Kennedy's lucky charm?

Which one is Steve Kennedy's lucky charm, the longhorn steer or his wife Julia? We'll let you decide that one. Either way, Kennedy has some strong mojo going today, leading the Classic on BassTrakk with an estimated 22 pounds, 9 ounces, and a 3.9 pound lead over 2nd place Chris Jones.

This is not Kennedy's first rodeo. The 2021 Classic is his 10th Superbowl of Bass Fishing. He missed the last two Classics, but his best Classic finish to-date was also in Texas, at Lake Conroe in 2017. Kennedy finished in 2nd place there after missing a big fish late in the tournament. Had he caught it Kennedy could already have one Classic trophy on his mantle.

Kennedy has been fishing Bassmaster tournaments since 2002. He has $1,887,763 in tournament earnings.

Is 2021 finally his time?