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Daily Limit: Bass Hall of Fame

WOW is the venue as well as the feeling most will have Thursday as the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) inducts its class of 2017 at its first home, which are very special digs. “We’re pretty exciting about how everything is coming together. It’s a really big night for our organization,” said Donald Howell, president of the BFHOF board of directors. “When you’ve got the opportunity to be a part of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife, it’s incredible.” That’s right, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, which for years has searched for a physical landing place, is inside the Bass …

KVD loves Alaska

KVD was the prize, but he received one as well. Winners of the Busch Catch One Win Big contest to fish with Kevin VanDam, a popular 2016 sweepstakes on Bassmaster.com, voted to go to Alaska, and VanDam couldn’t have been happier. That meant several days galavanting about in Otter seaplanes to fishing camps on the Kenai River and Crescent Lake, a glacial lake in the mountains. It was a first-class experience with spectacular sights and a great group of people, VanDam said. “It was killer. Alaska is incredible,” he said. “We fly into that lake and there’s a grizzly bear 200 …

Return of the King!

MANY, La. — Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series. With such a sparkling resume, many fans' expectations for VanDam are much higher. With such a recognizable name and face, the number of people who want to catch a glimpse of him doing his thing on the water is sometimes off the charts. Because of all that, many people have wondered aloud these past five years if VanDam would ever win another major tournament. But he was never one of them — and now, he's silenced …

KVD bowfishing

After finishing second at BASSfest, Kevin VanDam went directly to Big Cedar Lodge on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake for some R&R with the fam. Of course, he got some work in at the U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship. KVD, an avid bowhunter who writes that he’s done his fair share of bow fishing, helped Bass Pro Shops’ John Paul Morris introduce the Archenemy Z-21, a Trakker tricked out for the nighttime endeavor.  Kevin VanDam and John Paul Morris with the Archenemy. (Courtesy Bass Pro Shops)   While VanDam and his twin boys got out one night to stick some carp, KVD also …

25 reasons why KVD is the BOAT

KVD stands for Kevin VanDam. BOAT stands for Best of All-Time. In the world of tournament bass fishing, the two go together. In 2014, VanDam had a tough year — the worst of his career, in fact. It's a good time to reflect on just how good he's been. 1. KVD is the youngest angler ever to win the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year award. When he won the first of his seven AOYs in 1992, he was just 24 — a full three years younger than the next youngest winner, Tim Horton in 2000. 2. KVD's seven AOYs …

Greatest Bass Fishing Streaks

Back-to-back for RC and KVD   Two doesn't seem like a big number until you attach it to consecutive Bassmaster Classic titles. Then it seems almost unattainable. Only two men have done it, but they're two of the giants in the sport's history. Rick Clunn was the first to accomplish the feat in 1976 and 1977, first on Lake Guntersville and then on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. The '76 title came on the last "mystery lake" Classic; in '77 he won the first Classic where competitors had advance notice of the destination. Kevin VanDam matched him in 2010 and …