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Jacob Wheeler

Jacob  Wheeler


Hometown Indianapolis, Indiana
Age 25
Former Occupation None


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 6 (2) As of 6/18/2014
Career Earnings* $886,768 As of 6/18/2014
Current World Rank 19
Current FLW Standing 24 (943 points)
Best Finish in 2015 4 - Lake Ouachita, 8/20/2015
Best Finish in 2014 1 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2014
Last 3 Finishes 4 - Lake Ouachita, 8/20/2015
65 - Potomac River, 6/25/2015
23 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2015
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 6/18/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 3 (1) As of 6/18/2014
Titles/Honors 2012 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

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 Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Fatheadz Eyewear, American Legacy Fishing Company, Gene Larew Lures, Rapala, Terminator, Lucas Oil, Plano, Frabil
Non-Fishing Sponsors Rayovac, Toyota
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.”
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 4  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 65  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 23  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 17  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 27  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 32  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 73  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 43  
2/20/2015 BElite Lake Hartwell 14  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 10  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 42  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 1  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 96  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 23  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 38  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 20  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 2  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 92  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 24  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 57  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 91  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 11  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 3  
8/9/2012 FLWT Lake Lanier 1  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 119  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 8  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 54  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 44  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 28  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 38  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 73  
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 12  

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

Biographical data last updated: 2/8/2013

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