SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Boyd Duckett, the 2007 winner from Demopolis, Ala., had a five-fish limit of 20 pounds, 3 ounces Friday to take the lead in the Bassmaster Classic, the three-day Super Bowl of bass fishing.
Duckett, using a LaserLure crankbait and pitching bait, edged fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jami Fralick of Martin, S.D., by a pound.
Fred Roumbanis of Bixby, Okla., was third at 18-4, followed by Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., at 18-1, and Terry Fitzpatrick of Waukon, Iowa, at 18-0.
Martens had the big bass of the day, a 7-pound, 1-ounce largemouth.
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