GDixon_Day 4-8One completely turned around his year with one tournament, while the other had the year to put him at No. 1.

Up until this past weekend, Todd Faircloth was having a year to forget. A former top-10-ranked angler, Faircloth had dipped all the way outside of the top 50 thanks to a slew of poor finishes. Then he found bronze redemption, finishing 17th at the St. Lawrence and now first at the BASS Elite Series event at Lake St. Clair. That has bumped him all the way back up to 33rd in the Pro Ranking.

At the same event, Aaron Martens finished sixth and claimed the Angler of the Year title. Not surprisingly, he moved up two places to fifth in the ranking, but it was the other 2015 AOY that made the big move of the week.

After dedicating himself to winning AOY, Scott Martin has now also taken over the No. 1 spot in our Pro Ranking for the first time in his career. The move came after Brent Ehrler slipped up with a 65th-place finish at St. Clair.

There were many more notable moves, but we’ll finish with Chris Lane, who continues to excel at St. Clair. Lane won last year there, and this year’s third-place finish bumped him up nine places to 21st.

Up until the past four days, many fans probably didn’t know the name Brad Knight. The soft-spoken pro from Lancing, Tenn., had fished the FLW Tour for seven seasons. During that time his best finish in the season standings was 19th, and his number of top 10s … zero. But four of the best days

Aaron Martens is on fire. Not only did Martens win his second Elite Series event of the season (and eighth overall) on the Chesapeake Bay, he all but locked up the Angler of the Year title barring a catastrophic finish at Lake St. Clair. Of course, that doesn’t even tell the whole story. Get this:



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