Jacob Wheeler Leads Day One of the Forrest Wood Cup

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 Aug 9th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, IN weighed 21 pounds, 15 ounces on Day One of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier.  Wheeler holds a 5 pound, 6 ounce lead over his nearest competitor, Scott Canterbury.

Jacob Wheeler (Photo BassFIRST)

“It was one of those days you only dream about, just to have a day like that is just unbelievable,” said the 21-year old Wheeler.

Wheeler chose on Day One to target largemouth on a lake that is highly touted as one of if not the best Spotted Bass fisheries in the country.   “I knew going into this tournament that it was going to be a tournament that Spots are going to be consistent but if you could step out on that first day and catch a big bag of Largemouth you could get a few pound lead and be consistent and just maybe bring it home,” said Wheeler. 

Wheeler set the bar high on Day One, so high that his 5-06 lead over Scott Canterbury who sits in second place is so large that it’s the largest lead in the history of the FLW Cup following a Day One.

Canterbury sits in second place with 16-09.  Dion Hibdon and Cody Meyer sit tied for third with 14-15 while Cody Bird sits in fifth with 14-11.  Less than 2 1/2 pounds seperates sixth to 10th place.

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 looks.

1. Jacob Wheeler: 21-15
2. Scott Canterbury: 16-09
3 (tie). Dion Hibdon: 14-15
3 (tie). Cody Meyer: 14-15
5. Cody Bird: 14-11
6. Scott Martin: 14-09
7. Bryan Thrift: 13-12
8. David Dudley: 13-11
9. Dan Morehead: 13-01
10. Luke Clausen: 12-05

Images from Day One can be found here.

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