Vandam's Tip Of The Week

Attracting sponsors

Jan 24, 2011

As the appeal for tournament fishing grows, so does the demand for sponsors to help defray the costs.

Fishing new waters

Jan 18, 2011

You've planned a vacation to a body of water you don't know well. Going to a large, unfamiliar lake can be intimidating, but my system will help you figure out a lake in a short period of time.

Put your line to work for you

Jan 10, 2011

Generally, I use fluorocarbon in most applications, but rely on monofilament for topwaters and braid when I need strong, small-diameter line.

Spruce up your gear

Jan 3, 2011

The Bassmaster Classic is a few weeks off, but I've begun tuning up my tackle to get it in tiptop shape.

Do tackle maintenance now

Dec 20, 2010

Done fishing for the year? Start planning for next year.This is the season you should be going through all of your tackleboxes, eliminating lures you never throw and touching up those "pet" baits that you know the fish can't resist.

Ice-water bass

Dec 13, 2010

We got a big blast of winter here in southern Michigan, which means our ice-fishing season is just around the corner.

Sweeten your favorite lake - part 2

Dec 7, 2010

As I noted in Part 1, now is the time to place new cover on structure of your favorite lake.This week I'll share tips for creating fish holding brush on barren structure.

Sweeten your favorite lake - part 1

Nov 29, 2010

Winter provides a good time to reflect on the things you learned the previous season and how you can put those lessons to use next year.

Weighting hard baits

Nov 23, 2010

You can alter the performance characteristics of hard baits like jerkbaits and crankbaits by adding weight to them.

Capture those special moments

Nov 15, 2010

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and it's time to be thinking about what kind of cool outdoor stuff you want to put on your Christmas wish list.