VanDam wins KY Lake BASS Elite

World’s Best Bass Fisherman? My vote would go to Kevin VanDam.

The 42-year-old Michigan native won his 17th tournament yesterday with a wire-to-wire victory in the BASS Elite Series four-day tourney on Kentucky Lake, pocketing $100,000 in the process.

VanDam’s four-day total weight of 92 pounds 5 ounces was a little shy of some predictions (a few tournament watchers had predicted that it would take a 100 pound four-day catch to win) but enough to best second place finisher Edwin Evers by more than seven pounds.

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