Forrest Wood Cup: Day 4 - Major League Fishing
Forrest Wood Cup: Day 4
13y • Sean Ostruszka • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: Out of the frying pan, back into the fire
6d • Edwin Evers • Bass Pro Tour
GRAE BUCK: Embracing the pressure of the Bass Pro Tour
1w • 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: Day 4

Final Cup day one to behold
August 8, 2010 • Sean Ostruszka • Angler Columns

Wow. Just, wow. That’s all I can say about day four.

From the perfect morning setting for takeoff, to the crowds of spectator boats, to the actual fishing, it was a great day to be on the water even though it was a little rough out there with all the pleasure boats.

We stopped and took photos with almost every pro, with almost all of them continuing to utilize the drop-shot to its fullest. Pros were spot-hopping like I had never seen during a tournament, with some only spending a couple casts-worth of time on an area before roaring off to another brush pile or tree. However, of all the pros we watched, one of them clearly stood out: Kevin Hawk. We pulled up on him around 10 a.m. and immediately were treated to him landing a giant spot. Thirty minutes later he boated his fourth keeper, and word when we got off the water was that he has a great bag of fish.

Of course, rumors also abound about Cody Meyer, leader National Guard pro Brent Ehler and Chevy pro Larry Nixon all having some good fish in their livewells, too. Nixon actually caught a 4-pound spot on his first cast! He was so excited after the catch that he was shaking, which caused him to backlash pretty bad on cast No. 2. But can you blame him?

That excitement is what the Forrest Wood Cup is all about. It’s an event that has to be experienced by any true fishing fan. And I have to say, Lake Lanier and the state of Georgia were great hosts (the lone exception being the wasp that stung me yesterday morning as I was backing down the boat. May that little pest fly straight into a bug zapper.)

But seriously, from all of us at FLW Outdoors Magazine, thank you for keeping up with our blogs and on-the-water-updates. I hope you enjoyed them as much as we did writing them.

Oh, and be sure to check out our October issue. We will break down the all top six pros’ patterns and let you in on everything that went down at the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Lanier.

Slam the hooks!