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Kevin VanDam

Kevin  VanDam

Info

Hometown Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age 46
Former Occupation Boat and tackle salesman
Height 6' 2''
Weight 175 lbs.
Injuries None

Stats

Years Pro 24
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 107 (20) As of 9/6/2013
Career Earnings* $5.91 million As of 9/6/2013
Current World Rank 16
Current Bassmaster Standing 24 (196 points)
Best Finish in 2014 5 - Table Rock Lake, 4/3/2014
Best Finish in 2013 5 - Lake Conroe, 10/4/2013
Last 3 Finishes 5 - Table Rock Lake, 4/3/2014
70 - St. Johns River, 3/20/2014
32 - Lake Seminole, 3/13/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 23 (4) As of 9/6/2013
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 3 (0) As of 9/6/2013
Titles/Honors BASS Angler of the Year (7 times), FLW Angler of the Year (2001), Bassmaster Classic winner (2011, 2010, 2005, 2001)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "A lot of guys really helped me out early in my career, knowingly and unknowingly, and I respect many of them. Tommy Martin, Larry Nixon, Rick Clunn, Denny Brauer I can name several others too."
Favorite Lake Lake St. Clair (MI)
Least Favorite Lake Lake Gaston (VA) "It's a good lake, but I've had the two worst finishes of my career there."
Favorite Technique Fishing spinnerbaits around tight cover -- "I can do that all day long and not get a bite, and still be happy."
Primary Fishing Strength Power fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength On-water adaptability
Biggest Weakness Dropshotting
Boat Nitro
Motor Mercury
Team Nitro
Fishing Sponsors Strike King, Mustad, Plano, MotorGuide, Quantum, Bass Pro Shops, Humminbird, D&R Sports, HydroWave, RMR Industries (Kevin VanDam's Line and Lure Conditioner)
Non-Fishing Sponsors Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, Mission Athletecare
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra (Bass Pro Shops/Toyota/Nitro)

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food A big steak - "Really any grilled meat."
Favorite Music Rock and roll - "I'm definitely a rock and roller. The best band in history is Metallica."
Favorite Book/Movie Red Dawn (movie)
Non-Angling Hero Peyton Manning
When Not Fishing Deer hunting, turkey hunting
Why He Fishes "I absolutely love it. I'm fascinated by all of it."
Website www.kevinvandam.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 5  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 70  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 32  
2/21/2014 BElite Lake Guntersville 26  
10/4/2013 TTBC Lake Conroe 5  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 31  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 14  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 24  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 32  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 27  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 19  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 19  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 15  
2/22/2013 BElite Grand Lake 8  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 15  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 19  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 13  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 33  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 41  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 45  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 8  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 24  
2/24/2012 BElite Red River 11  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 2  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 10  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 29  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 7  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 33  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 22  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 11  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 4  
2/18/2011 BElite Louisiana Delta 1  
10/1/2010 TTBC Lake Conroe 21  
6/17/2010 BElite Ft. Gibson 6  
6/9/2010 BElite Kentucky Lake 1  
5/20/2010 BElite Clarks Hill Lake 38  
5/6/2010 BElite Lake Guntersville 9  
4/29/2010 BElite Pickwick Lake 57  
4/15/2010 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 22  
3/18/2010 BElite Clear Lake 59  
3/11/2010 BElite California Delta 29  
2/19/2010 BElite Lay Lake 1  
9/17/2009 BElite Alabama River 1  
9/12/2009 BElite Lake Jordan 6  
8/13/2009 BElite Oneida Lake 27  
6/11/2009 BElite Mississippi River 28  
6/3/2009 BElite Kentucky Lake 2  
5/7/2009 BElite Lake Guntersville 20  
4/23/2009 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 1  
4/2/2009 BElite Lake Wheeler 45  
3/26/2009 BElite Lake Dardanelle 2  
3/12/2009 BElite Lake Amistad 8  
2/20/2009 BElite Red River 30  
8/7/2008 BElite Lake Oneida 38  
7/31/2008 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 18  
6/26/2008 BElite Old Hickory 32  
6/12/2008 BElite Kentucky Lake 1  
6/5/2008 BElite Lake Wheeler 2  
5/15/2008 BElite Lake Murray 8  
5/1/2008 BElite Clarks Hill 4  
4/10/2008 BElite Lake Amistad 56  
4/3/2008 BElite Falcon Lake 45  
3/13/2008 BElite Lake Toho 1  
3/6/2008 BElite Harris Chain 31  
2/22/2008 BElite Lake Hartwell 3  
9/13/2007 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 19  
8/23/2007 BMajor-l Lake Dardanelle 3  
8/9/2007 BElite Potomac River 21  
7/26/2007 BMajor-m Lake Oneida 22  
7/19/2007 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 16  
7/12/2007 BElite Lake Champlain 27  
6/21/2007 BElite Grand Lake 1  
6/7/2007 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 39  
5/17/2007 BMajor-a High Rock Lake 14  
4/26/2007 BElite Lake Guntersville 1  
4/19/2007 BElite Clarks Hill 55  
3/29/2007 BElite Clear Lake 19  
3/22/2007 BElite California Delta 6  
3/8/2007 BElite Lake Amistad 5  
2/23/2007 BElite Lay Lake 3  
9/14/2006 BElite Table Rock Lake 13  
8/24/2006 BMajor-l Arkansas River 11  
8/10/2006 BElite Potomac River 30  
7/27/2006 BMajor-a Lake Wylie 2  
7/13/2006 BElite Lake Champlain 9  
7/6/2006 BElite Oneida Lake 3  
6/15/2006 BElite Kentucky Lake 3  
6/1/2006 BElite Grand Lake 22  
5/18/2006 BMajor-m Eagle Mountain Lake 26  
5/4/2006 BElite Clarks Hill Reservoir 50  
4/20/2006 BElite Lake Guntersville 4  
3/30/2006 BElite Santee-Cooper 103  
3/16/2006 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 3  
3/9/2006 BElite Lake Amistad 6  
2/24/2006 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 5  
7/29/2005 BT Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 1  
6/15/2005 E50 Lake Wissota 1  
6/1/2005 E50 Lewisville Lake 1  
5/18/2005 E50 Lake Dardanelle (Arkansas River) 10  
4/20/2005 E50 Smith Lake 5  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 4  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 17  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 12  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 74  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 98  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 12  
7/30/2004 BASS Lake Wylie 3  
6/16/2004 E50 Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers 5  
6/2/2004 E50 Alabama River 12  
5/19/2004 E50 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway 2  
4/14/2004 E50 Lake Dardanelle 8  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 85  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 20  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 47  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 3  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 48  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 101  
9/10/2003 FLW* James River 6  
8/1/2003 BT* Louisiana Delta 34  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 4  
5/22/2003 BT Alabama River 18  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 10  
5/1/2003 BT Lake Hamilton 38  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 87  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 8  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 6  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 17  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 90  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 37  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 32  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 17  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 84  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 53  
1/9/2003 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 47  
9/11/2002 FLW* Cross Lake 17  
7/25/2002 BT* Lay Lake 26  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 44  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 3  
5/8/2002 BT Lake Eufaula 32  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 39  
4/10/2002 BT Lake Guntersville 2  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 2  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 16  
2/6/2002 BT Lake Seminole 20  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 31  
12/12/2001 BT Lake Toho 26  
10/31/2001 BT Red River 93  
8/22/2001 BT Lake St. Clair 6  
8/2/2001 BT* Lower Mississippi 1  


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

Biographical data last updated: 9/6/2013

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