military vets.

Looking to network with DBM for volunteer opportunities throughout Colorado. To

get more information, contact Gene at gcampbellfishing@gmail.com

 

8) TBF Update from Howard Binkley

 

No qualifiers this year. Colorado is in a division by itself. You can sign up for TBF

in 2022 and automatically qualify for the regional on Oct 1st and 2nd at Pueblo. Winner

of the regional gets an invite to the TBF National. Contact Howard Binkley for more

information.

9) Tackle Packs were given away. Congrats to Jon S and Ramsey

MARCH


1) New member check. No new members joined the call.

 

2) Ice Breaker Open signups are open

        - Sat March 26th

        - You pick your partner or can fish solo

        - Entry is $250 

        - 20 boats guarantee's $2,000 for first place

        - Live weigh tournament

 

3) DBM#1 Pueblo April 16th 

        - Signups start 3/2

        - Must be registered with DBM for 2022

        - $40 to enter

        - Draw format / Card tournament

        - Draw to be held 4/6

        - To be in the draw, must be entered, and paid, by 6:00 pm 4/6

        - Wait list only after draw

 

4) DBM#2 Wilson April 30th - May 1st 

     - Signups start 3/2

     - Must be registered with DBM for 2022

     - $60 to enter

     - Draw format / Card tournament

     - Draw to be held 4/6

     - To be in the draw, must be entered, and paid, by 6:00 pm 4/6

     - Wait list only after draw

 

5) STQT Signups are now open.

        - To signup, go to the Colorado Nation Bass Nation website

        - You pick your travel and practice partner

        - You must be a member in good standing with DBM for 2022

        - Payment for the tournament is made to DBM

                - $225 to enter

                - $30 Big Bass option 

        - If you need help finding a travel partner, let Cliff know

 

6) Live meeting updates. Looking for a location

 

7) Alabama Rig discussion. Vote to be published on use.

 

8) TBF Update - Howard Binkley

 

9) Juniors Update - Curt Welch. Dates are to be determined, Cliff to publish a calendar to help Curtis plan the season. Justin Apfel and Gabe Dubois volunteered their support.

 

10) Congrats to Ramsey Romanin for qualifying for the National Championship in 2023. We won’t hold it against him it was for the state of Utah. We claim Ramsey as ours and wish him nothing but success in his journey.

 

11) Justin Apfel did a presentation on tying jigs

12) Announced sponsorship by Boat Juice. Use discount code 5150 Fishing to get 10% off

https://shopboatjuice.com/ 

JULY

Meeting notes from the July 6th meeting

 

·Jeremiah went over the State Team results. DBM did bring home the club trophy this year. The following guys make the team and if I missed anyone, I apologize. They don’t have all of the results online yet.

o   Mark Warren

o   Casey Welch

o   Ramsey Romaine

o   Andrew Bowman

o   Tai Hunt

o   Luke Davidson

o   Richard Crine

Congratulations to all who qualified.

Tournament rescheduling / Jeremiah and HB

· We are trying to reserve October the 8th for a reschedule of Horsetooth. I’ll keep everyone posted on the outcome of this.

· We are looking to move the Pueblo Night tournament o Boyd Lake. I’m in the process of checking with Boyd on availability and potential dates. We are trying to get in late July or August.

·Chatfield is plan B if needed. We can get on Chatfield on August 20th or 28th.

·However, Boyd is the preferred lake now.

Ft. Carson Kids Day / August 13th / Pueblo / Jeremiah

· We need boaters for this event. Due to scheduling conflicts with other clubs in the state, we could run short of boats. The size of the boat doesn’t matter, they will pair you up to suit your boat size and be legal.

·         To sign up for the event, just go to the Colorado Bass Nation web site to get signed up.

·         If you’re a non-boater and want to help, they can use helpers with cooking, distributing the gifts for the kids etc.

·         The start time will most likely be around 8AM on the 13th.

·         The event will take place at the North Marina ramp on Pueblo.

