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:   October 30, 2017
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.


CASSVILLE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Cassville tournament was held September 16-17 with a field of 24 boats participating. The weather for this tournament included hot, sunny weather on Saturday and cool, cloudy conditions on Sunday. Water levels were lower than normal but there was still plenty of current. A big congratulations go out to the father/son team of John & Chad Ragsdale for taking 1st place honors in the tournament. Click here for a complete listing of tournament results.


SEPTEMBER HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT INFO

The September HIS/HERS tournament will take place Saturday September 30 going out of the State Ramp in Lansing, Iowa. Sign up will take place at 7 am at the ramp with tourney details given at that time. There will be a potluck held at the Red Barn Campground a few hours after the tournament so please bring your own meat and a hearty dish to share. This is always a great time so please make plans to attend. Hope to see you there!


LANSING "CLASSIC" TOURNAMENT INFO

The season wraps up October 7-8 with the Lansing classic. Sign up will be at the state ramp from 6:00.- 6:30 followed by the mandatory meeting. Tournament hours will be from safe light until 3:00 on Saturday and safe light until 1:00 on Sunday.


NEW RULES CHANGE

For the remainder of our tournaments this year, there will be a 5 fish limit per day, per boat. This change was made due to a DNR regulation change. From this point forward, you are only allowed 5 fish in your boat at any time during our tournaments.


SEPTEMBER SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

The club is again honored to have two monthly sponsors during the month of September:

Culligan Water is another long time sponsor and we would like to thank Tom Kracaw and family for being with us. They have franchises in Davenport and Clinton. Culligan can supply water softeners and bottled water in both the big water cooler style and small bottles for businesses and home use. If you have well water the softener can eliminate the hard water problems that are caused by this water. We all know we should stay hydrated while fishing or any other time so pick up some Culligan water for your fishing or camping trips so you always have a supply of fresh water. Remember the more water you drink the healthier you will be. See their ad on the back of the mailer.

Everyone has of course heard of Snap On Tools. The original company JH Williams was founded in 1882 and is now owned by Snap-on Incorporated. They have offices in Kenosha Wi, Throop, PA, and Columbus, GA. If you have any questions about their products you can call their customer service number at 1-800-446-7404. They had 3 brands of Industrial Grade products which are sold through Distributor Partners throughout the U.S. They offer hand tools, tool storage, trades tools and pruning tools as well as production bandsaw blades and CDI Torque products and are the largest manufacturer and distibutor of torque products in North America. If you need more information about where to buy or how to become a distributor of their products you can contact: Dan Riedesel at 563-320-1789 or by email at Dan.C.Riedesel@ snapon.com.



OCTOBER SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Unique Mechanical is our October sponsor and have been a sponsor for many years. They are plumbing specialists for residential, commercial, and industrial. There is no job too small or too big for them to take on from new construction to remodeling and/or just updating or replacing worn out items such as a water heater. If you are in need of any plumbing work please give them a call at 563-326-3149.



DUES NOTICE/REMINDER

Remember, club rules state that in order to fish a tournament, your dues have to be paid before the end of the monthly membership meeting prior to the 1st tournament of the year that you would like to fish.


TOURNAMENT RULES UPDATED

The club's tournament rules were updated/revised in December 2016. It is recommended that you read and completely understand the rules prior to fishing your first tournament as these rules will be strictly enforced. Please click the "Tournament Rules" link to the left of this page to access the complete list.


2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Sept. 30 His/hers Lansing, October 7-8 Lansing Classic.


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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