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Kevin VanDam

Fishing

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 Big Bass Tour: Kevin VanDam Classic Rolls Through Table Rock Lake, Missouri

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The fourth stop on the Oakley Big Bass Tour saw some of the best amateur anglers in the country take to the water at the Kevin VanDam Classic this past weekend at Table Rock Lake, Missouri. Dubbed the signature event of the Oakley Big Bass Tour, the two-day open big bass tournament was packed with exciting fishing action. Anglers were competing for thousands of hourly cash payouts and of course the grand prize: a 2012 NITRO Z-8 bass boat w/ 200 HP Mercury OptiMax Pro XS motor and matching trailer valued at $35,000 for the overall largest big bass. Steven Porter topped the field with a 6.60lb bass to take home the championship and grand prize.

  • Battle on the Bayou: Dean Rojas Claims BASS Tournament in Louisiana

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s prominence in BASS fishing continues…big time. Exhibit O: The intense “Battle on the Bayou” BASS Tournament near Many, Louisiana, where Oakley Pro Bass Team Angler Dean Rojas emerged with a win after four days of competition on a 186,000-acre reservoir. Rojas’ five fish limit per day of 70 lbs 15 ounces beat fellow Oakley Team Angler Gerald Swindle by a mere 1 ounce. Dean posted wire-to-wire wins on the final Sunday – securing him his fourth overall Bassmaster career victory: With one coming in 2008 on Toledo Bend Reservoir.

  • Calling All Anglers: The Oakley Big Bass Tour is Underway

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Now in it’s second year, Oakley’s amateur Big Bass fishing series provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to experience some of the nation’s best bass fisheries with events at Lake Conroe, Table Rock, Lake Norman, Smith Mountain, Sam Rayburn and Lake Guntersville.