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#12292238 - 06/13/17 03:21 PM Who is Steve Kennedy?
sdx22 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 26
I know Steve is a phenomenal fisherman, but what makes him tick? He has few sponsors, yet competes year after year. How does he do it financially without sponsors? Is he a self made, wealthy person? Seems like a very humble and stand up guy, which is why I respect him.

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#12292247 - 06/13/17 03:23 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22801
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Is he on the Wall Of Shame?
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#12292306 - 06/13/17 03:53 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
Scott A. Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2446
Loc: Little Elm, Tx

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Hometown Auburn, Alabama
Age 48
Former Occupation Mechanical engineer
STATS
Years Pro 15
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 58 (10) As of 6/6/2017
Career Earnings* $2.38 million As of 2/28/2017
Current World Rank 59
Current Bassmaster Standing 51 (346 points)
Best Finish in 2017 1 - Lake Dardanelle, 6/2/2017
Best Finish in 2016 4 - Wheeler Lake, 4/28/2016
Last 3 Finishes 1 - Lake Dardanelle, 6/2/2017
69 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 5/17/2017
104 - Ross Barnett Reservoir, 4/27/2017
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 8 (0) As of 6/6/2017
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 5 (0) As of 6/6/2017

LETS SEE $2,300,000 IN 15 YRS IS $153000 PER YEAR (NOT BAD MONEY)

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#12292307 - 06/13/17 03:53 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 6442
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Is he from Marshall?
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#12292327 - 06/13/17 04:09 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
MagFluker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 870
Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
From what I can gather is that he was an Engineer with a true, natural talent for fishing that has fished a lot of tournaments and won a lot of money to keep himself going...was happy to see him win at Dardanelle. The bassfan article below has they why behind the no sponsor's. He makes more money on the water than off of it.

https://www.bassmaster.com/don-barone/enigma-steve-kennedy

http://www.bassfan.com/news_article/2683...d-#.WUBSanIkvL8
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#12292461 - 06/13/17 05:28 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
pil,b Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1348
Loc: abilene,texas
I think his family time is more important than having too be on road to boat shows. fish

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#12292507 - 06/13/17 06:01 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
James Biggs Offline
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Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2737
Loc: DFW area
From what I understand $ is not a problem for that family so sponsors are not a big deal.
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#12292527 - 06/13/17 06:15 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Here is a well-made documentary film (53 minutes) about the man. Even my wife enjoyed it.

http://www.20ftdeep.com/mr-kennedy/

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#12292535 - 06/13/17 06:21 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
mikereils5er Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 224
Loc: Fort Worth
more of that and less of instagram fishmerman
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#12292641 - 06/13/17 07:29 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
stetson Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 365
The guy is on a different level most calm guy when hooking into a big fish just go watch videos he just lets them swim and taking them to open water. Insane with a swim jig pretty impressive he does it with minimal sponsors
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#12292730 - 06/13/17 08:10 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: stetson]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7934
Loc: Southlake, Texas
really like that guy.

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#12292743 - 06/13/17 08:16 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
crankn101 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4243
Loc: Longmont co.
One of the best. Got to like a guy that can win a major in a 10 year old 18' boat with a 150 on it and he still uses reels made in the 90s.
Dude is a rock star to me.
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#12292753 - 06/13/17 08:21 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: James Biggs]
crankn101 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4243
Loc: Longmont co.
Originally Posted By: James Biggs
From what I understand $ is not a problem for that family so sponsors are not a big deal.


Dude slept in a tent for years and pulled his old boat with a Ford Ranger. If his family has money he didnt live that way in the early 2000s
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#12292761 - 06/13/17 08:23 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 2293
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
and when he does good and win he acts just like a kid that just got handed a bag of candy and doesn't seem to take it for granted he didn't even have power poles till the day before the classic he said. He seems to be a great family guy and has fun whether he wins or loses and catches or not.

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#12292971 - 06/13/17 10:10 PM Re: Who is Steve Kennedy? [Re: sdx22]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8768
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
Solid guy, 100% class act
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