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Jake Whitaker

Jake  Whitaker


Hometown Fairview, North Carolina
Age 26
Former Occupation Machine and fabrication shop (current)
Height 6' 2''
Weight 250 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 4 (0) As of 9/14/2018
Career Earnings* $69,986 As of 9/14/2018
Current World Rank 141
Current Bassmaster Standing 27 (617 points)
Best Finish in 2018 5 - Sabine River, 6/7/2018
Last 3 Finishes 15 - Lake Chatuge, 9/20/2018
64 - St. Lawrence River, 8/23/2018
23 - Lake Oahe, 6/29/2018
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/14/2018
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/14/2018

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Gerald Swindle
Home Lake Hartwell
Favorite Lake Lake Lure (private lake in NC)
Least Favorite Lake Keowee
Favorite Technique Frogging
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow water/topwater
Secondary Fishing Strength Docks
Biggest Weakness Ledge-fishing
Boat Triton
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors ALX rods, Lowrance, Power-Pole, 6th Sense, Nuthreadz, True South Custom Lures, Jakked Tungsten
Non-Fishing Sponsors ISM Machine and Fabrication, Big League Camp, Georgia Retirement Council, Coopers Trading
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Dodge Ram

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Chicken (cooked on a Hibachi)
Favorite Music Country
Favorite Book/Movie "Shooter" (movie) or anything with Will Ferrell in it
Non-Angling Hero My dad – "He taught me everything I know."
When Not Fishing "Anything outdoors."
Why He Fishes "Growing up, my family was into sports. I played sports in high school. I think it's the competition. I love that aspect of it. It's not against other anglers, but trying to figure out the fish is what drives me."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
9/20/2018 BElite Lake Chatuge 15  
8/23/2018 BElite St. Lawrence River 64  
6/29/2018 BElite Lake Oahe 23  
6/21/2018 BElite Mississippi River 39  
6/7/2018 BElite Sabine River 5  
5/17/2018 BElite Lake Travis 21  
5/4/2018 BElite Kentucky Lake 48  
4/26/2018 BElite Grand Lake 93  
2/8/2018 BElite Lake Martin 74  

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

Biographical data last updated: 9/14/2018

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