Thanks in part to his latest catch, Kevin VanDam will probably be leading this tournament for the third straight day when the weigh-in concludes. VanDam landed an estimated 6-pounder at 1 o'clock. If you were watching on Bassmaster LIVE, the sound of VanDam's spinning reel stripping drag seemingly went on forever before he landed the fish.
VanDam's 6-pound, 1-ounce smallmouth on Day 1 is the big bass of this tournament so far. This one might top it. BASSTrakk shows VanDam with 21-8 now. He's got every bit of that.