UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Wylie

Nixon triumphs

Nixon triumphs

<I>Arkansas native adds another chapter to his legendary status</I><br><br>DETROIT – Believe it or not, for all his great accomplishments in the sport of professional bass fishing, Larry Nixon had never won an FLW title. That is, until today. Bolstered by a sensational catch of 18 pounds, 2 ounces, Nixon used some veteran angling experience and a determined effort to capture first place in the Forrest Wood Open on Lake St. Clair. Not only did his achievement land him the first FLW win of his career, but he also walked away with a $200,000 check and some rousing applause from the fans who packed the arena to cheer him on. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 4

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 4

Detroit loves Larry, Dudley breaks a leg, and Bruce salutes Lake St. Clair. READ MORE »

Nixon wins $200,000 in Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s Forrest Wood Open

DETROIT — Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., claimed the Forrest Wood Open’s top award of $200,000 cash Saturday on Lake St. Clair with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces. READ MORE »

Final showdown

Final showdown

<I>Top five anglers battle for $200,000 top prize in Forrest Wood Open</I><br><br>DETROIT – Under a backdrop of cloudy skies and relatively calm conditions, the five remaining anglers of the 2001 Forrest Wood Open took to the open waters of Lake St. Clair shortly after 6 a.m. Larry Nixon, Mickey Bruce, Steve Daniel, David Dudley and Jimmy Millsaps will be put to the test this afternoon as they bid for first place in the final tour event of the regular season. READ MORE »

Nixon hangs onto lead at Forrest Wood Open

Nixon hangs onto lead at Forrest Wood Open

<I>Bruce, Daniel, Dudley and Millsaps all advance</I><br><br>DETROIT – Using a “sunken chair” as an unconventional fishing hole and some veteran angling savvy, Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., used a 14-pound, 2-ounce catch to secure first place in the st READ MORE »

Greer wins Co-Angler Division title on Lake St. Clair

Greer wins Co-Angler Division title on Lake St. Clair

<I>Arkansas native catches the only five-fish limit during co-angler finals</I><br><br>DETROIT – Kelly Greer wasn't even sure he was going to fish in the 2001 Forrest Wood Open on Lake St. Clair until a week before the tournament. Luckily for the Greer, h READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 3

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 3

Bruce tries to match his son, Nixon sits on a big bass, and Dudley fishes - as he put it - stupid. READ MORE »

VanDam officially crowned Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year

VanDam officially crowned Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year

<I>Burnett captures Co-Angler of the Year title</I><br><br>DETROIT – Scoring an amazing 1,105 points out of a possible 1,200, Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., stormed his way to the prestigious 2001 Land O' Lakes Angler of the Year title. VanDam, who was READ MORE »

Nixon leads bid for $200,000 in Forrest Wood Open bass event

<I>Greer wins Co-Angler Division</I><br><br>DETROIT — Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., will lead five pros into the final round of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s $1 million Forrest Wood Open on Lake St. Clair after landing five bass weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces READ MORE »

Nose to the grindstone

Nose to the grindstone

DETROIT – Wal-Mart FLW Tour anglers battened down the hatches as they took off onto the big, bumpy water of Lake St. Clair for Friday's action in the Forrest Wood Open. Today is the semifinal round for the top 10 pros and the final round for the top 10 co-anglers. READ MORE »

Nixon, Fisher grab share of lead at $1 million Forrest Wood Open

Nixon, Fisher grab share of lead at $1 million Forrest Wood Open

<I>VanDam captures Angler of the Year title, co-angler Shockey vaults into first place</I><br><br>DETROIT – Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., and Pat Fisher of Stone Mountain, Ga., turned in identical two-day catches of 32 pounds, 13 ounces to climb atop the leaderboard at the $1 million FLW tour event on Lake St. Clair. With an extraordinarily competitive field and huge stringers abound, both Nixon and Fisher demonstrated tremendous determination, consistency and technique to advance to the all-important semifinal round of competition. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 2

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 2

VanDam and Burnett win standings, Verbeek scores big on the rebound, and Shockey electrifies the field with a huge stringer. READ MORE »

Nixon leads $1 million Forrest Wood Open bass event

<I>VanDam clinches angler-of-the-year title</I><br><br>DETROIT — Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., caught five smallmouth bass weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces Thursday on Lake St. Clair to lead the Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s $1 million Forrest Wood Open with an open READ MORE »

Judgment day

Judgment day

<I>Anglers battle for place in top 10 as well as other significant honors</I><br><br>DETROIT – Today just might be the most important day of the year for the more than 350 anglers competing on the FLW tour. Not only is the entire field vying for a berth i READ MORE »

Walker runs away with lead in Forrest Wood Open

Walker runs away with lead in Forrest Wood Open

<I>Parnell grabs top spot in Co-Angler Division with whopping 20-pound, 4-ounce catch as VanDam tightens grip on Angler of the Year title</I><br><br>DETROIT – Fishing in the his first FLW tour event of the year, Chris Walker of Indianapolis, Ind., used an 18-pound, 8-ounce catch to capture the overall lead in the Pro Division at the $1 million Wal-Mart Forrest Wood Open on Lake St. Clair. But while Walker was definitely pleased with his performance, he clearly had something else on his mind as he walked off the weigh-in stage. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 1

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Open, Lake St. Clair, Day 1

Parnell comes a long way for the lead, an FLW angler almost becomes a “Survivor,” and who's that Detroit Red Wing in the Co-Angler Division? READ MORE »

Walker takes lead in $1 Million Forrest Wood Open bass event

<I>VanDam inches closer to Angler of the Year award</I><br><br>DETROIT, Mich. - Chris Walker of Indianapolis landed five smallmouth bass weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces Wednesday on Lake St. Clair to grab the opening day lead in the $1 million Wal-Mart FLW T READ MORE »

Forrest Wood Open begins

Forrest Wood Open begins

<I>$1 million, Angler of the Year on the line in final regular-season FLW tournament of the year</I><br><br>DETROIT – For some it will be the swan song of their 2001 Wal-Mart FLW Tour season. For others, it will be their ticket to fortune, fame and maybe even the FLW Championship in September. The final regular-season tourney of the year began at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday as 350 pros and co-anglers took off from Detroit's Metro Beach Metropark for the $1 million Forrest Wood Open. READ MORE »

Tournament preview: Forrest Wood Open, FLW Lake St. Clair, June 20-23

Wal-Mart FLW Tour stop #6 is the Forrest Wood Open in Detroit. Look for shallow Lake St. Clair to sizzle with smallmouth. The tournament coincides with the annual mayfly hatch, and smallies should be feasting on a topwater bite. Plus, check out some of De READ MORE »