·         More information to follow.

Juniors Program / Curtis Welch

·         Curtis has set up a date of July 23rd for Donovan’s Pond to a junior’s tournament.

·         Curtis is expecting 12 to 15 kids.

·         Please get in touch with Curtis if you can attend.

·         These generally go for a few hours in the morning.

·         Curtis will get more detail out soon.

Cliff update

·         Cliff is doing fine after the first knee replacement. He had a few complications that were worked out. He is currently going through PT, which is never a fun time, but he is doing well. And he’ll probably be upset that I put this in the notes. Oh well.

Tournament suggestions /HB

·         To make our tournaments run as smooth as possible, I’m open for any suggestions. This year has been tough regarding weather and participation. With gas at its current level, its not a cheap venture to go to. So, with that said, we are trying to make everything run as smooth as possible and if you have any suggestions, I will ask that you send me your suggestions in an email, and I’ll do what I can to work with it.

·         We have new scales this year, which was a plus, and with the breaks we have had so far this year, I’m just trying to make the tournaments run smooth and enjoyable. Thanks HB



AUGUST

Meeting notes from the August 3rd Meeting

1) Discussion around reschedule of night tournament to 8/27 at Boyd

    - Why move to Boyd. Limited options to get the tournament in

    - Why 4:00 pm - 12:00am > BOD vote. Will discuss more for 2023

    - Draw will be held one week before on Zoom   3 boaters, 4 non's signed up

     Agreed to put a survey out soliciting feedback from the club for future night events


2) Announcement of rescheduled Horsetooth to 10/8


3) Low water discussion for Mac on 9/10 & 9/11. Backup if we cant fish Mac will be Cedar Bluffs, KS


4) Mac results from 7/9 Congrats to Gabe DuBois for his first club win


5) Juniors Event on 7/23. Successful at Donovan's Many fish caught, good time had by all


6) Three draws at the September meeting

    - Lake Mac 9/10  Draw will be August 31st on a Zoom call

    - Pueblo 9/24  Draw will be September 7th at club meeting

    - Horsetooth 10/8  Draw will be September 28th on a Zoom call


7) Fort Carson Kids Day on 8/13. Still need about 5 more boats. Please sign

    up on the CBN website. Email sent out with the registration link


8) STQT 2024

    - Being held in March 2023

    - Need 3 - 5 lakes nominated.. Take into consideration distance, time of year, accommodations, etc.. Lakes nominated and online vote is active through 8/10  

    - Fees will be raised next year to offset rising costs. Ok with it.

    - Are you willing to pay a higher entry fee if there are payouts ? Yes was the consensus

    - Are there any other recommendations or suggestions to improve the event ?

    - We need a 2nd rep for DBM on the CBN committee. Any volunteers ? Casey Welch volunteered




·        



SEPTEMBER

DBM Meeting minutes from 9-7-22

 

Reviewed the results from the Boyd night tournament.

1st. place: Howie Wong, which was Howie’s first win in 17 years. Congrats to Howie for winning on an overall tough night.

2nd place: Gary Schipporeit,

3rd place: Sean Devos

Big Bass went to Howie

Boat Weight went to Jeff Winnicki and Gordon Phair

 

Troy Stenson with TBF came in and gave an update on next years TBF activities and direction.

·         Troy is trying ot get New Mexico in good standings and he’s working on the qualifiers for next year in an effort to get more than 2 people to the next level. In the past it was the top boater and non-boater.

·         This year they have 18 teams fishing Pueblo for the National Qualifier.

·         For those fishing this year’s qualifier, the check in is at 3:00 PM at a pavilion by the south marina.

·         After that they board will meet and discuss replacement possibilities for the 4 open positions on the TBF board.

The CBN board is meeting on Thursday the 8th to set a date for next year’s state qualifier. Locations will be determined later.

Curtis gave an update on the junior’s recent event at Liberty Ponds. The turnout was light at this event. And fishing was slower than usual for this location.

