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Updated: 11/12/2020

Wheeler's Lead Remains Massive

Jacob Wheeler, the No. 1 angler in the BassFan World Rankings for the past year and a half, will take an advantage of nearly 40 points over fellow Major League Fishing competitor Ott DeFoe into the 2021 season.

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Brandon Palaniuk climbed 15 places to 3rd in the final Rankings edition of 2020, which encompasses the four rescheduled Elite Series tournaments that took place this fall. Palaniuk won one of those derbies (Santee Cooper Lakes) and added a 4th-place finish in the recent finale at Lake Fork.

Elite Series competitor Stetson Blaylock, who posted finishes of 9th or better in three of the final four events, moved into the Top 10 at No. 6. Patrick Walters, the runaway winner at Fork, gained 42 places to 15th.

Current Rankings - 11/12/2020

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
92 125 164 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 132.964
142 142 112 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Bass Cat/Mercury 114.865
158 254 Takumi Ito Chiba 108.506
281 292 304 Michael Matthee Centurion 52.647
4 3 32 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 188.278
6 4 7 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 185.061
17 17 24 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 168.760
18 20 17 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 168.701
22 24 38 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 165.159
44 49 115 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 156.617
66 59 66 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 147.201
69 65 6 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 146.757
74 69 79 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 144.625
77 58 80 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 144.062
78 106 122 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 142.926
87 80 46 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 135.717
90 88 103 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 133.709
99 113 68 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 130.875
101 110 173 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 130.304
104 103 126 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 129.184
105 108 160 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 129.177
107 148 172 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 128.712
108 97 70 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 128.518
118 121 91 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 124.552
121 128 128 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 123.387
122 116 137 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 122.704
128 127 75 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 120.717
138 276 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 115.895
140 141 180 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 115.209
153 149 284 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 109.503
155 144 108 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 109.054
169 169 299 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 104.726
174 156 57 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 103.139
184 189 328 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 99.794
208 205 224 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 90.279
213 214 165 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 89.009
225 216 257 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 84.582
228 230 216 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 81.250
247 244 314 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 74.091
255 255 300 Sam George Athens AL 68.709
264 258 190 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 65.017
270 274 203 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 61.413
293 309 293 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 45.634
330 334 329 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 27.957
345 350 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 22.186
349 331 250 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 20.879
353 339 353 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 19.173
360 362 361 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 10.491
361 361 349 Harry Moore Valley AL 9.584
5 11 20 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 185.509
12 13 13 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 173.049
20 6 3 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 167.471
34 41 45 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 160.017
58 64 61 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 149.614
85 83 140 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 138.523
95 87 148 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 131.817
152 153 149 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 109.649
173 162 278 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 103.542
176 165 136 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 102.724
178 168 186 Kerry Milner Bono AR 102.278
187 186 161 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 97.718
203 209 255 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 92.038
231 233 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 79.944
232 222 92 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 79.770
234 231 167 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 79.636
268 262 193 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 62.657
284 252 135 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 51.834
296 268 207 Cody Kelley Conway AR 44.471
46 48 35 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 156.136
93 90 56 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 132.531
129 120 51 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 120.694
161 155 99 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 106.842
211 208 106 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 89.130
319 311 324 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 32.133
347 333 347 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 21.617
19 21 8 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 168.460
37 42 36 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 158.870
67 60 43 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 146.925
96 92 90 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 131.634
124 126 120 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 121.868
135 161 252 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 116.357
154 145 260 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 109.276
237 240 228 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 78.114
242 246 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 76.559
244 243 210 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 74.854
253 245 156 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 70.387
261 263 214 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 65.700
310 285 292 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 38.269
337 346 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 24.177
49 14 84 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 155.979
257 257 187 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 67.285
144 139 125 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 113.857
8 10 9 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 178.735
32 33 26 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 160.510
43 47 47 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 157.439
47 39 158 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 156.109
71 30 44 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 145.748
97 76 155 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 131.319
103 115 146 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 129.419
110 96 181 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 127.921
132 138 195 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 118.185
139 135 147 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 115.397
151 131 240 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 109.942
165 164 189 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 105.960
179 172 166 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 101.594
181 171 82 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 100.600
188 184 212 Darrell Davis Dover FL 96.994
205 192 87 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 91.383
222 219 175 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 86.364
223 221 288 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 85.784
235 236 206 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 79.008
256 260 222 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 67.589
