Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


For the briefest of stints, Joe Uribe was the No. 1 Minors-Only angler in the world. He took steps to being that again this past weekend.

The Lake Forest, Calif., angler finished 12th at the FLW EverStart at Lake Oroville, bumping him up from fourth to second. He is still a solid margin behind Kris Wilson of Texas, but as those following the rankings for the last year have seen, all it takes is one tournament for everything to change.

If you need an example of that, look at Michael Tuck. A week ago he was No. 11. Now — after a 64th at Oroville—he finds himself in 32nd.

Meanwhile, sometimes an angler has been so consistent that even top 10s barely help, like was the case for Richard Dobyns and Jeff Michels. Dobyns finished fifth and his average actually dropped slightly, keeping him in seventh. Meanwhile, Michels finished second and jumped a whopping three spots the 13th. As we keep saying, it’s tough to make the top 10 in the Minors-Only Ranking.

Other notable moves in the top 50 after Oroville include Jimmy Reese (29th to 22nd), Greg Gutierrez (20th to 29th), Sean Minderman (78th to 42nd), Charley Almassey (37th to 46th), Roy Hawk (46th to 55th) and Zack Thompson (43rd to 68th)

Check back Wednesday for an update on the College rankings after their Oroville event.


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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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