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Sweet home for Alabama angler

Updated: March 1, 2007, 11:29 AM ET
By Brent Frazee | The Kansas City Star — Feb. 26, 2007

The curse has been broken.

For the first time in the 37-year history of the Bassmaster Classic, a fisherman has won the championship tournament in his home state.

Boyd Duckett of Demopolis, Ala., is the toast of the South today. Fishing on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala., which he considers his home water, Duckett pulled out some final-round heroics Sunday to win the prestigious tournament and take home $500,000.

He caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces on the last day, ...

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