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:   Due to Memorial Day, the next meeting is Monday May 24, 2021
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   Leisure Lanes (2802 W. 73rd. St. Davenport Iowa)
Guest Speaker: TBD

A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


MAY 15-16 LANSING TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Early sign up will be Friday night May 14 from 5:00-6:00 at the Bill Mueller camper at the Red Barn Campground. Saturday morning sign up will be from 5:00 to 5:30 am at the Village Creek state ramp. The mandatory meeting will be at 5:30 with take off at safe light. Tournament hours are safe light to 3:00 on Saturday and safe light until 1:00 on Sunday. After the weigh in on Saturday we will present the awards for the top 5 in points from 2020.


2020 DUBUQUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Dubuque tournament took place April 18 with a field of 25 boats participating. The weather for this tournament included a cold morning and seasonal afternoon with the river water levels at a normal level. Congratulation to Brady Hanna and Chuck Fiser for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


NEW MANDATORY KILL SWITCH LAW

As of April 1, 2021 a new law went into effect stating that if a boat is equipped with a kill switch it must be used on any navigable waterway in the state of Iowa including the Missouri and Mississippi River. Not only does this mandate make common sense, it is now THE LAW.


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Per club rules, in order to fish a tournament you must be a paid up member at the time of the monthly meeting prior to the tournament that you wish to fish. You will need to be a 2021 member by the April 26 membership meeting in order to fish the May Lansing tournament. Annual membership is still only a mere $20 and can be purchased at any monthly membership meeting.


2021 TOURNAMENT DATES

Pending approval from the various state DNR's, the 2021 tournament dates have been set as follows: May 15-16 Lansing, June 12-13 Prairie Du Chien, June 26 Lansing His/Hers, July 10-11 Stoddard Wisconsin, July 24 Tug (Open) at Albany, August 15 Keithsburg Illinois, September 11-12 Cassville, September 18 Lansing His/Hers, October 9-10 Lansing "Classic".



APRIL SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are very fortunate to have two club sponsors during the month of April.
Davenport Boat is an April sponsor. Now is the perfect time to get your boat in for a spring service. They can change your water pump impeller so that you get proper water intake and can also tune your motor for optimum performance and fuel mileage. Stop in and see their inventory of Lund and War Eagle boats. They also sell and service Mercury, Evinrude, and Honda outboards. If your looking for a new trailer, they sell Shorelander and Heritage trailers. They are also a dealer for Power Poles. Give them a call or stop and see them. See their ad on the back of the mailer.
The other April sponsor is Haffarnan Associates LLC. They are an American Family Insurance agent with offices at 322 N. Cody Rd in LeClaire, 2207 E. 53rd St. in Davenport, and 208 W. Franklin St. in Eldridge. Club member Josh Bousman operates out of the LeClaire office but you could stop or call any of the offices. They can set you up with any insurance needs such as auto, home, life, and business. See their ad on the back of the mailer. We will have two rods to give away at the April tournament courtesy of each of these great monthly sponsors.


MAY SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are very fortunate to have two club sponsors once again during the month of May.
The first May Sponsor is Terry Harris and Midwest Complete Construction. Their motto is Building Relationships One Project At A Time. MCC is a Quad City family owned and operated business with over 100 years combined construction experience. Whether you are building new, remodeling old, or repairing due to unforeseen circumstances, MCC has the knowledge, ability, and craftsmanship to get the done right the first time every time. They also work with all insurance companies for damage from hail, wind, fire, and water. See them at 3720 46th Ave., Rock Island or call them at 309-945-7479. See their ad on the back of the mailer.
The other sponsor for May is Krieger Motors in DeWitt. You can see them for all you vehicle choices. They sell Chevy, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ford, GMC, and Lincoln. You can take your car or truck to them for anything from oil changes to major repairs. Go there once and see what the Krieger Difference is. You can call Service Advisor James Yarolem to book an appointment. You never know, you might see a new truck that fits your needs while they are fixing your current vehicle. We be giving away a door prize rod from both Midwest Complete Construction and Kriegers at the Lansing tournament.


CLUB SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Quad City Bass Club with a membership of over 200 individuals has sponsorship opportunities available for any business or individual looking to expand their advertising at a relatively cheap rate. For the mere sum of $50 yearly, your business card sized ad will be placed on our monthly newsletter which is sent to each and every member and sponsor. For $125 annually your ad will be placed in the monthly newsletter AND a fishing rod will be given away in your name to a lucky contestant at a club sponsored tournament. Sponsor sign up forms can be downloaded or printed from the link located to the left of this web page.



NEW IOWA AQUATIC HITCHIKER LAWS

As of July 1, 2013 a new set of aquatic hitchhiker 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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