4th: Suggs Disappointed

Scott Suggs desperately wanted to be the only one to win two Cups. It wasn't to be.

"I'm disappointed," he said. "I caught what I hooked today, but I had this one spot where I caught two largemouths yesterday. I stopped in there this morning and had one between 2 1/2 and 4 come up on my Pop-R and suck it completely under. I leaned into it but never set the hook – I never felt him. Complete Story


Scott Suggs gained a spot in the standings today despite a bag that contained just three fish.

"I want to win, but I know it's going to take a little help from upstairs," he added. "I'll just do the best I can and let God do the rest. I made the Top 10. I'm so relieved."

As mentioned, he stayed off his primary area today and fished to the side of it. It wasn't really a gamble, he said, because he knew he could pull back onto his main area and fill his limit if need be. So his spot's essentially had a full day to rest, and if the water does clear overnight, his fish should be snapping tomorrow. Complete Story


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

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