Lane goes wire-to-wire on Sabine River


z chris-lane_MG_1855Winning one Major event in a career is an accomplishment. It’s also an accomplishment Chris Lane has now done four years in a row.

Lane is proving himself as versatile as they come, as he’s won BASS Elite Series events up north on smallmouths (St. Clair, 2013), flipping (Red River, 2012 and St. John’s River, 2014) and now grinding with a win over the weekend on the Sabine River.

Yet, as many victories as he’s had, he’s also had some terrible tournaments the last two years, such as Dardanelle (98th) and Chickamauga (106th) in 2014. Hence, he’s not as high as many might think in our Majors Ranking. Still, the win bumped him up five spots to 55th.

In fact, Lane may have won the tournament, but he’s actually behind Mike McClelland in the ranking. McClalland is 52nd.

Looking at the top 10 of the Majors Ranking, Aaron Martens made the biggest move, as he vastly improved at the Sabine River compared to 2013. In fact, the 2013 Sabine River event dropped off last week, and with it Marten’s 85th-place finish. So Martens replaced his 85th place with a third, jumping him from 11th to fourth in the Majors Ranking.

Meanwhile, Brent Ehrler’s first Elite Series event didn’t go as well as he would have liked, dropping him from fifth to 10th.

Don’t forget to also check out the Minors Ranking after the FLW Rayovac on Guntersville this past weekend.


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