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Jonathon VanDam

Jonathon  VanDam

Info

Hometown Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age 26
Former Occupation Student, tackle/boat sales (both current)
Height 6' 2''
Weight 165 lbs.

Stats

Years Pro 3
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 9 (2) As of 7/17/2013
Career Earnings* $275,349 As of 7/17/2013
Current World Rank 96
Current Bassmaster Standing 66 (389 points)
Best Finish in 2014 10 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, 5/1/2014
Best Finish in 2013 2 - St. Lawrence River, 8/8/2013
Last 3 Finishes 40 - Cayuga Lake, 8/21/2014
105 - Delaware River, 8/7/2014
125 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 7/17/2013
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 7/17/2013

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "My dad and grandpa. They're the ones who taught me everything and introduced me to the sport I love. They're the reason I'm doing this right now."
Home Lake Gun Lake (MI)
Favorite Lake Guntersville (AL) and Lewis Smith (AL)
Least Favorite Lake "I love fishing Champlain, but for some reason that lake's got my number. I always have a good practice, but can't put it together come tournament time."
Favorite Technique Crankbaiting and football-heading
Primary Fishing Strength Deep structure
Secondary Fishing Strength Flipping
Biggest Weakness Lack of experience
Boat Triton
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Strike King, Shimano, G. Loomis, PowerPro, Power-Pole, MotorGuide, Humminbird, D&R Sports Center (Kalamazoo, MI), Deka Batteries, Lazer TroKar, Rayjus Outdoors, LakeMaster Maps, Radical Outdoors, T&H Marine
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Italian (chicken parm)
Favorite Music Country
Favorite Book/Movie The Hunt For Red October (Book)/Shooter (Movie)
Non-Angling Hero Lance Armstrong
When Not Fishing Likes to hunt deer, turkey and ducks.
Why He Fishes "I just love to fish. For me the water's the one place where, no matter what's going on in my life, I can be out there and not really have a care in the world."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 40  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 105  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 125  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 21  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 10  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 51  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 98  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 97  
2/21/2014 BElite Lake Guntersville 16  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 47  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 2  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 67  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 27  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 56  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 9  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 36  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 78  
2/22/2013 BElite Grand Lake 23  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 69  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 1  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 75  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 81  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 36  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 39  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 73  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 88  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 60  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 6  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 93  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 82  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 71  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 85  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 73  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 5  


*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 7/17/2013

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