The winningest angler in the history of the sport continues to dominate halfway through his third decade of hoisting trophies. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, VanDam honed his skills on every type of water, from tiny farm ponds to Lake Michigan. He is known for his intense power-fishing methods, but he’s a master of all techniques. He holds numerous records, including the most B.A.S.S. wins at 23; most money won in the history of bass tournament angling at over $6,000,000; 7 "Angler of the Year" titles; and he’s tied for most Bassmaster Classic® wins with Rick Clunn at 4.