More than 26,000 anglers competed in Major- and Minor-level bass tournaments since the year 2000, and all of them are now in Bass Rankings’ database.
First it was the BASS Opens. Now, it’s been confirmed that the Elite Series is following suit with an adjustment to the point system by which it determines its Angler of the Year.
Bass Rankings discusses the change and breakdowns how the new system would have shook up the Angler of the Year race in previous seasons.
Bass Rankings: When we first launched the site, you were the No. 1-ranked Minors-only angler, and you’re currently No. 2. How did it make you feel seeing your name atop that ranking?
Michael Simonton: It’s been pretty awesome. As a fan of the sport, I’ve been obsessed with looking at the different rankings out there for the pros. So to all of a sudden see my name on a ranking was a very neat experience.
Co-anglers are an interesting topic, one with no shortage of debates.
Yet, no matter how you view them, the fact remains that despite having no control over where or how they fish in a given day, some co-anglers are pretty darn consistent. To do that requires a unique skill set, which can translate over to an eventual career in the front of the boat.
With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at some of the top co-anglers currently in our sport. Word is, you’ll be seeing a few of these names on the pro side in 2012.
While it will be some time before we can get all the way back to the 50s, we are working hard every day to expand our rankings inventory. Some of that hard work has recently been updated to the site, as users can now view results and perform Custom Searches back to 2003.
We caught up with Brent Ehrler to talk about his No. 1 Majors World Ranking, his path to success and how he feels he compares to other top pros.
We’ve looked back at the three major tours. Now it’s time for the grand finale – the Majors World Ranking.
We received some interesting feedback when we decided to include the PAA in our Majors World Ranking. Some adamantly opposed it, while others – particularly professional anglers – applauded the decision.
Regardless of your stance, one look at some of the names in our ranking and it’s clear that some serious talent from both other major tours fishes the PAA. Now, having looked back to see who were the movers and shakers on the 2011 BASS Elite Series and FLW Tour the last two weeks, it’s time to do the same for the PAA.
FLW Tour, you’re up.
Last week we looked back to see who where the movers and shakers on the 2011 BASS Elite Series. Now it’s time to do the same for the FLW Tour, and again, we have a battle for the top spot.
You asked for it, and again, we listened.
Since the release of our site, users, anglers and industry personnel have been blown away with the amount of information on our site. Yet the one thing that kept popping up was the want for a one-year world ranking to show who is the best lately. While it was possible to gather that information via our Custom Search, we wanted to make it easier for users to access that information. Hence, you will now find a one-year criteria world ranking for Majors.