Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


All it takes is one tournament to make a big difference. This weekend proved that.

There was only one Minor event this weekend — a FLW EverStart on Toledo Bend.

So, were there any noteworthy moves with just one Minor event? How about the No. 1 angler falling to No. 5? Yeah, we consider that a noteworthy move.

After not finishing worse that 18th in the last two years in a Minor event, Kris Wilson finished 56th at Toledo Bend, killing his average by more than 10 points. That left the door open for Joe Uribe to take over the coveted top spot.

In fact, Toledo Bend was a tough tournament for most of the top anglers, as Austin Terry plummeted from ninth to 44th after he finished 83rd out of 89 anglers. And there were a few minors slips from a couple other Texas anglers throughout the teens and 20s.

You actually have to go all the way to No. 28 to find a Texas pro who moved up the rankings after Toledo Bend. That’s where Lamonte Loyd resides, having moved up three places after he finished 11th at Toledo.

Jeremy Guidry also moved up from 39th to 32nd, but that’s because a 2011 EverStart on Sam Rayburn dropped off last week.

Phil Marks and Ryan Lovelace, meanwhile, both continued the trend of falling Texas anglers, as Marks fell from 33rd to 64th and Lovelace went from 45th to 77th after the stop at Toledo.

But we’ll end on a high note, as Chris McCall moved up a few spots from 43rd to 38th. And in a killer tournament like that one, that’s a noteworthy thing.

Check back Wednesday for an update on the College rankings.


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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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