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 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:   May 20, 2019
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   Leisure Lanes (2802 W. 73rd. St. Davenport Iowa)
Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


LANSING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing tournament was held May 18 - 19 with a field of 26 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was rainy, cold and windy with flooded river conditions. Congratulation to the team of Tim Pettitt and Joe Welsh for claiming 1st place honors in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


!!!BIG SLOUGH TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED!!!

The Savanna (Big Slough) tournament has been rescheduled and will take place on Saturday June 22. This will be a one day tournament. Tournament details will be delivered in the monthly mailer and will be updated on this website when they become finalized.


PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Prairie Du Chien tournament sign up will take place at the old marina Ramp on SaturdayJune 8 from 4:30-5:00 with the mandatory meeting taking place at 5:00. Saturday Take off is safe light with the weigh in at 3:00. Sunday is safe light until 1:00 pm. Don't forget to get a ramp pass which can be obtained at Kwik Star or the Prairie police station.


LANSING HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Lansing his/hers tournament sign up will take place on June 29th. Sign up will take place at the State Ramp at 5:30 am. Blast off is currently scheduled for 6 am with weigh-in at 2 pm. Those time are subject to change as the need occurs.


2019 MEMBERSHIP DUES

As stated in the club rules, in order to fish any tournament, membership dues must be current at the membership meeting before the first tournament you wish to fish. In order to fish the May 18-19 tournament at Lansing your dues will have to be paid by the end of the April 30th membership meeting.


MAY SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The May sponsor of the month is Midwest Complete Construction. MCC LLC is a Quad City family owned and operated business with over 100 years of combined construction experience. Whether you are building new, remodeling old, or repairing due to unforeseen circumstances, MCC has the knowledge, ability and craftsmanship to get the job done right the first time, every time. MCC's mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality construction services delivered in a safe and professionally managed environment. Midwest Complete strives to deliver quality craftsmanship in all that they do while always treating our customer with courtesy and respect. They work with all insurance companies. Midwest Complete is located at 3720 46th Ave. Rock Island, Il. 61201. Contact Terry Harris at 309-945-7479. See their ad on the back of the mailer.


JUNE SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are fortunate to have two sponsors for the month of June. The first is Crawford Company which has been in business wince 1952. Crawford specializes in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, drain cleaning, laser cutting, specialty welded fabrication, brewing equipment and custom architectural products. Call Crawford at 309-788-4573 for any of your plumbing or mechanical needs. They proudly serve the quad city area 7 days a week 24 hrs a day. Crawford is committed to original values, quality, customer service, innovation, business integrity and a high regard for individual contributions.


Our second sponsor, Tandem Tire and Auto Service in Maquoketa is a new sponsor this year. Club member James Yarolem is the store manager. If you need tires for anything including your boat trailer call James at 563-652-5681 and he will set you up. Tandem guarantees competitive pricing and will probably beat prices from other places. Check out both of our June sponsor information on the back of the monthly mailer.


2019 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The fish committee has set the dates for the 2019 season. June 8-9 Prairie Du Chien, June 22 Savanna, June 29 His/Hers at Lansing, July 14 Rapids City, July 20 Tug Open, August 18 Dubuque, September 14-15 Cassville, September 21 His/Hers at Lansing, October 12-13 Lansing "Classic".


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 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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