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Finally on top

Updated: October 2, 2008, 4:43 PM ET
By Melanie Jarrett | ESPNOutdoors.com

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Jeff Pope and Brandon Buckner knew it was over when they heard the sound of a motor flipping on and a boat roaring off. The duo had been fishing near the always-dominant team of Craig Johnson and John Ochs all weekend, and if the competing team were already heading back toward the dock, they knew they were in trouble.

Their prediction was correct.

Johnson and Ochs brought in a 12.5-pound bag on the final day, crushing the competition ...

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