Movers & Shakers: Minors Update


Sure, much of the country just endured a winter vortex, but that couldn’t stop tournament anglers.

Lake Okeechobee has hosted the first two events of the year — an FLW BFL on Jan. 4 and an FLW Rayovac Series event this past weekend.

Local Keith Fels fished both events, with drastically different results. Fels finished 90th in the BFL. A week later, he won the Rayovac Series. That victory was enough to jump him 64 spots to 118th in the Minors-Only Ranking.

As for the top spots in the ranking, they remained relatively unchanged despite a number of Florida anglers. Trevor Fitzgerald increased his hold on the No. 2 spot, while Joseph Kremer jumped Chris McCall for fifth.

South Carolina’s Kent Ware positioned himself to get into the top 10 if anyone slips up, as he climbed four spots to 11th over the weekend. Meanwhile, Jason Smith and Keith Pace were in 22nd and 23rd before the weekend. The two seem inseparable, as both climbed six spots and now reside in 16th and 17th.

And that’s just the shuffling in the top 20. Make sure to check out the ranking to see where you and your friends now rank.


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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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