Editor’s Note: Seven Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year titles, four of those consecutively, and four Bassmaster Classic Championships make Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan, one of the most-consistent bass anglers on the professional-bass-fishing circuit today. Here’s what VanDam says about his secrets to consistency.
I love what I do. I don’t view anything about tournament fishing as work. When I wake-up in the morning to practice before a tournament, I’m totally aware that I’m one of the luckiest people I know, because I get to do what I truly love for a living. One of my strengths is fishing fast. I try to cover a lot of water quickly to find out where the bass are holding. For instance, Lake Guntersville in Alabama has a number of great places to fish, but not all those areas hold bass. So, I’ll fish as fast as I can and locate as many bass as I can. Then when the tournament begins, I’ll have plenty of productive spots to fish.
To learn more about Kevin VanDam and his fishing, go to www.kevinvandam.com.
Tomorrow: Use Search Baits for Bass with Kevin VanDam