KVD will fish in special tournament on Gun Lake this week
August 12, 2012
BARRY COUNTY, MI – Next time fishing stories are being swapped amongst friends, imagine being able to pull out this whopper -
"I beat world-champion angler Kevin VanDam in a fishing tournament."
Anglers will have their chance to beat the Bassmaster Classic champion in a special tournament being held this week on Gun Lake.
VanDam, of Alamo Township, will be competing in the National Bass Anglers Association Division 24 tournament on Tuesday. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, VanDam is a four-time Bassmaster Classic winner.
Rich Hale will compete as VanDam's teammate. Hale won the chance to fish with VanDam earlier this year in a special casting contest at the Grand Rapids Ultimate Sport Show. The contest was held to raise money for the March of Dimes.
The tournament runs from 6-9 p.m. The entry fee is $42 per two-man team and at least one member of each team must be a NBAA member. Registration is from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Yankee Springs State Recreation Area ramp.
For more information, call 269-838-9482.