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Jonathon VanDam

Jonathon  VanDam


Hometown Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age 29
Former Occupation Student, tackle/boat sales (both current)
Height 6' 2''
Weight 165 lbs.


Years Pro 6
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 11 (2) As of 10/21/2014
Career Earnings* $365,049 As of 10/21/2014
Current World Rank 132
Current Bassmaster Standing 87 (72 points)
Best Finish in 2017 60 - Cherokee Lake, 2/9/2017
Best Finish in 2016 16 - Cayuga Lake, 6/23/2016
Last 3 Finishes 90 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/23/2017
60 - Cherokee Lake, 2/9/2017
24 - Mississippi River, 9/8/2016
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 10/21/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 10/21/2014

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "My dad and grandpa. They're the ones who taught me everything and introduced me to the sport I love. They're the reason I'm doing this right now."
Home Lake Gun Lake (MI)
Favorite Lake Guntersville (AL) and Lewis Smith (AL)
Least Favorite Lake "I love fishing Champlain, but for some reason that lake's got my number. I always have a good practice, but can't put it together come tournament time."
Favorite Technique Crankbaiting and football-heading
Primary Fishing Strength Deep structure
Secondary Fishing Strength Flipping
Biggest Weakness Lack of experience
Boat Nitro
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Strike King, Shimano, G. Loomis, PowerPro, Power-Pole, MotorGuide, Humminbird, D&R Sports Center (Kalamazoo, MI), Deka Batteries, Lazer TroKar, Rayjus Outdoors, LakeMaster Maps, Radical Outdoors, TH Marine
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Italian (chicken parm)
Favorite Music Country
Favorite Book/Movie The Hunt For Red October (Book)/Shooter (Movie)
Non-Angling Hero Lance Armstrong
When Not Fishing Likes to hunt deer, turkey and ducks.
Why He Fishes "I just love to fish. For me the water's the one place where, no matter what's going on in my life, I can be out there and not really have a care in the world."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
2/23/2017 BElite Lake Okeechobee 90  
2/9/2017 BElite Cherokee Lake 60  
9/8/2016 BElite Mississippi River 24  
8/11/2016 BElite Potomac River 62  
6/23/2016 BElite Cayuga Lake 16  
6/8/2016 BElite Lake Texoma 106  
5/12/2016 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 25  
4/28/2016 BElite Wheeler Lake 95  
4/21/2016 BElite Bull Shoals/Norfork Lakes 72  
4/7/2016 BElite Winyah Bay 101  
3/17/2016 BElite St. Johns River 75  
9/17/2015 BElite Sturgeon Bay (Lake Michigan) 18  
8/27/2015 BElite Lake St. Clair 8  
8/13/2015 BElite Chesapeake Bay 93  
7/30/2015 BElite St. Lawrence River 81  
6/3/2015 BElite Kentucky Lake 39  
5/7/2015 BElite Lake Havasu 9  
4/30/2015 BElite Sacramento River 102  
4/9/2015 BElite Lake Guntersville 51  
3/19/2015 BElite Sabine River 41  
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 40  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 105  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 125  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 21  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 10  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 51  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 98  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 97  
2/21/2014 BElite Lake Guntersville 16  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 47  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 2  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 67  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 27  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 56  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 9  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 36  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 78  
2/22/2013 BElite Grand Lake 23  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 69  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 1  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 75  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 81  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 36  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 39  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 73  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 88  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 60  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 6  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 93  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 82  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 71  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 85  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 73  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 5  

*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 10/21/2014

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