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Day 2 Practice with JT Kenney

Day 2 Practice with JT Kenney

A quick glance at the trends in the Members Advantage section of FantasyFishing.com and you’ll see several Floridians among the top picks of players for the upcoming FLW Tour event on the Harris Chain. One of the most heavily picked pros is none other than JT Kenney. So, with that in mind I decided to jump in the boat with Kenney on the second day of practice to see just how he is approaching this vast Florida fishery. READ MORE »

The Grinder

The Grinder

“I’m finally to the point in my career where I’m making some money in this sport,” Kenney says. “I’ve made it, and I’m proud to say that.” READ MORE »

Storms, Bucks and Sponsor Season

Storms, Bucks and Sponsor Season

I really feel like my game will be escalated next year. I’ve had some years, successful or not, that I didn’t feel like I learned a darn thing. This was not one of those years. After doing this as long as I have, to feel like you learned, and to know that fire to go out and kick butt again next year burns bright as ever is a good feeling. READ MORE »

Ups and Downs at the Cup

Ups and Downs at the Cup

To say I had an up-and-down Forrest Wood Cup would be a serious understatement. It was very exciting for the fans and pretty stressful for me, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Let’s face it, what would a Cup be without some stress and drama, right? READ MORE »

Heading in to the Home Stretch

Heading in to the Home Stretch

With most of the Walmart FLW Tour already in the books, a lot will be determined in the next few weeks – a lot of very important things, such as Angler of the Year and who’s going to be among the 35 Tour qualifiers to the Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »

Kenney Cracks 18 for Lead

Kenney Cracks 18 for Lead

Day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link’s on Beaver Lake produced a slew of bags in the mid-teens and JT Kenney of Palm Bay, Fla., fished his way into the lead with a total of 18 pounds, 5 ounces. Close behind, Jimmy Houston of Cookson, Okla., weighed 17-13 to sit solidly in second place. READ MORE »

Florida’s Kenney Leads Day One of Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake Presented by Jack Link’s

Florida’s Kenney Leads Day One of Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake Presented by Jack Link’s

ROGERS, Ark. (April 14, 2016) – For years Beaver Lake has seemed to have pro angler J.T. Kenney’s number. In his previous 13 visits to the northwest Arkansas fishery, Kenney has averaged a finish of 85th place and finished in the money just three times. This week at the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Jack Link’s, Kenney’s luck could be turning... READ MORE »

Team Ardent Adds Five Tour Pros

Team Ardent Adds Five Tour Pros

A number of FLW anglers have been added to the Ardent Tackle pro-staff roster, including Walmart FLW Tour pros JT Kenney, Clayton Batts, Michael Neal, Bryan Schmitt and Jim Jones. That quintet will join current Team Ardent members Denny Brauer of the Costa FLW Series and Tour pro Scott Canterbury. Team Ardent consists of about 250 tournament anglers. READ MORE »

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

I am stripping the big line off the Halos and re-spooling with 6- and 8-pound-test Berkley flouro, and reflecting on how much fun it was catching all those fish with all these relatively new baits, how hard some of the strikes were and how easy it was catching fish on baits that they haven't seen before. Well, that's all over now – back to smallmouth fishing. READ MORE »

Up, Then Down Again

Up, Then Down Again

The highs and lows in this sport are amazing. They are amazing and sometimes hard to deal with. Sometimes you just have to test yourself on how thick your skin really is. For example, consider my highs and lows in the last few months. READ MORE »

Garrick Dixon Gallery: The Best of JT at Toho

Garrick Dixon Gallery: The Best of JT at Toho

Photographer Garrick Dixon followed Walmart FLW Tour pro JT Kenney for four days as Kenney pieced together his wire-to-wire win at the season opener on Lake Toho. In this gallery, Dixon shares with FLW fans his favorite shots of Kenney on the water, at weigh-in and behind the scenes. READ MORE »

Kenney Connects the Dots

Kenney Connects the Dots

Mercury pro JT Kenney was as confident as he could be early in the week at the Walmart FLW Tour season-opener on Lake Toho. He had an incredibly refined plan built on a series of precisely placed waypoints. The waypoints marked isolated spawning areas within beds of lily pads. In the first two days of competition, Kenney looked unstoppable with limits weighing 29-14 and 22-9, respectively, to build a lead of 12-10. On day three, Kenney looked human. His limit of 14-5 could have left the door open – but after weigh-in Kenney’s lead shrank by only 2 ounces. And today, it looked as if the king, despite a massive lead, was about to give up his crown. Kenney weighed in only 9 pounds, 4 ounces. But that was enough. The Florida pro squeezed through by an 11-ounce winning margin to win the first Tour event of 2015. READ MORE »