Donovan’s Labor Day weekend event for veterans went well, they had 11 boats participate and everyone caught fish.

Jeremiah received an email from Sara Bronson thanking everyone for their help at the service and to thank everyone for the donations on behalf of DBM. We were able to raise $780 from club donations and the club donated $500 for food and drink at the service. JJ’s dad has a video that he put together of the service and we will make that available for everyone.

We had the Pueblo September 24th draw. That information has been sent out to the participants.

The Horsetooth draw will be held at the October 5th meeting.



OCTOBER


1) Cedar Bluff Results - Congrats to Jason Carpenter

We had 12 anglers complete. 1st and 2nd were separated by less than a pound

 

2) Pueblo Results - Congrats to Jason Carpenter

We had 22 anglers compete.

 

3) STQT 2023 Lake Vote - Casey Welch

The club was presented with 7 lakes to vote on. We had to narrow down

to 3 that would be presented to CBN. They were, as voted on….

-       #1 Tenkiller   10 votes

-       #2 Table Rock   9 votes

-       #3 Possum Kingdom  8 votes

-       #4 Choke Canyon 3 votes

-       #5 Quanchita 1 vote

-       #6 Texoma 0 votes

-       #7 Bull Shoals  0 votes

 

4) Club officer for 2023 nominees at Nov meeting

If you are interested in being an officer of the club, let Jeremiah or Cliff know by 11/1

Positions open include

         - President

         - Vice President

         - Treasurer

         - Secretary

         - At Large (3)

 

5) Megabucks draw

 



NOVEMBER

1) Horsetooth results – Congrats to Jason Carpenter for his 3rd win in a row

 

2) Megabucks results – Congrats to Bobby Martin, figuring out the fish were shallow.

 

3)   AOY , ROY, Top 10 announcement

         AOY – Travis Sneith

         ROY – Jack Wilson

         Top 10

10. Jonathan Sharpe

 

4)   Announcement of STQT 2023 days

         Possum Kingdom in Texas

         Pre-Fish April 1st – 3rd  2023     

         Tournament April 4th – 6th 2023

 

5)  Motion to sponsor Jon Pollock for travel expense to the

     BASS Nation Championship Nov 9 - 11th.  Motion made

  and seconded for $500. Membership voted in favor for

 

6) 2023 Nominees for DBM BOD

        - Nominees BOD

                     President – Jeremiah Hofstetter

                     Vice President – Mark Warren

                     Treasurer – Gordon Phair

                     Secretary – Cliff Purslow

        - Nominees At Large ( 3 positions )

                     Jon Pollock

                     Richard Crine

                     Luke Davidson

        - Nominees 2022 Member of the Year

                     JJ Branson

                     Howard Binkley

                     Jeremiah Hofstetter

 

         A vote will be launched on 11/6 and will be open until 11/30/22

         Results will be announced at the December meeting on 12/7/22

 

7) Future Discussion topics for 2023. 

     - When should we have the Ice Breaker Open ? Think mid to late April

     - Any team tournaments in 2023

     - Night tournament. To have or not to have

     - Fishing in July/Aug. Historically we have avoided due to heat. Some of our more

          more recent successful tournaments have been in these months. Should we consider ?

     - Low water challenges and contingency plans

        - Membership participation

        - Open topics by the membership 

 

8) Denver End of the Year Open 11/5 at Pueblo




2021

JANUARY

2021 Schedule

Including Megabucks

STQT 2021 – Grand Lake, OK Pre-Fish 3/21 Tournament 3/22 – 3/23

STQT 2022 – Hudson. OK Pre-fish 3/24 Tournament 3/25 – 3/26

Central Divisional for 2021 -Milford Lake, KS Tournament 4/21 – 4/23 ** Must Qualify **

