NW Basser In 12th Place After Day 1 At Forrest Wood Cup

Ron Hobbs Jr. of Orting, Wash., is tied for 12th place after day one of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier in Georgia, landing 10 pounds, 14 ounces of bass to the weigh scale.

That’s 4 pounds, 2 ounces fewer than leader Kevin Hawk of Ramona, Calif.

Hobbs is fishing in his first FLW championship, one with a $500,000 payday.

Other Northwest bassers at the event include Jay Yelas, formerly of Texas but now residing in Corvallis and making his seventh appearance at the event. He weighed in 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is tied for 29th place.

Rick Correa of Sherwood, Ore., brought in three bass worth 5 pounds, 13 ounces, putting him in a tie for 43rd.

Sean Minderman of Spokane is tied for 65th with 3 pounds, 11 ounces.

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