Jake
Whitaker

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Biography

Jake Whitaker is in his 3rd year on the Bassmaster Elite Series. The 2018 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic both of his years on tour. In college at UNC Charlotte, Whitaker won the 2014 National Championship and is a two-time College Classic bracket competitor. His highest Elite Series finish is 5th place at the 2018 Sabine River and 2020 St. Johns River.

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Personal Info

Hometown

Fairview, 
North Carolina

Birthdate

March 31, 1992

Hobbies

Hunting, outdoor sports

Content

Big doings in 2020

Big doings in 2020

By Jake Whitaker

Competing on Bassmaster Elite Series tour the past two seasons has been a life-changing experience for me. An even more important event will take place sometime next summer when I wed my fiancé...

Crazy winter fishing

Jake Whitaker

Crazy winter fishing

By Jake Whitaker

We get some cold weather where I live in southwestern North Carolina, but I’m still able to fish all the way through the winter. I don’t catch as many bass as I do in warmer seasons, but my odds...

Making night moves

Making night moves

By Jake Whitaker

With the Guntersville tournament behind us, we’re more than halfway through the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule. It will be several weeks before I leave home to fish the next Elite event at...

Workin’ for a living

Workin’ for a living

By Jake Whitaker

It seems that many bass fans believe every Bassmaster Elite Series pro has it made because “all you guys have to do is fish.”The reality is that more than half of us on the Elite tour do some type...

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