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Updated: 5/7/2019

Evers Still In Firm Control

MLF Bass Pro Tour competitor Edwin Evers retained his strong hold on the No. 1 position in the latest edition of the Bass Fan World Rankings as winners from the other circuits made big moves to land in the two spots right behind him.

Brandon Cobb, who's won two of the last three Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments, jumped from 17th to 2nd in the wake of his triumph at Lake Fork in Texas. John Cox, the new FLW Tour Angler of the Year points leader, climbed from 13th to 3rd after winning at Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee.

Jacob Wheeler and Jordan Lee complete the top 5. Jeff Sprague, who's 2nd to Evers on the BPT points list, makes his debut in the top 10 in the No. 10 position.

Dean Rojas, winner of the BPT event at Alabama's Smith Lake, moved up 46 places to 25th.

Current Rankings - 5/7/2019

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
151 128 120 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 116.708
371 365 267 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 6.436
341 310 247 Dean Alexander Florence TX 35.357
328 341 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 42.711
51 53 33 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.317
38 37 23 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 160.077
289 281 270 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 58.309
294 274 252 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 56.945
110 103 65 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 129.916
139 138 189 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 121.290
81 73 80 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 142.239
257 257 256 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 71.218
225 228 187 Clayton Batts Macon GA 91.184
240 260 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 82.450
93 72 224 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 136.178
306 290 227 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 53.576
45 49 55 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 156.571
13 12 4 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 174.697
180 175 178 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 107.574
364 364 246 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 8.808
52 60 38 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 154.004
220 232 251 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 92.335
261 246 190 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 69.149
219 215 167 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 92.674
23 23 106 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 169.969
134 139 94 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 122.396
59 69 130 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 150.381
315 319 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 49.488
288 279 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 58.415
365 371 322 Jay Brainard Enid OK 7.850
196 171 192 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 104.228
237 243 242 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 85.331
202 212 146 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 102.512
352 345 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 26.269
324 313 292 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 44.803
349 346 312 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 30.952
101 104 137 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 134.238
295 264 232 Keith Bryan Novato CA 56.803
183 184 201 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 106.996
246 252 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 78.588
384 382 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 1.854
231 222 278 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 88.487
353 348 318 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 26.115
307 305 Jonathan Canada Helena AL 53.572
381 381 311 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 2.842
29 14 27 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 166.334
333 336 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 40.963
88 109 136 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 137.650
186 181 172 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 106.603
338 339 Robert Case Point TX 38.400
98 92 233 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 135.260
254 250 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 73.849
222 220 271 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 91.636
43 65 41 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 157.227
234 262 298 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 86.738
376 376 285 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 5.260
111 119 105 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 129.780
22 31 5 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 170.875
363 372 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 9.740
161 163 145 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 111.952
39 43 36 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 159.178
321 333 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 45.091
127 126 181 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 123.924
2 19 43 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 191.336
104 85 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 133.256
150 190 156 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 116.720
32 42 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 163.424
56 64 48 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 153.189
248 278 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 77.134
154 152 147 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 114.542
158 145 87 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 113.231
3 16 24 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 189.291
386 386 324 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354
61 59 78 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 149.674
148 147 132 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 117.832
276 255 217 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 62.642
12 9 14 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 175.531
87 112 81 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 138.881
74 74 93 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 145.156
192 204 305 Darrell Davis Dover FL 105.415
91 102 109 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 137.172
362 359 264 Bill Day Frankfort KY 9.976
16 15 16 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 173.247
340 340 Randy Despino Colfax LA 37.481
256 244 191 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 71.676
282 301 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 60.108
308 308 Rob Digh Denver NC 52.993
272 258 220 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 64.238
311 322 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 50.724
239 234 200 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 83.443
238 237 214 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 84.261
164 166 116 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 111.057
119 101 169 Josh Douglas Mound MN 126.270
165 182 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 110.851
108 120 104 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 131.420
33 47 66 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 162.439
323 307 314 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 44.954
200 226 195 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 103.153
335 320 296 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 39.023
280 286 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 61.122
7 10 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 181.225
36 33 8 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 160.848
224 223 196 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 91.230
291 289 Jon Englund Farwell MN 57.257
244 248 241 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 79.859
1 1 29 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 205.794
18 27 40 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 173.171
278 270 284 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 61.957
28 24 21 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 166.515
60 82 63 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 150.019
350 350 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 28.484
263 266 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 68.338
24 35 47 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 169.482
156 183 142 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 113.773
316 314 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 48.273
227 225 166 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 90.743
112 127 57 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 129.760
346 353 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 31.504
136 135 115 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 122.001
266 259 244 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 66.825
342 338 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 34.982
339 351 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 37.587
337 325 299 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 38.414
292 315 Sam George Athens AL 57.190
304 273 237 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 53.766
174 213 186 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 108.597
122 137 91 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 125.796
179 186 180 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 107.730
330 342 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 41.978
163 174 243 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 111.064
40 70 185 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 158.891
67 90 53 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 148.012
35 22 17 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 161.395
207 210 235 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 100.505
162 146 133 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 111.550
152 160 151 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 116.419
97 94 207 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 135.790
360 363 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 15.249
53 55 25 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 153.951
354 349 317 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 25.634
84 79 138 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 140.195
230 229 205 Randy Haynes Ripley MS Ranger/Mercury 89.237
120 121 114 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 126.196
375 374 291 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 5.261
100 98 102 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 134.730
332 334 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 41.216
233 239 215 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 88.047
83 80 69 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 140.390
379 377 304 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 4.016
293 267 219 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 57.040
319 332 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR 45.740
157 159 149 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 113.682
155 173 155 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 114.017
236 233 261 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 85.849
149 162 263 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 116.893
99 84 72 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 134.815
313 330 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA 50.461
301 318 Mike Huff Corbin KY 54.296
235 216 177 Rex Huff Corbin KY 86.028
166 165 152 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 110.534
343 337 309 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 33.358
334 324 313 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 39.640
20 25 44 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 171.742
325 347 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 44.614
285 275 277 Eric Jackson Walling TN 58.971
351 355 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 27.622
133 122 100 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 122.399
175 176 117 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 108.239
262 249 206 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 68.936
17 8 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 173.235
41 46 101 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 158.539
68 52 59 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 147.771
70 63 74 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 147.341
255 254 199 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 72.138
253 251 268 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 75.531
181 177 157 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 107.252
216 214 249 Cody Kelley Conway AR 94.375
372 368 275 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 6.341
226 206 148 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 90.790
117 118 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 126.851
212 169 82 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 96.568
206 189 203 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 100.555
116 115 127 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 127.557
144 158 182 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 118.397
135 132 140 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 122.188
109 125 123 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 131.188
