Baits the way YOU want them

Hot Rod Baits offers Tubes, Big Craws, Sticks, Jig Chunks and Wig's Jigs.  It you need to stock up, please go to the store button on the top of the page and place your order.  If you know exactly what you love and want to order 50 or more of one particular bait drop us an email and we will get you a bulk price discount.  All our baits are made with anise, salt and garlic and manufactured in the USA.

The King Duo are KINGS again

The father and son combo of Jeremy and Jon King are once again the Team of the Year on the Hot Rod Baits Bass Series.  This series consists of three events around the state of Iowa and each team accumulates points according to their tournament performances.  This pair won the Sugema tournament, came in 2nd at Pool 9 and 13th at Osceola.  This earned them just enough points to claim the honors of Team of the Year.  This pair also won the award in 2016.  

Finishing just one point behind them were the team of McKinley Geiger and Jake Olson.  This pair are recent graduates of Iowa State University and were key members in the ISU Bass Fishing club.  This pair collected two big bass prizes in the three events this year, placed 3rd at Sugema, 10th at Pool 9 and 2nd at Osceola to claim Runner-Up Team of the Year honors.  Great seasons were had by both teams and a big CONGRATULATIONS to them!

Jeremy and Jon King

McKinley Geiger and Jake Olson

Chaloupek and Matheney CRUSH them at West Lake

The team of Doug Chaloupek and Chris Matheney were the only team to find more than two keepers, they weighed in a six bass limit for 15.20 pounds to crush the competition.  McKinley Geiger and Jake Olsen take second place and big bass at 5.68 pounds, Todd Reed and Brian Bowles take 3rd with 4.64# of bass and Jamie Taylor and Kale Baird take 4th with 4.27#.

1st Place

2nd Place and Big Bass 5.68#

3rd Place

4th Place

Reed/Bowles take the WIN at Pool 9

Saturday, June 9th marked the second stop on the Hot Rod Baits Bass Series.  The team of Todd Reed and Brian Bowles were able to find 16.42# of river bass to take the win over Jeremy and Jon King which had 16.03# for second place.

Full results HERE

1st: Brian Bowles/Todd Reed

2nd- Jon King/Jeremy King

3rd Place- Rudy Herb/Cole Herb

4th Place- Kevin Christensen/Keith Donnelly

Hot Rod Baits Bass Series: Lake Sugema

The first event of the series took place today and it will one that most anlgers will want to forget.  Air temperatures were in the 40s most of the day, coupled by light rain for about 6 hours of the event and wind gusts up to 25mph.  Needless to say it wasn't a comfortable tournament to fish.  However, no matter the weather or time of year, some team seems to figure something out to best all other teams.  Jeremy and Jon King were the those anglers today, they were the only team to weigh in 3 keepers and that put them as the Lake Sugema Champions and earned them huge Angler of the Year points in tat race, one that they won in 2016. 
1st Place: Jeremy and Jon King 
2nd Place: Kevin Christensen/Keith Donnelly
3rd Place and Big Bass: McKinley Geiger/Jake Olson

4th Place: Chris Calkins/Adam Rundall

5th Place: James and Zach Cook