Wheeler getting fired up

Don’t count out Jacob Wheeler in this high turnover leader board.

Wheeler is on top of a massive school of smallmouth. The last fish he caught was followed by a 5-pounder to the boat. It is just a matter of time before the school fires up. The more sunshine the better, as schools of smallmouth break up and individual fish move to isolated rocks.

Wheeler is using a one-two punch to dial into his smallmouth. A Carolina rig helps cover lots of ground. When the fish are located he can slow down and with a swimbait.

Wheeler is using a 3/8-ounce VMC Neon Moon Eye Jig with a Storm 360 GT Swimbait for a trailer. To make the Carolina rig he is using a 3.25-inch Gene Larew Lures Biffle Bug Jr., rigged to a 3/0 VMC Ike Approved Heavy Duty Wide Gap Hook. A 3/4-ounce VMC Tungsten Worm Weight completes the rig.