Rapid-fire bass fishing advice from KVD

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Kevin VanDam answered more than 100 bass fishing questions during a live B.A.S.S. Twitter chat.

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Tyler Wade

Tyler Wade

Tyler Wade is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

What happens when you open up the most dominant force in the world of professional bass fishing to a 30-minute live question-and-answer session with everyone in the world?

You get hundreds of questions in a rapid-fire sequence! In the first B.A.S.S. Twitter chat with Kevin VanDam, the revered angler stayed on for an hour and a half to answer as many as possible.

From questions about his favorite color, favorite fishery and favorite lure to specific advice about fishing in certain conditions, VanDam answered just like he casts — quickly, accurately and tirelessly.

Below is a transcript of the chat, lightly edited for spelling and clarity. You can also view Twitter chat transcripts from other pros, including Aaron MartensBoyd DuckettJonathon VanDamTodd FairclothBrent ChapmanRandy HowellIsh MonroeBrandon PalaniukJeremy Starks and Alton Jones.

Keep up with Twitter chats, tournament news and bass fishing advice by following B.A.S.S. on Twitter at @BASS_Nation. You can also follow Kevin VanDam on Twitter at @Kevin_VanDam.

 

 

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

I'm looking forward to seeing what questions the fans have for me! Can't wait to get started!

 

Shredlife Fishing@ShredlifeFishin

What’s your favorite type of lure for this time of year ?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

Mine would have to be a @StrikeKingLures RedEye Shad.

 

Jody White@vtbasser

What is your favorite color?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

I'm assuming you're talking about lures ... and it's Sexy Shad.

Jody White@vtbasser

Nope, not lures, just straight up color to wear or look at or whatever!

 

Brett. Vaughn@b_vaughn16

All-time favorite lure?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

A spinnerbait.

 

ryan ingalls@NOVAbassin89

What advice would you give to an angler trying to make it fishing full time?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

You really have to work hard to promote yourself, and working with local outdoor writers and media is a great way to start to build your name.

 

Jody White@vtbasser

Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

I have a dog and I don't have a cat. So...

 

Fishin' Outrageous@TeamFOfishing

If you could only fish one drop shot bait next year..... What do you choose?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

That's easy, Strike King Dream Shot. The lure I designed just for drop shotting. The same JVD used to win Green Bay.

 

Jayguls@namesjaney

Before things get busy for the  please RT this for my husband, a fan of yours in Zimbabwe.

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

I've not gotten a chance to fish in Africa. I'd sure love to get a chance to fish there sometime!

Jayguls@namesjaney

Then you've got to come! Have a look at what's possible to catch :-)  pic.twitter.com/uLASpaMJ

 

Elliot Noll@Bassassin69

When I'm spooling up my baitcaster the line is always higher on one side how do I fix that?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

I make sure to hold the line with my finger, so that it's going on dead center. That should eliminate that problem.

 

Elliot Noll@Bassassin69

when choosing rods a lot of the ones I like are tip heavy how can I counter that to balance the rod?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

You can add weight to the butt of your rod. I've seen people tape things on the end.

Elliot Noll@Bassassin69

Thanks for the answers. When modifying all cranks lipped and lipless what and how do you do it to make them better?

Kevin VanDam@Kevin_VanDam

There's a lot of modifications, the most important is changing the hooks!

 

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