DBM #1 – Pueblo 5/1

DBM #2 – Horsetooth 5/15

DBM #3 – Red Willow, NE Pre-Fish 6/11 Tournament 6/12 – 6/13

DBM #4 - Pueblo 8/22 **Night**

DBM #5 – Pueblo 9/11

DBM #6 – Lake Mac, NE Pre-Fish 9/24 Tournament 9/25 – 9/26

Megabucks – Lake Wilson, KS Pre-Fish 10/15 Tournament 10/16 – 10/17

Fundraising

Opens

4/10/20 – Pueblo Big Bucks Icebreaker

11//6/20 – Pueblo Entry fee and payouts TBD

SuperBowl Squares

$5 squares are available now. See email from DBM – Cliff to enter

Other

Decision on the night tournament.

Majority voted to continue.

President Appointed Positions

There are three Board of Director seats for 2021. Taking nominees now. 

Communication Methods

Will continue to communicate the following ways.

Owners are as follow…..

Tournament Results

Currently tracked on Excel.

Will continue to use the Excel spreadsheet. TD will own.

Payment Methods

Need automated way to accept credit cards. Gordan will identify a provider and define a process. 

Scales

Will continue with current scales. 

Must have a minimum of 40 working scales. 

JJ has some for repair / replace.

Get a known good count from JJ .

Place an order to meet the minimum. 

Tournament Payouts and Fees

The following fee and payout were discussed and approved.

Fee's collected from participants

Entry Fees

One Day Tournament - $40

Two Day Tournament - $60

Megabucks - $50

Tournament Allocations (big bass, scales, permits, marketing, etc).

10% of every entry fee will be taken by the club to cover operating expenses.

Megabucks allocation (Put into prize pool for Megabucks) $5 per entrant. 

There is no allocation taken for the Megabucks event itself.

Big Bass

(Paid to the angler with the biggest fish each tournament day)

$4 per entrant - 1 day

$6 per entrant - 2 day (Total pot split between day 1 & day 2 angler)

Boat Weight

(Paid to the boat with the highest total combined weight)

$4 per entrant - 1 day

$6 per entrant - 2 day (Total pot split between day 1 & day 2 boat)

Payouts

Number of boats: 

1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th payout%   

Less than 14: 

50 - 30 - 20

15-19:

47 - 28 - 15 - 10       

20-24:

45 - 25 - 15 - 10 - 5

More than 25:

43 - 23 - 13 - 9 - 7 - 5 

                          

New Membership drive

Expecting another COVID year. Will rely on our website and social media to attract new members. Jeremiah will talk with CBN about updating their website

Automated Forms Move to Microsoft Forms - Done 

Adopt permanently? Eliminate all paper - Done

Megabucks 2020

Discussed splitting between two regular tournaments in 2021 as a side pot.

There are 26 members that qualified for 2020 Megabucks. The total prize pool is $640.

The following option was selected:

Treat as a side payout over the first two DBM tournaments in 2021. The top 3 eligible qualifiers will be paid 50% ($160) - 30% ($96) - 20% ($64) per tournament. The highest combined total between both tournaments will be named as the 2020 Megabucks champion. 

Comments:

You cannot “buy in” for 2020. You must have fished 3 tournaments

There will not be an entry fee for the qualifiers

AOY

Suggested we expand best 4 finishes to all tournaments entered.

Discussed. Opted to continue with the best 4 finishes. 

Expenses for 2021

Discussed buying DBM branded gaiters for all 2021 active members of DBM.

Cost NTE $500 Quoting suppliers. Approved on 12/29

STQT

Discussed having a DBM only meeting to discuss structure, signups, and fee’s.

Will be scheduled for late Feb.

FEBRUARY

New Member Introduction

Two new members introduced themselves during the meeting. Bryan Plyter and Nick Maursin.

STQT Update

Cost $225 for entry, per tournament. $20 Big Bass option available, per tournament. All fees are paid to DBM and will all be remitted at one time to CBN. 

Must be current 2021 member of DBM. Sign up or renew here.

Complete the sign up form, then scan and email to cpurslow@yahoo.com. Texts and pictures cannot be accepted.

