Jacob Wheeler proved once again why it’s called “fishing” — not “catching” — with an impressive win on Day One of the Forrest Wood Cup bass tournament on Lake Lanier … followed by a rather average day … followed by another haul that put him safely in the lead for the $500,000 first prize and the Forrest Wood Cup itself.
Jacob has an almost six-pound lead — not bad for an FLW Tour rookie.
The initial field of 46 professional fishermen has been narrowed to the top ten finalists who will tackle the final day on Lake Lanier for the 2012 “Super Bowl of Fishing.”
Next year, the Forrest Wood Cup moves to Shreveport, Louisiana’s Red River.
Kudos to those from state, federal and local governmental agencies who turned Laurel Park into one of America’s premier spots for tournaments.
Photo by Robert Sutherland