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:   June 25, 2018
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   30 Lanes (3812 North Harrison St. Davenport)
Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


JUNE HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The next His/Hers tournament will be held June 30 going out of the Village Creek (state ramp) in Lansing, Iowa. The tournament location has changed from Blackhawk Park due to rising river levels and the fact that the state ramp which was scheduled to be closed on June 1st is now open until July 1. Sign-up will take place at the ramp from 5:00-5:45 am. The length of the tournament will be decided at the meeting. There will be a dinner and awards presentation at Milty's restaurant in Lansing at 6 pm. After dinner there will be a Lansing pub crawl for those who would like to participate.


RAPIDS CITY TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Rapids City tournament will take place on Sunday July 8. Sign up will be at the ramp on that morning from 4:30 – 5:00 with the manadatory meeting to take place at 5 am. Tournament hours will be safe light to 3:00 pm.


TUG "OPEN" TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Quad City Bass Club Tug "open" tournament will be Saturday July 21 in LeClaire, Iowa. Entry fee is $100 per boat. Entries received after Wednesday July 18 will be $110. First place is $1000 based on a 30 boat field. Sign up at the ramp will be from 4:15 to 5:00 with the meeting to follow. Tournament hours will be safe light until 2:00. Entry blanks are avilable at K & K Hardware in Bettendorf or can be printed off by clicking the "2018 Tug Tournament Rule and Entry Form" link to the left of this page. If you have any other questions you can call Ron at 563-340-3204.


ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC

Mark your calendar. The annual club picnic is scheduled for Saturday August 25 at the Joe Fahrenkrug estate. Please plan to attend as this event is always a highlight of the season.


2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

June 30 Lansing His/Hers, July 8 Rapids City, July 21 Tug "Open", August 19 Dubuque, September 15-16 Cassville, September 29 Lansing His/Hers, October 6-7 Lansing "Classic".


JUNE SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The Circle Tap is our June sponsor of the month. When you tell someone you’ll meet them at the Circle you know you are in for some excellent food and some good cold beverages. It's the perfect after work watering hole. Of course they are mostly known for their ribs. You can also stop in for lunch and be satisfied with one of their reasonably priced lunch specials and maybe watch a ball game. The patio is a perfect place to have a get together or even a class reunion as it is plenty big enough to hold quite a few people. If you go to sit inside or out you want to get there early as they both fill up fast. The Circle has been a meeting place of many of our members for years so it’s hard to stop and not see someone you know. While there let them know you appreciate them sponsoring with the club and tell them you saw this in the newsletter.

JULY SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The July Sponsor of the Month is K & K Hardware. There's only 1 letter you need to know when it comes to all your lumber and hardware and fishing needs. It's K&K. There's really nothing to say about them that everyone doesn't already know. K&K has a full lumber store, hardware, paint, lawn and garden, and electrical departments, along with a complete line of and guns and ammo. When you walk in the door it's not like a big box store where you have to look for someone to help you. It seems that an employee is always asking you what they can do for you and they know where it is located within the store without calling for help. And of course don't forget the most complete supply of fishing tackle in the area. If they don't have it, which is rare, Matt will be happy to order it for you. A rod will be given away at the Rapid City tournament donated by K & K. Thanks to K&K for being a long time club sponsor.

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 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 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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