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Alcoa to lower High Rock on Sept. 15

Alcoa Power Generating Inc. plans to lower High Rock Lake to 14 feet below optimum operating level starting Sept. 15.

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GAGLIARDI WINS PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING’S FORREST WOOD CUP PRESENTED BY WALMART

South Carolina Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000

Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray presented by Walmart. Gagliardi, with a four-day total of 19 bass for 51-2, won by a narrow 1-ounce margin over Straight Talk Wireless pro Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala. and won the $500,000 prize in professional bass fishing’s world championship that featured 45 of the best professional anglers from across the country casting for the sport’s top cash award of $500,000.

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EHRLER GRABS LEAD AT PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING’S FORREST WOOD CUP PRESENTED BY WALMART

Pro angler Brent Ehrler of Redlands, Calif., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces to take the lead after day three of the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray presented by Walmart. Ehrler, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 39-1, holds a 3-ounce lead over Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., who has a three-day total of 15 bass for 38-14 in professional bass fishing’s world championship that features 45 of the best professional anglers from across the country casting for the sport’s top cash award of $500,000.

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HOT SPRINGS TO HOST 2015 FORREST WOOD CUP

FLW and Visit Hot Springs announced Saturday that Hot Springs, Ark., would once again be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 20-23, 2015, on Lake Ouachita. The last time the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport’s richest prize, was held in Hot Springs was 2011 and Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., made professional bass-fishing history, becoming the 16th Forrest Wood Cup champion.

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Dudley in the Driver’s Seat

 

In the field of 45 pros hoping to raise the trophy at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country, five have enjoyed that magical moment before. After a strong day-one performance, Castrol pro David Dudley is looking a lot like a man on a mission for No. 2.

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New Nets Co-angler Lead Day 1 Forrest Wood Cup

Calling your day on the water a “grind” is one of the biggest clichés in the sport of bass fishing. However, it is probably the best way to describe day one of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country. When the scale closed for co-anglers, Bryan New of Belmont, N.C., set the bar with four bass that weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces to take the lead by 2-5.