Thrift’s fishing style is to hit as many spots as possible in a given day to try and put his lure in front of as many active fish as possible. Often, it’s two or three casts before he’s on to the next spot. Obviously, his style works, as he used it over the weekend for his fourth career FLW Tour victory – this one at Lake Eufaula.
Here at Bass Rankings, we also deal in numbers, and our numbers tell an impressive fact – Thrift is once again the No. 1-ranked angler.
This is not Thrift’s first time atop the Pro Ranking, as he was also No. 1 going into the 2014 season. He certainly had another solid year last year, but Andy Morgan’s back-to-back Angler of the Year seasons pushed him above Thrift, who had resided at No. 2 since midway through 2014. Morgan finished 39th at Eufaula – hardly a bad finish – but that did slightly hurt his average, allowing Thrift to ride his win to again retake the No. 1 spot.
There are plenty more notable yet small moves – Scott Martin is now in the top five; Anthony Gagliardi is in the top 10 – but the biggest jump up the rankings in the top 25 was from Ramie Colson Jr. Colson climbed 10 spots this week to now reside in 24th.