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:   September 27, 2021
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.


LANSING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Bill Meuller will be staying at the Red Barn Campground in Lansing. Friday night sign up will be at his rental trailer from 5:00-6:00. Saturday morning sign up will be at the Village Creek ramp is from 6:00 to 6:30 with the mandatory meeting to follow. Tournament hours will be safe light until 3:00 on Saturday and safe light until 1:00 on Sunday. Reminder that one partner will need to have fished 3 tournaments this year and the other partner must have fished 2. If one only has 2 there will be an extra $20 added on to your entry fee. .


SEPTEMBER HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Fall His/Hers tournament was held September 18 with a field of 18 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was Sunny with a cool fall like morning and a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Congratulation to Lori and Dan Franklin for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


CASSVILLE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Cassville tournament took place September 11-12 with a field of 22 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was sunny and pleasant with normal but rising river water levels. Congratulation to Dave and Ryan Beeman for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


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.


2021 TOURNAMENT DATES

October 9-10 Lansing "Classic".



SEPTEMBER SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our September sponsor of the month is Culligan Water. Tom Kracaw / Culligan Water has been a member and sponsor for many years. Soft water will help get your laundry cleaner and softer especially if you are on well water. If you d not have soft water you can have them put a purifier on you tap to give you better tasting water. If you go with the big jugs it's a proven fact that you will drink more water instead of soda and feel better and healthier without all the chemicals. Contact them for a quote for a softener or a purifier. See their ad on the mailer and give them a call for better water.



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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