Meet JVD


MLF Bass Pro Tour

In 2019, JVD began competing in the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour.  CLICK HERE for more information about the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. 


Jonathon VanDam

Jonathon VanDam - JVD as many know him -  is a professional bass angler from Kalamazoo, MI.  At 19 years old, JVD began fishing the Bassmaster tour.  He finished 12th in the final rankings of the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Opens.  This qualified him to become a Bassmaster Elite Angler in 2011.  During his second year in the Elite Series, Jonathon won the 2012 Elite Series Green Bay Challenge.  Jonathon continued to compete in the Bassmaster Elite Series for eight years.


Career Highlights

1st Place 2009 Bassmaster Open Lake Erie Victory

1st Place 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge

2nd Place 2013 Elite Series St Lawrence River

3rd Place 2008 Southern Open St Johns River 

3rd Place 2017 Elite Series Ross Barnett