Guide Service

Hot Rod Baits 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 with Minn Kota Talons and trolling motor.  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 throughout Iowa and Pool 9 & 10 of Mississippi River.  We specialize in taking the young, old, experienced, or first-time anglers out on the water to enjoy a day of catching fish and learning about the sport of fishing no matter what month of the year it is.

Boat Trips           
We will focus on panfishing, or bass fishing during half-day trips.  Both can be focused on during full-day trips at certain lakes/rivers.
What I provide:
  • Boat~~Bait/Lures~~Rods/Reels~~Tackle~~Safety gear~~Water  
What you should provide
  • Rain gear~~Hat~~Sunglasses and anything else to brave the sunshine or weather elements
  • Drinks and Food
  • Fishing license

Ice Fishing Trips: we will focus on panfish

Your trip on the ice will be with all the modern comforts: 
  • Heated Ice Shacks
  • Polaris Snowmobile
  • K-Drill and Eskimo Power Augers
  • Jason Mitchell/Dave Genz Signature Rods/Reels
  • VEXILAR electronics.  
All this equipment is up-to date, plus on ice reports will bring you a great day on the ice.  Your day fishing with Hot Rod Baits will be a carefree adventure, we will take care of the hard stuff, you enjoy the fishing!

Guide Trip Pricing
Boat Trip1/2 Day-4 hours in the boat $200Full Day-6 hours in the boat $260Guided trips outside a 45 mile radius of guide will incur a gas fee agreed upon by both parties at booking.
Ice Fishing Trip1/2 Day-3 hours on the ice $150Full day-5 hours on the ice $220All trips are based on 2 clients per outing. We can accomodate more upon request.

All trips must be paid in full for 7 days in advance.  Trips may be canceled the day of appointment by Hot Rod Baits due to bad/unsafe weather and refunds will be given in full.  

All cancellations by clients will result in the loss of $50 on your pre-payment.  Email me for more information and availability.

  A few pictures from clients over the past years.  
You just never know what you might catch when fishing with Hot Rod Baits Guide Service!

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Whether it is on the water or on the ice, you will have a great time and learn about the great sport of fishing from our guides.