Gardendale Rockets High School Bass Fishing Club's Tyler Green and Hunter Harris are first at the launch ramp.
Photo by Tod Green
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.