Tom Berg

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Tom Berg is a freelance outdoor writer, photographer and editor who specializes in fishing, especially Great Lakes salmon and trout fishing. Based out of Dyer, Indiana, Berg is the holder of several world fishing records and is the Executive Director of the Hoosier Outdoor Writers (HOW).

Florida Sharks After Dark: Ramp Up The Excitement!

I went on a shark fishing charter once several years ago during a trip to Florida and caught some and it was fun. Yet it just didn’t satisfy the itch I get when I think about catching sharks. For one thing, it was mid-summer and it was hot. REALLY...

WIN Writer Mike Schoonveld Inducted into Hall of Fame

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently announced its latest class of inductees. Included in this elite group is Hoosier Outdoor Writers’ past president and current board of directors member, Captain Mike Schoonveld. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion...

Hungry Mangrove Snappers Provide Non-Stop Action

Editor's note: This story was filed just before Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida's west coast. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Florida- after cleanup and repairs have finished in the area, we urge anglers to consider visiting to help support the local economy. Florida has...

Poached Salmon?

Not too long ago, I watched three friends fishing together as they casted for coho salmon along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. They were in a good spot, and the fish were really biting. Every time one of them caught a fish, it was quickly put into a grimy five-gallon...

Road Trip: Goliath Grouper is the Adventure of a Lifetime

At this time last summer I was traveling through southwest Florida, seeing the sights and sampling some of the excellent saltwater fishing available during the summer. The fishing was good, but the weather was extremely strange. It rained almost every day, and not just the usual afternoon rain showers,...