Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, has announced that the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup will return to Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Arkansas. The 2018 FLW Cup recently concluded at Lake Ouachita, making the site the first to host back-to-back Cup events in the 24-year history of the FLW Tour.
“Hot Springs and FLW have established a great relationship in the 20 years that we have hosted their great events, and we are thrilled and grateful that the FLW Cup is returning to our city,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. “FLW not only does the best job in the world at putting on a family-friendly event that literally has something for everyone, but it also does a tremendous job of highlighting the great fishing, great attractions and great facilities we have here in Hot Springs. Our entire community always benefits when FLW comes to town—not only economically and publicity-wise, but also from a great, wholesome time for our residents and visitors alike. We can’t wait to welcome them back again.”
The world championship of professional bass fishing will feature the most decorated anglers from across five tournament circuits: the FLW Tour, Costa FLW Series, T-H Marine Bass Fishing League, Yeti FLW College Fishing and the Bass Federation. The event will also bring the three-day FLW Expo to the Hot Springs Convention Center.
The 2019 Forrest Wood Cup will be held August 9–11.