2007 Forrest Wood Cup champion finishes fourth

Folgers pro Scott Suggs of Bryant, Ark., finished fourth with a two-day total of 7 pounds, 10 ounces worth $60,000. Suggs caught three bass each of the last two days, his day-four stringer weighing 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Furthermore, he was the only pro finalist who never caught a five-bass limit all week.

Before the tournament began, Suggs was dialed in on an offshore pattern one lock up in the Allegheny. On day one, he fished some water two locks up the Allegheny near Iaconelli, but his main area was after the first lock. Unfortunately, the rain and added current ripped his fish downstream. On day two he was able to find success behind an island that broke the current, but that was only temporary. More

Suggs 5th

Just 2 pounds off the lead is bass fishing’s first instant millionaire, Scott Suggs. The Folgers pro, who won the Cup in 2007, caught only three bass Saturday, but they weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Surprisingly, two of those three fish were largemouth bass, the other a smallie.

Like most, Suggs has been adjusting all week. Yesterday he fished behind an island that broke the ripping current in the Allegheny. Today he tried to fish offshore, but it didn’t work.

“I wasted a bunch of time trying to find that perfect current break,” he said. “I know those fish didn’t move, but I couldn’t find them today.” More

Suggs 3rd

Coming into the tournament many thought that in order to make the top 10 a five-bass limit each day would be absolutely necessary. But Scott Suggs proved that theory wrong as he caught only three keepers day two, but still finished the opening round in third. Those three keeper smallmouths weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, which pushed his two-day total to 14 pounds even.

Suggs is also fishing the Allegheny, but he’s only going through one lock. He’s using big, heavy soft plastics in green pumpkin. He started the day using red-flake color, but it didn’t work and he eventually switched back. Suggs colors the tips of his unspecified baits with chartreuse in hopes that they will stand out in the dirty water. More

5th: Suggs' Fish Hiding

Suggs keeps catching one fewer fish each day than he had the day before, but his three-fish sack today kept him in the hunt for his second Cup title.

He thinks he still has plenty of fish in his pool (one lock up the Allegheny), but he'll have to make the right adjustments to get back on them. Complete Story


4th: Suggs on the Move

Suggs put himself in position to make a run at becoming the first angler to win the Cup twice. He loaded up quickly after locking one time up the Allegheny and still has a considerable amount of water to try tomorrow.

"I'm spot-running," he said. "I'm not just sitting in one area, but I'm looking for key little places. Read More


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