Now it’s starting to get fun. With the 2015 season a month old – at least for the Minors circuits – we’re starting to see some serious shifting in the rankings on a weekly, and sometimes daily basis. In the last two weeks there have been FLW Rayovac Series events at lakes Havasu and Amistad,
Joe Uribe, Sr
This chart represents the points earned for each of the 4 events Joe has participated in over the past 24 months.
Joe is averaging 587.182 points per event over the past 24 months and 587.182 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.
The last few weeks have seen a flurry of Major events. Minor events, not so much. And we won’t see any until July 19. Still, it’s time we checked into the Minors-Only World Ranking.
Kevin Vandam is back at No. 1 despite another mediocre finish at Lake Douglas, while Joe Uribe finally takes over the top spot in the Minors.
It’s one thing to be the No. 1 Majors angler in the world. But realistically, it may be harder to be the No. 1 Minor angler.
Both have their arguments. The Majors compete against the top competition and have to fish across the country. The Minors compete against local talents that know the waters better.
You all can argue those points. We stick to the facts. And statistically, it’s harder to be the No. 1-ranked Minors angler.
It was not a good week for most of the FLW Tour pros in the top 20.
Between a 2010 Lake Norman event dropping off and a tough Table Rock tournament over the weekend, eight of the 13 FLW pros in the Majors World Ranking top 20 saw their averages dip in the latest update.
Meanwhile, we have a new No. 1 in the Minors-only Ranking.