|Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Pro John Cox Nets FLW Forrest Wood Cup|
OTSEGO, Minn., August 11, 2016
After impressive fishing performances Friday and Saturday, Cox stood alone Sunday on the sport's biggest stage to receive his prize -- and make a bit of fishing history. He's the first pro to ever win a modern world championship bass fishing event from an aluminum boat-Crestliner's PT20. Cox has competed in a Crestliner since his first FLW tour in 2011. The victory proved to the fishing world that world-championship bass fishing is possible from an aluminum boat.
"John's has been an amazing partner with Crestliner for a long time, he really appreciates all that Crestliner bass boats do for him on the water, the durability, performance and getting into tighter spaces," says Lori Kneeland, Crestliner director of marketing.
"It's just been an amazing week," Cox says. "I didn't think that one spot had enough fish in it to win, but it did. I've tried to get back in places like that in other Forrest Wood Cups to win, and it just didn't work out. But Wheeler Lake has so many of those little log-infested creeks, and I knew this would be a great opportunity to make it work, and it did."
Adds Kneeland, "If anyone had doubts about what an aluminum fishing boat was capable of in high-stakes bass fishing, John Cox just set the record straight."
After bringing in a five-bass limit from some of Wheeler Lake's most remote locations on Sunday, and upping his tournament total to 54 lbs., 13 oz., Cox secured the victory.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Lori Kneeland