DUCKETT GOING TO THE BANK AGAIN…
August 26, 2007
(basszone.com, August 26, 2007)
Russellville, AR – Russellville, Ark. – Versatility is the name of the game in professional bass fishing, and when the forces of Mother Nature wreak havoc on the competition lake, champion still find a way to adapt. Such was the case at the 2007 Bassmaster Legends presented by Ramada Worldwide, the final Major of the year, and perhaps the future; as flexibility overcame specialty.
The Super 6 Competitors who blasted off into the Russellville, Ark. morning are among professional bass fishing’s most decorated stars. Each of them have pocketed more than $500,000 in their careers, they represented four Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year Titles, three Bassmaster Classic Championships, a Toyota Rookie of the Year Crown, and a total of 23 BASS Wins.
At stake for the champion of the Bassmaster Legends was a $250,000 payday. For two members of the Super 6, Dean Rojas of Grand Saline, Tex. and Timmy Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., a win would make either of them the fifth man to enter the Bassmaster Million Dollar club; signifying compiling more than a million dollars in career earnings.
Rojas had grabbed the lead from the rest of the Elite 12 on the third day as cloudy skies and thunderstorms blanketed the Russellville area giving him the advantage with his trademark Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Frog. However, his six-ounce lead left him looking over his shoulder at the rest of the field, and watching as clearing weather was on the way.
With the bluebird skies and light winds came a tough frog bite, and Rojas gave way to 2007 Bassmaster Classic Champion Boyd Duckett. The 47-year-old Duckett won his second title of the year, and he did it by adjusting, and letting the fish tell him what to do.