Steve Kennedy’s Swimbait


This is a fine art giclee print of Steve Kennedy’s  Huddleston Swimbait
A giclee print is a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.


Steve Kennedy – Huddleston Swimbait

This Huddleston swimbait set records for Steve Kennedy in the Bassmaster Elite Series.  After Kennedy caught 122 lbs over 4 days in the 2007 Bassmaster Elite Series on California’s Clear Lake, it quickly became a favorite of anglers all over the country.

Actually, the journey of this fishing lure into the annals of fishing history started in 2006 at Lake Amistad.  I’ve told that story here.

I loved painting this piece because I got to talk to Steve’s wife Julia a lot while painting it.  She was as excited as I was about the process.  It was fun to watch this gorgeous lure come alive on the canvas.

The thing about a swimbait is that it looks so much like a fish, that I didn’t feel like I was painting a lure.  I kept feeling like I was painting a rainbow trout!

I liked the way it turned out.  The desk that it was photographed on actually feels like an old, worn desk.  And I love the colors.

The framed version of the print Includes a quote from Kennedy as to why this is a favorite.

“122 – 14. Heaviest winning weight…122 lbs 14 ounces. Biggest single bag I’ve ever caught….40-7. Biggest single bass I’ve ever caught…10-6. What else needs to be said? Discovering a swim bait was a pivotal moment in my approach to tournaments. This bait is banged up and chewed on but has a place of honor I’m my home. Swimbaits rule!”

Steve Kennedy
2007 B.A.S.S. 4 Day Weight Record
8 Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier
3 Time Bassmaster Elite Series Winner



Additional Information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 16.0 × 12.0 × 2.0 in


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