Movers & Shakers: Potomac fallout


Like its tides, the Potomac River caused some major fluctuations in the rankings this week.

The most obvious is David Dudley taking over the No. 1 spot after finishing third at the FLW Tour event. Though, as usual, it won’t last long. A 2010 Elite Series event on Clarks Hill is set to drop off this week, and when it does, Kevin VanDam will again reign as No. 1.

That means the most noteworthy shift after this weekend involved Brent Ehrler.

The No. 1-ranked angler for the first couple months Bass Rankings launched, Ehrler has been all over the map this year with his finishes. He has a win at Hartwell and a 16th at Beaver Lake. But he also has a 121st (Okeechobee), 82nd (Table Rock) and now an 87th at the Potomac. This last one finally saw him slip enough to fall out of the to 10 for the first time. That makes him and Mark Rose (who, ironically, replaced Ehrler this week in the top 10) as the only pros to be ranked No. 1 and to fall outside the top 10.

The rest of the top 10 did some jostling as well, with Ott Defoe being the only top 10 pro to not shift a spot this week.

Some other notable moves in the top 50 involve Matt Arey (38th to 29th), Jim Moynagh (44th to 33rd), Glenn Browne (32nd to 43rd), Clifford Pirch (55th to 44th), Clark Wendlandt (61st to 48th) and Robbie Dodson (39th to 49th).

Women: Update coming soon

The LBAA over the weekend has not been entered in yet, because they have not posted any results anywhere yet.

However, when the results are posted we will be sure to update the rankings and have a report.


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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

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