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, 2 his/her 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:   October 31, 2022
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.


LANSING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing "Classic" tournament was held October 8-9 with a field of 24 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was seasonal with cold mornings, warm afternoon and low but almost normal water levels. Congratulation to Tim Pettit and Tom Boyton for placing 1st in this event. Congratulations also go out to Joe & Roy Johnson for winning Fisherman of the Year honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


2022 BANQUET INFORMATION

The 2022 awards banquet will take place January 28, 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Middle Rd. Bettendorf. More details will be posted as they become available.


2023 TOURNAMENT DATES

April 23 (Sunday) Big Slough, May 20-21 Lansing, June 10-11 Prairie, June 24 His-Hers Lansing, July 16 (Sunday) Albany, July 22 Tug Open at Albany, Aug. 19-20 Stoddard, Sept. 9-10 Cassville, Sept. 23 His-Hers Lansing, Oct. 14-15 Lansing Classic. All the permits have been approved by Iowa. Waiting on Wisconsin and Illinois approvals.


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. Annual membership is still only a mere $20 and can be purchased at any monthly membership meeting.


OCTOBER SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

Unique Mechanical is again a Classic sponsor. They are a plumbing specialist for residential, commercial, and industrial. There is no job too small or big for them to take. They will fix leaks, put in new plumbing for remodeling or do new construction. They will put in a new water heater or do about any job you need done. If you need any plumbing done give them a call and you will get quick and courteous service. Call them at 563-326-3149 or see their ad on the back of the mailer.

Our other Classic sponsor is a new sponsor this year. They are Ed Morse Auto Group. They sell Chevrolet / Buick / GMC in DeWitt. They were previously Krieger Motors, and they have the same professional staff to take care of your vehicle needs and an excellent service department. They have 32 locations overall. They have been a family-owned business for over 75 years. Stop and see them or give them a call for a vehicle or service. See their ad on the back of the mailer.



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. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded or printed from the link located to the left of this web page.



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, but it is also now THE LAW.


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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