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Kevin Vida


Hometown Clare, Michigan
Age 52
Former Occupation Sales rep for outdoor companies
Height 6' 1''
Weight 200 lbs.


Years Pro 16
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 9 (3)
Career Earnings* $140,000
Last 3 Finishes 14 - Detroit River, 8/23/2012
22 - Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers, 7/30/2009
18 - Lake Champlain, 7/9/2009
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0)
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 2 (0)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Father - "For taking me out when I was little. He never pushed me into it. He just took me fishing all the time."
Home Lake Detroit River/Erie (MI) - "I love it. Two words: big smallmouts."
Favorite Lake Lake Champlain (NY) - "It's so diverse — largemouths, smallmouths and numbers of fish. And it's the best perch fishing in the country."
Least Favorite Lake Pickwick (AL/TN) - "You just can't catch a lot of fish there."
Favorite Technique Throwing a scum frog or rat-style bait on matted grass
Primary Fishing Strength Powerfishing (jerkbaits for smallmouths, jigs for largemouths)
Secondary Fishing Strength Sightfishing
Biggest Weakness Finesse fishing
Boat Ranger
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Berkley, Abu Garcia, Fenwick, Hildebrandt, Solar Bat, Garmin, Minn Kota, EverStart batteries, Mizmo
Non-Fishing Sponsors Banana Boat
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) GMC Yukon

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Italian (pasta)
Favorite Music Hard rock (Van Halen, Metallica)
Favorite Book/Movie The Hobbit (book)/Babe (movie)
Non-Angling Hero "Again, my dad."
When Not Fishing "I like to spend time playing sports with my kids."
Why He Fishes "I love it. It's hard to explain. I just love being outside, and there's something about feeling that tap on your line and you don't know what it is."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 14  
7/30/2009 FLW Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 22  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 18  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 55  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 81  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 76  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 28  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 123  
8/14/2008 FLWT Lake Murray 5  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 31  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 141  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 43  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 36  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 74  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 70  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 16  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 47  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 83  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 147  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 56  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 61  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 11  
6/21/2006 FLWT Lake Champlain 2  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 168  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 46  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 50  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 144  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 69  
6/22/2005 FLW Potomac River 110  
5/11/2005 FLW Wheeler Lake 13  
4/13/2005 FLW Beaver Lake 5  
3/9/2005 FLW Ouachita River 152  
2/9/2005 FLW Lake Toho 96  
1/19/2005 FLW Lake Okeechobee 90  
8/11/2004 FLW Logan Martin Lake 6  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 14  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 149  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 17  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 44  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 71  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 94  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 160  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 97  
4/9/2003 FLW Beaver Lake (Wal-Mart Open) 68  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 76  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 98  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 115  
9/11/2002 FLW* Cross Lake 10  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 12  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 68  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 59  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 20  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 117  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 42  

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

Biographical data last updated: 9/29/2005

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