Folks looking for travel partners. If you're still looking, make sure Cliff knows. Also post on DBM and CBN Facebook pages your looking.

There will be a Zoom call scheduled for those attending or interested in getting more information on 2/24 @ 7:00 pm.

At-Large BOD Election Results

Congrats to Howard Binkley, Bobby Martin, and Brandon Genova for your election.

Club Bylaws Review 

Last reviewed and revised in 2015. We are going to update over the next few months. Please review the existing on the website and give any feedback to Cliff or Jeremiah. 

Super Bowl Squares

One grid is sold out. Taking signups for the second.

Bomb squares have been added:

Total of 156 squares sold. Winners have been notified. Thanks to the participants and the business sponsors of the bomb squares. 

Updates from Appointed BOD and Liaison's

 


MARCH

STQT update - Mark

29 DBM members going

DBM Meeting held 2/25

Boat ramp for Hudson. Possible site change Look to announcement from CBM

DBM get together to be planned Mar 20th or 21st in OK. Social distance rules apply

        

CBN BOD update    

Brandon Genova is nominated for President. Gary Shipporeit is the incumbent Treasurer. Each Colorado club gets 3 votes from BOD members. Votes will be submitted

the week of March 8th. Jeremiah, Mark, and Bobby Martin will cast the votes

 

TBF Update - Howard Binkley

         Schedule is set. DBM website updated with locations and dates.

 

Junior's Update - Curtis Welch

         Starting to organize. More to follow in the next 30 days

 

April 10th Ice Breaker Open

         Create online entry form - Cliff

         Insurance verifications - Cliff

         What is the prize pool – BOD to decide

           - Entry fee

           - Payouts

         Need to start marketing ASAP - BOD

         Schedule pre-meeting - JJ

         Need Volunteers to run pre fish / post fish activities. Please contact Jeremiah

                   - Check in

                   - Kill switch / live well check

                   - Launch

                   - Collect tokens

                  - Bump and Weigh fish

                          - Tabulate results

         Secure permit - JJ

  

DBM Tournament #1 May 3rd @ Pueblo

         Signup will start on March 10th online only

         To be in the draw, you must be signed up, and paid, by April 5th

                Draw will be held at the April 7th DBM monthly meeting

         Must be an active 2021 member of DBM

    

Automated credit card payments - Gord

             Venmo is being setup. Look for instruction in March.

APRIL

1) State Team recap and DBM members qualified


    29 DBM members attended.        


    2021 Team

    David Flemming

    Casey Welch

    Travis Sneith

    Jeremiah Hofstetter

    Andrew Bowman

    Heath Anderson

    Gary Shipporeit

    Randy Moyer 


    2022 Team

    Vershaun  Tolliver

    Bryan Plyter

    Gabe DuBois   ( winner of the tournament on the co-angler side )

    Nick Maursin

    Justin Apfel

    Jon Pollock

    Cliff Purslow

    Randy Moyer

    

2) Fishing licenses expired on 3/31. Make sure you secure your new 2021 license


3) Boaters - If you haven't already, you need to get your proof of insurance to Cliff. Min $300K coverage


4) Juniors Update - Curtis

There will be a season. Look for more info to follow


5) Conservation Update - Richard

None at this time


6) TBF update - Howard

Signups are still being taken for Pueblo and Mac. Contact Howard for more info


7) Ice Breaker Open. Accepting entries until 4/8/21


8) Club sponsorships. If you know of anyone, please let us know.


9) Signups are being taken for DBM #2 at Horsetooth on 5/15.. Pre draw deadline is 5/4.

    Draw will be held at the May monthly meeting on 5/1. Go to the website to register.


