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Downtime with the family

The Thanksgiving Holiday is an important time for the competitive bass fishing world industry to regroup and reset for next year. It’s a meaningful period when we can all relax for a little while before the Christmas break. Obviously, everyone is working on prepping new boats, getting them wrapped, creating our new jersey designs and nailing down sponsorships and commitments for next year. With the 2017 season schedule starting before the Bassmaster Classic next year, everyone is on the fast track to get prepared. But all of that gets put on hold for a while as we rally around our families …

Top 5 Reasons Kevin VanDam is Obsessed With Turkey Hunting

Kevin VanDam might be the greatest bass anger of all time, but if you ever wondered what stokes his fire, he’s obsessed with hunting. Despite being hard at work on the Bassmaster Elite trail during the peak of turkey season in Michigan, he’ll steal every second to get some hunting in. In this article, KVD share's how he hunts wild trukey and his favorite tukey hunting gear.   Gobbler’s Delight “You’re trying to make them do something in nature that they’re not supposed to,” VanDam started.  “In nature, a gobbler gobbles and the hens come to him. By imitating a hen, you’re trying to …

KVD’s duck hunt pit stop

ST. PAUL, Kan. – Kevin VanDam has always been able to find common ground with his longest sponsor, Johnny Morris, owner of Bass Pro Shops. They each share a passion for fishing and together, in their own way, have shaped the face of angling all over the world. VanDam also shares common ground with Morris’ son, John Paul, just in a different way. The younger Morris shares VanDam’s passion for hunting. “My father is passionate about fishing,” John Paul Morris said, while peering out of a duck blind. “It can be the worst, most miserable conditions and he’s happy as long …

Enlisting in VanDam’s deer hunt army

DEER WOODS, Kan. – The VanDam Army is a well-oiled machine, at least most of the time. As every bass angler who has watched Kevin VanDam cast, catch and tame fish over the past two decades for trophy after trophy knows, VanDam doesn’t leave much to chance. His ship is buttoned up and tight. It doesn’t matter if he’s in a bass boat in the middle of the Bassmaster Classic or in a no-tell motel in the middle of Kansas during deer season, VanDam has everything organized and working according to the plan. It was easy to see the night before …