2012 Elite Series - All-Star Semi-final Lake Shelbyville - Decatur, IL, Sep 20 - 21, 2012

Meet the All-Star field


Nickname: KVD, Kalamazoo Kid

Age: 44

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.

Height: 6-2

Weight: 175

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 7

Best Finish: 8th at Lake Okeechobee

Bassing Average: 4.8400 (22nd)

Average Bass Weight: 2.8836 (18th)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 251

Wins: 20

Prize Money: $5,406,476.33

AOY Titles: 7 (1992, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)

AOY Best Finish: 1st in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 22

Wins: 4

Best Finish: 1st in 2001 and 2011 on the Louisiana Delta; in 2005 at Three Rivers; and in 2010 on Lay Lake, Ala.


KVD is the best that ever was when it comes to competitive bass fishing. He owns or shares just about every BASS record worth having, including career wins (20), Classic championships (4, tied with Rick Clunn) and career prize money (more than $5 million). What he doesn't have — at least not yet — is an All-Star title.


Nickname: Easy E, E-Squared

Age: 37

Hometown: Talala, Okla.

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 8

Best Finish: 4th at Bull Shoals Lake

Bassing Average: 4.9167 (tied for 11th)

Average Bass Weight: 2.7887 (23rd)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 165

Wins: 6

Prize Money: $1,836,058.00

AOY Titles: 0

AOY Best Finish: 2nd in 2010 and 2011

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 11

Wins: 0

Best Finish: 5th in 2009 on the Red River, La.



Evers has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most versatile bass anglers in the world. He's twice been runner-up in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and he has a couple of top five finishes in the Bassmaster Classic. He has everything, in fact, except a major championship, and absolutely everyone who follows the sport expects that to come very soon.