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Title: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on October 31, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
I have 5 in already for 2012 for The Bass Boys. I need 1 more person to sign up for 2012 to have my minimum of 6 members. The more members we get in before 12/31/2011, the better we can improve TBF of Michigan. I intend to help some more from this point on to improve things.

I'll have more information after the 11/6/2011 general TBF of Michigan meeting 1pm at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills. In the meantime, join please. We need to be united to keep improving things for everyone and make sure we don't go backwards in our bass fishing and the environment.

Check out www.greatlakesbass.com/bassboys/ for information on how to join.
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: eetz on November 01, 2011, 09:24:33 PM
I just sent Payment. 

Thank you for organizing this club for us.  I really appreciate it. 
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: djkimmel on November 02, 2011, 12:06:59 AM
Thank you and you are welcome. Up to 6 now. Maybe 7 tomorrow. I'd like to get everyone signed up this year before 12/31/2011 to get TBF as much operating money as possible. One of the best ways to help things improve.
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: Team houston on November 02, 2011, 07:02:30 AM
Dan, remind me, am I in or do I need to do something?
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: bigjc on November 02, 2011, 10:52:38 PM
Dan, how much are the dues?

Does that give the members opportunity to fish the state tourneys?
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: djkimmel on November 03, 2011, 12:47:31 AM
Dan, remind me, am I in or do I need to do something?

You are a member of TBF until 12/31/2011. You need to pay dues again if you want to be a TBF of Michigan / TBF Inc member for 2012 and get any priority entries - www.greatlakesbass.com/bassboys. Choose the drop-down option for TBF FLW Life Member if you want to pay online or follow directions for mailing payment to me.
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: djkimmel on November 03, 2011, 12:52:30 AM
Dan, how much are the dues?

Does that give the members opportunity to fish the state tourneys?

I do not have any local club dues. Total dues are $75 for 2012. That includes $25 for TBF of Michigan, $15 for TBF Inc (national) and $35 for FLW Outdoors (and their bass fishing magazine). That does make you eligible to fish the TBF of Michigan state championship and gives a path all the way to the TBF National Championship, BFL All-American and Forrest Wood Cup.
Title: Re: I need one more person for my 6 in The Bass Boys
Post by: djkimmel on November 03, 2011, 12:54:09 AM
I'm up to 7 members now with 1 or 2 more coming in shortly. I will take all I can get because strong federations are a good thing for bass fishing.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 03, 2011, 11:42:32 AM
I know a couple boaters that would likely be interested in joining.  One was an original Bass Boys member, but got farmed out to another club so they could have their 6th member, so they could start another club.  But I bet he would come back if Bass Boys wil lneed boaters to fish the fish off. 
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 05, 2011, 03:15:31 AM
I'm just getting started so have these couple of guys sign up soon. The earlier, the better. I'm turning in those who have signed up this week on Sunday.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: motocross269 on November 05, 2011, 01:40:21 PM
Dan, If they are still doing the magazine option the same can you load me as a " snail Mail" FLW magazine....Thanks,,.,
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 05, 2011, 02:46:55 PM
I always set everyone to a paper magazine. I'm not sure how other people end up with the electronic edition only as a default? That's not how my online member management comes up.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bigjc on November 06, 2011, 08:38:51 PM
What is deadline to join?  Yeah, I am a terrible procrastinator :P
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 06, 2011, 09:36:51 PM
There is no actual deadline right now BUT any member who enters too late for me to get them in to TBF National by 12/31/2011 gets us no benefits back from FLW Outdoors thereby taking money away from our overall budget.

We get a significant monetary kickback from the FLW Outdoors dues for every TBF member we turn in to them by 12/31/2011. After that date, no kickback. That is lost budget money of about $18 per member. If 5,000 anglers wait to join nationally after 12/31/2011, that is $90,000+ in operating money we don't get! From what I'm told we leave that or more on the table every season due to late memberships. What a waste...
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 07, 2011, 09:56:45 AM
Since I had the pleasure of fishing with eetz in the DK open last spring and practiced with him at Houghton Lake, can we be a boater/non-boater pair the club sends to the fishoff?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 02:54:40 PM
Fine with me if it is fine with him. Then all you have to do it join...
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: eetz on November 07, 2011, 03:31:56 PM
Hi Dan,
 
No problem, I'm happy to fish with Eric.....when he joins!
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: customfishn on November 07, 2011, 04:00:50 PM
Id like to join but are there meetings or anything I would have to attend?  Or is it just a membership and a entry in the the TBF state championship?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bsimpson on November 07, 2011, 05:06:00 PM
I will be more then happy to sign up with your club if there is non-boater that can join with me, so I don't have to run around at the last second (like I had to this year at Houghton) and look for a non-boater to pair with so I could enter as a boater.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 07, 2011, 05:08:40 PM
Count me in.  I'll get on this week and get my money paid. 
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 07, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
Will that make me the only 2 time Bass Boys member?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 08:40:56 PM
Will that make me the only 2 time Bass Boys member?

