The Quad City Bass Fishermanís 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:   June 25 2018
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   30 Lanes (3812 North Harrison St. Davenport)
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 19-20 with a field of 32 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was warm and sunny on Saturday but cloudy and unseasonably cold on Sunday. Water levels were falling rapidly. A big congratulations go out to Terry Harris and Lane VanMeigham for taking 1st place honors. Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Prairie Du Chien tournament will take place June 9-10. Tournament sign up will be held at the marina ramp on Saturday from 4:30-5:00 am with the mandatory meeting at 5:00. Tournament hours will be safe light until 3 pm Saturday and safe light until 1 pm Sunday. On Sunday morning you will need to pick your chip up at Dan's boat. Don't forget to get a city ramp pass which are available at Kwik Star, Cabela's or the police station.


2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

June 9-10 Prairie Du Chien, June 30 Lansing His/Hers, July 8 Rapids City, July 21 Tug "Open", August 19 Dubuque, September 15-16 Cassville, September 29 Lansing His/Hers, October 6-7 Lansing "Classic".


MAY SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are fortunate to have 2 monthly sponsors in May. One is Tri-Co Insurance Service. Terry Harris is a licensed agent for Tri-Co Ins. Terry and Team Tri-Co are committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence and establishing a strong relationship of mutual trust and service to each of their clients. They offer personal attention, full-time professional service, competitive pricing, a broad range of insurance products to meet your needs and an experienced staff of conscientious professionals. Tri-Co is your full service insurance agency offering Life, Health, Home, Auto, Boat, Recreational, and Commercial policies. Whether you need personal or business insurance protection, Terry can show you how to maximize your insurance program with discounts and cost saving features. Call Terry today at (309) 944-6487 to arrange an appointment. The club wants to thank Terry and all of our sponsors for being an important part of our club. A rod will be given at the Lansing tournament from Tri-Co.

Our second sponsor is new to the club and we would like to welcome Winneshiek Developments LLC. Winneshiek View Vacation Rentals overlook the Mississippi River on Pool 9 just north of Ferryville, Wis. Their vacation rentals are perfect for all lodging needs during pre-fishing or tournament week. They have a house that can sleep 4-9. They also have a bunkhouse that can sleep 4. The Saradan single family home sleeps 8 or 4 couples and 4 singles guests. There is a 2 bedroom mobile home that can sleep 3 singles or 3 couples. The Park model is perfect for couples or 2 guests. All are fully furnished with towels, bedding, wireless internet and Direct TV. There is a fire pit and grills. They also have outside plugins at all units for boat charging. The property adjoins Rush Creek Wildlife preserve with 2500 acres of public hunting land. Check their website at Winneshiekview.com. We will also give away rod during the Lansing tournament which was donated by them. See their ad on the back of the newsletter.



JUNE SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

The Circle Tap is our June sponsor of the month. When you tell someone youíll meet them at the Circle you know you are in for some excellent food and some good cold beverages. It's the perfect after work watering hole. Of course they are mostly known for their ribs. You can also stop in for lunch and be satisfied with one of their reasonably priced lunch specials and maybe watch a ball game. The patio is a perfect place to have a get together or even a class reunion as it is plenty big enough to hold quite a few people. If you go to sit inside or out you want to get there early as they both fill up fast. The Circle has been a meeting place of many of our members for years so itís hard to stop and not see someone you know. While there let them know you appreciate them sponsoring with the club and tell them you saw this in the newsletter.

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 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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