Versatility can be a virtue for tournament competitors ... if they use the proper tools of the trade. Kevin VanDam on rod choices
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., added another accolade to his career, winning the 40th Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake.
Auburn Hills, Mich. The Ram Truck Brand today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to sponsor professional tournament bass angler Ryan Said.
Uncle Ray's Potato Chips are proud to announce Bassmaster Elite Series professional angler Jeff Kriet has signed on as the spokesperson of the company. Kriet will display Uncle Ray's branding as the primary image on his boat wrap for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series. This relationship marks Uncle Ray's first foray into the sport of bass fishing.
The Detroit River was alive with activity on the first day of the 2010 Northern Open #2 Launch. This photo gallery features images from the first day of competition.
There's no doubt that five-time Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam knows his crankbaits. Over the course of his career, the Michigan pro has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars casting and cranking on lakes across the United States. When it comes to selecting the right crankbait color for the job, VanDam says that there's a rhyme and reason for every color in his boat.
The fastest path between two points is a straight line. So it's no surprise that Kevin VanDam, a noted power fisherman capable of covering vast quantities of water with lightning speed, is a big fan of straight lines. However, VanDam's favorite lines have nothing to do with speed; they have to do with mud.
Fifteen anglers will go into the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta as first-time Classic rookies, they're called. Some of those anglers, however, have a lot more rookie in them than others with the same label.
Special Bassmaster tournament announcement; Classic KVD; Ashley sings, The promise of this week's Toho Open and, The newest sponsor deals
I spent last weekend working sport shows in Novi, Mich. (near Detroit), and in Cincinnati.