I truly love fishing the Great Lakes for smallmouth, and this tournament has the potential of producing some eye-popping smallmouth catches.
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.
Just when you think you have these darn smallmouth figured out, they throw you a big, sweeping curve ball.
The Bassmaster Elites wrap up the 2015 regular season at one of KVD's favorite places on earth – Lake St. Clair.
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.
An angler can never stop learning, especially in this era when fisheries are ever-changing.
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.
Kevin VanDam addresses another topic that gets debated among anglers: fish scents.
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.
Mayflies are just that – flying insects that emerge off the water’s surface, although most hatches occur in early June.