Archive for August, 2013
August 16, 2013 3:09 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. - FLW and the Capital City, Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board announced Friday that Columbia, S.C., would once again play host to the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 14-17, 2014, on Lake Murray. The last time the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport's premier event, was held in Columbia was in 2008.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - This is my first trip to the Red River, and what I saw on the water in the opening two rounds surprised me. For starters, the backwaters are much more accessible than I expected.
Tharp and Thrift thrash low weight predictions at the Red River on Day 1 of the Forrest Wood Cup.
August 15, 2013 9:53 pm
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - It is no surprise that the Red River in the middle of August would present a tough bite. That only compounds with the level of difficulty that inherently goes with being a co-angler and fishing behind the best pros at the Forrest Wood Cup. One way to make a bang, however, is to jump out to an early lead - something Theo Corcoran did on day one.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - Coming in to day one of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup, the big debate was whether a big bag in the upper teens could be caught from the stingy Red River in the middle of August. Each of the last two Cup champions rode big opening-day bags and then solidified the title with average, but consistent stringers. This year, two eye-opening bags were caught on day one as Randall Tharp and Bryan Thrift weighed nearly identical 18-8 and 18-7 stringers.
Heading into today's competition, the conventional wisdom was that it would take anywhere from 11 to 12 pounds a day to win the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. However, apparently EverStart team pro Randall Tharp and Chevy team pro Bryan Thrift weren't listening.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - As the top pros in the nation departed Red River South Marina shortly after 7 a.m., they could take solace in the fact that the extreme heat and humidity that dominated practice just days before had finally dissipated. However, with light winds, partly cloudy skies and relatively cooler temps serving as a backdrop for the first day of Forrest Wood Cup action, anglers were all too aware that the weather would be the least of their problems.
August 14, 2013 4:23 pm
Justin Lucas provides some humorous Forrest Wood Cup smack talk.
2012 Forrest Wood Cup winner Jacob Wheeler talks about the importance of river flow.
John Cox, a past winner on the Red River, talks about fish migration.