Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


We’re in a pattern of twos for four weeks. As is, starting this past weekend there will be tournaments going for both BASS and FLW on three of four weekends.

This past weekend it was the Minors (Cayuga Lake and 1000 Islands), then it’s the Majors (Lake Oneida and Detroit River), then it’s a week break before the Minors are at it again (Fort Gibson and Potomac River).

It all should make for some serious shuffling in the rankings when it’s all said and done.

For now, let’s look at what this weekend did to them.

The top six remain unchanged in the Minors-Only World Ranking. But that seventh spot seems to get a lot of movement in recent weeks. Art Ferguson was there, but after an 87th at Cayuga, he’s slipped to 27th, allowing Michael Tuck to move up a slot.

Rounding out the top 10 now is Bill Chapman, as he moved up five spots to tenth after he finished ninth at 1000 Islands. However, maybe more notable is the debut of Ben Parker in 11th.

The rest of the top 20 remains relatively unchanged, minus the fall of Chris Johnston, who’s 57th at 1000 Islands dropped him from 17th to 33rd. And in the top 30, Chad Pipkens climbs a few spots to 24th.

Finally, the jump of the day was Bob Izumi, who leapt from 66th to 41st thanks to his second at 1000 Islands.

Make sure to check back next week to see what happens in the Majors World Rankings, specifically the debut of Forrest Wood Cup winner Jacob Wheeler and our breakdown of the Angler of the Year races.


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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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