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Two for One!

Today, you get two writeups for the price of one:   First, an important announcement about tonight’s Lake Commission meeting. Second, the winner of the Forrest Wood Cup on the Red River:

Mike Wood, head of the Inland Fisheries Division of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will present information on a comprehensive evaluation of bass and crappie populations in selected waters throughout Louisiana.  Those waters include Lake D’Arbonne.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sampling included 3 years of sampling to define fish population status.  During that 3 year period, the LDWF also conducted a year-long angler creel survey to define angler catch and angler harvest for each of those waters.  (Note:  With prevalence of Catch & Release, angler catch and angler harvest are sometimes very different).  The analysis for bass has been completed.  Crappie results will be available soon.

The D’Arbonne Lake Commission meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. The commission meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.in the Union Parish Courthouse Annex, located at 303 East Water Street, Farmerville. The public is invited to attend all meetings.

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SHREVEPORT — What’s in your wallet? Well, there’s $500,000 new dollars in Randall Tharp‘s (Port St. Joe Fla.)  wallet, after winning the Forrest Wood Cup bass championship on the Red River here Sunday. Tharp led the first two days, slipped to second the third day then fished his way through head-high lilly pads in a backwater lake off the river to win the top prize with a total catch of 53 pounds, two ounces.

Jacob Wheeler (Indianapolis, IN) finished second with 49-2. Don’t feel soory for him. His catch earned him $75,000., Bryan Thrift (Shelby, NC) third, Kerry Milner (Bono, AR) fourth and Larry Nixon (Bee Branch, AR) fifth.

Tharp fished in the middle of huge lilly pad fields to claim his top prize

Randall Tharp fished in the middle of huge lilly pad fields to claim his top prize in a Red River backwater lake

For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

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