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:   April 30, 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.


2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

April 21-22 Savanna (Big Slough), May 19-20 Lansing, June 9-10 Prairie Du Chien, 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".


SAVANNA TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The 2018 tournament season kicks off with the Savanna tournament the weekend of April 21-22. Sign up will be at the Big Slough ramp on Saturday morning from 5:00-5:30. The 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 to 1:00 on Sunday. On Sunday morning you should be in the water ready to go at 6:00. We hope to see you there.


APRIL SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Davenport Boat Inc. is our April sponsor of the month. They have been a club supporter since they have been in business and are at 1414 S. Stark St. in Davenport. Davenport Boat sells Lund and War Eagle boats as well as Evinrude, Mercury, and Honda outboards. Stop and see their entire inventory of boats. You should be able to find what you are looking for. Now is the time to have Davenport Boat perform your spring boat tune up, have your water pump replaced and pick up any spare parts. You can go to their website at www.DAVENPORTBOAT.com or email Bob at bob_garlock@davenportboat.com. Look at their ad on the back of the mailer or call 563-326-2431. We will give a rod away at the Big Slough tournament compliments of Davenport Boat. We would like to thank them for being a loyal supporter of our club.



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.



LANSING "CLASSIC"TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing tournament was held October 7-8 with a field of 24 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was very rainy on Saturday but warm and sunny on Sunday. Water levels were rising rapidly. A big congratulations go out to Rick Pieper and Pat Ward for taking 1st place honors. Congratulations also go out to Pat Ward for claiming Fisherman of the Year honors. Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


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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