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After Medical Emergency, Stoafer Eyeing Cup Return

After Medical Emergency, Stoafer Eyeing Cup Return

It was that same day when the Kansas pro began experiencing stomach pain. He attributed it to nerves at first, but as the day went on, the pain intensified until, shortly after registration, Stoafer’s wife, Jodi, took him to the emergency room. READ MORE »

8th Place Earns Cox LEER, Toyota Contingencies

8th Place Earns Cox LEER, Toyota Contingencies

John Cox still isn’t satisfied. Even though the Florida pro earned another top-10 finish at the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita, he’s still disappointed that he wasn’t able to become the first to win two Cup titles. That’s his competitive fire at work. READ MORE »

Studio Notes: Cup edition

Studio Notes: Cup edition

After two days of rather anemic action from the water at Ouachita, I was beginning to wonder if we were ever going to get any fireworks. Finally, Clent Davis delivered on the final morning, mounting a dream charge from 10th place to win and providing fishing fans with the most stunning comeback in Cup history. READ MORE »

Cup Reflections: Atkins Wouldn’t Change a Thing

Cup Reflections: Atkins Wouldn’t Change a Thing

Justin Atkins walked away from the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup with a third-place finish, a close brush with what would have been an historic victory. The second-year pro won the Cup last year, and to win another back-to-back – let alone a second Cup in total – would have been unprecedented. READ MORE »

Cup Reflections: Davis Left with Questions

Cup Reflections: Davis Left with Questions

Alex Davis is convinced he found the Forrest Wood Cup-winning spot at Lake Ouachita. Seeing 60 pounds of bass chase up a fish you caught will do that to you. What will drive him crazy is he’ll probably never know what happened to it on day two. READ MORE »

Cup Reflections: Wrong Final-Day Decision Hurt Logan

Cup Reflections: Wrong Final-Day Decision Hurt Logan

Decision-making and luck can be huge parts of tournament fishing. Unfortunately, Logan ended up on the wrong end of both that final day. READ MORE »

Cup Reflections: Cox Needed a Backup Pattern

Cup Reflections: Cox Needed a Backup Pattern

Hindsight can be a helpful tool or a dangerous one for a tournament angler. On one hand, it’s useful for evaluating decision-making. On the other, too much time spent looking back can put a dent in a guy’s confidence. Now that pros have had some time to reflect on the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, we wanted to know what their takeaways were from the tournament, and what they learned. Did they do all they could, or were there missed opportunities? This is the first in a series of “Cup Reflections” that dives into their post-Cup thought process. READ MORE »

Davis’ Brush Pile Recipe

Davis’ Brush Pile Recipe

Growing up in Alabama, Clent Davis is a practiced hand at pretty much any kind of offshore fishing and most kinds of shallow fishing. What he’s best at is brush pile fishing. Running brush at Lake Ouachita produced the greatest final-day comeback in Forrest Wood Cup history and earned him a career-defining win in Cup. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Ouachita

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Ouachita

Most Forrest Wood Cup participants knew Lake Ouachita was going to be tough. Few realized just how tough. Catching a limit was a grind, even through the final day. Yet, a number of pros – through solid patterning, hardheadedness or luck – managed to figure out Ouachita better than others, with none doing it better than winner Clent Davis, who spent all his time fishing brush piles out deep. The rest of the top 10 fished a mixture of deep and shallow water to try to get enough bites each day to stay in contention. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Ouachita

Top 10 Baits from Ouachita

The fishing may be brutally tough on Lake Ouachita in August, but it’s pretty easy to figure out what works best. All of the top 10 anglers were either burning topwaters up shallow or big worms and drop-shots out deep. READ MORE »

Alabama’s Clent Davis Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s 2018 Forrest Wood Cup

Alabama’s Clent Davis Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s 2018 Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – FLW Tour pro Clent Davis of Montevallo, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces – the heaviest limit weighed in the three-day event – to earn the win at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. Over three days, Davis amassed 15 fish totaling 36 pounds, 13 ounces to edge out second-place angler Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops... READ MORE »

Davis Wows on Ouachita

Davis Wows on Ouachita

It was an incredibly challenging week of fishing on Lake Ouachita for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup. In fact, some of the sport’s top pros struggled simply to catch limits. Which is what makes it even more impressive that Clent Davis of Montevallo, Ala., brought in an incredible 17-pound, 13-ounce limit on the final day to come all the way back from 10th place to first and win the championship title. Davis’ three-day total of 36-13 gave him a cushion of more than 7 pounds over runner-up James Niggemeyer. Davis is the first person to ever win the Cup by coming back from 10th place on the final day. For his victory, the 32-year-old earned $300,000. READ MORE »

Lake Ouachita Day 3 Coverage

Lake Ouachita Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. READ MORE »

Rookie Logan Takes Lead on Day Two of Professional Bass Fishing's Forrest Wood Cup

Rookie Logan Takes Lead on Day Two of Professional Bass Fishing's Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Aug. 11, 2018) – Fifty-six of the best professional bass anglers in the world continued their three-day competition for a top cash award of $300,000 at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Saturday... READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Ouachita – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Ouachita – Day 2

Wes Logan might be leading the Forrest Wood Cup right now, but this tournament is truly up for grabs. With bites as unpredictable as they’ve been at a Cup in recent history, any pro could luck into a giant at any time. Or, at the same time, any pro could falter. All the pros in the top 10 know that, leaving them all to wonder if they should try to play it safe or swing for the fences on the final day. READ MORE »

Rookie Pro Logan Takes Over Cup Lead

Rookie Pro Logan Takes Over Cup Lead

If consistency is king, then Wes Logan is working his way toward royalty at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. Logan, a rookie, weighed in 12 pounds, 4 ounces today to go with 11-9 yesterday and moved into first place in the tournament. His two-day total is 23-13. Tomorrow, the Alabama pro will lead the top 10 out for the final day of competition with a 1-pound, 2-ounce lead over T-H Marine BFL All-American champion Nick LeBrun, and a 2-15 lead over Texan James Niggemeyer. READ MORE »

2019 Cup to Return to Ouachita, Hot Springs

2019 Cup to Return to Ouachita, Hot Springs

FLW, in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced Saturday that the Forrest Wood Cup will return to Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Aug. 9-11, 2019. Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita, currently hosting the 2018 Cup, will become the first venue to host back-to-back Cups in the 24-year history of the FLW Tour. READ MORE »

Lake Ouachita Day 2 Coverage

Lake Ouachita Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. READ MORE »

Following Stroke, Dobson Finding Legs at Ouachita

Following Stroke, Dobson Finding Legs at Ouachita

Less than a month ago, Forrest Wood Cup contender Scott Dobson wasn’t even thinking about fishing. He was just happy he was able to walk. On July 13th, the Michigan pro and first-time Cup qualifier (following a fourth-place finish at Lake St. Clair in June) was fishing with his girlfriend when he began to experience symptoms of what he would soon learn was a stroke. “I was out fishing and came in at about 8:30 at night and had a burning sensation in my groin area,” Dobson said. “I put the boat on the trailer and I got out to tie up and my legs were giving out. I thought maybe I pinched a nerve or something. “We went to the hospital at like 10:00 at night and I spent the next 10 nights in the hospital.” READ MORE »

Alabama’s Davis Grabs Lead on Day One of Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup

Alabama’s Davis Grabs Lead on Day One of Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The world’s best bass anglers launched on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Friday to kick off the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the winner, featured a full field of 56 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on... READ MORE »