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Finding your own fishing style

A Question of Style A lot of people ask me about my fishing style. They wonder if I fish fast all the time. I realize that I have a reputation as a power fisherman, but I’m also willing to pick up a spinning rod with 6- or 8-pound-test line and go to a shaky head or drop shot rig if that’s what it takes to catch fish. It’s important for every angler to develop his own fishing style, whether he’s a power fisherman like I am, a finesse specialist or a flipper and pitcher. The key is to find a style …

How Sooner Run was won

Fluorocarbon is making a big difference in my crankbait fishing. I’ve won two Elite Series tournaments this season using crankbaits (Strike King Series 5 and 6 lures), and both times fluorocarbon line has been a factor. I use Bass Pro Shops XPS fluorocarbon line for most of my crankbait fishing these days for several reasons. First of all, it’s denser than water, so it sinks. This allows my crankbaits to get a little deeper than they would with monofilament. If I could get a bait to 15 feet with 10-pound-test monofilament line, I can get the same bait just as deep …

Kevinvandam.com Launches the KVD Online Store

Kevinvandam.com is excited to announce the opening of the KVD Online Store featuring Kevin’s new KVD brand merchandise.  The KVD brand, new for 07, was officially launched at the 2007 Bassmaster Classic in February.  “The new brand launch at the Bassmaster Classic was extremely successful.  Support for Kevin’s new merchandise has exceeded our expectations and we are excited to make the merchandise available in the KVD Online Store.” said Michael Lipscomb of Outdoor Management Group—www.thinkomg.com.

KVD announces Bassmaster Classic contest winners!

Kevin extends congratulations to Jessie Castillo of Dallas Georgia, and Terrence Jackson of Opp Alabama. They are the winners of the Kevin VanDam Quantum Signature Series rod and reel combos that were raffled off following the Bassmaster Classic. Jessie and Terrence were randomly chosen out of thousands of people who registered at the KVD booth. The number of fans that visited the KVD booth to show their support was overwhelming! Kevin would like to thank everyone that stopped by to say hello…

The VanDams stay all business during the off season

The season never ends for a pro fisherman and his family, but it was great having a long break after the 2007 tournament season. The new BASS format gave us a much needed break between September and February and we made the most of it. Of course, the season never really ends for Kevin. He was busy filming commercials, television shows and fulfilling sponsor obligations. Professional fishing has become a big business and there’s more to it than simply casting lures and catching fish. We were busy working out sponsor contracts, getting a new boat rigged and wrapped with sponsor logos …

Kevin VanDam to tow with all-new Toyota Tundra

Kevin VanDam finalized an associate level sponsorship with Toyota Motor Sales USA. The three-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year and two-time Bassmaster Classic champion will make use of the all new 2007 Toyota Tundra to tow his NITRO boat more than 50,000 miles during the upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series Tour. “Kevin’s consistent performance on the water lends tremendous credibility to our new Tundra, but equally important is Kevin’s long-standing relationship with Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine,” said Kim Kyaw, senior engagement manager for Toyota. “With the Tundra being the official truck for both respected brands, the synergy worked perfectly …