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055 – Scripted to Perfection with Kevin VanDam (Part 1)

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From Kalamazoo to King of the Lake …

Guest Profile

Kevin VanDam. His bio says that “in the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world.” Well, you’ll get no argument from me. Four-time Bassmaster Classic Champion. Seven-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year. All-time money winner on the Bassmaster Tournament trail. Oh yeah, and he just won an unparalleled 25th Bassmaster title at Grand Lake. KVD, champion bass fisherman, incredible ambassador for the sport of fishing, and our special guest for the one-year anniversary edition of the Tell Tale Fisherman® Podcast.

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Fishing With:

Bassmaster Elite Series

Fishing experience

You might think that the world’s greatest champion bass fisherman is only interested in two kinds of fish. That is, the ones with small and large mouths. But that’s not the case. Kevin actually grew up fishing for a lot of different species. We talk all about that in this episode, plus some of the other places he loves to fish and species he likes to catch.

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A few of KVD’s most epic tournament fishing days (left), as well as some of his most epic non-tournament days (right).


This episode actually takes place from Kevin’s Toyota Tundra. (We’re getting pretty good at interviewing tournament pros calling in from the road!). In part 2 of our interview we will get to Kevin’s most epic day of fishing, but for the moment we’ll keep that little honey hole a secret …

Catch of the Day

Peacock Bass


Champion Bass Fisherman

In this episode, we talk about some of the other species Kevin likes to catch besides “bucketmouths.”


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The Tell Tale Fisherman® podcast is the place for all avid anglers (including KVD!) to share their fishing story of a lifetime and become fishing legends. Fresh water or salt water, middle of the ocean or middle of a stream, on this fishing podcast we are on a quest to catch the most EPIC fishing adventures from around the world—to inspire yours!

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