262 200 18 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 65.581
290 307 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 47.839
24 12 50 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 164.768
41 15 16 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 157.992
141 136 153 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 114.936
214 215 232 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 88.644
227 225 246 Clayton Batts Macon GA 82.628
238 227 139 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 77.936
251 251 199 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 71.846
275 282 275 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 56.745
280 297 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 53.116
305 318 253 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 39.779
351 336 254 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 19.943
359 358 335 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 13.957
3 18 10 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 188.685
297 316 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 44.148
307 289 305 Cody Murray Nampa ID 39.266
82 86 142 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 141.005
137 143 168 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 116.006
273 278 281 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 58.758
282 298 291 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 52.571
312 294 302 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 37.606
62 73 49 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 147.864
186 177 117 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 99.056
219 217 201 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 87.057
300 310 233 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 42.221
309 326 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 38.318
38 38 55 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 158.567
175 157 95 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 102.725
299 323 359 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 42.650
84 94 235 Mike Huff Corbin KY 139.401
100 89 22 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 130.788
112 99 72 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 126.053
196 178 59 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 93.983
207 210 185 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 90.520
274 272 157 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 57.012
278 286 223 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 55.021
279 288 244 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 53.498
327 322 249 Rex Huff Corbin KY 28.782
331 338 Jake Morris McKee KY 27.245
68 68 28 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 146.923
89 84 78 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 134.194
94 117 242 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 132.212
125 154 251 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 121.638
143 137 261 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 114.387
150 147 74 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 110.229
157 179 202 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 108.562
180 176 138 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 101.125
185 182 154 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 99.195
191 198 227 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 95.887
195 183 162 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 94.117
202 185 192 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 92.274
218 199 286 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 87.744
229 224 238 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 80.475
258 261 317 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 66.583
269 273 331 Randy Despino Colfax LA 61.943
292 303 319 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 45.789
294 312 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 45.058
298 313 307 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 43.459
341 349 Colby Miller Elmer LA 22.891
342 344 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 22.828
354 351 350 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 19.045
130 104 105 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 119.747
65 72 63 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 147.311
76 70 73 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 144.094
79 67 218 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 142.534
113 124 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 125.924
133 100 213 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 118.082
254 259 241 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 68.720
11 5 25 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 173.203
28 50 54 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 162.455
171 170 191 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 104.067
209 211 297 Jon Englund Farwell MN 89.913
217 212 215 Andy Young Mound MN 87.847
243 232 110 Josh Douglas Mound MN 74.984
250 247 133 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 71.916
277 238 258 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 55.344
136 122 102 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 116.277
145 132 52 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 113.391
164 163 183 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 105.983
177 173 145 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 102.290
325 315 243 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 29.098
350 348 355 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 20.800
27 45 116 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 162.482
56 55 65 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 151.782
147 134 39 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 112.148
192 191 234 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 95.881
271 275 262 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 60.661
272 279 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 60.132
33 28 12 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 160.073
35 56 89 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 159.993
51 29 48 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.947
59 74 159 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 148.820
64 36 60 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 147.328
80 85 86 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 142.187
159 180 273 Rob Digh Denver NC 108.199
170 151 182 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 104.163
190 190 204 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 96.015
204 197 109 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 91.914
340 347 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 23.223
322 321 283 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 30.267
25 32 71 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 163.770
63 54 27 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 147.849
117 98 226 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 124.625
221 218 295 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 86.428
52 52 100 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 154.278
198 194 152 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 93.714
263 265 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH 65.155
336 343 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 25.234
338 328 345 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 24.016
31 26 2 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 160.852
36 40 42 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 159.562
61 78 211 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 148.075
88 79 53 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 134.726
115 102 69 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 125.589
149 150 132 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 110.490
172 167 200 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 103.760
194 188 280 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 94.341
197 196 151 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 93.796
200 193 279 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 92.704
206 201 150 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 91.224
245 239 176 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 74.807
249 256 294 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 72.950
259 264 225 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 65.915
285 250 107 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 51.722
287 248 88 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 51.173
295 319 357 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 44.575
