The Quad City Bass Fisherman’s Club, based in Davenport, Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River, was formed in 1963 making it one of the oldest known bass fishing clubs in the country. The club currently boasts a membership of over 200 men and women. We annually have 7 club closed tournaments, 1 open tournament that takes place in conjunction with the Tug Festival in LeClaire, Iowa, 2 husband and wife outings, and a summer picnic. The club motto "Leave Some For Seed" represents the emphasis placed on catch and release at every club tournament. Monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of the month and the public is invited to attend.


MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Date:   August 28, 2017
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   30 Lanes (3812 North Harrison St. Davenport)
Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

CLUB UPDATES


A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


DUBUQUE TOURNAMENT INFO

Remember: This is a one day Sunday tournament! Sign up will be Sunday morning August 20 at the Schmitt Harbor ramp from 5:00 to 5:30. The mandatory meeting will follow with take off at safe light and the weigh-in will be 2 pm.


ANNUAL PICNIC INFO

The annual club picnic will take place at the Joe Fahrenkrug estate, 3704 165th St. Blue Grass, on Saturday August 26. There will be a kids fishing tournament in the pond (no live bait please) from 2:00-4:00. We plan on eating about 5:00 pm. Meat, pop and water will be provided. Please bring your own adult beverages. Let's have a good turnout as this is one of the most fun events of the year. Call 563-340-3204 if you have questions.


BASS TUG "OPEN" TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Tug tournament was held July 22 with a field of 23 boats participating. The tournament was delayed for about an hour due to lightning in the area. A big congratulations go out to Tim Pettit & Tom Boyton for taking 1st place honors in the tournament. Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


RAPIDS CITY TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Rapids City tournament was held July 9 with a field of 34 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was sunny and warm. The river water level was falling quickly. A big congratulations go out to the Kolton Wright & Curtis Lilly for taking 1st place honors in the tournament. Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


AUGUST SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

The club is honored to have two monthly sponsors during August:

All Phases Construction is one of our August sponsors. Dave Melchert, a long time club member, sponsor, and 2 time Fisherman of the Year, is the owner. They can do any type of construction you need. This includes framing, trim, paint, demolition, sheet rock, and insulation. All Phases can do residential, commercial, and industrial jobs. If you need something done, call Dave and get the job done right the first time. See their ad on the back of the newsletter or give him a call at 563-285-5250 or 563-320-1084.

Grace Marine is our 2nd sponsor for August. Located in LeClaire and one of the largest dealers around they sell Alumacraft, Crownline, Manitou, and Skeeter boats along with Mercury and Yamaha motors. They have an experienced staff for motor repairs and/or accessories. Stop in and see them. They also rent pontoon boats at competitive rates. If you have a boat to store stop and see them about their dry stack storage. See their website at www.gracemarine.com Their ad is on the back of the mailer. A rod will be given at Dubuque from both All Phases and Grace. A big thanks to both of them for supporting our club.



DUES NOTICE/REMINDER

Remember, club rules state that in order to fish a tournament, your dues have to be paid before the end of the monthly membership meeting prior to the 1st tournament of the year that you would like to fish.


TOURNAMENT RULES UPDATED

The club's tournament rules were updated/revised in December 2016. It is recommended that you read and completely understand the rules prior to fishing your first tournament as these rules will be strictly enforced. Please click the "Tournament Rules" link to the left of this page to access the complete list.


2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

August 20 Dubuque, Sept. 16-17 Cassville, Sept. 30 His/hers Lansing, October 7-8 Lansing Classic.


NEW IOWA AQUATIC HITCHIKER LAWS

As of July 1, 2013 a new set of aquatic hitchiker laws went into effect in Iowa. Before leaving a water access YOU MUST: INSPECT all boats, trailers and equipment, REMOVE any visible plants, animals and mud. No aquatic invasive species or aquatic plants can be transported on public roads. DRAIN all water from boats, live wells and equipment. While in transit on Iowa roadways, boat drain plugs must be removed and all drain valves (livewell pumpouts) must remain open. A violation of these laws can bring a fine of up to $500. These are good laws and it will only take a few minutes after you load your boat to observe them.


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