Movers & Shakers: Regional, College Update


The beauty of our rankings is that one of them is always changing.

For instance, the ABA Bassmaster Weekend Series event on Lake Toho this past weekend didn’t really change much in the overall Regional or ABA Bassmaster Weekend Series rankings. It did shift the rankings of the Florida Division of the ABA Bassmaster Weekend Series rankings, though. So that’s where we will focus.

After placing seventh, Bill Fugate extended his lead over the rest of the field as he reigns as the No. 1 angler in the division.

Meanwhile, the ranking had four debuts — Van Soles (third), Russ Osborne (eighth), David Sheffield (ninth) and James Williams (11th).



Amistad was a tough event for a lot of the FLW College Fishing schools. Luckily, many of the top-ranked ones were able to minimize the damge.

Lamar University dropped out of the top 10, but only went from ninth to 12th. Oklahoma dropped a decade as well, falling outside the top 20. But again, the drop was only from 16th to into 22nd.
Some notable rises were Stephen F. Austin improving three spots to crack the top 20 (in 20th), while the University of Louisiana-Monroe continues to steadily climb, going from 12th to 11th.

College – Individual
There was just one change in the top 20 of this ranking. It just so happened to be a big one.

Angelo State’s Ethan George finally fished enough tournaments to be ranked, and with a second, third and a fourth — the last one at Amistad — he debuted at No. 1.  Talk about making an entrance.


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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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