February 2011

Kevin VanDam on the Red Eyed Shad

Kevin VanDam is a big fan of the Red Eyed Shad because of its versatility. He explains all the ways he likes to fish it in different environments.

One of the things that I really like about working with the guys at Strike King is that they’re all fishermen. They understand my point of view when I say a bait needs to be changed a little bit, or we need to change the color, or this appendage needs to be a little thinner on this plastic bait. They know it’s the subtle things that make a difference between a bait that catches a few fish and having an awesome bait.

One of the things we try to do is keep our colors fresh and cutting edge. We want to match the foliage for all these different water conditions that pros face. There’s a huge selection of colors for most of the Strike King baits, but especially for the Red Eyed Shad.