Rainy or not, this Duel is under way

Updated: April 2, 2009, 7:16 PM ET
By Colin Moore | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

DECATUR, Ala. — The weather held the trump card in the opening round of the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel on Alabama's Lake Wheeler, though anglers were hopeful that they could dodge the thunderstorms predicted for Thursday evening.

Under sullen skies roiling with dark grey clouds, the fishermen and their observers eased out of Decatur's Ingalls Harbor after having been cautioned by Tournament Director Trip Weldon not to take chances when running in the open lake. Weldon suspended ...

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