301 280 178 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 42.049
318 306 259 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 32.375
328 337 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 28.429
339 345 Roger Hughes Bartlesville OK 23.462
346 329 340 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 22.138
365 365 363 Jay Brainard Enid OK 2.908
9 7 33 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 176.164
23 16 21 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 164.788
57 63 58 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 151.369
248 242 282 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 73.344
306 287 230 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 39.660
320 332 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 31.819
86 107 144 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 137.431
201 277 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 92.557
314 327 Lane Olson Tigard OR 36.820
106 105 93 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 129.147
120 119 163 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 124.045
127 123 81 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 121.072
189 299 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 96.767
15 57 198 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 169.294
39 46 41 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 158.297
55 51 34 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 152.286
60 62 29 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 148.467
73 61 96 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 145.317
102 101 111 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 129.984
111 91 220 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 127.454
131 129 97 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 119.557
146 146 205 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 112.789
260 202 64 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 65.725
267 271 287 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 62.747
283 293 316 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 52.175
304 281 221 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 40.552
308 284 217 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 38.410
358 353 315 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 14.884
363 363 Dennis Cameron Travelers Rest SC 6.986
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 229.840
2 2 5 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 190.582
10 9 23 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 173.468
14 25 83 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 169.477
29 34 14 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 161.906
48 35 37 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 155.995
53 53 31 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 154.253
70 66 94 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 146.028
91 109 124 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 133.396
116 112 184 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 125.431
119 118 131 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 124.265
126 130 129 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 121.399
148 140 237 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 111.431
163 174 171 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 106.139
168 166 269 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 104.952
182 175 179 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 100.030
199 195 285 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 93.076
212 204 121 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 89.061
240 234 298 Corey Neece Bristol TN 76.970
266 267 263 Eric Jackson Walling TN 62.883
276 291 Jimmy Washam Covington TN 56.247
289 266 289 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 47.911
291 300 236 David Wootton Collierville TN 46.886
302 308 312 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 41.576
313 296 219 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 37.126
323 320 330 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 29.691
326 317 323 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 29.075
332 325 266 Bob Morin Seymour TN 26.849
334 340 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 26.001
343 330 342 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 22.546
355 356 Preston Craig Philadelphia TN 17.924
7 8 11 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 180.826
16 22 62 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 168.922
21 23 19 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 165.803
26 27 76 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 163.279
40 81 196 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 158.287
42 37 113 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 157.691
45 43 15 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 156.212
50 114 276 Frank Talley Temple TX 155.419
54 44 40 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 153.499
75 71 85 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 144.613
83 111 256 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 139.447
98 77 77 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 131.282
123 160 177 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 122.542
134 133 127 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 116.397
156 152 123 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 108.715
160 159 188 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 107.824
193 181 141 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 95.841
210 207 130 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 89.500
215 206 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 88.044
216 213 265 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 87.887
220 203 104 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 86.618
224 220 290 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 84.997
226 223 197 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 84.016
230 235 248 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 79.999
233 229 209 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 79.701
236 226 143 Tom Redington Royse City TX 78.347
239 228 114 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 77.004
241 241 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 76.927
252 249 174 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 71.575
265 269 338 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 63.291
286 253 101 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 51.296
288 302 277 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 49.857
303 283 239 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 40.909
311 295 229 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 37.806
315 305 320 Robert Case Point TX 35.560
321 314 271 Russell Cecil Willis TX 30.873
324 335 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 29.414
333 341 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 26.262
335 342 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 25.343
352 355 Tyson Patrick Midland TX 19.562
356 359 Chance Woodard Paris TX 15.983
357 360 TR Andreas Kerrville TX 15.753
13 19 4 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 169.530
30 31 30 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 161.406
72 82 268 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 145.666
109 93 67 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 128.096
183 187 194 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 100.010
246 237 134 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 74.463
344 354 David Perdue Wirtz VA 22.497
362 357 264 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 8.936
366 366 336 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 2.185
81 75 98 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 142.177
348 352 Travis Archer Covington WA 21.256
114 95 169 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 125.678
162 158 118 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 106.581
166 290 Bob Downey Hudson WI 105.388
167 270 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 105.163
317 304 208 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 35.106
329 324 272 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 27.959
316 301 231 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 35.384

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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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  • Championships are treated differently than regular-season tournaments.
  • 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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