Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 3 - Major League Fishing
Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 3
13y • Curtis Niedermier • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: Out of the frying pan, back into the fire
5d • Edwin Evers • Bass Pro Tour
GRAE BUCK: Embracing the pressure of the Bass Pro Tour
6d • Grae Buck • Bass Pro Tour
MICHAEL NEAL: Bass Pro Tour rookies to watch in 2024
3w • Michael Neal • Angler Columns
JACOB WHEELER: 2024 will be ‘the great reset’
3w • Jacob Wheeler • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: What’s all the fuss about forward-facing sonar?
1m • Edwin Evers • Bass Pro Tour
FLETCHER SHRYOCK: Preparation and versatility are key to success in 2024
3m • Fletcher Shryock • Angler Columns
BRADLEY ROY: Change your mindset to catch more fish in the fall
3m • Bradley Roy • Angler Columns
JOHN MURRAY: I’m returning to my West Coast tournament roots this week
4m • John Murray • Angler Columns
MATT LEE: Mercury pro’s blunt assessment of his 2023 Bass Pro Tour season
6m • Matt Lee • Angler Columns
JACOB WHEELER: The Freeloader made Guntersville a special win
8m • Jacob Wheeler • Angler Columns
ALEX DAVIS: Bass Pro Tour anglers are in for a treat at Guntersville (but bring some Band-Aids)
9m • Alex Davis • Angler Columns
KEVIN VANDAM: ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’
9m • Kevin VanDam • Angler Columns
DAKOTA EBARE: Hoping to carry season’s momentum into Heavy Hitters (and beyond)
10m • Dakota Ebare • Angler Columns
CHRIS LANE: On momentum, Lake Norman history and trying to keep REDCREST in the family
11m • Chris Lane • Bass Pro Tour

Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 3

Heat, boat traffic converge on Cup
August 7, 2010 • Curtis Niedermier • Angler Columns

Probably the most notable difference between today and the first round of the Forrest Wood Cup was the increase in boat traffic on Lake Lanier. This lake is gorgeous, with its clear water and deep, jagged coves and creeks. And obviously, the locals like to get out on the water and enjoy it. The result of that, however, is what sometimes resembles a washing machine. Waves and wake make for rough boat rides and busy water. But I like that. It adds another challenge to this game for the best anglers in the world. The competitors that can handle the boat pressure and find a way to put together a good bag today just might be in the driver’s seat going into day four tomorrow, when everyone is down to his last chance.

To add to the challenge, the heat is back today. Not that it’s been cold, or even cool, the last two days, but it’s been bearable for summer in the South. Today, however, sunshine and little wind brought back the heat. I like that too, because it’s another factor these anglers must deal with to prove who is best.

As for how the top 30 did today, I’ll just tell you this. I am very confident there will be some drama and excitement at the top of the leaderboard today. I watched some good fish get caught by a top name in the pro fishing game, and I heard rumors of the same from another top stick. Get ready, because I think there’s going to be a superstar shootout tomorrow, and I can’t wait. Tune in to FLW Outdoors online weigh-in coverage to watch it play out. Or come down to the Gwinnett Center Arena and see it in person.

I’d also like to throw a shout out to any fishing fans following these blogs and our on-the-water Twitter updates that might be out there on Lake Lanier following and watching the pros fish this weekend. Today I ran into one gentleman and his son out on the water while shooting pictures for FLW Outdoors Magazine. They’ve been reading the blogs and are looking forward to the inside scoop on how the pros have been pulling spotted bass from Lanier’s deep brush piles. I told them we’d hook everyone up with that information in the October issue of the magazine. If anyone else out there is thinking of watching the pros tomorrow, stop and say hello to us. We’ll be the ones with the cameras. And don’t forget to be safe and give the pros plenty of room to operate.