Topics: Kevin VanDam

Give your boat a little holiday love

Dec 7, 2012

The pre-Christmas period is a good time to give your boat attention before winter sets in.

No Classic pre-practice for me

Nov 30, 2012

Several Bassmaster Classic qualifiers are headed to Grand Lake this week before the off-limits period, but I decided to stay home. Practicing works for a lot of guys, especially those who have never been there. I tend to shy away from visiting these lakes too far ahead of the tournament. I’ve fished Grand many times, so I know it pretty well. But it makes sense for guys like my nephew, Jonathon, who has never seen the lake and will benefit from getting a look at what’s there.

Turn Black Friday into a good experience

Nov 22, 2012

KVD's tips to Black Friday shopping.

Thinkin' about bucks

Nov 16, 2012

This is a big week for me and it has nothing to do with fishing. Thursday was the opener of our deer firearms season and the bucks are chasing does. Although it’s the gun season, you can still hunt with a bow, something I really love. I went with my sons a few times during the early archery season. We saw some deer but didn’t take a shot. We’re not seeing the deer we saw a few years ago. Our numbers are down here in southern Michigan due to the EHD virus that has hit us the past couple of years.

Change tactics during warming trends

Nov 9, 2012

We’re having a warming trend here in Michigan this week which brings me to a pattern that a lot of anglers overlook.

Try small crankbaits early

Nov 2, 2012

It’s fall cranking time in parts of the country where the bass and shad are moving into the backs of the creeks.

Staying busy in ‘offseason’

Oct 19, 2012

It may be the fall fishing season but it’s also a time when Elite Series pros are busy working with sponsors.

Hooked on St. Clair smallies

Oct 5, 2012

With all due respect to the great fishing in the South, there is nothing I like better than fishing for smallmouth in Michigan this time of year.

All-Stars and walleyes

Sep 28, 2012

After a very rough event at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week, I headed south to Springfield, Mo., to participate in Tracker Marine’s Media Days at Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake.

When the going gets tough

Sep 21, 2012

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

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