Forrest Wood Cup brings millions of dollars to local economy

Forrest Wood Cup brings millions of dollars to local economy

The financial impact of the Forrest Wood Cup

Some of the best anglers in the world are in Shreveport-Bossier.They're in search of the biggest fish, which could net them the Forrest Wood Cup.

The Forrest Wood Cup is named after Forrest L. Wood, the founder
of Ranger boats. It’s the 'Superbowl' of fishing tournaments.

 46 professional anglers have come to the area to compete. They're gunning for the $500,000 grand prize.

Meanwhile, the local economy nets millions in tourism revenue.

“We're expecting to see between $15 to $20 million in direct-impact dollars that’s spent in the market on everything from hotels, to restaurants, to spending that happens here at the FLW expo,” said Chris Jay with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Bureau.

The best part for the public-all the events are free. Weigh-ins for the tournament are Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m.at CenturyLink Center.

A free shuttle runs between CenturyLink to the expo, held at the Shreveport Convention Center. The hours for the shuttle are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. The expo is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.



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