Kevin VanDam

The Kevin VanDam dominant bass fisherman who has been named of the Year and of the Year. He started his professional bass fishing career in 1991, one year before winning his first Angler of the Year title. He has won the Bassmaster Classic four times and Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year title seven times. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Otsego High School, VanDam still resides there with his wife, Sherry, and sons Jackson and Nicholas. VanDam is sponsored on the BASS Bassmasters tournament trail by Busch Beer, Nitro, Mercury Marine, Toyota, Strike King, Mustad, Plano, MinnKota, Quantum, Bass Pro Shops, Humminbird, Oakley, D&R Sports, Hydrowave, and RMR Industries.

Kevin Net worth

Kevin VanDam is an American professional bass fisherman who has a net worth of $8 million. He also has the Best Outdoor Sportsman ESPY .

How can I contact Kevin VanDam?

Speaker & Booking Information

Contact Athlete Speakers today at 800-916-6008 to book Kevin VanDam for a keynote speech, corporate appearance, grand opening, autograph signing, product announcement, moderated Q&A or for an exclusive meet and greet.

Rod does VanDam use

VanDam’s choice for a multipurpose rod is one of his Quantum Tour KVD 6-foot, 10-inch high-modulus spinnerbait rods that allows VanDam to make accurate pitches in tight places, but has enough length to cast long distances with top waters and jerk baits.

Kevin Bass fisherman

Kevin also the richest bass fisherman having earned $6,261,476.33.

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Kevin VanDam fishing tips

  • In the summer, the bass starts moving deeper. But before you can fish them, you have to find them. Kevin VanDam looks for bait that is more efficient in those deeper depth zones. His favorite is a deep-diving crankbait. Once you catch a few basses on a crankbait, you can always move to a slower bait.
  • Bass will go to where the best food source is at that time of the year. Bass will move with the baitfish, so know when that baitfish spawn and where they are. After the shad spawn, the bass will start to move deeper as the shad move deeper where cooler water is. The bass always relates to structure, which is a depth change or contour change. Look for that structural feature close to a food source when summer bass fishing.
  • The first thing in the morning and late in the evening is prime feeding time for bass. As the water warms and the current moves more, the bass will move to those points where they can ambush baitfish. Early morning fishing is best in the shallows with a topwater or buzz bait. As the day warms up, go to deeper water for the fish oriented to the current on the main lake and fish them with a crankbait.
  • I really love to fish the weed edges on natural lakes during the summer. Whether it is deep cranking or fishing the real thick stuff, the weeds are where you’ll find the majority of the largemouth bass.


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