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:   June 24, 2019
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   Leisure Lanes (2802 W. 73rd. St. Davenport Iowa)
Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

A NOTE FROM RON AND KAY

Please make sure to get your PSA checked.


BIG SLOUGH TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Savanna (Big Slough) tournament will take place on Saturday June 22. This will be a one day tournament. Sign up will take place on the 22nd at the ramp from 4:30-5:00 am with the mandatory meeting at 5 am. Tournament hours will be safe light until 3 pm. Remember that there is a $5.00 ramp fee at Big Slough.


!!!PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED!!!

Mother nature is not doing the fishing community any favors this year with all of the river flooding and lack of usable ramps. The Prairie Du Chien tournament which was to take place on June 8-9 has been rescheduled to August 24-25 going out of the Marquette city ramp..


LANSING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Lansing tournament was held May 18 - 19 with a field of 26 boats participating. The weather for this tournament was rainy, cold and windy with flooded river conditions. Congratulation to the team of Tim Pettitt and Joe Welsh for claiming 1st place honors in this event. A complete listing of tournament results can be found by clicking here.


LANSING HIS/HERS TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The Lansing his/hers tournament sign up will take place on June 29th. Sign up will take place at the State Ramp at 5:30 am. Blast off is currently scheduled for 6 am with weigh-in at 2 pm. Those time are subject to change as the need occurs.


2019 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. In order to fish the May 18-19 tournament at Lansing your dues will have to be paid by the end of the April 30th membership meeting.


JUNE SPONSORS OF THE MONTH

We are fortunate to have two sponsors for the month of June. The first is Crawford Company which has been in business wince 1952. Crawford specializes in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, drain cleaning, laser cutting, specialty welded fabrication, brewing equipment and custom architectural products. Call Crawford at 309-788-4573 for any of your plumbing or mechanical needs. They proudly serve the quad city area 7 days a week 24 hrs a day. Crawford is committed to original values, quality, customer service, innovation, business integrity and a high regard for individual contributions.


Our second sponsor, Tandem Tire and Auto Service in Maquoketa is a new sponsor this year. Club member James Yarolem is the store manager. If you need tires for anything including your boat trailer call James at 563-652-5681 and he will set you up. Tandem guarantees competitive pricing and will probably beat prices from other places. Check out both of our June sponsor information on the back of the monthly mailer.


2019 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The fish committee has set the dates for the 2019 season. June 22 Savanna, June 29 His/Hers at Lansing, July 14 Rapids City, July 20 Tug Open, August 18 Dubuque, August 24-25 Prairie Du Chien, September 14-15 Cassville, September 21 His/Hers at Lansing, October 12-13 Lansing "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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