FLW announced today that the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup will be held at Lake Ouachita and Hot Springs, Ark., will serve as the host city.
The dates of the event will be Aug. 20-23, 2015. Ouachita also hosted the Cup in 2007 and 2011. The qualification criteria will remain the same – top 35 anglers in FLW Tour points,
“We are thrilled to be returning to Lake Ouachita for our 2015 Forrest Wood Cup,” said Kathy Fennel, FLW President of Operations. “The previous events that we have held in Hot Springs have all been extremely successful, and the attendance has been fantastic. It made returning to Lake Ouachita an easy decision. The bass-fishing community in Arkansas has always welcomed FLW with open arms, and we’re proud to return for the 20th installment of our championship event.”
The 2015 Cup will mark the 20th anniversary of the championship event and weigh-in festivities will held at Bank of the Ozarks Arena, formerly known as Summit Arena.
“FLW and Hot Springs have a great history together,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. “Our audiences for the Forrest Wood Cup and other FLW events have been large and enthusiastic, and we know the 2015 Cup will be greeted with the same enthusiasm and hospitality that FLW has become accustomed to.”