Boater John Lorenzo of Kane, Pa., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $4,000 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the FLW BFL Northeast Division tournament on the Potomac River. Under bright sunny skies, Lorenzo was throwing black-and-blue jigs in the grass on the main lake below Mattawoman.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Kevin Waterman, LaPlata, Md., five bass, 17-11, $3,000**
3rd: Brian Barnes, Seaford, Del., five bass, 16-15, $1,334
4th: Dan Rodriguez, Monkton, Md., five bass, 16-8, $933
5th: Chris Swearer, Pottstown, Pa., five bass, 16-7, $800
6th: Gregory Wilder, Brooklyn Park, Md., five bass, 16-4, $733
7th: Peter Yanni, Gaithersburg, Md., five bass, 16, $667
8th: Jodey Bruce, Selinsgrove, Pa., four bass, 15-12, $600
9th: Jeff Mandes, Smyrna, Del., five bass, 15-4, $533
10th: Ed Casey, Whiteford, Md., four bass, 15-1, $443
10th: Michael Shumanis, Bethlehem, Pa., five bass, 15-1, $443
**Includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Selby winning co-angler
Gregory Selby of Hanover, Pa., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to win $2,000 in the Co-angler Division on the Potomac River. Selby was using a pumpkin-seed Senko in 4 to 6 feet of water around grassy areas on the north end of the lake by the Army base to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Corbin Gotwalt, Hanover, Pa., five bass, 14-9, $1,000
3rd: Derek Paton, LaPlata, Md., five bass, 14-3, $666
4th: Shaun Lambert, Arlington, Va., five bass, 13-1, $467
5th: John Buries, Montoursville, Pa., five bass, 12-1, $400
6th: James Wilkins, State College, Pa., four bass, 11-13, $367
7th: Larry Drewett, Sterlinig, Va., five bass, 11-10, $333
8th: Andy Dick, Wilmington, Del., five bass, 11-8, $300
9th: Bill Naron, Huntingtown, Md., four bass, 11, $267
10th: Greg Parker, Hammonton, N.J., four bass, 10-11, $233
The next BFL Northeast Division tournament is scheduled for June 12 at Chesapeake Bay in North East, Md. After the fifth Northeast Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., where boaters will compete for a top prize of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player’s Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.