John Cox, Iii

Harvest, AL

Ott Defoe is a check-cashing machine. He’s a former Rookie of the Year on the BASS Elite Series. He’s a two-time winner on the minors-level. But up until this weekend, he’d never held a big trophy. That changed up in LaCrosse, Wis., as Defoe held on to his lead – thanks to some help from

There have been some unlikely champions in our sport, but John Cox may be the most. That statement has nothing to do with his fishing ability. Just three months ago, Cox was ranked No. 1 in our sport after two incredible seasons of vying for the FLW Tour Angler of the Year title. What makes

First off, sorry for the late story. It’s been a busy week for the Bass Rankings team, with MANY big tournaments and some key updates we were making to the site. But enough about us, let’s look at the rankings! By now you know the facts: Jason Lambert nearly eclipsed the century mark in winning

It’s been nine years since Matt Herren won a major event, and roughly nine months since Andy Morgan was ranked No. 1. They’re both realities again. Herren held off Bryan Thrift (ranked No. 4) by mere ounces to win the Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Lake Ray Roberts. In doing so, he bested a 38-angler

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