Slumps and hot streaks – they define every athlete’s career. Get hot at the right time and you’re the toast of the town like David Freese for the recently crowned St. Louis Cardinals. Go cold, and well, you might get run out of town.
Tournament anglers are no different. In fact, one could argue they are more prone to fluctuations in consistency as they not only have to deal with themselves but also things they can’t control, such as weather, fishing moving or the worst, fish coming unbuttoned.
If an angler has fished at least two events in the past six months, a graph with appear on his or her profile page. This trending graph plots the angler’s most recent tournaments and compares an angler’s average points from the prior 24 months to the average points from the prior 6 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 equals sign, while improved or decreased performance will be indicated by arrows.
This is yet another tool fantasy anglers can use to set their teams, or a way to watch for rising stars in the sport.