2005 Classic champ Kevin VanDam to chat with BASS INSIDER members

CELEBRATION, Fla. — What does it feel like to win two CITGO Bassmaster Classics? How did you choose your lures? Did you take the Classic trophy with you to dinner when celebrating your win?

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, BASS fans will have the opportunity to ask those questions and more when newly named 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Classic champion Kevin VanDam logs onto BASS INSIDER for a live Internet chat.

VanDam will take questions for 30 minutes, making this his first official chat with fans following his win.

Those who wish to participate in the chat must be a BASS INSIDER member. Membership is available by visiting BASSInsider.com. Members have access to an unprecedented database of knowledge including tips from the pros, advice on techniques and information on favorite fisheries.

VanDam's second Classic victory in July earned him a $200,000 check and a place in history as one of five anglers to win multiple Bassmaster Classics. The Kalamazoo Kid has won three consecutive BASS tournaments — a feat only matched by Roland Martin.

BASS INSIDERS can ask VanDam questions about his Classic win, his recent hot streak and the upcoming 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Classic (Feb. 24 -26, 2006; Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla.).