KVD Is the [Who?] of Bass Fishing

To help non-angler-types understand just how good a fisherman KVD is, for years people have called him “the Tiger Woods of bass fishing” – though I have said (on TV!) that Tiger wished he was the KVD of golf. But now that Tiger is better known for, you know, his “shenanigans” than for his golf prowess, who should we liken KVD to now?

Don’t limit your ideas to sports figures. Here are a few to get you going:

> Jack Nicklaus, or is he a bad reference because he’s retired? Does that matter? If not, how about Ted Williams, Gayle Sayers, Jim Brown or that skinny little “hawkey” player, Wayne someone?

> I guess track star Carl Lewis won’t work because he’s…you know.

> How about fellow intense Michigan outdoorsman Ted Nugent, minus the swear words and loin cloth. (Politics aside, I still laugh when I remember seeing the Nuge onstage, calling Al Gore a “faggot.” It was so out of context, it had me in stitches, like, “Did he really just say that? Into a mic? At a thousand decibels?”)

Who are your nominees here?



  1. Bill Moore

    September 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    KVD the “Richard Petty” of Bass fishin’…. and oldy, but a dominator.

  2. BP

    September 15, 2010 at 2:17 am

    KVD the Nacy Pelosi of Bass Fishing (/sarc)

  3. LarryB

    September 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Nice angle covered here using a real Pro dude. KVD is totally a wholesome, and Very talented, all American Boy! Loved by anyone who’s ever even heard of this amazing man. 🙂

    Your whole site here, by the way, very much Rocks! Just found you on Twitter so I most certainly had to follow you there. I’ll see if I can steer a few more folks towards this neat website of yours. It’s a refreshing breath in this way too fast world…

    Tight lines,


  4. Tyler Crawford

    September 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I would say he is like the New York Yankees of MLB. Unfortunate, because I don’t like the pin stripes.

    With his tenure, the comparison should be swapped. Jimmie Johnson is currently like the KVD of fishing.

  5. Jason

    September 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    This is way too easy.

    KVD is the CHUCK NORRIS of fishing!

    How much white out does KVD use? Don’t be silly. KVD never makes mistakes.

    KVD once won the Iditarod by pulling his team of dogs on the sled.

    KVD once lapped his opponent… in a drag race.

    I could go on, but you get the point.

  6. Jojo Norwood.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    KVD don’t need no night light……the Dark is afraid of him..LOL

    If BASS didn’t have the silly 4 day AOY fish off he’d have 2 less….CYA

  7. Mark Renfro

    September 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Isn’t Hank Parker the Michael Jordan of Bass Fishing???

    KVD is the Muhammad Ali of bass fishing. He’s always knocking out the competition.

  8. chris

    September 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    KVD is the Babe Ruth of bass fishing. Babe Ruth is still recognized as the greatest player ever, just like Van Dam is easily the greatest ever in tournament bass fishing.

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