Derek Remitz and Bobby Lane meet in the middle of a long stretch of flooded brush. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Sutter.
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.