HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Tour rookie Wes Logan, of Springville, was the leader Saturday following Day 2 action at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark.
Logan brought in a five-bass catch weighing 12 pounds, 4 ounces, the heaviest limit of the day, bringing his two-day total to 23-13, just ahead of Nick LeBrun, of Bossier City, La., who had a two-day, eight bass catch of 22-11.
“I hit probably 50 spots today running around and I burned a lot of gas,” said Logan, whose previous best finish on the FLW Tour was a 12th-place showing on Lake St. Clair this past June. “I’ve got two places that I caught multiple fish off of, but I’m just hitting a bunch of stuff and covering water.
"I got one good bite yesterday – a 4¼-pounder – that gave me most of my weight yesterday, but today I had one 3-pounder and the rest were just solid fish. I’ve caught around 10 keepers both days.”
The tournament concludes Sunday. Top cash award is $300,000. Television coverage of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup will premiere in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon Central time..