Topics: Kevin VanDam

A crazy year for seasonal patterns

Jul 25, 2014

This has been a year of paradoxical shifts in the nation’s weather patterns, and it’s really affected our seasonal pattern strategies for bass fishing.

Filling voids in fishing tackle

Jul 11, 2014

The ICAST show is overwhelming given the magnitude of introductions rolled out by companies for all types of fishing. I’m just as fascinated as you with lures and always looking for that secret bait that can perform on-the-water magic.

Taking pride in our equipment

Jun 27, 2014

When Elite anglers are on the Tournament Trail, our minds are fixed on one thing: catching bass.

Count me among the swing jig believers

Jun 20, 2014

A lot of new bass bait and techniques are created each year, but it takes accreditation on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for any concept to prove its worthiness.

BASSfest has that "Classic" feel

Jun 13, 2014

This week’s Bassmaster BASSfest might be the most unique tournament format I’ve ever fished.

Taking fishing other places

Jun 6, 2014

I got to spend part of this past week at one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen — Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., right on the shores of Table Rock Lake.

Share your fishing knowledge with teens

May 30, 2014

It’s graduation season here in southern Michigan, so when you have two teenage boys, you can count on graduation parties filling up your calendar.

Don’t overlook transitional fish

May 23, 2014

Anglers generally love to fish around shallow targets where the bass are spawning, and we tend to hold onto that pattern longer than we should. We forget that a lot of the bass are spawned and moving to where they will spend the summer.

Sneak peek at new products

May 16, 2014

As we near the season break for Memorial Day holiday, my thoughts will shift to the upcoming ICAST tackle show where a lot of cool, new stuff is coming.

The next cast could be a giant!

May 9, 2014

I’m here at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork this weekend and giant bass are biting.

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