Photo providedShad Schenck, of Waynetown, is looking to win up to $500,000 in an upcoming tournament.
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Shad Schenck, of Waynetown, is looking to win up to $500,000 in an upcoming tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C.-The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray and the Columbia, S.C. area Aug. 14 to Aug. 17 to crown bass fishing's top angler of 2014. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism, the tournament will feature 45 of the world's best bass pros and co-anglers casting for the sport's biggest awards - $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.

Local angler Shad Schenck of Waynetown, will be one of the 45 anglers competing in the championship event. Fishing against 179 of the best anglers in the world on the Walmart FLW Tour, Schenck finished the season ranked No. 13 in the Kellogg's Angler of the Year race and qualified for the seventh Forrest Wood Cup appearance of his career.

One of the anglers competing against Schenck is Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, who lives on Lake Murray and is considered an early favorite.

"I think that if a guy can catch 11 pounds a day, he'll make it through to the weekend top-20 cut," Gagliardi said. "I think the winner is going to have a four-day total right around 60 pounds."

Fishing fans that can't make the trek to South Carolina can still follow along with all of the tournament action at Live on-the-water tweets, updates and videos will be posted throughout the four days of competition as well as a live streaming video feed of the weigh-in held at 5 p.m. each day.

Coverage of the Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC when "FLW" airs Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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