Movers & Shakers: Old Hickory, Kentucky Lake fallout


Steve Kennedy doesn’t just fish the PAA Series. He dominates it.

In the last year, Kennedy has a 972.789 average fishing the PAA. Yes, you read that correctly. He has beaten 97 percent of the field.

He finished first at Neely Henry and fifth at the  Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Lake Conroe in 2011. Then, he won again this past weekend at Old Hickory.

The victory, along with the 2010 Elite Series event at Guntersville dropping off, jumped Kennedy from 66th to just outside the top 50 at 52nd in the latest update of the Majors World Ranking.

Making an even larger jump was Dean Rojas. He finished third at Old Hickory, and he dropped off a 64th at Guntersville. His jump: 26 places, from 77th to 51st.

While those were some large moves just outside the top 50, inside that benchmark was pretty quiet. Though, 33 seems to be the lucky (or unlucky) number this week.

Mark Rose slipped outside the top 10 to 11th after his 33rd at Old Hickory. Mike Iaconelli went from 33rd to 25th thanks to his 66th at Guntersville dropping off. And Alton Jones moved up six places to, you guessed it, 33rd.

Rounding out the notable moves, Terry Scroggins and Scott Canterbury nearly flip-flopped. Scroggins went from 44th to 37th, while Canterbury fell from 36th to 42nd.

Minors: KY Lake locals move up

The local sticks dominated the Central Everstart on Kentucky Lake last weekend. No surprise, two of them made the most notable moves.

Curt McGuire, fresh off a sixth at KY Lake, jumped inside the top 20 to 18th, his first stint inside the top 20.

Randy Haynes, who won the event, jumped from 50th to 39th.


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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

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