10) Tackle Pack Winner - Jon Sharpe     Rod winner - Howard Wong


11) DBM#1 Pueblo 5/1 Draw  - JJ


    


MAY

1) New Member Intro's ( if any )

           Welcome back Derrick Green to DBM


2) 4/10 Open Results

     - 26 boats

     - Winner was Clay and Reese Randall  $2500   BB was Clay as well for another $500

   - Second place went to Vershaun Tolliver netting him $750.00


3) 5/1 Pueblo Results

     - 21 boats

     - Winner was Travis Sneith

     - 5 spots had to be settled on tie breakers + Big Bass. Done by single largest fish by each angler


There was an unfortunate situation where 3 angler's were DQ'd after the event for not initialing

        their cards. There was significant debate and discussion on the topic. Where the BOD decision

        stands, the following actions were aligned with the club membership to prevent this issue from

        repeating in the future.

            

      distancing protocols, we feel we can go back ensuring everyone is clear on weighing and recording fish.


launch ramp, after the event. Challenges and protests will be addressed at the time, prior to the final     

announcement of the results. Checks will not be issued, Winnings will be sent the following week to the 

anglers via the method they paid their entry ( Zelle or Venmo )

        

 

4) Sponsorship

     -  A&A Toppers and Leer are the sponsor of the 2021 Big Bass of the tournament. They will pay $50 in cash to the angler with the largest fish in each event. Single award for multiple day events

     -  A&A Toppers and Leer are the title sponsor of DBM AOY    $450 store credit + $250 cash

        - In discussions with Jon Sharpe at Schneider Mechanical Systems ( HVAC )

        - Still looking for others.

        - 100% give back to the anglers competing. Club is taking $0


5) Juniors Update - Curt Welch

Signups were held on 5/1. Approx 16 so far. First event at Cheeseman on 5/15. Contact Curt

        if you can help. 


6) Conservation Update - Richard Crine

        Nothing at this time


7) TBF Update - Howard Binkley

         Northern qualifies at Lake Mac still on for May 22nd & 23rd. Contact Howard if you want to enter.


8) Discussion regarding Alabama Rigs

   - Second public debate on modifying DBM's rules to allow a single hook Alabama Rig

- Agreed a vote by the membership would be held between 5/8  to 5/12 to decide


9) Rookie of the Year explanation.

        - Eligible the first year you join the club. The club year starts in Nov

        - Your top 4 placing finishes for AOY

        - Your name is engraved on a perpetual trophy and acknowledged at the year end banquet


10) Update on resuming live DBM meetings

Planning a live / Zoom meeting starting in June. Somewhere near I 25 / I 225 interchange   


11) Signups for DBM#3 Red Willow on Jun 12th and 13th will take place starting 5/8


12) Tackle Pack Winners - Howard Binkley and Gary Shipporeit


13) Horsetooth draw - 22 boaters / 15 co anglers

           Club approved solo boaters for this tournament. Solo boaters will either live well fish or find another team             on the water to weigh fish.


14 ) look for email in the next few weeks to nominate locations for the 2023 STQT tournament

   


JUNE

Resumed our first live meeting since March 2020. Special thanks go out to Mark Warren and                                Bobby Martin for hosting us at the Mystic Mountain tasting room in Thornton. We are in communication                     with BPS Denver on when we can resume at their location.                         

1)    Opened the meeting with an update on the passing of DBM Rich Coghlan.

The club donated $500 with additional member donations of $1400 to the

family to support funeral costs. A celebration of life is being planned for July.

 

2)   New members introduction, None joined this meeting

 

3)    Horsetooth results

Congrats to Travis Sneith for his second win of the season.

 

4)    Juniors Update – Curtis

Liberty Springs is on Sat June 5th. Look for a separate email with details.

 

5) TBF Update - Howard 

     - Northern Qualifier results

     - Qualifiers + wildcards for Navajo in July

 

6) Conservation Update – Richard

None given.

 

7) Cast 4 Kids event on 6/5 @ Horsetooth promotion

 

8) AOY / ROY / Top 10 volunteer requirements for 2021

With some COVID regs in place, we are suspending the volunteer requirement for 2021. There are still

events that need you time and support. Please help out where you can

 

9) Any CBM / STQT updates - Mark 

Start thinking about lakes for 2022. Need recommendations for March and June.

