A keeper for KVD

Kevin VanDam's patience finally paid off with what looks like a 4-pound smallmouth. He played it for maybe 5 minutes, tiring the it out in the current before scooping it out of the water. During that time, he made two or three circuits from the bow to the stern, keeping an open lane between him and a much-needed catch.

As VanDam motored away to start another drift, we spotted Ott DeFoe fight and land a keeper that might help him. Maybe things are starting to heat up here, just when the crowd of anglers have started to thin out.