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.