Topics: Kevin VanDam

When the going gets tough

Sep 21, 2012

Don't let the wheels fall off just because your primary pattern let you down.

Ready to rock at All-Star Week

Sep 14, 2012

After a couple of weeks of doing promotional work, it’s time to turn my attention to the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week that kicks off next week.

Striving for perfection

Sep 7, 2012

With the regular season behind us, I’m spending my time assessing the past Elite season while turning my focus to the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week coming up Sept. 20 in Decatur, Ill.

Rainstorms can liven up your fishing

Sep 5, 2012

Hurricane Isaac delivered another blow to Louisiana and Mississippi, but its residual effects on the Midwest could be a boon to bass fishing.

A stressful week at Oneida

Aug 24, 2012

We kicked off a big week here in Syracuse, N.Y. on Oneida Lake. This is where all the chickens come to roost.

Dealing with drought conditions

Aug 17, 2012

It seems that the entire country is in a major drought right now, and Michigan is no exception.

Tunin’ up for Oneida

Aug 10, 2012

I just spent a few days with the family kickin’ back at Torch Lake near Traverse City, Mich., a place where the smallmouth grow big and keep you on edge. It was a laid-back family vacation but I still had Oneida on my mind.

Bigger baitcast spools matter, too

Aug 3, 2012

Faster doesn’t always mean better when choosing a baitcast reel.

Best smallmouth fishing on the planet

Jul 27, 2012

Let me tell you right now that Lake St. Clair is the best smallmouth fishery on the planet. I’m amazed at how the lake gets better each year.

Bigger/lighter spinning reels are better

Jul 20, 2012

I’ve always preferred larger spinning reels than most anglers. While the majority use the “30” size for their finesse fishing, I’ve leaned toward Quantum’s “40” size for most of my spinning tackle applications.