Jacob Wheeler was doing a little instructional video just now, showing the "Bassmaster LIVE" audience how to carefully fight a smallmouth on a treble-hooked jerkbait. He didn't think it was a giant, but he was fighting it carefully.
Then he saw it, and the excitable Wheeler got even more excited. He put it on a digital scale and it weighed 4.87 pounds. That puts Wheeler ounces away from the unofficial lead.