OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Jesse Wiggins and Jacob Wheeler both made the most of their first two days at the Bass Boat Technologies Stage Four Presented by Bass Cat. Wiggins and Wheeler won Group A and B’s qualifying rounds, respectively, which automatically put them in Thursday’s Championship Round.
Wheeler has been on a hot streak all season, he has qualified for all four regular-season Championship Rounds. He won his Qualifying Round at three of those four Stages. Like most of the pros competing on Lake of the Ozarks this week, Wheeler is sight fishing and says he’s using a wide variety of baits to catch bass.
On the other hand, Jesse Wiggins is going against the grain. Instead of sight fishing, he’s throwing a homemade shaky head and using knowledge of his home lake to find success. Wiggins says that even though he’s never visited Lake of the Ozarks, the similarities to Alabama’s Lewis Smith Lake have made breaking down this body of water easy for him.