Topics: Kevin VanDam

KVD: Our infatuation with color

Jul 2, 2015

Does color really make a difference or is it just in our minds? I say, a little of both. There are a handful of basic colors that seem to work just about everywhere. But as we fish around the country, we discover that there are other colors you better have when you fish certain lakes. A good example occurred this year when we were at the California Delta, where red craw out-fishes everything else. In some situations water clarity dictates the appropriate color; some basic colors simply look more natural in different lakes. But that isn’t always the case.

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.

KVD: Gearing up for ICAST

Jun 22, 2015

ICAST attendees are a mix of manufacturers (exhibitors showing off their latest items), buyers (who will order the products they believe their customers want) and media (who report on the innovations and developments in the world of fishing gear).

KVD: Talkin’ bass and bowfishing

Jun 14, 2015

BASSfest is becoming an extremely popular event that adds excitement and intrigue for anglers and fans.

KVD: It’s cool to be a bass angler

Jun 5, 2015

While our Elite event may be the focus of the Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps, there are some other events going on here that I find very fascinating.

KVD: Put some swing in your plastics

May 29, 2015

I’ve made a good living fishing big crankbaits and Texas rigged worms during the summer, but in the past couple years I’ve added another valuable tool to my arsenal – the swing head jig.

KVD: Adjusting for really big fish

May 22, 2015

Bass fishing is about making adjustments to various conditions that confront an angler throughout the day.

KVD: Fishing high water patterns

May 15, 2015

With the spawning season fading throughout most of the Southern states, heavy rains and flooding conditions have opened a different set of opportunities for anglers.

KVD: Adjusting to California ways

May 1, 2015

The trip to this week’s Sacramento River Elite event serves as a reminder of what fellow Elite Anglers who live out here must endure.

KVD: The pitfalls of previous experience

Apr 17, 2015

There are times when knowing a lot about a lake can work to your advantage, but there are others when it can work against you.

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