378 366 288 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 4.172
146 140 85 Jason Lambert Michie TN Triton/Evinrude 118.053
26 18 19 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 167.578
62 56 68 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 149.420
167 153 126 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 110.321
296 282 272 David Larson Mound MN 55.907
76 78 183 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 144.050
177 180 165 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 108.025
331 326 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 41.364
42 39 99 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 157.876
271 283 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 64.938
5 3 22 Jordan Lee Grant AL Ranger/Yamaha 183.342
94 107 58 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 136.091
86 87 90 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 139.003
50 50 56 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 155.160
46 36 46 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 156.289
187 188 198 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 105.887
37 26 92 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 160.630
270 284 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 65.283
147 154 230 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 118.005
314 327 Ed Loughran III Richmond VA 49.542
63 66 76 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 149.358
277 269 259 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.247
21 20 7 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 171.492
347 352 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 31.425
317 309 290 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 46.550
30 17 11 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 166.251
250 261 274 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 76.785
11 7 13 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 175.988
286 295 Michael Matthee Centurion 58.759
79 95 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 142.840
170 155 122 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 109.729
121 113 64 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 126.099
168 149 77 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 110.314
377 379 310 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 4.240
205 199 179 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 100.681
358 354 286 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 20.634
85 76 49 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 139.116
80 97 216 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 142.332
357 357 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 21.102
367 370 279 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 7.143
78 81 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 143.464
209 202 160 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 99.888
57 45 9 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 153.011
176 156 144 Kerry Milner Bono AR 108.185
153 157 175 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 114.956
193 219 303 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 104.952
103 89 60 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 133.511
126 134 164 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 124.319
71 57 67 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 146.657
366 362 265 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 7.145
182 195 248 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 107.094
348 343 295 Harry Moore Valley AL 31.153
370 369 280 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 6.589
15 21 31 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 174.148
140 129 135 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 121.171
241 240 218 Bob Morin Seymour TN 81.959
173 172 228 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 108.632
243 236 245 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 80.145
178 193 168 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 107.866
129 110 103 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 123.305
327 300 257 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 43.212
198 196 162 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 103.758
66 68 86 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 148.327
96 96 107 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 135.846
232 224 163 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 88.051
326 321 Cody Murray Nampa ID 44.503
132 136 98 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 122.423
210 203 159 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 99.630
27 38 42 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 166.889
298 298 281 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 55.102
302 304 Corey Neece Bristol TN 54.260
249 277 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 77.065
284 311 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 59.310
309 287 276 David Nichol Gainesville GA 51.503
382 380 307 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 2.722
118 142 112 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 126.448
138 143 118 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 121.710
191 194 170 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 105.461
69 54 61 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 147.718
102 91 124 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 133.654
77 67 34 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 143.866
9 5 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 178.850
265 291 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 66.900
264 303 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 67.851
373 373 266 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 6.273
318 293 238 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 45.817
310 316 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 51.464
92 116 97 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 136.803
31 30 35 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 164.068
65 58 70 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 148.834
259 253 221 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 70.743
322 335 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 45.015
6 4 28 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 183.237
213 218 188 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 95.906
195 187 184 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 104.543
260 256 258 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 69.979
356 356 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 21.436
197 179 223 Tom Redington Royse City TX 103.803
128 111 158 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 123.697
228 238 128 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 89.915
203 185 143 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 101.640
58 51 30 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 151.324
125 130 108 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 124.506
229 231 234 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 89.634
312 317 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 50.514
160 151 129 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 112.780
105 108 89 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 132.755
345 344 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 31.618
25 71 39 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 169.413
106 99 88 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 132.567
19 28 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Ranger/Mercury 172.039
95 100 79 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 135.944
245 235 236 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 78.883
14 13 10 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 174.470
297 276 289 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 55.236
274 299 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 63.266
185 167 139 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 106.680
137 133 113 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 121.983
300 297 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 54.921
211 211 194 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 98.817
142 148 174 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 118.740
49 40 119 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 155.238
368 367 293 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 7.021
215 191 197 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 95.152
369 375 323 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
214 221 204 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 95.374
131 114 125 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 122.424
123 131 239 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 125.581
299 302 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 54.953
329 331 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 42.220
380 384 306 Bill Smith Burlington KY 3.435
217 208 208 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 92.749
361 358 319 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 13.719
305 312 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 53.620
114 123 121 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 128.458
55 44 45 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 153.484
10 11 54 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 178.309
130 117 84 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 123.174
159 168 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 113.091
34 29 32 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 162.358
355 361 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 22.893
269 285 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 65.882
199 207 150 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 103.547
184 170 240 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 106.869
115 124 213 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 128.312
201 198 211 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 102.824
64 61 37 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 149.076
171 178 225 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 109.667
320 329 Frank Talley Temple TX 45.722
383 385 320 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 2.128
48 32 50 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 155.471
283 263 222 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 59.680
385 383 316 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 1.453
208 197 209 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 100.407
275 268 262 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 63.105
8 6 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 179.143
303 272 226 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 53.994
251 242 212 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 76.038
141 141 294 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 120.549
204 209 229 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 100.829
72 77 95 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 146.002
124 105 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 124.630
54 34 6 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 153.828
90 83 73 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 137.512
145 144 131 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 118.263
89 75 83 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 137.518
290 306 Jacob Wall Jacksonville OR 57.788
247 265 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 77.918
252 245 282 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 75.760
190 200 176 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 105.565
172 150 193 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 108.833
47 41 75 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 156.020
169 164 269 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 109.877
143 161 153 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 118.576
107 93 62 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 131.947
287 294 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 58.734
4 2 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 186.525
73 62 141 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 145.597
268 288 283 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 66.460
223 227 287 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 91.264
82 86 52 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 140.628
221 230 161 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 91.734
359 360 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 18.723
279 292 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 61.181
75 88 26 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 144.220
113 106 110 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 128.795
281 296 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 60.458
189 217 154 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 105.654
242 247 255 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 80.934
344 323 253 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 33.263
273 271 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 64.053
258 241 173 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 70.863
218 205 301 David Wootton Collierville TN 92.688
267 280 254 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 66.727
188 201 202 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 105.802
194 192 210 Andy Young Mound MN 104.750
336 328 302 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 38.890
44 48 71 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 156.899

