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.


Date:   July 26, 2021
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   Leisure Lanes (2802 W. 73rd. St. Davenport Iowa)
Guest Speaker: TBD


Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


The Tug tournament took place July 24 with a field of 20 boats participating. The weather for this tournament consisted of the hottest temperatures of the year and sunny with very low river water levels. Congratulation to Adam Crigger and Mike VanKampen for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here


The Stoddard tournament took place July 10-11 with a field of 23 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon, with very low river water levels. Congratulation to Tanner Bock and Pat Ward for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


The His/Hers tournament took place June 26 with a field of 15 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was warm and rainy with torrential downpours occuring at times during the day. Kudos to the female contingent who all braved the weather and stayed out fishin all day! Congratulation to the his/hers team of Chrissy and Kent Keeshan for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


Due to better parking and ramp facilities, the August 18th. Keithsburg tournament will now be moved to the city ramp in New Boston, Illinois. The ramp is located just north of the Cargill barge terminal at 408 N. 1st. St. in New Boston. Sign up will be at the New Boston ramp on Sunday morning from 5:00 – 5:30. The meeting will be at 5:30. Tournament hours will be safe light until 3:00.


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.


August 15 New Boston Illinois, September 11-12 Cassville, September 18 Lansing His/Hers, October 9-10 Lansing "Classic".


Once again we are very fortunate to have two club sponsors once again during the month of July.
The first 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.
QC Coverage / Barry Waldron is also one of our sponsors this month. Being insured with the best certainly has its advantages. As an avid angler and QC Bass Club member, Barry (Agency Owner) knows insurance on and off the water. QC Coverage is an independent insurance agency located in Bettendorf. They provide insurance for auto, home, boat, motorcycle, commercial, farm, WC, life, and much more! Visit or call 563-345-5400 for a FREE QUOTE and see his ad on the back of the mailer.


Once again we are very fortunate to have two club sponsors once again during the month of August.
The first August Sponsor of the Month is Rick & Ken's Automotive. Chico Harris is the owner. They have been in the same location for many many years and have at least one mechanic that has been there 25 years. That should tell you they do good work and also have responsible people that also do a good job. Good work and reasonable prices, what else could you expect from a business. They do any type of repair from A/C to tune ups to brakes to engine replacement. See their ad on the back of the newsletter and tell Chico thanks for sponsoring the club.
Our other August sponsor is All Phases Construction owned by long time club member and 2 time Fisherman of the Year, Dave Melchert. They will do any construction you need from demolition, framing, trim, paint, sheet rock, and insulation. They also do residential, commercial, and industrial jobs. If you need something done, call Dave and get the job done right the first time. See their ad on the back of the newsletter. Also thank Dave for being a sponsor of the club. A rod will be given by each of these sponsors at the New Boston tournament.


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.


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.


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.