More on Kevin VanDam

How They Did It: Smith Mountain Lake

Apr 29, 2009

The Advance Auto Parts Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake was a classic sight fishing tournament.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, KVD

Apr 29, 2009

Kevin VanDam picked apart a clear, deep fishery -- just like he used to do years ago as a kid in Kalamazoo -- on Smith Mountain Lake, for a victory at the Blue Ridge Brawl.

One for the Thumb

Apr 28, 2009

I've been asked several times about the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and what it means to me. The short answer is that the AOY title is my goal every year, no matter how many I win, don't win or have won. It's the most prestigious title in all of bass fishing. To win a fifth one would be an overwhelming honor.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Pollen

Apr 27, 2009

Velvick explained that he keeps the squirt gun wrapped in a plastic bag inside one of his boat's storage compartments until it's needed.

2010 Elite Series Postseason #1: Day One, On the Water

Apr 27, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2010 Elite Series Postseason #1 on Lake Jordan, near Wetumpka, Alabama.

2009 Bassmaster Elite Series, Rookie

Apr 27, 2009

VanDam cashed checks in his first 23 Bassmaster events and is the sport's all-time money winner. Gritter is still looking for his first paycheck as an Elite Series angler.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, On The Water

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, AOY

Apr 26, 2009

At the season's halfway point, while none of the remaining competitors is conceding anything, some patterns and probabilities are starting to take root with respect to the end-of-year standings.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, Behind the Scenes

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, Weigh-In

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

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