Jacob Wheeler - Harrison, TN - Major League Fishing
MLF Jacob Wheeler
MLF Jacob Wheeler Profile

Jacob Wheeler

Harrison, TN

MLF Jacob Wheeler Profile Indiana native Jacob Wheeler was the youngest angler to ever win the Forrest Wood Cup (he was 21 when he won it in 2012), and was the first angler in history to win the first two Bassmaster Elite Series events he competed in. In 2019, Wheeler won the Bass Pro Tour Stage Seven on Table Rock Lake and the General Tire World Championship. Wheeler earned his second Bass Pro Tour victory in 2020 at Stage One on Lake Eufaula. Then in 2021, he really impressed by winning three of the seven Bass Pro Tour events: Stage Two, Stage Five and Stage Six. Wheeler topped an impressive 2021 Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year win by earning that same title in 2022, becoming the first-ever back-to-back AOY on the Bass Pro Tour. Under the newly implemented five-bass format in 2023, Wheeler won his sixth Bass Pro Tour event during Stage Four at Lake Guntersville. The Bass Pro Tour returned to the every fish counts format in 2024 and Wheeler continued his winning ways with a victory on Santee Cooper at Stage Two. Shortly after, he scored his eighth Bass Pro Tour event win with Stage Three at Dale Hollow Lake.

Stats

Career Wins
12
Top 10s
56
Top 20s
67
REDCREST Appearances
5
Career Winnings
$3,672,117

Sponsors

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Rapala, iKon Boats, Duckett Fishing, Magellan Outdoors, Realtree Fishing, Mercury Motors, Wieda’s Marine, VMC, Sufix, Bob's Machine Shop

Family

Wife: Alicia; Children: Olivia and Hudson

Did you know?

Jacob's hobbies include golf, tennis, hunting and fishing.

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Major League Fishing - Redcrest
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2024 6 51 130 - 15 $20,000 Pro
2023 4 25 66 - 01 $28,000 Pro
2022 3 25 88 - 10 $40,000 Pro
2021 3 22 66 - 12 $48,000 Pro
2019 19 56 102 - 09 $12,000 Pro
Major League Fishing - Heavy Hitters
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2024 21 6 26 - 07 $4,143 Pro
2023 13 12 40 - 00 $4,000 Pro
2022 19 7 22 - 10 $4,000 Pro
2021 3 29 99 - 04 $70,000 Pro
2020 9 17 63 - 05 $7,500 Pro
Major League Fishing - Bass Pro Tour
Year Rank Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2024 1 5 285 4 2 $274,000 Pro
2023 2 7 125 5 1 $231,741 Pro
2022 1 7 313 6 0 $212,000 Pro
2021 1 7 422 5 3 $388,998 Pro
2020 3 4 133 2 1 $135,000 Pro
2019 4 8 651 4 1 $193,600 Pro
Major League Fishing - Tackle Warehouse Invitationals
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2024 0 1 0 0 Pro
2023 147 357 2 30 0 0 $20,200 Pro
Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit - TITLE
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2016 7 $23,000 Pro
2015 4 $37,500 Pro
2014 10 $20,000 Pro
2013 2 $75,000 Pro
2012 1 $500,000 Pro
2011 12 $20,000 Pro
Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit - Pro Circuit
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2020 0 3 60 3 1 $195,000 Pro
2016 4 1058 6 77 1 0 $71,000 Pro
2015 24 943 6 58 0 0 $39,610 Pro
2014 11 966 6 59 0 0 $52,000 Pro
2013 29 910 6 60 0 0 $39,236 Pro
2012 30 915 6 70 1 0 $49,530 Pro
Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit - Pro Circuit Opens
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2012 60 326 2 30 1 0 $21,543 Pro
Toyota Series - Championship
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2020 11 10 23 - 12 $4,500 Pro
Toyota Series - Central
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2020 5 720 3 23 1 1 $40,515 Pro
2011 106 182 1 2 0 0 $486 Strike King Co-Angler
Toyota Series - Northern
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2011 99 191 1 15 1 0 $693 Strike King Co-Angler
Toyota Series - Southeastern
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2014 162 156 1 10 0 0 $1,200 Pro
2013 125 189 1 10 0 0 $2,500 Pro
Phoenix Bass Fishing League - All-American
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2011 1 15 36 - 03 $100,000 Boater
Phoenix Bass Fishing League - Buckeye
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2010 22 789 4 12 1 1 $3,089 Boater
Phoenix Bass Fishing League - Gator
Year Rank Points Events Fished Bass Caught Top 10s Wins Winnings Status
2014 279 20 1 0 0 Boater
Phoenix Bass Fishing League - Region 5
Year Place Bass Caught Total Weight Winnings Status
2010 5 13 30 - 08 $900 Boater