Peck's Pool 9 Guide Service

2709 High View Lane
New Albin, IA 52160
(563) 544-4611
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Peck's Pool 9 Guide Service
A day on the water with Cap'n Ted is more than just catching fish… it is an educational experience about the symbiotic relationship of all creatures great and small on the complex and awesome Mississippi River, one of the greatest natural wonders on planet earth. A duke's mixture of fish is waiting for you, somewhere between mussels on the bottom, otters on the surface and eagles sailing overhead. Understanding the grand scheme of nature is more intense on a river than on any lake. The mighty Mississippi can be - and often is - the most challenging water you will ever fish. Lessons learned on this amazing fishery will make you a better angler… maybe even a better person… especially if you bring a kid who thinks text messaging without looking at the keypad is the key to world domination.

Cap'n Ted specializes in bass, walleye, northern pike, catfish and panfish, but cautions even the most precise species-specific presentation has the potential for producing virtually anything with fins that calls the majestic Mississippi home. Cap'n Ted has a number of pro-staff afiliations including Lund boats, MinnKota trolling motors, Northland Tackle, Bill Lewis Lures and Cottonmouth Lures. When not guiding Cap'n Ted communicates the outdoors experience via newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and thru seminars. This work has taken him all over the midwest, Canada and beyond...but he always returns to the upper Mississippi which he considers the most diverse fishery in North America.

Open Water Rates:
Rates listed below are for up to two (2) anglers:

$250 6 hours
Call for quote 8 hours
Third angler is an extra $75.
5% discount to police, fire, EMS, military or any adult bringing a child age 12-17.

Ice Fishing Rates:
$100 per angler, minimum 2 anglers / 4 hour trip

Clients will be fishing out of a Lund Alaskan--the ideal craft for traversing pool 9 and it's myriad backwaters. A MinnKota co-pilot remote enables control of the boat from any location. This enables clients optimum presentation opportunities from both bow and stern casting platforms. Clients are encouraged to bring their own rods and reels. Rods and reels can be provided if so desired. No need to bring a tackle box--unless you have a few baits that need washing. The difference between a perfect cast and a lost lure is less than half-an-inch. Reasonable loss of terminal tackle and lures is acceptable...but does not cover fishin' for blackbirds, robins or other tree-dwelling critters. Clients are encouraged to bring raingear, warm clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera and any food or non-alcoholic beverages they wish to consume.

Cap'n Ted believes that any trip on The River should be a learning experience. Questions are welcome. Insightful answers are always possible.

Waters Guided

  • Mississippi River Pool 10, Grant County
  • Mississippi River Pool 9, Crawford County
** Rates subject to change without notice.