VanDam suddenly confident

Finally, Jonathon VanDam has a fish in the boat, and the 3 1/2-pounder has restored his confidence.

The long morning without a bite was sapping the confidence of Jonathon VanDam. But his first smallmouth of the day, which he thinks might weigh 3 3/4 pounds, has restored it.


With as many fish as are around him, this game could change in a hurry.


By the way, that "wrong species" JVD caught before his first smallmouth was a drum.