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Going against the grain

Going against the grain

When our coverage crew set sail on Lake Lanier to cover the Forrest Wood Cup, the common focus was down lake where most of the fishermen were located and where the tournament was one just two years earlier. The majority of the anglers were targeting deep-seated spotted bass with a drop shot and an array of other baits. Very few had turned left out of Laurel Park and headed up the Chattahoochee River. READ MORE »

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Forrest Wood Cup - 6/14

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Forrest Wood Cup - 6/14

Wow, what can I say, the Forrest Wood Cup was more than I ever could’ve expected. The crowds were amazing, the venue was awesome and FLW did a tremendous job coordinating everything even in the crowded city of Atlanta, GA. READ MORE »

Wire-to-wire Wheeler

Wire-to-wire Wheeler

DULUTH, Ga. – At 21 years of age, Jacob Wheeler is barely old enough to sip his hard-earned victory champagne. But he executed a game plan and held his composure like a seasoned veteran at the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 4

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 4

In the end, the 21-year-old upstart from Indianapolis, Ind., was just too much for the rest of the field. Bolstered by an 11-pound, 15-ounce catch on the final day of competition, FLW Tour rookie Jacob Wheeler blew away four former Forrest Wood Cup champions, three FLW Tour Angler of the Year title holders as well as the rest of the top-10 field to claim the most prestigious title in bass fishing. READ MORE »

Rookie Wheeler Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins Bass Fishing’s $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

Rookie Wheeler Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins Bass Fishing’s $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Livin' large(mouth)

Livin' large(mouth)

DULUTH, Ga. – Unlike those house guests who overstay their welcome, no one's complaining about the fact that largemouth bass have played a larger-than-expected role for longer-than-expected in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. READ MORE »

Dearing delivers in Forrest Wood Cup win

Dearing delivers in Forrest Wood Cup win

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – He passed on the opportunity to become a general in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, but Retired Colonel Timothy Dearing advanced to the top of his co-angler ranks with a convincing win in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. READ MORE »

Wily Wheeler

Wily Wheeler

DULUTH, Ga. – Despite being a 21-year-old rookie pro, Jacob Wheeler implements and executes a game plan like a savvy veteran. After whacking a huge stringer on opening day, day two of the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier was all about getting a limit. On day three, he planned to push the pedal a little more in hopes of catching a bag in the mid-teens. Thus far, Wheeler is batting three for three and with one more successful day he’ll become the youngest pro ever to claim the Cup. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 3

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 3

After three grueling days of Forrest Wood Cup competition, the top-10 pro qualifiers have been determined and will now get a chance to fish Sunday for the sport’s ultimate prize. The lineup includes: Fatheadz pro Jacob Wheeler (first), Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury (second), Chevy pro Bryan Thrift (third), National Guard pro and defending Forrest Wood Cup champion Scott Martin (fourth), Chevy pro Jay Yelas (fifth), Chevy pro Luke Clausen (sixth), Evinrude pro Andy Morgan (seventh), Troy Morrow (eighth), Castrol pro David Dudley (ninth) and Chevy pro Dion Hibdon (10th). READ MORE »

Wheeler widens lead at 2012 Forrest Wood Cup

Wheeler widens lead at 2012 Forrest Wood Cup

DULUTH, Ga. – Fatheadz Eyewear pro Jacob Wheeler has now weighed in the biggest stringer for two of the three tournament days at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, giving him a commanding lead heading into the fourth and final day of the world championship of bass fishing. READ MORE »

Game on

Game on

DULUTH, Ga.– As the top-20 Forrest Wood Cup competitors departed Laurel Park Marina shortly after 7 a.m. amidst a third consecutive day of overcast conditions, light winds and looming thunderstorms, one thing was quite clear – the overall tournament outlook has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 24 hours. READ MORE »

Wheeler’s Lanier lead cut in half

Wheeler’s Lanier lead cut in half

DULUTH, Ga. – Pro leader Jacob Wheeler knew day two of the Forrest Wood Cup would be a balancing act. On one hand, he needed to be consistent after whacking an unthinkable 21-pound, 15-ounce limit on day one. On the other, he didn’t want to fish too conservative with a $500,000 payout on the line. READ MORE »

Krekovich captures Lanier lead

Krekovich captures Lanier lead

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Fishing from the back of the boat is always a lesson in adjustment, as co-anglers must adapt to whatever their pro decides to do. Well, Matt Krekovich displayed his adaptive abilities today, as he overtook the lead on day two of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 2

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 2

After stunning the field and electrifying bass-fishing fans everywhere with his amazing 21-pound, 15-ounce stringer during the opening round of 2012 Forrest Wood Cup competition, 21-year-old Jacob Wheeler found the going a lot tougher during Friday’s action. READ MORE »

Wheeler maintains lead at 2012 Forrest Wood Cup

Wheeler maintains lead at 2012 Forrest Wood Cup

DULUTH, Ga. – Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Friday. READ MORE »

Wheeler's dealing

Wheeler's dealing

DULUTH, Ga. – Jacob Wheeler has already posted some impressive numbers in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier, but he's very mindful of one particular statistic upon which his championship dream hinges. READ MORE »

Hensley skips to Lanier lead

Hensley skips to Lanier lead

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Showing the stuff that earned him the FLW Tour Co-Angler of the Year title, Nick Hensley pulled ahead of the field to lead day one of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. READ MORE »

Wheeler whacks 21-15

Wheeler whacks 21-15

DULUTH, Ga. – Everyone expected the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup to be a drop-shot fest for spotted bass. But for many of the 46 pros, it was anything but on day one. Overcast conditions opened a window for schooling fish and also ignited a shallow-water largemouth bite. Count pro leader Jacob Wheeler among those who capitalized on the conditions. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 1

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Lanier, Day 1

With six returning Forrest Wood Cup champions, multiple FLW Tour Angler of the Year winners and a lethal group of veteran pros comprising the 46-member field, the day-one leader at the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup turned out to be none other than a 21-year-old rookie upstart named Jacob Wheeler. READ MORE »

Wheeler leads Forrest Wood Cup

Wheeler leads Forrest Wood Cup

DULUTH, Ga. – Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world began their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Thursday. READ MORE »