Duckett Punches Classic Ticket

by Major League Fishing Communications

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Heading into the final 2012 Elite Series event of the year on Oneida Lake, Major League Fishing pro Boyd Duckett was all but out of the running to earn a Classic berth with angler-of-the-year points.

But there’s more than one way to get a ticket to the Classic. One of those ways is to win an Elite Series event.

Riding the high of being a new father again, his two-week-old son seemed to be the lucky charm he needed. The 2007 Classic champ pieced together a 17-pound bag of bass on the final day of competition, giving him a total weight of 62 pounds, 6 ounces. The final day charge was enough to edge out Randy Howell for the win by 6 ounces.

Other Major League Fishing pros finishing in the top 12 were Takahiro Omori, fourth with 57-4, and Jason Quinn, eighth with 55-10.