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By Al McGuckin

VanDam’s Sentimental Tokens

He’s garnered 7 Bassmaster Angler of the year titles, 4 Bassmaster Classic victories, and 3 MLF Cup wins, and rest assured, if you were tossing bean bags in a game of backyard cornhole with him, he’d muster everything in his jerkbait slinging’ fibers to win that, too.

Yet, within bass fishing’s all-time greatest angler lies a loyal and sentimental heart only those closest to him get to see. If you don’t believe it, check the Plano waterproof stowaway inside the pullout storage drawer of his Nitro Boat. That’s where you’ll find a collection of heartfelt tokens “KVD” never leaves home without.

p>Best Catch Report

Randy and Marti Walls - 1st Place

Randy and Marti Walls won the Best Catch Couples Classic last weekend on a wind-blown Muskegon Lake.

Mark and Bobbie Flotow - 2nd Place

The winners had 12.01 pounds while Mark and Bobbie Flotow were second with 12 pounds and they also had the biggest bass, a 3.06 pounder.

Rosemary and Marshall Dixon were third with 4.11 pounds.

Best Catch Couples announced the group will return next year with another circuit for teams consisting of a man and woman. Details will be announced later.

Arjay’s Report

Ben Harrison and Ryan Miller - Winners

Ben Harrison and Ryan Miller (subbing for Hunter Zona) won the Arjay’s Classic Tournament Saturday on Gull Lake near Kalamazoo.

The winners had 12.56 pounds including the second largest bass of the tournament, a 2.92-pound largemouth. They caught their fish in 40 feet of water on jigs, drop-shots and creature baits. They won $1,600 for first and another $200 for second big bass.

Jeremy Bunnell and Louie Stout -  2nd PlaceJeremy Bunnell and Louie Stout were second with 9.04 pounds that included the third largest bass, a 2.24 pounder. They caught their fish on Yamamoto Hula Grubs in 22 to 26 feet of water. They won $1,300 and a bonus $100 for third big bass.