Team “Into The Outdoors” Nets Big Bass In Mid-Am Tournament!
May 12th, 2004 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 12th, 2004 at 12:00 AM
Mundelein, Illinois – Todd & Veronica Berg, owners of Into The Outdoors Guide Service, took the Big Bass honors at the Mid-Am Tournament Authority’s Lake Geneva, WI team event held May 8th, 2004. The solid largemouth bass weighed 5.36 pounds and earned the anglers the big-bass paycheck, and an engraved plaque recognizing their achievement, along with a chance to defend the title throughout the year at three other regional Mid-Am events in Wisconsin leading up to the Midwest Classic this fall at Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois.According to Todd, who caught the fish, “We drew number 61 for take-off which was about mid-range in the 106 boat field. We figured our nearest primary spot from the tournament headquarters would already be taken, but when we ran there, we were delighted to see that no one had taken up residence. After twenty to thirty casts in that spot, I felt the distinctive “twang” on the line, set the hook and immediately knew I had a good fish when my 6’6″ Fenwick Techna AV rod loaded completely! I told Veronica to standby with the Stowmaster(r)- she did a great job of coaching and within 30 seconds the big girl was in the net”. Veronica laughed as she recounted to Todd while she transferred the fish from the Stowmaster to the live well, “There’s the big fish of the tournament at 6:40AM!” “In the end, confidence paid off and she was exactly right”, said Todd. The prize fish came on a new Berkley Classic Power Jig(r) backed up with a 5″ XPS grub and loaded with Power Bait ® attractant. “The package is a big-fish bait without question”, said Berg.Into The Outdoors is sponsored by Berkley, Fenwick, Abu-Garcia, Power-Pro fishing lines, Waterwerks (Alumacraft Boats), Bombardier (Johnson engines) Stowmaster Nets and Bottom Line electronics.®Stowmaster is a registered trademark and may not be used or reprinted without permission.For more information contact:Into The Outdoors, Inc.25705 Arrowhead DriveMundelein, IL [email protected]: 847-922-1271