Topics: Kevin VanDam

Classic expectations

Feb 11, 2011

I feel sorry for the first fish that bites my bait during practice Friday on the Delta. He's going to get an unexpected surprise when I set the hook.

Shopping baitcast reels

Feb 4, 2011

Regardless of how much you spend, gear ratio may be the most important consideration. Gear ratio dictates how many times a spool revolves with one complete turn of the handle.

Trickin' out my Nitro

Jan 25, 2011

My new Nitro will be delivered next week, and I'm excited.Here's an overview of some of the equipment and accessories I'll have on my 2011 boat...

Fun at sport shows

Jan 18, 2011

I spent last weekend working sport shows in Novi, Mich. (near Detroit), and in Cincinnati.

Time to go back to work

Jan 11, 2011

My busy schedule begins now and will take me right into February's Bassmaster Classic.

Santa was good to me

Jan 4, 2011

Anglers who fish for a living rarely get tackle at Christmas because we tend to have everything we need or buy it as we need it. But, I got lucky this year, as a couple of gifts put a smile on my face.

Festive and grateful

Dec 21, 2010

I should be starting to focus on the Bassmaster Classic since it's less than two months away. But right now, the holidays take priority. I've been thinking about it, but not in the serious context that I will once we get past the holidays. For now, I'm enjoying the time at home with family, attending Christmas parties and visiting with longtime friends.

Wives are unsung heroes

Dec 14, 2010

One overlooked key to having a successful pro fishing career is a having a good business partner. Like many other pros on the Elite Series trail, mine is my wife, Sherry, who handles more tasks than even I can imagine.

Family Traditions

Dec 8, 2010

It's Saturday, December 6, and that means it's going to be a busy day for me. Sherry's been out of town for a few days so I've got to get the house straightened out a little bit before she gets home. I don't want her to return to a mess.

A good time in Kansas

Dec 7, 2010

Some of my best deer hunting trips end without me coming home with a big buck. This was one of those. I spent a week in Kansas duck and deer hunting with friends. My brother-in-law, Russ Campbell, drove out with me, and while neither of us shot a buck, we certainly saw some dandies.

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