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.