Vandam's Tip Of The Week

Slow bass, fast cars

May 24, 2010

The Clarks Hill event was a disappointment to me. It was tough. This is the kind of tournament where you can make up some ground, but it didn't happen. I just wasn't able to put everything together.

Paying our dues

May 19, 2010

Smith Mountain is now a memory and Pickwick hasn't yet happened, so I have a little spare time to give back something to the people and organizations that make all of our lives possible.

Run and gun

May 16, 2010

With over half the season behind us, I have to say I'm looking forward to climbing back in the saddle and competing on Clarks Hill. According to the guys who should know, it'll be very different from some of our other events, especially Guntersville.

Tons of fish

May 9, 2010

First, let me apologize for missing last week. Everything got crazy busy and I didn't get it done. I try not to miss. I take this blog seriously. Nevertheless, sometimes it can't be helped.

In the hunt

Apr 25, 2010

The Pickwick event is only a few days away. It'll be an interesting tournament, that's for sure. With the wacky spring we've had and the tough weather the last few days — heavy rains and violent storms — I suspect the fish will be in various stages around the lake.

Fishin' without a rain suit

Apr 11, 2010

I'm on my way to Smith Mountain after a week of vacation. The boys were out of school for spring break, so we all went down South to relax, spend some time on the beach and eat seafood.

Fishing big, fishing small (cont.)

Apr 4, 2010

Now that we have a solid working definition of what it means for a lake or river to fish big or small, it's time to think about how that helps us catch fish

Fishing big, fishing small

Mar 28, 2010

You often hear us — professional bass anglers — talk about a lake or a river fishing big or fishing small. Everyone has an intuitive sense of what we mean by that, but not everyone understands the details of those concepts or how important they really are

Don't get ahead of the bass

Mar 21, 2010

I'm on my way home from Clear Lake — a lot earlier than I'd like. I just didn't get the big fish I needed.

Timing is everything

Mar 14, 2010

It's Sunday afternoon in California. I thought this would be a good time to write this week's blog. I'm in between rigging rods and tying on swimbaits getting ready for tomorrow's practice on Clear Lake. I'd rather be fishing but ...