We're almost to the point where Kevin VanDam should pay Steve Bowman and me to linger near him. After visiting other anglers the last hour, we stopped in on him again, just in time for him to catch a keeper. His second fish -- which joined the 2 3/4-pounder we saw him catch earlier -- should give him about 4 pounds for two bass. His expression is not so dour as earlier.
VanDam was throwing a spinnerbait along a woody point. His bigger fish came on a crankbait he worked over a long, underwater point not far down the lake from here.