FLW announced today that the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup, originally scheduled to be held on Lake Ouachita, will now be held on Lake Hamilton. Hot Springs, Ark., will remain the host community for the Cup.
After consulting with tournament hosts at Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, FLW officials made the decision to move the event to Lake Hamilton due to the superior cellular coverage for the FLW Live broadcast and expected improved fishing conditions on the Ouachita River impoundment. All other tournament details will remain the same. The FLW Expo, which features hundreds of exhibitors and activities, will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center, and weigh-ins will again be held at Bank OZK Arena.
“We take great pride in providing the highest quality events for our anglers, sponsors and fans,” says Bill Taylor, FLW senior director of tournament operations. “In 2019 we will be visiting some of the nation’s top fisheries at peak times, so the catch at each stop should be extremely exciting. We are especially excited to announce that we are moving the FLW Cup to Lake Hamilton. The Hot Springs Convention Center, Bank OZK Arena and massive Hot Springs crowds provide the perfect setting to host the sport’s biggest event, and the improved cellular coverage on Lake Hamilton will ensure that fans around the world will have complete access to the show each day.”