FOBA Tournament Statistics

FOBA created a ranking and score system based on tournament statistics as a way to objectively measure what is or isn't a "good" tournament.  The score takes into account overall numbers of fish caught, size of fish, winning weights, attendance, and weight distribution.  For these stats, both the boater and co-angler divisions are combined.

What factors into the score?​

  • Fish/Angler (30%):  The average number of fish caught per angler for the entire field.  Benchmark is a 5-fish limit.

  • Weight/Angler (20%):  The total weight average per angler for the entire field.  Benchmark is 12.5 lbs.

  • Winning Weight (20%):  The winning weight of the tournament, could be boater or co-angler, whichever is highest.  Benchmark is 18.0 lbs.

  • Lunker (10%):  The largest bass of the tournament, could be boater or co-angler, whichever is largest.  Benchmark is 5.0 lbs.

  • 10lb Position (10%):  The placement that 10 lbs even would be in the boater division.  It is a measure of how deep into the standings quality fish are caught.  Benchmark is 6th place.

  • Attendance (10%):  Number of total anglers in the tournament.  30 anglers is the benchmark.

Score Rankings

  • 0.0 to 3.5:  Historically bad.  Very few fish caught overall, 1 or 2 fish could win.

  • 3.5 to 5.0:  Very Poor.  Very low overall numbers and few, if any, limits.

  • 5.0 to 6.0:  Difficult.  Generally tough fishing, winning weights average at best.

  • 6.0 to 7.0:  Fair to Average.  A standard event on par with expectations.

  • 7.0 to 8.0:  Good.  A quality event in terms of numbers and size.

  • 8.0 to 9.0:  Great.  Very good fishing, most anglers will have a limit and weights above average.

  • 9.0 to 10.0:  Outstanding.  Nearly all anglers will weigh a limit of quality fish and weights are well above average deep into the standings.  





This is a list of FOBA Angler of the Year statistics going back to the 2001 season.  The Co-Angler division was created in 2007, prior to the divisional split all anglers competed for a single AOY title but there was an award for the highest ranked Non-Boater.  

***There was no formal Co-Angler division until 2007.  Prior to 2007, the top ranked Non-Boater by points was declared the "Non-Boater Champion", although an award was not given in all years.  Much of FOBA's historical documentation was lost in various officer transitions and these AOY statistics are subject to inaccuracies due to lost data, particularly for Non-Boaters prior to 2007.  This is the best available data.***