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Forrest Wood Recap: Red River

Forrest Wood Recap: Red River

The Forrest Wood Cup is the Super Bowl of bass fishing and the Red River, along with the city of Shreveport and Bossier City, served as the perfect venue. This was my 11th straight Cup in my 11 years on the FLW Tour and I’m so glad I got to experience this one. READ MORE »

Tharp raises Red River Cup

Tharp raises Red River Cup

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – Two years ago, Randall Tharp fished a nearly-flawless Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita but took second to Scott Martin and a big school of offshore bass. Tharp prepared for the 2013 Cup knowing that deep fish weren’t an option on the Red River. Everything was shallow and positioned around dense cover – right in the honey badger’s wheelhouse. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 4

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 4

In 2011, EverStart team pro Randall Tharp of Port Saint Joe, Fla., thought he had fished the perfect Forrest Wood Cup only to lose out at the very end to FLW Tour pro Scott Martin on Lake Ouachita. Although Tharp walked away from that tournament $100,000 richer, he couldn’t help but think of what might have been. READ MORE »

Tharp Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

Tharp Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Thrift, Tharp flip flop at top

Thrift, Tharp flip flop at top

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – Thanks to a late-day kicker, Bryan Thrift and Randall Tharp swapped places at the top of the standings at the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. Instead of Tharp leading by 4 ounces, Thrift sits perched at the top by the same margin with one day remaining on the Red River. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 3

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 3

A change at the top … For two straight days, EverStart team pro Randall Tharp of Port Saint Joe, Fla., had led the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. Well today that all changed … just barely. READ MORE »

Thrift Grabs Lead At Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

Thrift Grabs Lead At Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Corcoran crushes it

Corcoran crushes it

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – Most anglers dream from a young age of one day having the shot to claim the Forrest Wood Cup title. A dream that only a handful of those anglers will ever fulfill. At 23 years old, however, Theo Corcoran made the dream he has had since he was 5 come true in an emotional victory to claim the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup title for the co-angler field. READ MORE »

Virtual tie at the top

Virtual tie at the top

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – As if they were following a script on how to win the Forrest Wood Cup, pros Randall Tharp and Bryan Thrift followed up their giant opening-day bags with nearly identical 11-pound catches Friday. Tharp technically increased his lead from an ounce to 4 ounces, but Larry Nixon made the biggest move, catching a 14-pound, 5-ounce stringer to come within 2 pounds of the leaders. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 2

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 2

By the start of day two, the new conventional wisdom was that the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup was now simply a two-man duel between Tharp and Thrift. While that narrative made perfect sense at the time, multiple-day, high-stakes bass-fishing tournaments sometimes have a tendency to veer off from a carefully written script. READ MORE »

Tharp Continues To Lead Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

Tharp Continues To Lead Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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2013 Forrest Wood qualifying round blog

2013 Forrest Wood qualifying round blog

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - This is my first trip to the Red River, and what I saw on the water in the opening two rounds surprised me. For starters, the backwaters are much more accessible than I expected. READ MORE »

Pair of kickers lands Corcoran out front

Pair of kickers lands Corcoran out front

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – It is no surprise that the Red River in the middle of August would present a tough bite. That only compounds with the level of difficulty that inherently goes with being a co-angler and fishing behind the best pros at the Forrest Wood Cup. One way to make a bang, however, is to jump out to an early lead – something Theo Corcoran did on day one. READ MORE »

Honey badger ropes Red River cobras

Honey badger ropes Red River cobras

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – Coming in to day one of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup, the big debate was whether a big bag in the upper teens could be caught from the stingy Red River in the middle of August. Each of the last two Cup champions rode big opening-day bags and then solidified the title with average, but consistent stringers. This year, two eye-opening bags were caught on day one as Randall Tharp and Bryan Thrift weighed nearly identical 18-8 and 18-7 stringers. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 1

Quick Bites: Forrest Wood Cup, Red River, Day 1

Heading into today’s competition, the conventional wisdom was that it would take anywhere from 11 to 12 pounds a day to win the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. However, apparently EverStart team pro Randall Tharp and Chevy team pro Bryan Thrift weren’t listening. READ MORE »

Tharp Leads Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

Tharp Leads Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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2013 Forrest Wood Cup under way

2013 Forrest Wood Cup under way

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. – As the top pros in the nation departed Red River South Marina shortly after 7 a.m., they could take solace in the fact that the extreme heat and humidity that dominated practice just days before had finally dissipated. However, with light winds, partly cloudy skies and relatively cooler temps serving as a backdrop for the first day of Forrest Wood Cup action, anglers were all too aware that the weather would be the least of their problems. READ MORE »