Kennedy surprised by early bite

Steve Kennedy's best spot didn't turn on until one o'clock yesterday. So he was pleasantly surprised when he pulled up there this morning and landed a couple of 3-pounds-plus smallmouth bass, according to photographer Gettys Brannon, who is following Kennedy this morning.

BASSTrakk shows Kennedy with four bass weighing 13-3 now. It's by far Kennedy's best early morning of the tournament.