The bane of BASSTrakk happens when a tournament comes down to the wire. The unofficial scoring app shows Mark Davis and Steve Kennedy locked in a dead tie with 60 pounds, 12 ounces.
Davis is feeling the dark cloud of his self-proclaimed nemesis known as Lake Dardanelle follow him around again. He is restless, talking out loud about what he needs to do, which is catch a 5-pounder. Davis is moving around more than usual, rotating between the quarry and deeper areas.
Meanwhile, Kennedy is staying put and for good reason. He just put inside the livewell a largemouth weighing at least 5 pounds (likely more).
Could that be the winning bass?
If so it brings to an end a long drought for Kennedy. His last win came in 2011 at the Elite Series event held on West Point Lake, the Georgia impoundment where he learned to fish competitively with his father, Van.