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Jacob Wheeler's Stage One Winning Pattern

EUFAULA, Ala. - MLF pro Jacob Wheeler takes us back to Lake Eufaula for a detailed rundown of the baits and patterns that led him to his second Bass Pro Tour win. Check out Wheeler’s Winning Pattern from the B&W Trailer Hitches Stage One Presented by Power-Pole.

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Event Details

Format

Competition Lake: Lake Eufaula

Day 1: Qualifying Round, Group A

  • Forty anglers compete and advance
  • Total weight carries to Qualifying Round Day 3

Day 2: Qualifying Round, Group B

  • Forty anglers compete and advance
  • Total weight carries to Qualifying Round Day 4

Day 3: Qualifying Round, Group A

  • Forty anglers compete
  • Day 1 + Day 3 = total weight
  • Anglers who finish in 2nd-20th place advance to Knockout Round (Day 5)
  • Winner advances straight to Championship Round (Day 6)
  • Bottom 20 anglers are eliminated

Day 4: Qualifying Round, Group B

  • Forty anglers compete
  • Day 2 + Day 4 = total weight
  • Anglers who finish in 2nd– 20th place advance to Knockout Round (Day 5)
  • Winner advances to Championship Round (Day 6)
  • Bottom 20 anglers are eliminated

Day 5: Knockout Round

  • Thirty-eight anglers compete
  • Zero weight to start
  • Top 8 anglers advance to Championship Round
  • Bottom 30 anglers are eliminated

Day 6: Championship Round

  • Ten anglers compete
  • Zero weight to start
  • Highest total weight wins

Payout

1st Place $100,000
2nd Place $42,000
3rd Place $30,000
4th Place $24,000
5th Place $18,000
6th Place $16,800
7th Place $15,600
8th Place $14,400
9th Place $13,200
10th Place $12,000
11th-40th  $6,000
Big Bass Daily  $1,000
Big Bass Overall $1,000