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.
The 2019 tournament season kicks off April 27-28 at the Big Slough ramp. Sign up will be conducted by James Yarolem and Ron Rieck at the ramp on Saturday morning from 5:00-5:30. The mandatory meeting will take place at 5:30 with take off at safe light. Tournament hours are safe light to 3:00 on Saturday and safe light to 1:00 on Sunday. On Sunday morning you should be in the water ready to go at 6:00. We hope to see you there..
MONTHLY MEETING HAS CHANGED LOCATION
Due to an unfortunate incident, 30 Lanes Bowling will be closed until later this year. Because of this, the monthly membership meeting will be held at Leisure Lanes, 2802 W. 73rd St., Davenport Iowa. The meeting will still take place at 7 pm on the last Monday of every month.
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. Our first tournament will take place on April 27th which means that membership dues will need to be paid by the end of the March 25th membership meeting. Don't delay, the April tourney will be here before you know it!
APRIL SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Davenport Boat is our April sponsor of the month. Now is the perfect time to get your boat in for spring servicing. You should have your impellers changed to ensure proper water intake and also get your motor tuned up for optimum performance and fuel mileage. Stop in and see their inventory of Lund and War Eagle boats. They also sell and service Mercury, Evinrude, and Honda outboards. If you're looking for a new trailer they sell Shorelander and Heritage product lines. They are also a dealer for Power Pole. Give them a call at 563-326-2431 or stop by and see them at 1414 S. Stark St. Davenport. See their ad on the back of the mailer. Thanks to Bob and his staff for being the April sponsor! A Veritas rod donated by Davenport Boat will be given away at the Big Slough tournament.
2019 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
The fish committee has set the dates for the 2019 season. April 27-28 Savanna (Big Slough ramp), May 18-19 Lansing, June 8-9 Prairie Du Chien, 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".
OCTOBER "CLASSIC" TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The October "Classic" tournament was held October 6-7 with a field of 26 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was rainy, and chilly with higher than normal water levels. Congratulation to Tim Pettit and Joe Welsh for taking first place honors. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here. Congratulations also to Joe Welsh for a banner year in garnering Fisherman of the Year honors.
CASSVILLE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The Cassville tournament was held September 15-16 with a field of 22 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was warm, sunny & calm with high river water levels. Congratulation to the team of Tom Laake and Jeff Leahr for claiming 1st place honors in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.
OCTOBER SPONSORS OF THE MONTH
We have 2 sponsors for the month of October and the QCBC Classic. Both are long time sponsors.
Unique Mechanical is a plumbing specialist for residential, commercial, and industrial. There is no job too small or too big for them to take. They will fix leaks, put in new plumbing for remodeling or do new construction, replacing water heaters or any job you need done. If you need any 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.
Our other October sponsor is Snap-On Tools. They are the number one tool supplier in the nation and for good reason.You get a quality tool at a competitive price. If you own or operate a business they will have a representative come to your place of business to show you what they have to offer or you can go to most of your local tool stores to look on your own. We would like to thank Unique Mechanical and Snap-On Tool for sponsoring the Classic and of course there will be a rod given away from both of them. Please support all of our sponsoring businesses.
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.