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Published: June 15, 2012
Duckett Sells Southern Tank Leasing
Plans to devote career to fishing industry
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. - Pro angler Boyd Duckett announced today that he has sold his company, Southern Tank Leasing, to the Houston, Texas-based management group Sprint Holdings LLC.
Duckett has owned and managed the Demopolis, Alabama-based Southern Tank Leasing since 1989. The company operates terminals in Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois.
Duckett said the decision to relinquish the company was difficult but was driven by his desire to work full-time on his competitive fishing career and the operation of his other primary business, Duckett Fishing.
“For 23 years, a great part of my life has been devoted to building and expanding Southern Tank Leasing. So I have mixed emotions about giving up a company that has been so much of my focus for more than two decades,” Duckett said.
“I am, however, extremely excited about now devoting my full career to the fishing industry. I will spend my time trying to become a better angler and using Duckett Fishing to produce high-quality rods that are affordable to anglers around the world.”
Duckett will spend the next year as a consultant Southern Tank Leasing’s new management team before relinquishing all ties to the company in May 2013.
Duckett is the 2007 Bassmaster Classic champion and a competing angler on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series tour. He is also a competitor for Major League Fishing, a made-for-television venture that appears on Outdoor Channel.
Duckett also owns Duckett Fishing, a company formed in 2009 that manufacturers fishing rods that feature microguide technology.
He lives in Demopolis, Ala.