Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is David Kennedy. I hail from West “By GOD” Virginia, but I now call Northern Virginia home. I am a former U.S. Navy Intelligence Specialist and a retired Intelligence Officer from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. My grandfather, “Sneaky” Pete Honaker, started me out fishing when I was just 3 years old. It wasn’t until I was discharged from the U.S. Navy that I started fishing at the competition level.
What is your favorite fishing technique?
My favorite technique for fishing is top water. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing an Ol moss back blowing up and a lure that you are working just right.
What’s your best fishing memory?
My favorite memory of me fishing is right before my grandfather passed away. When I first got into competitive bass fishing and received my first jersey, I traveled back to WV to take my grandfather fishing. He had Alzheimer’s really bad. I was the only one he remembered and even that was vague. It was Father’s Day 2007 and I took him to Glenwood Park in Princeton, WV. Needless to say he skunked me. One fish to zero. I took a picture of him with his last catfish.
What’s your favorite piece of fishing equipment and why?
My favorite piece of fishing equipment would be my Cajun Custom Rods Heavy Savannah Series rod. This is 7’ monstrosity is the best topwater rod available. The rod is a fast action, heavy powered rod that allows the angler to fish top water, crankbaits and can even be used for jigging. This is what an angler needs in his/her arsenal because when you’re out on the water, time is crucial. The Heavy Savannah allows you to be versatile with just a lure tie. Pair this with a Boing Lures Signature Elite G2 Popper or a Signature Elite Walking Bait, and you’re in for a good day.
What’s your biggest fishing dream?
My biggest fishing dream is to win the FLW Cup or the coveted Bassmaster’s Classic.
What motivates you to be part of the Zeko ProStaff?
The best part of being on the staff are the people. Everyone who represents the company from the sales associates, Pro Staff, to the CEO are a phenomenal group of individuals. I feel that Zeko shoes are extended members of the family. There is always someone there to talk to be it fishing, shoe science, or just someone to shoot the bull with. I have been fishing competitively for over a decade and until getting in with Zeko in 2014, I have never been with a shoe company that treats everyone like family.