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:   May 23, 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.


JUNE STODDARD TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

There will be no Friday sign up. Saturday sign up will be at the Stoddard city ramp from 4:30-5:00 am. Meeting and take off to follow. Saturday weigh in will be 3 pm. Sunday hours are safe light with the weigh in at 1 pm.


LANSING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing tournament was held May 14-15 with a field of 25 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was ideal with cool mornings, warm sunny afternoons, low winds and higher than normal water levels. Congratulation to Tim Pettit and Tom Boyton for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


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 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The 2022 tournament schedule is as follows: June 11-12 Stoddard, June 25 His/Hers Lansing, July 10 Albany, July 23 Quad City Bass Club Tug Open at Albany, August 20-21 Prairie Du Chien, September 10-11 Cassville, September 17 His/Hers Lansing, October 8-9 Lansing.


MAY SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We have 2 sponsors during the month of May. One of these sponsors is Terry Harris and Midwest Complete Construction. Their motto is Building Relationships One Project At A Time. MCC is a Quad City family owned and operated business with over 100 years 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 done right the first time every time. They also work with all insurance companies for damage from hail, wind, fire, and water. See them at 3720 46th Ave., Rock Island or call them at 309-945-7479. See their ad on the back of the mailer.
Our second May sponsor is Riverscape Vacation Rentals in DeSoto Wisconsin. Kari and Ryan Beeman have cabins that sleep 6, 8, or 11 people. They also have 2 new cabins coming in the spring of 2022. Book them early for the fishing season. You can call them at 563-370-3355, email them or go to their website for more information. Their ad is on the back of the mailer.



JUNE SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

Crawford Company is one of our June sponsors. They have been in business since 1952 and they 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. For any of you mechanical or fabrication needs, give them a call as they can probably get it done for you. Show them our appreciation for being a sponsor and give them a call. See their ad on the back of the mailer.
Our second June sponsor is Sandry Fire Supply in DeWitt. They are the areas leader in fire protection equipment. They sell and service fire equipment to fire departments and other businesses. Sandry has been in business for over 25 years. If you are in need of any of their products, or would like to know more about them. call or go to their website. See their ad on the back of 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 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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