HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Forrest Wood Cup comes to Wheeler Lake and the Huntsville area August 4-7 and it’s not just the fishermen who can win big. The top bass fisherman will take home $300,000 cash, but attendees can walk away with free fishing rods, kayaks and more.
The Fishing League Worldwide expo in conjunction with the cup is August 5-7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center. The cup’s daily weigh-ins are at 5 p.m. in the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center.
Here’s a list of the freebies and contests at the FLW expo, including an exciting one sponsored by WHNT News 19:
1,000 Free Rods and Reels from WHNT News 19
The first 500 children in the doors of the FLW expo on Saturday, August 6 and the first 500 on Sunday, August 7 will get a voucher for a free no-tangle rod-and-reel combo, according to the FLW. Children must be 14 years old or younger to be eligible. Doors open at 10 a.m. both days. The vouchers can be redeemed after the Saturday and Sunday weigh-ins at the Propst Arena. The free rods and reels are presented by WHNT News 19. These are Steinhauser brands, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Square Pants.
Jackson Kayak Giveaways
Expo attendees have two chances to win a Jackson Kayak Coosa HD during the expo, FLW said. Entry forms will be at the entrance to the Von Braun Center and other promotional stops for the Saturday and Sunday drawings. The first drawing on August 6 is presented by The Huntsville Times and the second drawing on August 7 is presented by Quaker State. Both drawings will take place after the day’s weigh-ins at the Propst Arena. Participants must be present to win.
The “Ultimate Fishing Experience”
One expo visitor and a guest will win a fishing trip with Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker at Houston’s private lake in Oklahoma, according to FLW. The prize includes a $500 Shell gift card to cover travel expenses to Oklahoma. Enter in the drawing by attending any seminar during the weekend’s expo at the Von Braun Center. The “Ultimate Fishing Experience” is presented by Quaker State.
Minn Kota Precision Charger Giveaway
Drop by the Minn Kota booth at the FLW expo August 5-7 to enter the drawing for a Minn Kota on-board battery charger, FLW said. The booth will also have Minn Kota Ultrex demonstrations.
FLW Membership Booth Giveaways
FLW members can enter drawings at the FLW booth at the expo on Friday-Sunday, according to FLW. FLW said their prize list includes products from FLW, Strike King, Buck Knives, Navionics and GoPro. There’s even a drawing for two passes to meet country music artist Dustin Lynch. Winners will be announced Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.