Meet Chris Van Duren!
What kind of fishing do you specialize in?
I would say my specialty of fishing is for Largemouth bass by finesse fishing. I usually can catch the fish in tough conditions when others struggle.
When was the first time you went fishing?
I have been fishing since I was about 5 years old. I can remember fishing with my mom on banks of ponds and once I got a flat bottom I would drag it through the woods for hundreds of yards to go to different ponds. I started tournament fishing at 13 in the back of boats with different guys in the Local Bass Club.
Favorite fishing spot?
Wow.. I don't know if I want to answer this truthfully lol. I would say my favorite place to fish is Regional Park in the harbor on the Arkansas River in Pine Bluff, AR.
Biggest fish you’ve caught?
The biggest "fish" I have ever caught was a 55 lbs catfish ,but the largest bass I ever caught was 13 lbs 3oz.
Why are polarized sunglasses necessary for fishing?
They have different benefits throughout the bass fishing season. They start off as a good tool to find bedding bass. Then they go forward to keep the reflection of the water out of your eyes to keep from having head aches throughout the day on the water.
What do you love about BlobFish Shades?
I love the fact that they have a nice style for everyone and the fact the lenses are so close to Costa glasses. There really isn't much difference in the quality. The one thing BlobFish Shades kill them in is the price point. Most all the time they have a sale going where you can get these shades for only $24 bucks for some great quality glasses.
What species do you fish for most?
I very rarely fish for anything other than bass. I fish for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.
Other hobbies besides fishing?
I am a father and a husband so I love spending time with my family. I also am very involved in my church, I try to do all I can to serve the Lord in anyway possible. I played college basketball so an actual hobby I enjoy would still be playing a little basketball with the youth of my church.
What other sponsors do you have?
I have several sponsors and are in no particular order: Ryburn Motor Company, Commercial Bank and Trust, Union Bank, Arkansas Superior FCU, Greg Morman of Warren Bank, Ameca Mexican Restaurant, Paul Griffin Shelter Insurance, RER of Little Rock, Wagnon Construction, Southern Scales Bait and Apparel, Krazy Faith Kustom Bait, Kistler Rods, and of course BlobFish.