Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


Did you realize there hasn’t been a Minor event in three weeks? Amazingly, it’s true.

The FLW EverStart on Toledo Bend this past weekend ended the drought. An now it’s time to see how the Minors Only World Ranking has changed in the last month.

We’ll start with the immediate changes from over the weekend. There were plenty of subtle shifts in the top 50, but nothing seismic. Instead, the most notable happenings were debuts — James Stricklin in 13th, Lamonte Loyd in 30th and Phil Marks in 41st.

The bigger news is what happened in the last few weeks: Trevor Fitzgerald took over the No. 1 spot again thanks to a 44th-place finish in 2010 dropping off on May 15.

Plenty of other guys also moved up tiers thanks to poor events dropping. Kevin Laysone moved into the top 10 (15th to eighth), George Jeane moved into the top 20 (29th to 18th), and Keith Pace had the calculator move of the update, jumping from 91st into the top 40 into 33rd.

There were also some who dropped themselves, most notably Curt McGuire (18th to 27th), Ricky Scott (28th to 42nd) and Randy Haynes (36th to 52nd).

Check back the next couple days as we break down Toledo Bend and Kentucky Lake in preparation of the Elite Series and FLW Tour events happening this weekend.


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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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