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Wheeler Leads Day One at Forrest Wood Cup

Jacob Wheeler

Fatheadz pro Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Ind., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 15 ounces Thursday to lead day one at the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. Wheeler takes a commanding 5- pound, 6-ounce lead going into day two of competition.

Rounding out the top 20 pros are:

2nd: Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury, Springville, Ala., five bass, 16-9
3rd: Chevy pro Dion Hibdon, Sunrise Beach, Mo., five bass, 14-15
3rd: Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., five bass, 14-15
5th: Cody Bird, Granbury Texas, five bass, 14-11
6th: National Guard pro Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., five bass, 14-9
7th: Chevy pro Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 13-12
8th: Castrol pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 13-11
9th: Kettle Brand Chips pro Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 13-1
10th: Chevy pro Luke Clausen, Spokane, Wash., five bass, 12-5
11th: Chevy pro Jay Yelas, Corvallis, Ore., five bass, 12-4
12th: Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J., five bass, 11-10
12th: Gary Yamamoto, Palestine, Texas, five bass, 11-10
14th: Folgers pro Scott Suggs, Bryant Ark., five bass, 11-7
15th: Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 11-2
16th: National Guard pro Brent Ehrler, five bass, 11-0
17th: Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga., five bass, 10-15
18th: Cheez-it pro Shinchi Fukae, Palestine, Texas, five bass, 10-14
19th: Clent Davis, Montevallo, Ala., five bass, 10-12
20th: Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 10-9

Overall there were 212 bass weighing 470 pounds, 14 ounces caught by 46 pros Thursday. The catch included 35 five-bass limits.

Nick Hensley of Cumming, Ga., leads the Co-angler Division with five bass weighing 12-2.

Rounding out the top 20 co-anglers are:

2nd: Matt Krekovich, Granite City, Ill., four bass, 11-9
3rd: Timothy Dearing, Loudon, Tenn., five bass, 9-6
4th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., four bass, 9-0
5th: Ralph Myhlhousen, Council Bluffs, Iowa., five bass, 8-12
5th: Shane Winchester, Glasgow, Ky., three bass, 8-12
7th: Rob Hicks, Lula, Ga., four bass, 7-13
8th: Corey Leonard, Castalia, N.C., four bass, 7-3
9th: Hoyt Tidwell, West Point, Tenn., three bass, 6-15
10th: David Lauer, Loxahatchee, Fla., three bass, 6-1
11th: Doug Caldwell, Kane, Pa., four bass, 6-0
11th: James Waller, Cypress, Texas, four bass, 6-0
13th: Brant Grimm, Kingsport, Tenn., three bass, 5-15
14th: Brandon Hunter, Benton, Ky., four bass, 5-12
15th: Mike Helton, Jeffersonville, Ind., two bass, 5-9
16th: Todd Lee, Jasper, Ala., three bass, 5-4
16th: Brook Pauley, Morgantown, W. Va., four bass, 5-4
18th: Chad Billiot, Radeland, La., three bass, 5-2
18th: Bryan Partak, Marselles, Ill., three bass, 5-2
20th: Kevin Spooner, Vero Beach, Fla., two bass, 4-14

Overall there were 103 bass weighing 195 pounds, 1 ounce caught by 46 co-anglers Thursday. The catch included three five-bass limits.

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