Bassmaster Elite Series pro Steve Kennedy went fishing on his week off.
Give him credit: He left his bass rig at home. This was a family-and-friends saltwater trip to Florida, a world away from competitive bass fishing.
The Kennedys packed their RV, hitched their 25-foot Boston Whaler to it, and drove from their Auburn, Ala., home to Cape San Blas for a week of fun, sun and fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.
If they’d stayed at home, the Kennedys would have been less than an hour away from the next Bassmaster Elite Series competition, May 5-8 on West Point Lake out of LaGrange, Ga. But now they will have a drive of about five hours — swinging through Auburn, of course, to swap boats.