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Jacob Wheeler

Jacob  Wheeler


Hometown Indianapolis, Indiana
Age 27
Former Occupation None


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 17 (5) As of 2/13/2017
Career Earnings* $1.37 million As of 2/13/2017
Current World Rank 3
Current Bassmaster Standing 19 (160 points)
Best Finish in 2017 1 - Cherokee Lake, 2/9/2017
Best Finish in 2016 7 - Kentucky Lake, 6/9/2016
Last 3 Finishes 61 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/23/2017
1 - Cherokee Lake, 2/9/2017
7 - Wheeler Lake, 8/4/2016
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 2/13/2017
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 6 (1) As of 2/13/2017
Titles/Honors 2012 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Edwin Evers The guys so versatile.
Home Lake Morse Reservoir
Favorite Lake Champlain
Favorite Technique Topwater
Primary Fishing Strength Power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Skipping docks
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Academy Sports + Outdoors, Gene Larew Lures, Rapala, Okuma, Under Armour, Evinrude, Sufix, VMC hooks, Bass Boat Saver, Accent Fishing Products, Power-Pole, Ranger Boats
Non-Fishing Sponsors Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Ribeye and sushi
Favorite Music Everything, but partial to country
Non-Angling Hero Peyton Manning Hes a student of the game and why I like him so much is how he goes about it. Thats the cool thing about him hes that good.
When Not Fishing Either thinking about it or talking about it. Hanging out with my family is a big priority for me.
Why He Fishes Its all Ive ever wanted to do since I was 2. This is the dream and what I set out to do. Thats all its really about. I never deviated from fishing. Its never been, I want to be a basketball player or football player. Its always been about fishing. I love the competition.
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 12  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 73  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 38  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 28  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 44  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 54  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 8  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 119  
8/9/2012 FLWT Lake Lanier 1  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 3  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 11  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 91  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 57  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 24  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 92  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 2  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 20  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 38  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 23  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 96  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 1  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 42  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 10  
2/20/2015 BElite Lake Hartwell 14  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 43  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 73  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 32  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 27  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 17  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 23  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 65  
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 4  
2/4/2016 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 25  
3/17/2016 FLWT Lake Hartwell 46  
4/14/2016 FLWT Beaver Lake 15  
5/5/2016 FLWT Pickwick Lake 41  
6/9/2016 FLWT Kentucky Lake 7  
6/23/2016 FLWT Lake Champlain 14  
8/4/2016 FLWT- FWC Wheeler Lake 7  
2/9/2017 BElite Cherokee Lake 1  
2/23/2017 BElite Lake Okeechobee 61  

*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 2/13/2017

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