Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


Trevor Fitzgerald has become the on-again, off-again girlfriend of the Minors-Only Ranking top 10.

A former No. 1-ranked Minor angler, he dropped off the ranking when he didn’t fish enough events. Then he redebuted back in the top five a couple weeks back only drop off last week when a 2011 tournament dropped off.

Now, he’s back at No. 3 after finishing sixth at the BASS Open on Lake Toho over the weekend. His next tournament doesn’t drop off until March, so if he fishes another event before then, who knows. Maybe he’ll stick around for awhile.

Meanwhile, the rest of the top 20 remains unchanged. You have to go to No. 23 to find a new name, as Luke Gritter slipped from 23rd to 29th over the weekend.

Then we have some moves in the 40s. Shane Lineberger made quite the jump (64th to 46th) after Toho, as did Tracy Adams (66th to 49th). Meanwhile, Monte Knight slipped from 44th to 54th

Check back Wednesday for an update on the Regional and 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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