 

10) If agreed, story of Howard's juniors qualifying for nationals and what DBM is going to do to support.

   CBN donated $1000 cash to each for expenses. If you have any tackle you would like to donate for

   a Tennessee lake in October, please reach out to Howard.

 

11) Red Willow draw - JJ

     - Draw outs or Solo Boaters. Voted to have solo boaters.

     - Must have 2021 ANS stamp from Nebraska

     - Pre fish 6/11

     - Tournament 6/12 - 6/13

     - Pre meet - morning of 6/12

  Since there are solo boaters at this event, the club voted to eliminate boat weight for this tournament

  and roll all of the funds into the big bass pots.


   


JULY

1) Red Willow recap and results

         Congrats to Jon Pollock on the win. Full  results posted on line

 

2) Rich Cohglan celebration of life

         Scheduled for 1:00 pm Sat 8/7 at Chatfeild ( Fox Run picnic area )

 

3) Pueblo night tournament

            - Signup will start 7/7/21

            - Draw will be 8/4/21

            - For safety reasons, we will not allow solo boaters for this event.

 

4) TBF Update – Howard

         Regionals scheduled for Navajo on July 25th and 26th

 

5) Conservation Update - Rich

         None at this time

 

6) Juniors Update - Curtis

         Thanks to the club for participating in the Juniors event at Donovan’s Pond.

 

7) CBN Updates - Mark

Need to submit preferred lakes for STQT 2023. Vote was taken and the following  three will be submitted to CBN. 1) Table Rock, MO  2) Tenkiller, OK 3) Beaver, AK



   


AUGUST

Club meeting held at Chatfield Reservoir on Wed Aug 4th. Site was selected so the club members could enter the Tightlines Outdoors Catch Rate tournament.

 

1) Introduction of Hannah and  Mike Coghlan. They are the daughter and brother of Rich Coghlan. Rich’s Celebration of Life is on 8/7 at 1:00 pm @ Chatfield ( Fox Run picnic area )

 

2) Sponsorship with Tightlines Outdoors. We will be sponsoring the bass category for the final 5 Catch Rate tournaments at Chatfield. We had over 20 members attend last night plus interest from 3 new members. We will announce the future events.

 

3) TBF Update – Howard

Congrats to the following members who fished in the TBF regional on Navajo.

             2nd place – Boater division Jeremiah Hofstetter

3rd place – Non-Boater division   Chuck Valuck

Big Bass Day 1 – JJ Branson 

 

4)  Pueblo Night draw

10 boaters and 10 non. Special thanks to Gary S for switching to a boater to fill the field

Contact Cliff if you want to get in. We will do our best to pair you up.




SEPTEMBER

Pueblo Night 8/21 – Congrats to Mark Warren taking home 1st

 

2023 STQT – Club vote was for Table Rock

 

No Warrior's event on 9/4 due to COVID restrictions

 

Congrats to the DBM members that entered the Tightline Catch Rate event

On Sep 1st at Chatfield. It was a DBM Sweep

         1st Gordon Phair

         2nd Aaron Shenk

         3rd Chuck Valuck

 

Nominations for the 2022 BOD will be taken during Oct meeting. Positions include...

        - President

        - Vice President

        - Secretary

        - Treasurer

        - At Large (3)

        

Draw for Pueblo Sat 9/11 was completed

 

Draw for Mac Sat 25th & Sun 26th was completed




OCTOBER

Our monthly calls will be on Zoom until BPS opens back up to live meetings 

 

Pueblo 9/12 results – Congrats to Travis Sneith for his 3rd win of the season

 

Lake Mac 9/25 results – Congrats to Jeff Winicki for his win by .10 lbs

 

Top 10 and AOY results. 2nd – 16th place was the closest ever in the club.

