Movers & Shakers: Regional Update


There were nine regional events this weekend — ABA Weekend Series on Fort Loudon-Tellico, Sam Rayburn, Truman Reservoir and Indian Lake, and FLW BFLs on Guntersville, Lake Patoka, Old Hickory and Badin Lake — but it was one last week that we really need to touch on for a minute.

Doyle Epperson has absolutely torn up the FLW BFL Mountain Division this season, with finishes of 12th, fifth, second and second. That last one came June 1 on the Barren River, and being that it was his fourth event in the last year, it qualified him for the Regional Ranking. So where did he debut? Only the No. 1 spot with a 971.681 average. As they say, that man is catchin’ ‘em!

Behind Epperson, the only other move in the top 10 this week was Todd Castledine dropping off, allowing Blake Ellison to take his spot at No. 10.

Other than that, it was pretty quiet at the top of the Regional Ranking, with only a couple other slides and shifts in the top 30. Still, anytime you get a new No. 1 it’s a noteworthy week.


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