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.
In this article, you can read about the effect of spectator traffic who crowd into the same public lakes where the pros are fishing.
In this article, you can read how Boyd Duckett became the first homestate angler to win the Classic and the $500,000 top prize.
Indiana amateur finishes fourth in 2007 Bassmaster Classic
In this article, you can read how Tom Bedell Receives the BASS Lifetime Achievement Award for his many accomplishments.
Rain and chill chase early spectators inside, but the 2007 Classic anglers weren't complaining
A big front bringing big storms to Birmingham is also expected to bring in big bass on the final day of the 2007 Bassmaster Classic, competitors say.