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2017 GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Dardanelle

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Arkansas is home to the Elite Series this June 2017 weekend!

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KVD with a day 3 early limit!
KVD - Championship Monday Lake Dardanelle 2017
KVD's Lure arsenal

Most of the anglers already had both sides of their casting decks loaded with piles of rod-and-reel outfits.

Kevin VanDam is no exception. For the photos KVD held up a double fisted arsenal of lures. Here’s the lineup.

Early in the morning he uses a Strike King KVD Sexy Dawg topwater during the shad spawn. For reaction strikes he uses a Strike King KVD Jerkbait. For a slower presentation he switches to a Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig, or a Strike King Tour Grade Skipping Jig designed by Andy Montgomery. To that he adds a Strike King Rage Menace. Alternatively, he Texas-rigs the Rage Menace for a finesse approach. A Strike King KVD Finesse Spinnerbait and Strike King KVD HC Shallow Squarebill 1.5 are productive for covering water.

In all, that totals up to seven different lures capable of covering the entire water column, from top to bottom.

Look for the full gallery with more photos, lure details and how those were used midweek.

 

-- Craig Lamb

KVD - day 3 Lake Dardanelle
KVD day 2 flurry - Lake Dardanelle
KVD - day 2 Lake Dardanelle Elite Series 2017

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KVD - day 1 Lake Dardanelle
2017 GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Dardanelle
Lake Dardanelle, , Arkansas
Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2017

Leaderboard

1
Steve Kennedy - 63-12
1. 16-10, 2. 14-3, 3. 16-6, 4. 16-9
2
Mark Davis - 62-2
1. 14-5, 2. 19-4, 3. 14-15, 4. 13-10
3
Kevin VanDam - 60-11
1. 19-3, 2. 12-8, 3. 12-0, 4. 17-0
4
Mark Menendez - 57-9
1. 12-5, 2. 15-2, 3. 15-5, 4. 14-13
5
Dean Rojas - 56-7
1. 16-12, 2. 14-1, 3. 15-0, 4. 10-10
6
Jamie Hartman - 55-4
1. 17-5, 2. 14-4, 3. 16-6, 4. 7-5
7
Cliff Pace - 54
1. 16-3, 2. 12-9, 3. 13-12, 4. 11-8
8
Matt Lee - 53-12
1. 13-9, 2. 16-8, 3. 12-5, 4. 11-6
9
David Mullins - 53-3
1. 17-2, 2. 11-15, 3. 15-13, 4. 8-5
10
Michael Iaconelli - 52-11
1. 12-5, 2. 14-10, 3. 18-14, 4. 6-14
11
Cliff Prince - 51-4
1. 15-2, 2. 14-7, 3. 12-15, 4. 8-12
12
Brandon Palaniuk - 49-9
1. 13-14, 2. 15-1, 3. 14-3, 4. 6-7
13
Casey Ashley - 42-3
1. 15-14, 2. 11-8, 3. 14-13

History & Notes;

Big Bass

Day 3 - Casey Ashley 5-8