Dardanelle performers

Mark Davis harped yesterday that Lake Dardanelle is his nemesis. He based that on the early days of his career when good practices led to poor local and state tournaments. The bad luck carried over to his B.A.S.S. career, Davis told us yesterday. It’s true. His best performance here was a 44th-place finish in 2004.

In the BASSTrakk standings others have faired much better. Kevin VanDam leads the list with three Top 10 finishes in four events fished on Dardanelle. KVD’s best finish was a runner-up at the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series. His other top finishes came at the 2007 Bassmaster Major (3rd place), the 2005 Elite Series (10th) and in 2004  (8th).

Dean Rojas’ best finish was a 4th-place finish in 2004. Steve Kennedy’s best performance was 20th at the 2007 Major. Michael Iaconelli had a runner-up finish in 2005.

Topping them all is Mark Menendez, winner of the 2009 Elite Series on Dardanelle.