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Kevin VanDam


In the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world. He is the complete package – fierce competitor with multiple championships, ambassador to the sport, family man and, of course, a firm believer in Oakley glasses. Professional bass fishing has risen to a major sports level in recent years with regular season and national championships televised on ESPN2. “When it comes to professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is as close to perfection as I’ve ever seen,” says ESPN Outdoors Commentator Mark Zona. “in my mind, he is the best of this era and will be the best I cover as long as...

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Recent Fishing News

  • Oakley's Kevin VanDam Bassmaster Classic World Champion

    KVD 2 2010

    Posted over 4 years ago by

    The most dominant angler in Bassmaster history added to his legacy at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic. Kevin VanDam, won while wearing a proto type of the soon to release KVD signature series Flak Jacket XLJ with Jet Black frames, bright Red ear socks, black Icon and his favorite Titanium Iridium polarized lenses. Kevin was also donning his Angler of the Year Oakley bonus on his left wrist a Time Bomb II.

  • Oakley Participates In Success Of The Toyota Texas Bass Classic Held Last Weekend

    TTBC - Kelly Jordan

    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    Last weekend’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic was a huge success with most participants claiming it to be the best bass event in the country. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) held at Lake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas was positioned as the world championship event of the PAA Tournament Series, a three-event professional series that took place throughout the 2009 season that offered a $500,000 purse with $200,000 to the winner.

  • First Ever Oakley Bass Fishing Tournament, The Oakley North Texas Classic, A Success


    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    The first ever Oakley Bass fishing tournament went off this past weekend at Sneaky Pete’s Resort on Lake Lewisville just north of DFW airport in Dallas, TX. Friday’s registration was held at Bass Pro Shops Grapevine location. Nearly two-hundred grass roots bass tournament anglers showed up, registered, got an O-Lab tour and had an Al Janc cooked burger. The National O-Lab was the center piece of the entire event – offering tours throughout the three day event to all anglers who participated in addition to BPS staff and customers interested in seeing the show.