Movers & Shakers: Regional Update


They might be the hottest Regional anglers in the country.

The bearded wonder that is Rogne Brown has been absolutely whackin’ ‘em on Chickamauga lately, and he just broke the FLW BFL record over the weekend with the largest single-day stringer with a 40-pound, 14-ounce haul. That bag also happened to be the second-heaviest single-day stringer in all of FLW’s history. Needless to say, he has been rising up the rankings, and he did so against this week, jumping from 49th to 16th. Now that’s a good weekend.

The Lake Chickamauga event was one of seven regional events this weekend along with ABA Weekend Series on the Potomac River, Lay Lake, Tenkiller Ferry and Percy Priest, and FLW BFLs on Sam Rayburn and Lake Patoka.

The Sam Rayburn event has the other noteworthy angler this week, Todd Castledine. The 62nd-ranked Minor angler made it back-to-back Regional wins on Sam Rayburn over the weekend — he won the ABA Series event on March 9 and now the FLW BFL. In the process, he debuted at No. 2 in the Regional Ranking. Talk about two impressive anglers doing impressive things this past weekend.

Behind Castledine but ahead of Brown lies Jeremy Lawyer, who is back outside the top 10 in 12th after a third-place finish from 2012 dropped off. There’s also Gabriel Scott, who finished eighth at the Potomac and made an even larger jump than Brown from 55th to 13th.

That Chickamauga event was the one that caused the most changes inside the top 25, though. Joseph Lee finished 33rd and rose from 20th to 15th. At the same time, JR Henard finished just three spots behind Lee in the tournament, but because he had a higher average, he actually fell in the rankings from 13th to 24th.

Other notable moves in the top 50 included David McCormick (78th to 23rd), David Gnewikow (41st to 32nd) and Bo Price (35th to 43rd).


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