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Now, let’s introduce you to one of our favorite Straight Talk FLW pros, JT Kenney.
JT Kenney with a two big snooks from the Sebastian Inlet.
Hailing from Frostburg Maryland, JT Kenney has been a pro angler for 12 years. He is almost completely self-taught and looks back on the days when he would strap a fishing pole on his back, hop on his mini motorcycle and spend the day fishing in ponds, creeks and the head waters of the Potomac River. From ponds all the way to the national circuit, here’s a little more about million-dollar grossing JT Kenney.
Straight Talk: Hi JT, thanks for chatting with us today! We have to ask, around how many days per year do you fish?
JT Kenney: I spend about 220 days per year on the water, so a more than half of the year.
ST: What was your most memorable tournament as a fishing pro?
JT: My very first tour level event in 2002. I won the whole thing and got a small taste of victory.
ST: What is your biggest catch in competition?
JT: My biggest tournament catch was a 9.12 pounder at the Bass Master tournament. It felt like a big thing of money on the other end of the line!
ST: Nice! What is your favorite pre-event meal?
JT: Anything from what I like to call “God’s Grocery Store”—sushi, fish, deer, duck, fish, mushrooms from the woods, and oysters I knock off rocks myself!
ST: Sounds delicious. What else do you like to do when you’re not fishing?
JT: I like hunting, salt water fishing, and cooking.
ST: What is your best piece of advice for an aspiring angler?
JT: I always tell them to spend more time on the water - that’s how you learn to be successful. I can’t tell you everything there is to know, but just be out there and enjoy it.
Thanks JT. Now head over to straighttalkfishwithapro.com and you could be on a boat with a pro angler like him!