All-Stars and walleyes

Courtesy of Kevin VanDam
VanDam's new Nitro ZV21 Walleye Boat will be ideal for fishing the Great Lakes or other big bodies of water.

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Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam

In the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world.

After a very rough event at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week, I headed south to Springfield, Mo., to participate in Tracker Marine’s Media Days at Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake.

All-Star Week was hard on just about everyone but you have to hand it to Edwin Evers and Aaron Martens for doing a great job under tough fishing conditions. Those two made it to the finals under the unique All-Star format and Aaron edged him out in an exciting finish.

When it was over, I had to put my disappointing performance behind me and head to Missouri. Tracker Media Days provides me the chance to work with the boating and fishing press, test the new boats and hang out with other Tracker/Nitro pro anglers.

Nitro’s newest fishing boat that has me excited is a ZV21 Walleye Boat that would certainly suit multi-species anglers, as well. While it’s not a bass boat per say, it will be ideal for people fishing the Great Lakes or other big bodies of water.

I have an inherent interest in the new boat because I know how well a rig like that will fit in the Great Lakes region where I live. I’ve done my share of walleye and salmon fishing, and given my experience as a boat salesman in my brother’s store (D&R Sports Center) in Kalamazoo, I know what anglers want in a big water boat.

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