Todd grew up in Northeast Iowa fishing, and ice fishing the many small rivers available in that part of the state. He began tournament fishing when he was 18 years old and competes in about 15 tournaments a year. He has been a Bass Nation Club Angler of the Year 8 times, Hawgz Bass Series Angler of the Year, and Bass Nation Regional Qualifier. He also conducts fishing tournaments, is the host of the TV show “Central Iowa Fishing”, published in newspapers and "The Iowa Sportsman" magazine, as well as offers guide service 12 months a year.
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