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:   November 25, 2019
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.


2019 QUAD CITY BASS FISHERMANS AWARD BANQUET

The annual banquet will be Saturday January 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bettendorf. The meal will consist of prime rib and chicken, potato, veggie and salad. Tickets are $25 and will be available at the November meeting. There will also be raffles and for the last few years we have had at least $2,500 in prizes to raffle. A ticket is required to attend.


LANSING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing "Classic" tournament took place October 12-13 with a field of 22 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was VERY COLD, VERY WINDY, with rain, sleet & snow. Congratulation to Tom Boynton & Jacob Crigger for placing 1st in this event and also claiming the 2019 Fisherman of the Year award. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


2020 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.


OCTOBER SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are once again fortunate to have two sponsors for the month of October. Unique Mechanical is again a Classic sponsor. They are plumbing specialists for residential, commercial, and industrial. There is no job too small or too big for them to perform. They will fix leaks, install new plumbing for remodels or new construction. Unique Mechanical installs new water heaters or can perform any job that you need accomplished. If you need any plumbing work 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.


Tandem Tire and Auto Service in Maquoketa and Dubuque is sponsoring their second tournament of the year. James Yarolem is the manager of the Maquoketa store and Chad Hallahan (also a club member) is Manager of the Dubuque store. If you need tires for anything including your boat trailer call either store and they will be happy to take care of you. Some of us are going on fall fishing trips so take your trailer to them to get new tires. You don't want to be on the road and have problems. They offer competitive prices and will probably beat prices from other places. See their ad on the mailer. Our October sponsors have donated 2 rods as door prizes to be awarded at the classic. Thanks to both Unique and Tandem Tire for sponsoring the 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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