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Unified Derby a Hit at the Cup

Unified Derby a Hit at the Cup

On Aug. 10-12, the best bass anglers in the world made their way to Hot Springs, Ark., to compete in the most coveted bass fishing event on the planet. The Forrest Wood Cup has long been the highlight of the season, with tons of events going on to showcase the sport as a whole, and this year’s Cup definitely did not disappoint.

The FLW Foundation has been hosting a Unified Fishing Derby at every FLW Tour and Costa FLW Series event this year, and naturally wanted to host the largest derby of the season during the largest tournament. Mission accomplished: More than 100 kids and Special Olympics athletes came out to Family Park in Hot Springs to try their luck at winning this year’s top spot. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked the pond with large catfish for everyone to enjoy. With hooks baited up with worms from DMF Bait Co., they caught TONS of fish.

The largest catfish of the day was weighed on the Geared tournament trailer and came in at an impressive 4 pounds, 2 ounces. It was caught by Bentley. Many of the participants caught several fish, but at the end of the day it was Lee who took the top spot and Lucas who was the runner-up. All three of the future pros were invited onto the Forrest Wood Cup stage to accept their trophies and greet a giant crowd.

FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derbies are hosted nationwide and are always completely free to all of the participants. Be sure to check out the events page to see when the next fishing derby is coming to a lake close to you.

 

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