The Top 3 anglers in the BassFan World Rankings held their positions in the newest edition, which encompasses the recently completed MLF Bass Pro Tour event at the St. Lawrence River and the MLF Pro Circuit tournament at the Potomac River.
Jacob Wheeler, who’s held the top slot for two calendar years, increased his lead over No. 2 Ott DeFoe to more than 34 points with his second win of the season at the St. Lawrence. DeFoe, the leader in the BPT Angler of the Year race, is also a two-time winner this year.
Bassmaster Elite Series competitor Brandon Palaniuk remained in the No. 3 position. He has a razor-thin advantage over Brent Ehrler, who gained eight spots to 4th with a 5th-place showing – his second in a row – at the St. Lawrence. Justin Lucas, who was 6th in that tournament, climbed one place to No. 7.
The lower half of the Top 10 consists of three-tour pro John Cox, Elite Series points leader Seth Feider, Chris Johnston, Patrick Walters and Michael Neal.