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/her 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:   August 29, 2022
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.


TUG OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Tug tournament was held July 23 with a field of 16 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was HOT, HOT, HOT and humid with average water levels. Congratulation to Hunter Desplinter and Bob Bowling for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here..


ALBANY TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Albany tournament was held July 10 with a field of 28 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was ideal with calm, sunny, comfortable conditions with average water levels. Congratulation to Clint Adams and Jim Jackson for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


PRAIRIE DU CHIEN TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Prairie tournament will be held August 20-21 going out of the Prairie Du Chien Marina ramp. Sign up will be Saturday morning from 5:00-5:30 at the ramp with the mandatory meeting to follow. The weigh in will be 3 pm on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. Remember you need to purchase a boat ramp pass to use this city ramp.


2022 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The 2022 tournament schedule is as follows: August 20-21 Prairie Du Chien, September 10-11 Cassville, September 17 His/Hers Lansing, October 8-9 Lansing.


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.


2022 BANQUET INFORMATION

The 2022 awards banquet will take place January 28, 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Middle Rd. Bettendorf. More details will be posted as they become available.


AUGUST SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The August sponsor of the month is Rick and Kens Automotive owned by club member Chico Harris. Rick and Kens has been a club sponsor for a plethora of years and the past and current owners have been club members for decades as well. Rick and Kens is a complete auto repair center and can do any repairs needed to your vehicle and do it right the first time. This includes anything from tune-ups to major repairs including installing a new engine if need be. They are open Monday thru Fridays at 1353 W. 4th St. in Davenport. Give them a call at (563) 324-4229.



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. Sponsorship 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, but it is also 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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