We just followed Pace back across the lake where he pulled in less than a hundred yards behind KVD. That's confidence, although if he doesn't care for spectator boats it's an odd choice because he just doubled his problem.
On Sept. 23, 1987, Kevin VanDam fished his first B.A.S.S. event, the New York Invitational on the St. Lawrence River. Then 19, he finished 110th out of 311 anglers. He was in the money 38 times in his next 43 tournaments.