Nope. You will have lots of company. I just got email from another past member (non-boater) and had 1 real 'old timer' join out of the blue a couple weeks ago. cameraguy came back after some leave too. You can all have a returning members party or something?!?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 08:48:15 PM
I will be more then happy to sign up with your club if there is non-boater that can join with me, so I don't have to run around at the last second (like I had to this year at Houghton) and look for a non-boater to pair with so I could enter as a boater.

If you join without a non-boater right now, the earlier you join, the better because I match up in the order you join. I just had a non-boater contact me today about coming back so hurry up. Get 'er done (I make no promises but so far I've gotten everybody fishing each year).
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 08:48:55 PM
Hi Dan,
 
No problem, I'm happy to fish with Eric.....when he joins!

Okay. Not many people can say that :o ;D
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 08:54:56 PM
Id like to join but are there meetings or anything I would have to attend?  Or is it just a membership and a entry in the the TBF state championship?

No meetings. No local club dues either. Just the membership for the state, national and FLW Outdoors combined, and whatever the state championship entry free is if paid by the deadline (tba later).

If you sign up on your own, I match boaters and non-boaters who want to fish the state championship in the order they pay their membership in to The Bass Boys. www.greatlakesbass.com/bassboys/
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: cameraguy on November 07, 2011, 09:08:02 PM
I might go as a non-boater. Have to see how my work schedule next summer looks like.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 07, 2011, 09:11:59 PM
Looks like I'll need non-boaters. So you should fish. You can probably remember how to do it!
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bigjc on November 07, 2011, 10:26:04 PM
There is no actual deadline right now BUT any member who enters too late for me to get them in to TBF National by 12/31/2011 gets us no benefits back from FLW Outdoors thereby taking money away from our overall budget.

We get a significant monetary kickback from the FLW Outdoors dues for every TBF member we turn in to them by 12/31/2011. After that date, no kickback. That is lost budget money of about $18 per member. If 5,000 anglers wait to join nationally after 12/31/2011, that is $90,000+ in operating money we don't get! From what I'm told we leave that or more on the table every season due to late memberships. What a waste...

Ok... I will try no to wait
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bsimpson on November 08, 2011, 12:35:26 AM
Dan - I just sent my payment in via your website and I would like to fish as a boater.  Thanks.

Bill Simpson
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 09, 2011, 01:56:00 PM
Got it.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 10, 2011, 09:39:20 AM
I paid.  When my wallet was stolen last month, I think it was for my FLW and TBF member cards.  So I don't have them anymore, which means I have no idea what my number is.  I'll have to get that for you later.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: motocross269 on November 10, 2011, 03:10:34 PM
Eric, If you have a login and password at the FLW site your FLW number will pop up there when you login....

Dan can probably get it off from the "club manager" also...(Or whatever that is called...)
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 10, 2011, 08:05:08 PM
Yes. Since you are a past member, I will get it as soon as I update the roster in a few minutes actually. I probably already have your shirt size on file. Unless it has changed for some reason?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Eric on November 12, 2011, 07:48:38 AM
My shirt size is fat.  But probably not quite as fat as the last time I was in the club.  2X oughtta do these days.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Frank on November 12, 2011, 09:49:01 AM
So, what is involved if I join this?
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 12, 2011, 03:31:23 PM
My shirt size is fat.  But probably not quite as fat as the last time I was in the club.  2X oughtta do these days.

Well, I thought you looked a little more svelte last time I saw you. I definitely wasn't trying to get you to tell the whole world on here but as long as it doesn't bother you... thanks.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 12, 2011, 04:41:33 PM
So, what is involved if I join this?

