• Is the KVD Frog too "Sexy" for UFC8?

    Is the KVD Frog too "Sexy" for UFC8?

    Is the KVD frog too sexy for delta bass?.. well find out on come July 30th!

  • KVD wins Chick

    KVD wins Chick

    MLF Final Results

  • KVD takes lead at Chick

    KVD takes lead at Chick

    Results MLF Knockout Round

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2021

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2021

    Hi Readers, It’s great to see things returning to some normalcy. I hope that your fishing trips, tournaments and adventures are as well. I look forward to seeing the remainder of the season play out and all of the big fish catches that will bring. On the horizon for this year, we are excited to announce that the largest distributor of tackle in Northern California – Tackle Tech – will be moving its headquarters from Manteca to Sacramento and continue to serve the Fisherman’s Warehouse retail locations, as well as many other retail dealers on the West Coast. These combined locations have been pleased to serve anglers for over 35 years! I once again want to thank you – the WesternBass site viewers and readers – for your continued support of us, the WesternBass.com magazine and the advertisers. As always, please continue to support the site’s advertisers. They are what makes this all possible! Tight lines,Thank you all for your support and good luck on the water! Wayne

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2020

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2020

    Hi Anglers I hope you and your family are doing fine and hopefully back to fishing the lakes you enjoy. The summer fishing season is finally here – something many of us have been excitedly waiting for during the forced hiatus. It is very nice to see some normalcy returning to our fishing industry. Thanks to all of our readers for sharing their fishing adventures in the forums. To kick off the season, our summer issue features one of the many anglers that contributes to essential workers in these challenging times. WesternBass wants to thank Clara as well as the many, many others. Please keep your local mom and pop businesses and the people and places that support them, in mind for your needs. We are all on the road to recovery together! Good luck on the water! Wayne

  • KVD $2500 giveaway

    KVD $2500 giveaway

    But the only fishing he is doing right now is in his backyard pond.

  • Plano Speedbags and Signature Series Bags Designed by KVD

    Plano Speedbags and Signature Series Bags Designed by KVD

    Kevin Van Dam didn't get to the pinnacle of the bass fishing world by being disorganized.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2020

    Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2020

    Hi Anglers Another full year of fishing is wrapping up and the excitement of the new season is already starting to hit us. WesternBass will again be the sponsor of the nationally renowned International Sportsmen’s Expo Aquarium tank in January. Be sure and stop by and check out the line-up of bass pros that will be available to share tips and tricks to catch more and bigger fish! Be sure to also stop by the Fisherman’s Warehouse Megastore booth. Last years show had many super specials and this years show should be even larger. We are ready to help kick off the new year of tournaments for our circuit sponsors, Angler’s Press, Best Bass Tournaments and Wild West Bass Trail and are looking forward to seeing what catches that 2020 bring for our fellow anglers. Lastly, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season and new personal bests on the end of all of your lines. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Good Fishing Wayne

  • Win a trip to Fish with KVD and more

    Win a trip to Fish with KVD and more

    A fishing trip that will be considered ‘priceless’ by most bass anglers...

  • KVD Leaves Quantum for Lews

    KVD Leaves Quantum for Lews

    I am very appreciative for all years that I was part of Quantum. I made a lot of memories and great friends over that time.

  • 4 Things to Know About Dropshotting with KVD

    4 Things to Know About Dropshotting with KVD


    Most bass fishing fans associate Kevin VanDam with power fishing techniques like spinnerbaits and crankbaits and it makes sense.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2019

    Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2019

    Hi Anglers! Here we are ready to kick off another year of fishing. Every time I write this letter to the WesternBass. com Magazine readers, it amazes me how the time flies. The rain is forecasted for us soon and hopefully, it will fill the lakes for springtime fishing that we are looking forward to. As I wrap this greeting up, I would like to ask you to support the advertisers that keep this magazine and site available for you. WesternBass couldn’t do it without them. We appreciate them for allowing us to keep the bass fishing info coming to you and we appreciate your support of us and of our sponsors. In closing, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I send my best wishes to those that are dealing with the devastation that the California fires have caused. It has been a rough year(s) for many in our state. Best wishes to all and hope you have a great fishing year! Wayne

  • How to Neko Rig Like KVD

    How to Neko Rig Like KVD

    It is very, very popular on tour and I know some successful pros who weighed about 75 percent of their fish during the year on it.

  • KVD, Zona, Mercer and Make-A-Wish gives boy with rare genetic condition trip of a lifetime VIDEO

    KVD, Zona, Mercer and Make-A-Wish gives boy with rare genetic condition trip of a lifetime VIDEO

    Back in December, Cody was eager to tell his friends and family "I love you." This week he's telling his big-time fishing buddies (Mark Zona, Dave Mercer and Kevin VanDam) the same thing.

  • KVD MEGA Dawg Released from Strike King

    KVD MEGA Dawg Released from Strike King

    When the Strike King pros came to us asking for a new topwater, we told them that it was up to them to make it perfect. Through much testing and design, the finished product got the stamp of approval from the man himself, Kevin VanDam. The Sexy Dawg was born and has fast become a favorite of our pros and bass anglers everywhere due to it’s incredible walking action and unique sound. After a year of employing it to pursue big bass all across the country, KVD approached our design team with a new concept. One that would make the Sexy Dawg a better target for the biggest fish. That concept has become reality in the all-new KVD Mega Dawg!

  • Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2018

    Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2018

    Hi All, I’ve said it many times; however, it is worth repeating... I cannot believe how fast the seasons fly by and fall and TOC time is once again upon us. I look forward to watching the championships play out and the new victors take their stage. With many of the schedules for the circuits already announced, it is exciting to again think of the events that will take place, especially with the Bassmaster Elite Series returning for a western swing. Will our hometown guys claim the trophies, or will a traveler take them home? I hope all of our readers in the fires areas a safe and speedy recovery back to your homes and business’s its just been a crazy year for these catastrophes and I know we just want to get them behind us! As I close, I want to thank all of the readers that support WesternBass.com Magazine and the WesternBass.com website as well as all the readers that support our sponsors. Without them, none of this would be possible as a free source of bass fishing fun, info and camaraderie for all of us! Wayne

  • Will KVD Win Again Or Will Roy Hawk Win His First Or Will...

    Will KVD Win Again Or Will Roy Hawk Win His First Or Will...

    “My pattern hasn’t changed much this week,” Hawk said. “Each day I’ve narrowed down the most productive water, and the fish have been getting bigger. Of course, everything will have to go perfectly tomorrow if I’m going to win.”

  • Kevin VanDam Plastics Storage

    Kevin VanDam Plastics Storage


  • KVD Signature Series Tackle Bag from Plano

    KVD Signature Series Tackle Bag from Plano

    Kevin VanDam’s all-time record for national tournament wins is proof positive of an ability never before seen in the competitive bass realm. He’s a seven-time Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year and has won bass fishing’s highest and most prestigious tournament – the Bassmaster Classic – an unprecedented four times.

  • Neko Hook for the KVD Win |  Mustad TitanX Wacky

    Neko Hook for the KVD Win | Mustad TitanX Wacky

    KVD wins on the Mustad TitanX Wacky Neko hook