Topics: Kevin VanDam

KVD: Get ready for a smallmouth smashfest!

Sep 11, 2015

I truly love fishing the Great Lakes for smallmouth, and this tournament has the potential of producing some eye-popping smallmouth catches.

KVD: Hints of fall are in the air

Sep 4, 2015

A bigger clue – one that other anglers should take notice – is that the bait is starting to move even though it may feel like summer is still in full swing.

KVD: Sometimes, the smallmouth win

Aug 29, 2015

Just when you think you have these darn smallmouth figured out, they throw you a big, sweeping curve ball.

KVD: The wonders of Lake St. Clair

Aug 22, 2015

The Bassmaster Elites wrap up the 2015 regular season at one of KVD's favorite places on earth – Lake St. Clair.

KVD: This tournament will test pros’ resolve

Aug 14, 2015

It’s a big place with a lot of options, but they’re spread out with a lot of dead water in-between spots. The fact it’s a tidal fishery makes it even more perplexing.

KVD: A smallmouth/redfish education

Aug 7, 2015

An angler can never stop learning, especially in this era when fisheries are ever-changing.

KVD: Cool gear debuting at ICAST

Jul 17, 2015

Nothing is more rewarding than to have someone tell me they had their best day of fishing using a lure or rod and reel I helped design.

KVD: Scents and attractants

Jul 10, 2015

Kevin VanDam addresses another topic that gets debated among anglers: fish scents.

KVD: Our infatuation with color

Jul 2, 2015

One example, on the Great Lakes during a mayfly hatch you’re going to catch a lot more fish on pumpkin brown than you will watermelon green.

KVD: Those magical mayfly periods

Jun 26, 2015

Mayflies are just that – flying insects that emerge off the water’s surface, although most hatches occur in early June.