With the conclusion of the FLW Tour season, the field is now set for the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Pitting 53 of the best anglers around against each other for $300,000 and the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion August 11-13, the Cup is the premier championship of the summer. This year, most of the field is comprised of FLW Tour pros plucked from the top 35 in the standings, with additional qualifiers pulled from lower in the points due to some double qualifiers. The rest of the field comes from all throughout the FLW ranks – from YETI FLW College Fishing to the Costa FLW Series.
2017 FLW Tour qualifiers
Anthony Gagliardi – Prosperity, S.C.
Jeff Sprague – Point, Texas
David Dudley – Lynchburg, Va.
Cody Meyer – Auburn, Calif.
Shane LeHew – Catawba, N.C.
Bryan Schmitt – Deale, Md.
Shinichi Fukae – Palestine, Texas
Mark Rose – West Memphis, Ark.
Michael Neal – Dayton, Tenn.
Brandon Cobb – Greenwood, S.C.
Wesley Strader – Spring City, Tenn.
Clark Reehm – Huntington, Texas
Jamie Horton – Centerville, Ala.
Brandon McMillan – Clewiston, Fla.
Clark Wendlandt – Leander, Texas
Bradley Dortch – Atmore, Ala.
Larry Nixon – Bee Branch, Ark.
Casey Scanlon – Lake Ozark, Mo.
Matt Arey – Shelby, N.C.
Justin Atkins – Florence, Ala.
Terry Bolton – Paducah, Ky.
Austin Felix – Eden Prairie, Minn.
JT Kenney – Palm Bay, Fla.
Scott Martin – Clewiston, Fla.
Scott Canterbury – Odenville, Ala.
Chris McCall – Palmer, Texas
Matthew Stefan – Junction City, Wis.
Andrew Upshaw – Tulsa, Okla.
Scott Suggs – Alexander, Ark.
Michael Wooley – Collierville, Tenn.
Joseph Webster – Fulton, Miss.
Joey Cifuentes – Clinton, Ark.
Jason Reyes – Huffman, Texas
Aaron Britt – Yuba City, Calif.
Darrel Robertson – Jay, Okla.
2016 Forrest Wood Cup Champion
John Cox – DeBary, Fla.
2016 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
Andy Morgan – Dayton, Tenn.
2016 FLW Tour Invitational winners
Bryan Thrift – Shelby, N.C.
James Watson – Lampe, Mo.
2016 Costa FLW Series Championship
Pat Fisher – Colbert, Ga.
Cody Bird – Granbury, Texas
Greg Bohannan – Rogers, Ark.
Joel Richardson – Kernersville, N.C.
Roy Hawk – Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Hyochul Kim – Korea
Next 5 highest Costa Championship finishers
Zack Birge – Blanchard, Okla.
Christopher Jones – Bokoshe, Okla.
Travis Fox – Rogers, Ark.
Jeremy Lawyer – Sarcoxie, Mo.
Bradford Beavers – Ridgeville, S.C.
2017 BFL All-American winner
Marshall Deakins – Dunlap, Tenn.
2017 TBF National Champion
Allen Boyd – Salem, Ind.
2017 YETI FLW College Fishing Fish-Off winner
Kyle Alsop – Overland Park, Kan.