The 2016 FLW Forrest Wood Cup wrapped up just recently down on Lake Wheeler in Alabama. Once again Jacob Wheeler came with a winning mentality. 50 of the sport's best professional fishermen set out for a chance at the first place prize of $300,000 and the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion. The tournament started out with eventual tournament champion, John Cox, leading the event. However, after a big day's catch on Day 2, Accent Fishing Pro, Jacob Wheeler, was knocking on the door. Wheeler was targeting less pressured fish by running way up Wheeler Lake's feeder creeks. The feeder creeks offered ample cover for the fish to hide in and were quite difficult to get into if you were not willing to put in the effort. Considering this was one of the biggest tournaments in bass fishing, Wheeler was willing to take the risk and put in the time to get into these areas. As for the baits that he used during the event, just take a look for yourself:
Wheeler went and fished with his confidence baits to say the least. This
tournament as described by Wheeler was strictly "junk fishing." A
combination of topwater baits, including a pair of "Game Changer"
buzzbaits, with Zoom Horny Toads accounted for his daily line up.
He also mixed in a 7/16 oz. jig with a Punch Out Craw trailer to pitch at
isolated pieces of cover.
By the end of the event, Jacob finished up in 7th place. He has also never
finished outside the Top 20 in this event which is extremely impressive. If
that doesn't prove that it pays to "Fish Accent" then we're not sure what
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