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The only thing people remember is that 1-ounce loss'

Updated: March 1, 2007, 11:38 AM ET
By Mike Bolton | The Birmingham News — Feb. 25, 2007

As the 50 Bassmaster Classic anglers thrashed Lay Lake on Friday in search of fish that could make them wealthy, Dalton Bobo stood in a booth at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, peddling fishing lures.

Ten years after his brush with fishing immortality, the curse of what could have been still haunts him.

The 1997 Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham was the closest, and perhaps the cruelest, of the 36 Classics to date. Bobo, an amateur angler pitted against the world's top ...

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