Meeting Minutes



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



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


Decision on the night tournament.

Majority voted to continue.

President Appointed Positions

    • Tournament Director: JJ Branson

    • Juniors: Jon Webb

    • Conservation: Richard Crine

    • Public Relations: Tom Grace

    • Colorado Bass Nation Rep: Mark Warren

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…..

    • Social Media - Jeremiah

    • Email Utility - Cliff

    • Email Discrete - Cliff

    • DBM Website - Cliff / Brandon

    • DBM Meeting Minutes – Will resume publishing Jan 2021 – Cliff

    • Within a week of each DBM monthly meeting

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.


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)


Number of boats:

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

Less than 14:

50 - 30 - 20


47 - 28 - 15 - 10


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.


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

There will not be an entry fee for the qualifiers


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


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

Will be scheduled for late Feb.


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 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:

  • 60 minute massage at Moyer Wellness

  • Mystic Mountain Whiskey

  • Tackle packs

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

  • Juniors Director: TBA

  • Tournament Director: JJ Branson

  • Conservation Director: Richard Crine

  • CTBF Representative: Howard Binkley

  • Community Outreach: Tom Grace


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 Mar