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Betting on the long run at Gulf Shores

Updated: July 6, 2007, 1:23 AM ET
By Melanie Jarrett and Nick Gebhardt | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

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GULF SHORES, Ala. — Gambling may be illegal in the "Heart of Dixie." But if Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup events in Alabama are any indication, rolling the dice has become a common practice for professional redfish anglers.

History has proven that when the top 30 All Star teams can make the long run to Louisiana waters for a heavier stringer they'll do it. Even if it means huge waves, increased chances of mechanical breakdowns and less than two hours of fishing time.

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