Angler Kevin VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic

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Kevin VanDam overpowered the final-round field Sunday at the 40th Bassmaster Classic to earn his third world championship and a half-million-dollar payday.

VanDam, 42, of Kalamazoo, Mich., bagged 15 fish weighing a total of 51 pounds, 6 ounces during the three days of competition on Lay Lake to cruise to a five-pound victory.

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