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Wheeler takes commanding lead on Lake Lanier in Forrest Wood Cup

21-year-old weighs in at 21 pounds, 15 ounces in bass fishing's biggest event

POSTED: August 9, 2012 10:02 p.m.

DULUTH — Before the crowd at the Gwinnett Arena heard the total of Jacob Wheeler’s five best bass on Thursday, he knew it was something special after a great day fishing on Lake Lanier. As the fish flopped in the bag on the scale, Wheeler anticipated the announcer standing by his side on stage to call the weight on the first day of the Forrest Wood Cup.

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