The Bass Boys is basically a holding club for people who don't have a club in their area or whose other activities don't allow doing more club tournaments. We don't have any meetings or club tournaments / events. We are affiliated with The Bass Federation of Michigan, Michigan's owner in the member-owned TBF, Inc.

Everyone who joins is eligible to fish the TBF of Michigan state tournament. I just have to send an equal number of boaters and non-boaters. If a boater and non-boater join together telling me they are doing that, as long as they both pay and fish the state championship, they are guaranteed.

Otherwise, I match boaters and non-boaters who want to fish the state championship (SC) up in order they paid their dues. The 2012 SC is July 15th on Lake St. Clair. If you finish in the top 13 in that event, you go on to fish the 2013 (September) TBF Northern Divisional Championship against the other TBF federations in the North. From there you can qualify for a TBF national championship, the BFL All-American and even the Forrest Wood Cup.

There's also the Jr State Championship (Saturday June 9 on Pontiac Lake) for kids 11-14 and 15-18 to fish that is possible by having the TBF of Michigan.

There's also the benefit of being organized and being counted when it comes to issues in conservation and the outdoors / legislation that affects bass anglers. Both federations helped with the Michigan bass season change and keeping the VHS virus from changing how we fish connected waters. The more members we have, the more we can convince the MDNR and other government bodies that they should listen to us.

You also become a member of FLW Outdoors and can fish the BFL and above. You get their really good bass fishing magazine. All TBF members who join before 12/31/2011 help fund national TBF efforts including money and activities that trickle all the way down to the local clubs, youth and conservation because FLW Outdoors returns $18.75 of their $35 membership to TBF Inc.

You also get a Players Advantage membership in FLW Fantasy Fishing if you want to go for the cash and prizes in that. Players Advantage gives you extra information to help you pick your fantasy team. Most of the big money winners use Players Advantage. The final prize winner received $100,000 this year!! It wasn't me. (http://www.greatlakesbass.com/tournaments/index.php/2011/11/12/california-woman-lands-grand-prize)
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: Waterfoul on November 13, 2011, 06:07:25 PM
I may need a team this year.  Boater or non-boater... I can probably either depending.  Need to talk to my non-boater from last year yet though.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on November 14, 2011, 12:56:35 AM
If you join with a non-boater who fishes, you are golden. Lots of time yet and more people talking to me about joining.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bsimpson on February 03, 2012, 08:03:48 PM
Dan,

I know I joined after your original six, I just wanted to see if you have had enough non-boaters sign up yet, or if I need to twist some of my friends arms to join.  I am trying to avoid the last minute scramble I did last year to be able to fish as a boater.

Thanks,

Bill
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: dartag on February 04, 2012, 06:26:42 AM
Any idea when they are going to announce the details of the st-clair event. 
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: markgoetsch on February 04, 2012, 09:42:50 PM
7/15 out of harley ensign. 
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: dartag on February 05, 2012, 06:25:44 AM
Saw the date but was wondering about entry fee, is there a meeting the night before and other details.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: markgoetsch on February 05, 2012, 07:37:16 AM
yes, there is always a meeting the afternoon before so you can get paired up and I think the entry fee was $100.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on February 05, 2012, 06:39:13 PM
I expect it will probably be similar to last year. It will get updated as soon as it can.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on February 05, 2012, 06:47:51 PM
Dan,

I know I joined after your original six, I just wanted to see if you have had enough non-boaters sign up yet, or if I need to twist some of my friends arms to join.  I am trying to avoid the last minute scramble I did last year to be able to fish as a boater.

Thanks,

Bill

If you know anyone, get them. We can always use more members. I may be 3 non-boaters short at the moment. Too early to know who is definitely going or not going 100%. I can sometimes find 1 or 2 non-boaters from other clubs but I can't guaranty it.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on February 10, 2012, 04:24:11 PM
Dan,

I know I joined after your original six, I just wanted to see if you have had enough non-boaters sign up yet, or if I need to twist some of my friends arms to join.  I am trying to avoid the last minute scramble I did last year to be able to fish as a boater.

Thanks,

Bill

Good thing you have nice friends! You're all set Bill.
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bsimpson on February 11, 2012, 12:55:57 PM
I do have great friends!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: djkimmel on February 11, 2012, 04:15:14 PM
Except for Eric?!? ;D
Title: Re: Have my 6 in The Bass Boys but happy to have more!
Post by: bsimpson on February 12, 2012, 09:02:34 AM
Even Eric!  ;)