The Quad City Bass Fishermanís 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:   July 31, 2017
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   30 Lanes (3812 North Harrison St. Davenport)
Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

CLUB UPDATES


A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


LANSING HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The His/Hers tournament was held June 24 with a field of 11 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was Sunny, cool & windy. The river level was above normal as it has been all season. A big congratulations go out to Jacob Crigger and Amber Schultz for taking 1st place honors in the tournament.Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


RAPIDS CITY TOURNAMENT INFO

This is a one day Sunday tournament! Sign up will be Sunday July 9 at the ramp from 4:30-5:00 am. The meeting will follow and take off will be at safe light. Tournament hours will be safe light to 3:00. As in the past these are our scheduled hours for the tournament but due to the possibility of extreme heat the fish committee reserves the right to change the hours.


BASS TUG "OPEN" TOURNAMENT INFO

The Tug will be held July 22 out of the LeClaire city ramp. First place will pay $1000 based on a 30 boat field. The early entry deadline is July 19 and is $100. Sign up at the ramp is $110. Check in at the ramp starts at 4:15 with the meeting at 5:00. Take off will be safe light. Entries forms can be printed from the "2017 Tug" link located to the left of this page or can be picked up at K&K Hardware in Bettendorf.


PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Prairie tournament was held June 10-11 with a field of 29 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was sunny and warm. The river level was above normal and falling quickly. A big congratulations go out to the Dale Cooksey and Nick Mitchell for taking 1st place honors in the tournament.Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


JUNE SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The Circle Tap is our June sponsor of the month. When you tell someone youíll meet them at the Circle you know you are in for some excellent food and some good cold beverages. Of course they are mostly known for their ribs. You can 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 itís hard to stop and not see someone you know. While there let them know you appreciate them sponsoring 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.



DUES NOTICE/REMINDER

Remember, club rules state that in order to fish a tournament, your dues have to be paid before the end of the monthly membership meeting prior to the 1st tournament of the year that you would like to fish.


TOURNAMENT RULES UPDATED

The club's tournament rules were updated/revised in December 2016. It is recommended that you read and completely understand the rules prior to fishing your first tournament as these rules will be strictly enforced. Please click the "Tournament Rules" link to the left of this page to access the complete list.


2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

July 9 Rapid City, July 22 QC Bass Club Tug Open LeClaire, August 20 Dubuque, Sept. 16-17 Cassville, Sept. 30 His/hers Lansing, October 7-8 Lansing Classic.


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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