Monday, February 22, 2010
KVD Wins The 2010 Bassmaster Classic
The 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan added another accolade to his career Sunday, winning the 40th Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake, also his 3rd title. With a three-day total of 51 lbs 6 oz's, KVD held off Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, Oklahoma who finished second with 46 lbs 6 oz's and third-place finisher Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas, who had 44 lbs 3 oz's. VanDam caught every bass he weighed on a ½ ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad in plain gold along with a new color, gold Sexy Shad. He used a Quantum Signature cranking setup, consisting of a 7 foot medium action KVD Tour cranking rod with a Signature KVD Tour reel and 17 and 20 pound test fluorocarbon, a larger size that helped slow down the bait, important in the shallow water.