On the CITGO Bassmaster Tour his nickname is simply KVD, but around the rest of the world legions of fishing fans describe Kevin VanDam in more reverent terms. To them he is The Man, and there hasn't been anyone quite like him in the sport in many, many years.
Carrie Wess has discovered an innovative way to increase donations to the Maine Special Olympics at an annual team bass tournament sponsored by the Classic Bassmasters.
The first time Kevin VanDam saw Strike King's King Shad, he rolled his eyes.
BASS tournaments are held on sprawling lakes over several days of competition. But did you ever wonder how a top pro would fare on your home lake that little body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? Welcome to Bassmaster's reality series. Here, we put the superstars of competitive bass fishing on small lakes they've never seen before, then give them seven hours to figure out a viable pattern, logging everything they do to find and catch bass.
It's just fishing right? How much money could really be involved? Boyd Duckett has recently brought it to everyone's attention that this is not your grandpa's fishing. In fact, with the rate the sport has grown over the past three years, this isn't your dad's or even your older brother's fishing we are in a new era.
This is the first installment in a two part series about Don Barone's shot at being a co-angler in a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.
When Georgian Mike Echols fishes topwater plugs, crankbaits or spinnerbaits, his go-to color is shad. Echols, who competes in CITGO Bassmaster Southern Open tournaments, figures you can't go wrong emulating the bass' No. 1 forage.
If you've ever spent much time on Lake Texoma, the sprawling 89,000-acre impoundment along the Texas-Oklahoma border, you understand how frustrating it can be trying to catch the finicky bass living around the lake's dozens of docks and crowded boat stalls. Cast after cast will go untouched, even though you know without a doubt that fish are present.
Last week, as he prepared to fish the Bassmaster Legends tournament (worth a cool quarter-mil to the winner) Jason Quinn called home.
Boyd Duckett and his methods for winning.