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Swearer outfishes field on Chesapeake Bay

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Boater Chris Swearer of Pottstown, Pa., earned $3,901 as winner of the Sept. 11-12 BFL Northeast Super Tournament on Chesapeake Bay.
McKelvey winning co-angler
September 12, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Chris Swearer of Pottstown, Pa., caught a 10-bass total weighing 30 pounds, 6 ounces Sept. 11-12 to win $3,901 in the BFL Northeast Division Super Tournament on Chesapeake Bay.

Rounding out the top 10 anglers:

2nd: Thomas Turner, Kingsville, Md., nine bass, 28-9, $1,951

3rd: Richard Haber Jr., Severn, Md., 10 bass, 24-7, $1,301

4th: Joseph Thompson, Ridley Park, Pa., nine bass, 21-13, $910

5th: Kenneth Ansbach, Nesquehoning, Pa., eight bass, 19-15, $780

6th: Bill Gallagher, Southampton, Pa., nine bass, 18-1, $715

7th: John Vanore, Mullica Hill, N.J., seven bass, 15-15, $650

8th: Brian Aungst, Pine Grove, Pa., seven bass, 15-11, $585

9th: Charlie Russler, Falling Waters, W.Va., seven bass, 14-15, $1,520*

10th: Mark Schafer, Williamstown, N.J., six bass, 14-5, $455

*Includes $1,000 Envirude bonus

McKelvey winning co-angler

Co-angler Nick McKelvey of Collegeville, Pa., earned $1,951 as winner of the Sept. 11-12 BFL Northeast Super Tournament.

Nick McKelvey of Collegeville, Pa., caught an eight-bass total weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces Sept. 11-12 to win $1,951 in the Co-angler Division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Robert Parmer Jr., Linden, Pa., eight bass, 19-3, $975

3rd: Corbin Gotwait, Hanover, Pa., nine bass, 16-4, $649

4th: Melvin Smitson, Baltimore, Md., six bass, 12-9, $455

5th: James Murphy, Brandywine, Md., five bass, 10-1, $390

6th: Andrew Dick, Wilmington, Del., seven bass, 8-13, $358

7th: Kevin Mothersell, Rochester, N.Y., five bass, 8-12, $325

8th: Robert Rovenski, Mount Holly, N.J., four bass, 8-8, $293

9th: Joseph Marsh, Newton, N.J., three bass, 8-6, $260

10th: Richard Jordan Jr., Muncy Valley, Pa., nine bass, 7-3, $228

Coming up

The next BFL Northeast Division tournament, the Regional Championship, is scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on the Potomac River in Marbury, Md. The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from the Northeast, Piedmont, North Carolina and Shenandoah Divisions have qualified for the Regional Championship, where the top six boaters and top six co-anglers will advance to the BFL All-American.

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