I grew up in Northeast Iowa fishing, and ice fishing the many small rivers available in that part of the state.  I was also introduced to the Mississippi River several times as a youth.  I attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with an education degree.  After college, I began my teaching career in Central Iowa.  Marshalltown has been my home since the summer of 1999.  I learned to fish the lakes of Central Iowa and Southern Iowa in my many fishing trips and bass tournament competitions.  I began tournament fishing when I was 18 years old and compete in about 15 bass tournaments a year.  I also enjoy conducting and organizing fishing tournaments.  I am the host of “Central Iowa Fishing”, a 30 minute fishing show providing tips about panfishing, bass fishing, and ice fishing.  The show airs on the local cable channel.  I enjoy writing about the outdoors and have been published in newspapers and "The Iowa Sportsman" magazine.  I mostly fish for bass, but crappie and bluegills are often sought after in my boat, along with my numerous ice fishing adventures.  Spending time with friends and family, writing about outdoor adventures, and introducing people to the sport of fishing are my passions.  My fishing sponsors include: Quantum Rods and Reels, Hot Rod Baits, Optimum Bait Company, Minn Kota Motors, Talon Anchors and Vexilar.  Please check out their great products by clicking on the logos below.













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Fishing Accomplishments:

Team Extreme Ice Fishing Iowa Division Champion  2015

Club Angler of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Club Angler of the Year Runner-Up: 2002, 2007

Hawgz Bass Series River Division Team of the Year 2009

2005 State B.A.S.S. Regional Qualifier

Winner of numerous tournaments over years, including the following bodies of water: Mississippi River Pool 9, Mississippi River Pool 10, Lake Delhi, Brushy Creek, Rock Creek, Hawthorn Lake, West Lake Osceola, Union Grove Lake, Pine Lakes, Hickory Grove Lake, (all in Iowa) and Lake Thunderhead in Missouri.

Ice Tournament victories at Rock Creek Lake and Hickory Grove Lake 


     I have written hundreds of outdoor articles for newspapers, I am currently being published in The Iowa Sportsman magazine, and the Times Republican Newspaper. In these articles I cover a variety of fishing advice, tips and techniques to help anglers catch more fish.  You can also find me sharing information on fishing and ice fishing throughout the state at various seminar shows.


As a guide for Hot Rod Baits, I can provide you or your family members a day on the water, or ice that they will not soon forget.  You pick whether to fish for bass or panfish out of a fully equipped 18-foot Ranger bass boat.  You will be using the best rods and reels from Quantum on every cast. When ice fishing for panfish we will be using the best in electronics; Vexilar.  Guided trips are located in Central Iowa and on rivers located in Northeast Iowa; including Pool 9, and 10 of Mississippi River.  I enjoy fishing, and love seeing other people catch fish too, advanced or beginner, you will learn and have fun fishing with me.

Todd Reed

         Marshalltown, Iowa

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Please practice catch and release when you can, and good fishin’ to you!