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.
In this article, you can read how Boyd Duckett is honored as the king of all fishermen, the first Alabama resident to win the Bassmaster Classic.
During ESPNs Greaest Angler Debate in 2005, fans voted legendary angler Rick Clunn the greatest bass fisherman of all time. Given Clunn's 31 Bassmaster Classic appearances, 14 BASS victories (including four Classics), and nearly $2 million in winnings, he's certainly earned the title.
He's not flashy, he's not outspoken, and when really cornered to answer how he catches so many bass, 33-year-old Greg Hackney freely admits he can't explain it.
$166,250 in cash and merchandise to the top 30 pro anglers and valuable points towards qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series. The top 30 co-anglers will compete for $69,700 in prizes. This is the first event of the Bassmaster Southern Opens.
(Editor's note: Following is a feature interview with Terry McWilliams, who eventually placed fourth in the Bassmaster Classic. On Friday, a post-event feature will be published on Bassmaster.com.)
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Boyd Duckett of Demopolis put himself in position to end a Bassmaster Classic jinx with an impressive catch Friday.