Strader Striding, Kenney Gaining Steam

Strader Striding, Kenney Gaining Steam

Wesley, Wesley, Wesley. If anyone is going to catch JT Kenney and overtake his 12-pound, 8-ounce lead, it appears as if Wesley Strader is the man to do it. He lit up the leaderboard and FLW’s On The Water feed yesterday when he caught more than 21 pounds in one short midday flurry. Now he’s doing it again on day four. Strader has a 9-pounder in the boat and a limit estimated at more than 20 pounds. Most of that limit was in the boat by about 9:30, leaving him plenty of time to upgrade. READ MORE »

Kenney on Cruise Control

Kenney on Cruise Control

For those who don’t believe that professional fishing is a game of offense and defense like any other sport, consider JT Kenney’s strategy for the last three days of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Toho presented by Mercury. The first two days, Kenney ran pure “offensive plays” on key, precise bedding areas to run up the score. Today, he ran more “defensive plays” to protect his lead. READ MORE »

A Morning with the Leader

A Morning with the Leader

Sullen gray skies and a gusting northeast wind contrast with the weather on opening day of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Mercury here on Lake Toho. JT Kenney jumped out to the lead with a solid stringer of almost 30 pounds on Thursday, but Saturday is altogether different, and expectations match the weather. No pattern is weatherproof, including Kenney’s, but at least he knows that neither is anyone else’s. The brisk northeast wind is scooting his boat along at a fairly fast clip, and he’s fishing a spinnerbait that helicopters with every cast. To this point, the spinnerbait hasn’t attracted more than a small pickerel and two small bass in the first hour of the semi-final round. Still, the veteran pro has been here before, and knows what a change of weather will do to Florida bass. Gradually, the wind will lay and the day will grow warmer. Kenney is saving his better spots for then. READ MORE »

Giants are Falling at Toho

Giants are Falling at Toho

Let’s jump right into the details: Wesley Strader caught a 6-pounder and has a limit approaching 20 pounds. He’s the daily leader so far, but he’s got a ways to go to catch Kenney, who has a 4-pounder in his livewell. READ MORE »

Kenney Crushing the Field

Kenney Crushing the Field

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Lake Toho saw JT Kenney extend his lead to 12 pounds, 10 ounces over second-place pro Stacey King with a 22-9 limit. Kenney has lived near Toho for some time and prepared meticulously for this event – it appears to be paying off. Fishing in Kissimmee all day, he managed another strong bag on a day when weather changes caused many in the top of the ranks to stumble. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Toho Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Toho Day 2

At halftime in the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Toho presented by Mercury, it’s looking like it could be a runaway by tournament leader JT Kenney. Of course, it’s bass fishing and anything can happen, but the latest frontal system rolling through Florida seems to have certainly stymied the bed-fish bonanza that many expected. As a result, the most productive areas from the last two days have been beat down by fishing pressure and are not recovering or replenishing very well. Here’s a look at how the rest of the top finishers managed to overcome challenging conditions on day two to stay at least within striking range of the leader. READ MORE »

Toho Midday Report Day 2

Toho Midday Report Day 2

If you’ve been following the FLW On The Water feed, you might have seen a slight uptick in the reports in the last hour or so. A crisp north wind, which was cold enough to force many anglers into their rain gear this morning, seems to have tapered off to a breeze. Down south on Kissimmee the sun is shining. And as the weather has improved, so too has the bite – as evidenced by the sudden surge in fish-catching reports. The increase in action is good news for many anglers who experienced slower fishing this morning than yesterday. Stacey King, who came into today in second place, is among that group. Unfortunately for day-one leader JT Kenney, “slow” for King is still pretty good. He’s got a limit, including a pair of 4-pounders, and has already culled. That makes King our unofficial leader right now. READ MORE »

JT Tees Off

JT Tees Off

There was fuel, and there was flame. The fuel was in the form of a delayed largemouth bass spawn on Lake Toho that had been pushed back for several weeks due to low water temperatures and high water flows through the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. The biological clocks of Toho’s bass have been ticking, so to speak. The flame was in the form of a fast warm-up over the last three days, a full moon occurring right now and water temperatures rising nearly 10 degrees in the last 72 hours. At the day-one takeoff of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Mercury this morning, everyone held his breath for the combustion that was about to occur. And when fuel met flame there were a few fiery flare-ups, but not of the size that many expected. In all, the 20-pound mark was reached by seven anglers on a warm, balmy day that had five-alarmer written all over it. Exactly why the bite was not as good as expected is still in question. Many pros reported a vanishing act of bedding bass that had just started to show up during practice, but have now disappeared despite highly favorable conditions At the top of the standings are Florida ace JT Kenney and Missouri veteran Stacey King, who checked in with 29-14 and 28-1, respectively. READ MORE »