Day One of the 2007 Elite Series Duel in the Delta has Mark Tyler catching a 10-6 bass and in the lead.
Byron Velvick was injured while getting ready for the Battle on the Border, but he's toughing it out on Lake Amistad.
The Chattanoogan: Kevin Van Dam storms into 2007 Classic lead
Rookie Classic angler Boyd Duckett of Demopolis pulled a stunner Sunday by shooting down favorites Kevin VanDam and Skeet Reese to become the first angler to win a Bassmaster Classic in his home state.
Boyd Duckett of Demopolis put himself in position to end a Bassmaster Classic jinx with an impressive catch Friday.
Alabama hasn't claimed a Bassmaster Classic winner in 22 years but it now at least has a couple of pro fishermen with big targets on their backs.
Boyd Duckett became the first angler in Bassmaster Classic history to win the title in his home state, taking the $500,000 top prize by 6 ounces Sunday with a three-day total of 48 pounds, 10 ounces.
Boyd Duckett flew under the radar when Bassmaster Classic prognosticators began hanging the "favorite" tag on select contenders.
A huge rally by two-time Bassmaster Classic winner Kevin VanDam on Saturday put him atop a 10-man logjam for today's final round of the world championship of bass fishing on Lay Lake.