Archive for August, 2016

Ups and Downs at the Cup

August 15, 2016 7:36 am
To say I had an up-and-down Forrest Wood Cup would be a serious understatement. It was very exciting for the fans and pretty stressful for me, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Let's face it, what would a Cup be without some stress and drama, right?

Spooning Schoolers

7:25 am
The jigging spoon was a big key for me making the top 10 at the Cup, but I didn't even have that spoon tied on the first day. On the second morning I opened my box and saw them and thought that might be the deal. I wish I had thought that the night before. It was like candy on the second day, and the third day they wouldn't even look at it. Then the last day it was the deal again.

Breaking Down Each Day of the Cup

August 12, 2016 8:14 am
John Cox took the day one lead of the Forrest Wood Cup and never looked back en route to becoming the 2016 champion. Cox entered the limelight when practice began and remained there until all the confetti had fallen. The FLW media team was there to capture it all. In case you missed it, here's how the week played out.

FLW Podcast 129 – John Cox

August 11, 2016 8:17 am
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Wesley’s Favorite Pitching Baits

8:01 am
Wesley Strader is one of the best when it comes to picking apart shallow cover. While a lot of people love fishing shallow, not many do it as well as Strader, and he's parlayed that talent (along with plenty of versatility) into an impressive fishing career.

Top 10 Patterns from the 2016 Cup

August 9, 2016 8:59 am
John Cox of Debary, Fla., outfoxed 49 other competitors in the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart at Wheeler Lake by running his aluminum boat far back in Cotaco Creek to tap into a population of resident bass that few others could reach. His efforts earned him $300,000 and a Forrest Wood Cup for his trophy case. Cox's back-of-the-creek strategy was one of two effective patterns utilized on Wheeler during Cup week. The other dominant player in the event was targeting schooling fish. Here is a breakdown of how the second- through 10th-place finishers fished at the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup.

Cox, Auten Knotted at the Top

August 6, 2016 8:48 pm
John Cox of DeBary, Fla., held on to first place at the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart at Wheeler Lake for the third consecutive day, but what was a 6-pound, 7-ounce lead was whittled down to just 9 ounces on Saturday. The man who wielded the knife was North Carolina's Todd Auten, who brought in a 17-10 limit to jump from fifth place into second. Cox's day-three limit weighed 11 pounds.

Wheeler Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

8:24 pm
While John Cox still leads the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart at Wheeler Lake going into the last day, the big news of day three was Todd Auten's big limit of 17 pounds, 10 ounces, which took a huge bite out of Cox's lead. Auten trails by only 9 ounces. Also, Auten's weights have increased each day, while Cox's weights have decreased. Schooling fish and running shallow creeks continue to be the dominant patterns at Wheeler. Here is a closer look at the patterns of second through fifth.

Columbia, Lake Murray to Host 2017 Forrest Wood Cup

3:28 pm
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FLW and Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board announced Saturday that Columbia, S.C., will host the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart Aug. 11-13, 2017 at Lake Murray. The announcement came during the day-three weigh-in of the 2016 Cup in Propst Arena in Huntsville, Ala.

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