And with that, the Bassmaster Classic field is set. Chad Morgenthaler came from behind on the final day to claim the final spot in the championship, aka. the golden ticket, at the BASS Open Wild Card on Lake Okeechobee. Technically, the event falls in the Minors category, which means we usually would write an update
Shaye is averaging 60.241 points per event over the past 24 months and 60.241 points per event over the past 12 months, for a generally unchanged trend.
Trends: Our trend feature compares an angler's average points from the prior 24 months to the average points from the prior 12 months to establish whether the angler's recent performance exceeds or falls behind that of a longer span. If the recent average is within 2.5% of the average for the longer period, we consider the angler's performance to be steady, as indicated by an almost equals to sign.
We said if anyone had a chance at ending the revolving door at No. 1 it was Kevin VanDam.
Well, he’s finally made his move in the Majors World Ranking.
When Bass Rankings launched, people were beside themselves that KVD was ranked third. Our argument (and really, it wasn’t an argument. Just facts) was that his poor beginning to the 2010 season was weighing him down. However, with the 2010 Clear Lake event dropping last week (VanDam’s worst tournament in the last two years), combined with his eighth at Lake Okeechobee this past weekend, VanDam jumped from third to firmly into the No. 1 position, with his best time of year about to begin.