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The Technique Behind VanDam’s Success On the St. Lawrence River

As fishermen, we are always wondering how the other guy is catching fish.

Especially when that “other guy” is Kevin VanDam. VanDam dominated in his 24th career win this past weekend on the St. Lawrence River, gaining huge momentum as the Bassmaster Elite Series heads into its home stretch.

Here’s a quick clip that showcases the unique bait and technique he utilized to help capture a 4-day limit of smallmouth that weighed in at just over 90 pounds.

Strike King is a well known sponsor for Kevin VanDam, and he has a large lineup of lures in which he’s very active in promoting. Anyone who follows competitive bass fishing closely knows that VanDam is quite open in describing his favorite lures and strategies for catching bass, especially crank baits.

Perhaps that is why the bass community was so overly excited when the cameras zoomed in on VanDam’s spy bait during live coverage of the St. Lawrence tournament.

This was something new, something unidentified, a spy bait. Even the name is exciting!

As the video mentioned, spy baits are rumored to have been developed somewhere in Japan. It is a fairly new and unknown lure here in America, but some pros and die hard anglers have been testing this bait with great success in the right conditions.

If you’d like to get your own arsenal of spy baits, you’d better act quickly because they’re flying off the shelves following the events that took place this past weekend.

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The Technique Behind VanDam’s Success On the St. Lawrence River