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:   July 25, 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.


LANSING HIS HERS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing His Hers tournament was held June 25 with a field of 17 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was rainy, cool and breezy in the morning and sunny and warm in the afternoon. Congratulation to Jamie and Jon Houdek for placing 1st in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


ALBANY TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Albany tournament will take place Sunday July 10 out of the Albany, Illinois City Ramp. Sign up will be Saturday morning from 4:30 to 5:00 at the ramp. The weigh in is set for 3 pm but if it is extremely hot it may be moved to 2 pm. That decision would be made at the meeting.


TUG OPEN TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Tug tournament will take place Saturday July 23 from the Albany, Illinois city ramp. Saturday morning sign up will be from 4:30 to 5:00 am. The weigh in will take place at 2 pm. A flyer with tournament information and a sign up form will be posted on the website and Facebook page when they are ready and will also be available at K & K Hardware in Bettendorf.


STODDARD TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Stoddard tournament was held June 11-12 with a field of 19 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was rainy, breezy and higher than normal water levels and current flow. Congratulation to Terry Harris and Brian Siebel 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: 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.


JULY SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

One July Sponsor of the Month is K & K Hardware. There's only 1 letter you need to know when it comes to all your lumber and hardware and fishing needs. It's K&K. There's really nothing to say about them that everyone doesn't already know. K&K has a full lumber store, hardware, paint, lawn and garden, and electrical departments, along with a complete line of and guns and ammo. When you walk in the door it's not like a big box store where you have to look for someone to help you. It seems that an employee is always asking you what they can do for you and they know where it is located within the store without calling for help. And of course, don't forget the most complete supply of fishing tackle in the area. If they don't have it, which is rare, Matt will be happy to order it for you. A rod will be given away at the Rapid City tournament donated by K & K. Thanks to K&K for being a long time club sponsor.
Our second July Sponsor of the Month is All Phases Construction owned by long time club member and 2 time Fisherman of the Year Dave Melchert. They will do any construction you need from demolition, framing, trim, paint, sheet rock, and insulation. They also do residential, commercial, and industrial jobs. If you need something done, call Dave and get the job done right the first time. See their ad on the back of the newsletter or give them a call at 563-320-1084.



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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