Jonathon VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan won the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge this weekend. VanDam said the key to his success was fishing away from other boats….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jon1.mp3|titles=Jonathon VanDam- key to success]With so much water to fish, VanDam was asked how he was able to find an area that would produce tournament winning fish….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jon2.mp3|titles=Jonathon VanDam- just like home]VanDam was quick to say what bait helped him win this weekend…..[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jon3.mp3|titles=Jonathon VanDam- winning bait]
With a four day total of 79.2 pounds VanDam won a total of $103,000. Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho finished second with 76.12 pounds and Aaron Martens of Leeds, Alabama finished third with 73.3 pounds. Green Bay’s Travis Manson finished 24th.
Tommy Sanders, who is best known as the host of ESPN Outdoors, commented on the Green Bay tournament….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tommysanders.mp3|titles=Tommy Sanders- Host of ESPN Outdoors]
A total of 98 fisherman entered the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge. For full results click here
(Audio courtesy of Fish Door County TV.com)