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:   June 28, 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.


PRAIRIE DU CHIEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Prairie tournament took place June 12-13 with a field of 24 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was sunny, hot and humid with very low river water levels. Congratulation to the his/hers team of Ryan and Kari Beeman for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found byclicking here.


JUNE HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Jerry Reynolds will be running this tournament on June 26. Friday night sign up will be from 5:00-7:00 pm at Sheps Bar in Lansing. Saturday sign up will be at the Village Creek State Ramp from 6:00-6:30 am with the meeting at 6:30. The rest of the tournament info will be given then. If you have questions you can call Jerry at 563-529-0635.


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

June 26 Lansing His/Hers, July 10-11 Stoddard Wisconsin, July 24 Tug (Open) at Albany, August 15 Keithsburg Illinois, September 11-12 Cassville, September 18 Lansing His/Hers, October 9-10 Lansing "Classic".



JUNE SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are very fortunate to have two club sponsors once again during the month of June.
The first June sponsor is Crawford Company. They have been in business since 1952 and proudly serve the Q C area 7 days a week 24 hours a day. They have a commitment to quality, customer service, innovation, integrity, and a high regard for individual contributions. They specialize in heating, ventilation, AC, plumbing, drain cleaning, laser cutting, specialty welded fabrication, and even brewing equipment. It is easy to see if you need anything done to give them a call as they can get it done for you. Show them our appreciation for being a sponsor and give them a call at 309-788-4573. See their ad on the back of the mailer.
The other sponsor for June is Wise Guys Pizza & Pub. They are located on West Locust Street in Davenport across the street from the Mississippi Valley fairgrounds. They are a full service bar and restaurant with great chicken and pizza and they also sport a full menu and have many beers on tap and fully stocked bar. We have been there many times and it is definitely worth the trip. What is better than letting them quench your thirst and hunger after a day of fishing.



JUNE HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT SPONSOR

Thank you to Lisa Carstens a Mel Foster real estate agent for sponsoring the H/H. Lisa is very well known and respected in real estate in the area with over 20 years experience in the business. She is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois. Lisa will get results by selling and finding a home for you and if you need rental help she can meet your expectations. Nobody will work harder for you than Lisa. Call Lisa at 563-370-3119 or see her ad on the mailer. Rods will be given away at both of our June tournaments thanks to our great sponsors. Please use them to show our appreciation for sponsoring our club.



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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