Boyd Duckett didn't qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, after winning it in 2007 at Alabama's Lay Lake and qualifying the next four years. Standing on the sideline in Shreveport this year wasn't pleasant. He never wants to be in that position again. And the way he has been fishing all week, this morning included, Duckett is clearly a man on a mission.
"The Classic is the biggest event in bass fishing," Duckett said Saturday. "You spend your whole life trying to make one. And when you make one, you never want to miss another one. Last year just killed me.
"But it's really hard to get back on track. It's really, really hard."