Kennedy putting on a show

This is Steve Kennedy’s 10th Bassmaster Classic. The last time it was in Texas, at Lake Conroe in 2017, he finished second by less than two pounds to Jordan Lee. Before this one started, Kennedy said he was feeling comfortable. “I’m relaxed,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but I’m relaxed.”

That’s a word not normally associated with Kennedy - relaxed. He appears sort of a nervous type when he’s catching fish. And Kennedy is catching ‘em this morning. Kennedy caught a 4-1 at 8:40 that put him over the 19-pound mark for the day.

“I don’t have a big one yet,” he said. “I still feel like I’m gonna catch a big one.”

The words were barely out of his mouth when Kennedy set the hook on what would be his biggest bass of the day - a 5-10. That puts him at 22-2 before 9 a.m.