Bass Rankings: When we first launched the site, you were the No. 1-ranked Minors-only angler, and you’re currently No. 2. How did it make you feel seeing your name atop that ranking?
Michael Simonton: It’s been pretty awesome. As a fan of the sport, I’ve been obsessed with looking at the different rankings out there for the pros. So to all of a sudden see my name on a ranking was a very neat experience.
We wanted to give the Minors-only level anglers their props. So we decided to use our Trending feature to showcase who seem to be the up-and-comers to watch in the Minors and in the sport. Understand that all the anglers at the top of the Minors-only rankings are top talents. The anglers on the following list just happen to be the ones who seem to be on the rise.
It’s been a busy week for those watching the rankings. Particularly for those watching the top spots.
Brent Ehrler’s lead over Kevin VanDam shrunk despite a good showing at Guntersville, while Michael Simonton now reigns in the Minors.