Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 4 - Major League Fishing
Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 4
12y • Curtis Niedermier • Angler Columns
JACOB WHEELER: The Freeloader made Guntersville a special win
1d • Jacob Wheeler • Angler Columns
ALEX DAVIS: Bass Pro Tour anglers are in for a treat at Guntersville (but bring some Band-Aids)
2w • Alex Davis • Angler Columns
KEVIN VANDAM: ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’
3w • Kevin VanDam • Angler Columns
DAKOTA EBARE: Hoping to carry season’s momentum into Heavy Hitters (and beyond)
1m • Dakota Ebare • Angler Columns
CHRIS LANE: On momentum, Lake Norman history and trying to keep REDCREST in the family
2m • Chris Lane • Bass Pro Tour
MARK DAVIS: From ‘almost’ at Stage One to REDCREST, the year is off to a great start
2m • Mark Davis • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: No more practice. It’s time!
2m • Edwin Evers • Angler Columns
RANDY HOWELL: Coming ‘home’ for REDCREST on Lake Norman
2m • Randy Howell • Angler Columns
JACOB WHEELER: The steam over ‘the beam’
3m • Jacob Wheeler • Angler Columns
KEITH POCHE: Showing you how to add a little spin to my favorite Florida bait
3m • Keith Poche • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: Simplifying my fishing will help me reach my goals in 2023
3m • Edwin Evers • Angler Columns
KEVIN VANDAM: Seeing is believing with forward-facing sonar
4m • Kevin VanDam • Angler Columns
TIMMY HORTON: My fishing family on the road has my back (and I have theirs)
4m • Timmy Horton • Angler Columns
EDWIN EVERS: It’s not just about fishing
4m • Edwin Evers • Angler Columns

Forrest Wood Cup Trends: Day 4

Final day marked by tough bite
August 8, 2010 • Curtis Niedermier • Angler Columns

The day four trend? A tough bite. With the Forrest Wood Cup drawing to an end, Lake Lanier isn’t giving up anything easily. The Twitter buzz this afternoon is that the members of the final six have put a few more fish in the box than this morning, but it’s no doubt anyone’s game. This could play out as one of the closest Forrest Wood Cup finishes in history.

Today I got to see a bit more detail on how the top six made it into the final day, and they made it in with a variety of patterns. For example, Troy Morrow was bouncing around from spot to spot, spending only a couple of minutes on each spot before moving. It’s similar to the pattern he used to win the BFL All-American. In that event, held on DeGray Lake, Morrow rotated through about 70 brush piles. He used a crankbait, a Fluke and a worm. Today, I watched him rotate through brush piles, using a crankbait and an assortment of finesse lures.

Ronald Hobbs, on the other hand, ran far back into the backs of narrow pockets and flipped and pitched drop-shots (that’s right, drop-shots) and swimbaits to shallow cover and docks. He also worked the narrow ditch left over in the center of each creek from before the lake was flooded. He spent at least an hour in one such area working a pair of docks and a stretch of bank that was only about 40 yards long.

We’ll show the specifics of their patterns in great detail in the October issue of FLW Outdoors Magazine. We’ll also let you in on how the pros found all those brush piles. I guarantee you it’ll be a lesson in electronics and time management, because the search can be long and hard in the depths of Lake Lanier.

Thanks for tuning in to the Twitter coverage and blogs from the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup. Stay tuned to and FLW Outdoors Magazine for more information in the coming days.