     AOY - Travis Sneith

     ROY - Matt Jurcin

 

Nominations for 2022 BOD

         President – Jeremiah Hofstetter

         Vice President – Mark Warren

         Treasurer – Gordan Phair

         Secretary – Cliff Purslow

 

         At Large Nominees:

-       JJ Branson

-       Chuck Valuck

-       Micah Goldberg

-       James Barber

-       Travis Sneith

    

     Voting will be open Oct 13th - Oct 31st

 

Lake Nominations for 2022

        1 day tournaments include Pueblo, Horsetooth, Boyd, Trinidad, Mac

 

     2-day tournaments include Norton, Wilson, Mac, Webster, Navajo, Flaming Gorge,

     Grey Rock, Merritt, Red Willow, Swanson.

 

     There was also a recommendation to have multiple lakes make up a 2 day  

     tournament. This is to relieve the fishing pressure. Two combo’s recommended are…

 

         Red Willow / Swanson

         Wilson / Webster

    

     Night tournament Pueblo, Horsetooth, Boyd

 

        The process will be as follows….

        

       Between Oct 13th – 31st, each member will vote for their preference. The preference will be 

       organized into Spring ( April/May ), Summer (June/July/Aug),and Fall ( Sep/Oct ). The top 2-3 choices will then be shared at the Nov DBM meeting for discussion with a final vote taken in

       Nov.

        

        Logistics and rules around multiple lake tournaments will be discussed by the BOD and   

        presented back to the membership for alignment.

 

Megabucks draw.

          Draw took place. 11 boaters, 9 non. Still trying to fill 2 more non’s

 

CBN Update

         STQT is going to be at Oahe on June 15th, 16th , and 17th 2022. The tournament will be           launched out of Mobridge, SD.

 

         Official Pre-Fish is June 12th, 13th, 14th



NOVEMBER

1) MegaBucks results

 

Congrats to Brandon Genova for winning Megabucks 2021.

Special shout out to Preston Gorman for catching Big Bass of

The tournament at 6.95 lbs. That is the largest fish caught in a

DBM tournament in several years

 

2) DBM Open signups

 

The Open on 11/6 at Pueblo is still taking signups. We have 12

boats so far.

 

3) BOD 2022 vote results

 

President – Jeremiah

Vice President – Mark

Treasurer – Gordon

Secretary – Cliff

 

At Large – Travis Sneith

At Large – James Barber

At Large – Micah Goldberg

 

Tournament Director – Howard Binkley

 

4) Top locations for the 2022 schedule

       - Here is the results of the first elimination round of lakes for 2022. The top results are

Spring ( Apr/May)

One day

1) Pueblo

2) Horsetooth

 

Two day

1) Norton

2) Wilson

3) Mac

 

Summer ( Jun/July/Aug )

One day

1) Mac

2) Pueblo

 

Two day

1) Mac

2) Wilson

3) Flaming Gorge

4) Red Willow

 

Night

1) Pueblo

2) Horsetooth

 

Fall ( Sep/Oct )

One day

1) Mac

2) Pueblo

 

Two day

1) Mac

2) Red Willow

3) Wilson

 

5) 2022 Membership signups are now open. 

     - Top 10 from 2021 still need to register. Go to the website

     - Cost is $85.00

     - First roster submission to BASS will be 12/30/21



DECEMBER

1) BOD 2023

    Jeremiah - President

    Mark - VP

    Treasurer - Gord

    Secretary - Cliff


    At Large  - Jon Pollock

    At Large - Rich Crine

    At Large - Luke Davidison


2) Member of the Year 2022

     JJ Branson - 14 votes

     Howard Binkley - 10 votes

     Jeremiah Hofstetter - 3 votes


3) Signups for 2023 membership are open. Please sign up


4) Lake Nominees for 2023 from the meeting are

Cedar Bluff` (KS)

Norton (KS)

Wilson (KS)

Santa Rosa ( NM )

Pueblo

Boyd

Chatfeild ( night )

Nebraska lakes discussed but low water conditions are prohibitive