Movers & Shakers: New Minors No. 1, Women’s Update


He hasn’t fished a tournament since February, but that didn’t stop Jeff Michels from taking over the No. 1 spot in the Minors-Only Ranking.

A day after Edwin Evers took the top spot in the Majors Ranking, Michels ascended 10 places to reign in the Minors. How did he do it? Well, his worst tournament in the last two years dropped off, and without it weighing down his average, his average jumped from an 814.067 to an 886.145. That’s how.

That same tournament caused another top 10 move, as it’s departure also meant the departure of Ken Mah, as he no longer had enough tournaments in the last two years to qualify for the rankings.

In fact, all the notable events in the top 25 occurred due to tournaments dropping off and not because of the FLW EverStart on Lake Wheeler.



There were few moves after the LBAA on Old Hickory. But Kim Bain-Moore continues to close the gap on No. 1 Pam Martin Wells.

Martin Wells has been atop the Women Ranking almost since Bass Rankings launched, so that fact that Bain-Moore is closing in is noteworthy and something to watch the rest of the season.

Check back Wednesday for the Data Overload on Lake Eufaula.


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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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