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The BassFan World Rankings were created in 2001 to answer a simple question - who is the best professional bass angler in the world? - and to give fishing fans a way to track their favorite pros, as well as to show the non-fishing world that consistently catching fish isn't "just luck".


While the three leagues - Major League Fishing, B.A.S.S. and FLW - have their own single-year point races (called Angler of the Year races, which are not rankings), and "power rankings" have occasionally up in the sport, these are not World Rankings. World Rankings in all professional sports are complex, multi-year statistical endeavors simply because that's the only way to accurately and fairly show consistent performance over time.


Until BassFan did it, no one produced a statistical, multi-year ranking system for professional bass fishing using results from the top tours. These are the MLF Bass Pro Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour. The BassFan World Rankings will also include results from other competitive (i.e., non-exhibition) tournaments that feature the world's top pros.



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  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level Bass Pro Tour, B.A.S.S. and FLW events. These events are the top competitions in the sport and attract the top fishermen.
  • Events are weighted based on strength of field (calculated using the BassFan World Rank of everyone in the field) and size of field, meaning that it's easier to do well in smaller-field events than larger-field ones.
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  • The BassFan World Rankings methodology ensures that anglers who fish only one circuit are not at a disadvantage versus anglers who fish more than one. Rather, anglers who fish more events have more chances to do better (or worse) than anglers who fish fewer events. A simple example: six 5th-place finishes are better than three, and four 100th-place finishes are worse than two.
  • The rankings use data from the current and immediately prior years only (a rolling 2-calendar year cycle).
  • The rankings are not an indication of who is/was the best bass angler ever. That is not a World Rankings. It's a list.
  • As with all World Rankings in all sports, the methodology used in the BassFan World Rankings calculation will change over time based on feedback from interested parties.
  • Bassmaster Opens, FLW Series (formerly Stren/EverStart) and Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events.

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