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KVD's Love for Competitive Bass Fishing

His motivation isn't driven by breaking records or putting money in the bank; it's all about the competition

KVD's Love for Competitive Bass Fishing
KVD's Love for Competitive Bass Fishing

For Jack Link's Major League Fishing pro Kevin VanDam, there are few things in the world that are better than getting on the water for a day of competition.

From his unparalleled success on the Bassmaster Elite Series Tour to his runaway Major League Fishing Summit Cup win in Alpena a couple of years ago, a love for bass fishing and a love for competition have driven KVD to the top of the professional angling game.

The question that many have – from weekend warriors, like myself, to the pros VanDam competes against week in and week out each year – is how does he do it?

How has the man from Kalamazoo, Mich., won a staggering seven BASS Angler-of-the-Year titles, an FLW Tour Angler-of-the-Year title, four Bassmaster Classic Championships, 20 career BASS wins, more than 100 Top-10 finishes, and more than $6 million in career earnings?

Well, if I could come up with that answer – and somehow figure out how to bottle it up and sell it – I'd be a millionaire.

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