The Wiggins fan club

JesseĀ Wiggins has certainly generated some excitement in his young fishing career. Cherokee Lake is just his ninth Bassmaster tournament. Eight of those being Opens, and this is his first Elite. As you can see in the panoramic photo, the fans are fired up to see this 27-year-old from Cullman, Ala. I counted 31 boats in his spectator gallery. Can't say I've ever seen that many boats following a rookie. He's fishing in a well known community hole. Word spread quickly among the locals that he was fishing this spot. There were 16 boats waiting here before he arrived.