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9/18/1990

Jacob Wheeler

Jacob  Wheeler

Info

Hometown Harrison, Tennessee
Age 34
Former Occupation None

Stats

Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 53 (12) As of 2/27/2024
Career Earnings* $3.5 million As of 2/27/2024
Current World Rank 1
Best Finish in 2024 1 - Santee Cooper Lakes, 2/20/2024
Best Finish in 2023 1 - Lake Guntersville, 5/16/2023
Last 3 Finishes 21 - Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, 5/18/2024
17 - Lake Eufaula, 4/30/2024
1 - Dale Hollow Lake, 4/9/2024
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 3 (0) As of 2/27/2024
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 4 (0) As of 2/27/2024
Titles/Honors 2012 Forrest Wood Cup champion, 2019 MLF World Champion, 2021 and 2022 Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Edwin Evers – “The guy’s so versatile.”
Home Lake Morse Reservoir
Favorite Lake Champlain
Favorite Technique Topwater
Primary Fishing Strength Power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Skipping docks
Boat Ikon
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Academy Sports + Outdoors, Rapala, iKon Boats, Duckett Fishing, Magellan Outdoors, Realtree Fishing, Mercury Motors, Wieda’s Marine, VMC, Sufix, Bob's Machine Shop
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Ribeye and sushi
Favorite Music Everything, but partial to country
Non-Angling Hero Peyton Manning – “He’s a student of the game and why I like him so much is how he goes about it. That’s the cool thing about him – he’s 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 “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was 2. This is the dream and what I set out to do. That’s all it’s really about. I never deviated from fishing. It’s never been, ‘I want to be a basketball player or football player.’ It’s always been about fishing. I love the competition.”
Website www.jacobwheelerfishing.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 119  
6/7/2018 BElite Sabine River 103  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 96  
2/8/2018 BElite Lake Martin 95  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 92  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 91  
4/2/2023 BPT Lake Murray 75  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 73  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 73  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 65  
2/12/2019 BPT Lake Conroe 63  
2/23/2017 BElite Lake Okeechobee 61  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 57  
8/23/2018 BElite St. Lawrence River 55  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 54  
4/27/2017 BElite Ross Barnett Reservoir 53  
5/21/2021 BPT Harris Chain of Lakes 51  
7/20/2017 BElite St. Lawrence River 47  
3/17/2016 FLWT Lake Hartwell 46  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 44  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 43  
3/13/2020 BPT Lake Fork 43  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 42  
5/5/2016 FLWT Pickwick Lake 41  
4/30/2019 BPT Smith Lake 40  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 38  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 38  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 32  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 28  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 27  
1/29/2019 BPT Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 27  
2/4/2016 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 25  
5/4/2018 BElite Kentucky Lake 25  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 24  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 23  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 23  
8/24/2017 BElite Lake St. Clair 22  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
5/18/2024 BPT Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 21  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 20  
6/2/2017 BElite Lake Dardanelle 20  
8/21/2019 BPT Mississippi River 19  
4/9/2022 BPT Lake Palestine 19  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 17  
7/10/2020 BPT Sturgeon Bay 17  
4/30/2024 BPT Lake Eufaula 17  
4/14/2016 FLWT Beaver Lake 15  
4/9/2019 BPT Lake Chickamauga 15  
2/20/2015 BElite Lake Hartwell 14  
6/23/2016 FLWT Lake Champlain 14  
4/26/2018 BElite Grand Lake 14  
4/24/2023 BPT Caney Creek Reservoir/Bussey Brake Wildlife Area 13  
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 12  
3/21/2021 BPT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 12  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 11  
9/10/2022 BPT Mille Lacs Lake 11  
2/13/2023 BPT Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 11  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 10  
4/6/2017 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 10  
6/7/2020 BPT Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 9  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 8  
2/5/2022 BPT Caney Creek, Lake D'Arbonne, Bussey Brake 8  
3/2/2022 BPT Lewis Smith Lake 8  
3/18/2023 BPT Cherokee and Douglas Lakes 8  
8/1/2023 BPT Saginaw Bay 8  
6/9/2016 FLWT Kentucky Lake 7  
8/4/2016 FLWT- FWC Wheeler Lake 7  
3/16/2018 BElite Lake Hartwell 7  
6/29/2018 BElite Lake Oahe 7  
6/25/2019 BPT Lake Winnebago 7  
3/14/2024 BPT Lay Lake 6  
6/21/2018 BElite Mississippi River 5  
5/17/2019 BPT Table Rock Lake 5  
9/10/2021 BPT Lake St. Clair 5  
4/30/2022 BPT Lake of the Ozarks 5  
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 4  
7/27/2017 BElite Lake Champlain 4  
9/14/2017 BElite Mille Lacs Lake 4  
3/8/2023 BPT Lake Norman 4  
1/30/2024 BPT Toledo Bend Reservoir 4  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 3  
5/17/2017 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 3  
9/20/2018 BElite Lake Chatuge 3  
2/21/2020 BPT Lake Okeechobee 3  
2/22/2021 BPT Lake Eufaula 3  
4/9/2021 BPT Falls Lake/Jordan Lake/Shearon Harris Reservoir 3  
2/19/2022 BPT Lake Fork 3  
3/23/2022 BPT Grand Lake O' The Cherokees 3  
6/6/2023 BPT Cayuga Lake 3  
6/24/2023 BPT Lake St. Clair 3  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 2  
5/17/2018 BElite Lake Travis 2  
3/15/2019 BElite Tennessee River 2  
3/26/2019 BPT Falls Lake/Jordan Lake/Shearon Harris Reservoir 2  
7/29/2020 FLWPC Mississippi River 2  
8/11/2020 FLWPC Lake Erie 2  
6/4/2021 BPT Lake Chickamauga 2  
6/4/2022 BPT Watts Bar Lake 2  
8/6/2022 BPT Cayuga Lake 2  
8/9/2012 FLWT Lake Lanier 1  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 1  
2/9/2017 BElite Cherokee Lake 1  
5/31/2019 BPT Table Rock Lake 1  
2/7/2020 BPT Lake Eufaula 1  
6/23/2020 FLWPC Lake Chickamauga 1  
4/30/2021 BPT Lake Travis 1  
6/25/2021 BPT St. Lawrence River 1  
8/5/2021 BPT Lake Champlain 1  
5/16/2023 BPT Lake Guntersville 1  
2/20/2024 BPT Santee Cooper Lakes 1  
4/9/2024 BPT Dale Hollow Lake 1  


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

Biographical data last updated: 2/27/2024

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