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    Forrest Wood Cup (Aug. 5-8, 2010)

    1. KEVIN HAWK

    SEASON

    summer

    LOCATION

    lower end from Browns Bridge to the dam

    STRUCTURE

    brush on vertical drop-offs

    WATER DEPTH

    22 ' - 32 '

    CLARITY

    5 '

    TEMP

    89 - 93°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Hawk hit nearly 50 brush piles per day. With a 3/8-ounce drop-shot weight, he would see a fish on his graph and immediately drop it down - causing a reaction strike.

    LURES

    2. CODY MEYER

    SEASON

    summer

    LOCATION

    southwest side of Lake Lanier Islands and Three Sister Islands

    STRUCTURE

    brush on vertical drop-offs

    WATER DEPTH

    25 ' - 35 '

    CLARITY

    5 '

    TEMP

    89 - 93°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    During the weekend, the spotted bass were holding tight to the brush so he used a No. 2 ReBarb hook and worked the bait weedless.

    LURES

    3. LARRY NIXON

    SEASON

    summer

    LOCATION

    Six Mile Creek and Young Deer Creek

    STRUCTURE

    brush on vertical drop-offs

    WATER DEPTH

    27 ' - 30 '

    CLARITY

    4 '

    TEMP

    91 - 94°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Nixon knew he couldn't run 50 places a day, so he avoided the main lake and had water completely to himself - a rarity in a tournament dominated by hopping and rotating.

    LURES

    Roboworm (morning-dawn color), Berkley Slim Shaky Worm

    4. BRENT EHRLER

    SEASON

    summer

    LOCATION

    Aqualand Marina area and Browns Bridge to Lake Lanier Islands

    STRUCTURE

    brush on vertical drop-offs

    WATER DEPTH

    15 ' - 25 '

    CLARITY

    5 '

    TEMP

    89 - 93°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Ehrler's fish were relating to the brush, but weren't directly on it. Instead, they would be about 15 or 20 feet off the brush.

    LURES