Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam


LOCATION: Kalamazoo, MI


Craziest fish story?

My boys and I went saltwater fishing for Goliath grouper and sharks all in the same day and caught a goliath and several large shark species in Boca Grande, Florida.

Who got you into fishing?

My dad took me ice fishing at my grandparents in Michigan when I was 3-year olds. He had a lot of patience in teaching me how to fish being as young as I was.

Where do you wish you were right now?

Anywhere in the woods or on the water with my family.

Dream job if you weren't fishing?

I would want to be a professional hunter.

Least favorite part of your job?

The travel and time away from home.

What makes a good fisherman?

The ability to adapt and overcome when fishing changes. Being open minded and in tune with your surroundings. Being aware and using your instinct.

Something nobody knows about you?

I make really good duck, dog, and cat noises when kids are around. Quacking, barking, meowing you name it I can do it. They are fooled every time I make these noises and think there’s actually an animal around.