The Forrest Wood Cup didn’t just take place on the water at Lake Ouachita. Takeoff, weigh-in and the FLW Expo all offered great chances to see the pros in action or just be around fishing. The following are a collection of the best shots from four great days in Arkansas.
Freelance photographer Garrick Dixon captured Larry "The General" Nixon with two of the big ones that fueled his final day surge.
Associate Editor Jody White was on hand with the camera when eight former Forrest Wood Cup champions took center stage before the final weigh-in. Check out David Fritts' sweet jacket!
Freelance photographer Shane Durrance got Brad Knight lifting his giant check moments after Forrest L. Wood presented it.
Arkansas native, Justin Moore, rocked Bank of the Ozarks Arena before weigh-in began. Website Content Manager Jesse Schultz got to take a camera behind the scenes.
Schultz struck again moments after a packed house watched Brad Knight close it out.
The kids casting pool was a popular exhibit at the FLW Expo. Graphic Designer Matt Pace snapped this as he took in the sights.
It was a surprising and emotional moment on stage when Shad Schenck announced his retirement. Durrance got it from behind the scenes.
Photography Editor D.W. Reed II went a few levels deep with the shot while 2014 Forrest Wood Cup champion, Anthony Gagliardi, gives Chris Jones the lowdown on the morning takeoff show.
Isn’t that a sharp looking group? Durrance was ready when all the anglers exchanged their hats and jerseys for shirts and ties at the Red Carpet event the day before competition began.
Durrance was handy with the camera as David Dudley bags up a bass that helped him on his way to his eleventh top-20 finish in the Forrest Wood Cup.