Movers & Shakers: Regionals Update


There was nothing in terms of Majors, Minors or Women’s events this weekend … just a ton of Regionals.

All told there were nine Regional events (ABAs on Grand Lake and Lake of the Ozarks, and BFLs on Lake Mitchell, Guntersville, Lake Shelbyville, Percy Priest Lake, Broken Bow Lake, Lake Gaston and Clarks Hill). As usual, with that many events there were no shortage of rises and falls in the Regional Ranking, or in the case of the first move, anglers dropping off as No. 4 angler Mike Jackson did when a 2012 event dropped off last week.

Meanwhile, former No. 9 angler Doug Workman simply fell out of the top 10 the normal way after finishing 32nd at Clarks Hill. That might not seem like a bad finish, but with the number of anglers in the tournament it was enough to slip him down to No. 30.

Jeff Reynolds and Jason Tucker, on the other hand, both rose significantly to 10th and 11th, respectively. Reynolds climbed 14 spots after he won the tournament on Broken Bow, while Tucker rose 11 spots after his third-place finish at Guntersville.

Dustin Connell also had a good weekend, finishing second at Lake Mitchell. The result was 14-slot jump to No. 16. Keith Monson (No. 18) and Jimmy Johnson (No. 19) both dropped off, as did William Lortz (No. 27).

Other notable moves in the top 35 include Toby Corn (32nd to 23rd), Brett Brummnett (42nd to 25th) and Jerry Kotal (25th to 42nd).


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