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/hers 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:   December 20, 2021 which is moved up one week due to the holiday
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.


DECEMBER MEETING AND SNACK NIGHT

Due to the holidays the December meeting will take place on the 20th. We will also have a snack night and lure exchange during this meeting. For those that dont know you can wrap a lure or two and bring it and receive one in exchange. Also, if you have a plaque that needs new plates on it for a first or second place finish or a big fish award during a tournament this year you can bring your plaque to the November or December meetings to get it updated.


LANSING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing Classic was held October 9-10 with a field of 24 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was cool fall like mornings and beautiful, sunny afternoons. Congratulation to Ryan and Kari Beeman for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here. Congratulations also to Pat Ward for claiming his 2nd Fisherman of the Year award.


2022 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Pending DNR approvals, the 2022 tournament schedule is as follows: April 24 Dubuque, May 14-15 Lansing, June 11-12 Stoddard, June 25 His/Hers Lansing, July 10 Albany, August 20-21 Prairie Du Chien, Sepember 10-11 Cassville, September 17 His/Hers Lansing, October 8-9 Lansing. As of November 20 the Iowa and Illinois permits have been approved but we are still waiting on confirmation from the Wisconsin DNR for the Prairie, Stoddard and Cassville tournaments.


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.


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 SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Unique Mechanical is once 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 accept. They will fix leaks and take on remodel or new construction jobs. They can install a new water heater or do any job you need done. If you need any type of plumbing work 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..



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 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.


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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