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His Cup runneth over

His Cup runneth over

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A new chapter in the history of professional bass fishing was written Sunday at Summit Arena in downtown Hot Springs as Scott Suggs of nearby Bryant, Ark., became the first angler to win a million dollars in a single tournament at the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. READ MORE »

Arkansas angler wins $1 million in Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Folgers pro Scott Suggs of Bryant, Ark., caught a two-day total of seven bass weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce to win $1 million in the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol on Lake Ouachita Sunday. Suggs topped his closest rival, Castrol pro Darrel Robertson of Jay, Okla., by more than 4 pounds to become the first bass angler in history to pocket $1 million in a single tournament. READ MORE »

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 4

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 4

A father and son reunite via satellite, Gagliardi dreams of next season, Byrd rocks the house and team anglers dominate on day four of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita READ MORE »

Hot Springs hot seat

Hot Springs hot seat

As the top-10 finalists departed Brady Mountain Resort shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday morning, it was clear that the heat was on – literally and figuratively. With temperatures estimated to top out at 97 degrees, marking the fourth consecutive day of searing heat and relatively calm conditions, anglers were bracing themselves for yet another tough day of fishing. READ MORE »

The ‘Suggs Show’ begins

The ‘Suggs Show’ begins

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The 2007 Forrest Wood Cup is starting to look more and more like the “Scott Suggs Show.” READ MORE »

Suggs surges into lead at $2 million Forrest Wood Cup

Suggs surges into lead at $2 million Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS (Aug. 4, 2007) – Scott Suggs of Bryant, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds Saturday to capture the overall lead in the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. Suggs now holds an impressive 4-pound, 1-ounce edge over his closest competitor, Greg Pugh of Cullman, Ala., heading into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 3

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 3

The rich get richer and the tough get tougher on day three of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita READ MORE »

Bridges’ birthday bash

Bridges’ birthday bash

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – On his 66th birthday, Pete Bridges bested 80 other co-anglers in winning the richest championship in the history of professional bass fishing. It wasn’t worth a $1 million like it will be on the pro side, but the mayor of Tallapoosa, Ga., couldn’t be any happier. READ MORE »

Crowd control

Crowd control

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Ten of the luckiest men alive set forth from Brady Mountain Resort on Lake Ouachita this morning in pursuit of bass fishing’s richest prize - $1 million. All 10 pro finalists are Ranger qualified, meaning each of them has a 1 in 10 chance of leaving Hot Springs tomorrow a millionaire. READ MORE »

Wade takes Forrest Wood Cup lead

Wade takes Forrest Wood Cup lead

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – On Sunday, Aug. 5, professional bass-fishing history will be made as one talented angler will win a million dollars at the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 2

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 2

Gagliardi enters the finals – again, Thrift scores Gain rookie trophy, and Davis heads home while Suggs and Hudson stay put on day two of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita READ MORE »

Wade leads $2 million Forrest Wood Cup

Wade leads $2 million Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Jack Wade of Knoxville, Tenn., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces to capture the lead on day two of the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. With a total opening-round catch of 28 pounds, 1 ounce, Wade now holds a 1-pound, 9-ounce lead over his nearest competitor. READ MORE »

Hudson worms his way into final round

Hudson worms his way into final round

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – With the high temperature nearly reaching triple digits, the bass were not in the biting mood on day two of the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. Many of the 81 pros were having difficulty finding and catching quality fish, but the co-anglers had it even worse. READ MORE »

Summertime struggles

Summertime struggles

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – As expected, the bass fishing on day one of the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup was difficult to say the least. With daytime temperatures in the mid-90s, the largemouths in Lake Ouachita are suspended and sluggish, humbling even the sport’s elite. READ MORE »

Thrift charges out of gate at Forrest Wood Cup

Thrift charges out of gate at Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – As of 7 o’clock this morning, all of the pretournament rhetoric, smoke screening and unintentional sandbagging came to an abrupt end as the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup qualifiers took to Lake Ouachita and did what they do best: catch bass. READ MORE »

Thrift leads $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol on Lake Ouachita

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Hudson hauls in 11-9 for co-angler lead

Hudson hauls in 11-9 for co-angler lead

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – It didn’t take all that much, but it’s a lead all the same for veteran co-angler David Hudson. Fishing with local pro Scott Suggs, Hudson caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 9 ounces to lead day one of the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 1

Cup Bites: Lake Ouachita, Day 1

Davis puts some rumors to rest, former champions fare well, Thrift enjoys a run of good fortune, and Wade loses one with style on day one of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita READ MORE »

Fishing for a million

Fishing for a million

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – It was not that long ago that bass pros drifted around in their boats before a tournament blastoff and filled the predawn air with comments like: “Man, did you see how much Jeff Gordon got for winning the Daytona 500?” Or, “Do you know how much Tiger won at the Masters? I wish our sport paid money like that…” READ MORE »

The show continues to grow

The show continues to grow

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Forrest Wood Cup is the pinnacle of professional bass fishing. Only the best fishermen in the sport qualify, and the payouts are tremendous. But aside from the on-the-water competition, fans travel from miles away to see the latest and greatest in fishing and camping gear. READ MORE »