Hack Attack Claims Second Victory of Season

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IMG_4203[1]Anthony Gagliardi may be the No. 1-ranked angler in the past year, but you could easily make a case for Greg Hackney.

In fact, we’ll help you do it.

Hackney’s win over the weekend at the Elite Series event at Cayuga was his second of the season (one on each circuit) and sixth top 10 of 2014 (most of any angler). Yet, despite those numbers he’s No. 11 in the one-year ranking. Why? His 138th-place finish at the FLW Tour Kentucky Lake event in June is the biggest culprit. Without that event, Hackney’s one-year average jumps from 751.856 to 798.223. That would be good enough for No. 4, and that average still includes a 96th at the FLW Tour Beaver Lake event.

Now that that is out there, where does Hackney rank in our two-year Majors Ranking? He’s back inside the top 40, sitting in 39th.

Otherwise, there weren’t too many big moves in the top 50, with the more noteworthy news being Kevin VanDam being in danger of falling outside the top 20. He currently sits in 17th.

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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 BassRankings.com, 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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