Boater Dean Meckes of Clayton, N.Y., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces July 9 to win $3,255 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Northeast Division tournament on Lake Cayuga. Meckes used a green-pumpkin Senko in 8 to 12 feet of water to catch his fish.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Bob Salotti, Geneva, N.Y., five bass, 15-11, $1,628
3rd: Mark Schafer, Williamstown, N.J., five bass, 15-3, $1,084
4th: John Lorenzo, Kane, Pa., five bass, 14-10, $760
5th: George Hutchinson, Mullica Hill, N.J., five bass, 14-7, $651 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
6th: Jamie Hartman, Newport, N.Y., five bass, 13-11, $597
7th: Andrew Kartesz, Ludlow, Pa., five bass, 13-10, $543
8th: Richard Damianos, Cortland, N.Y., five bass, 13-7, $488
9th: Richard French, Newfield, N.Y., five bass, 13-1, $407
9th: Thomas Shafer, Pine City, N.Y., five bass, 13-1, $407
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Aaron Busch, Syracuse, N.Y., five bass, 14-6, $814
3rd: John Wolford, Ligonier, Pa., five bass, 13-0, $542
4th: Jim Hodge, Corning, N.Y., five bass, 12-10, $380
5th: Kevin Hamilton, Montoursville, Pa., five bass, 12-9, $326
6th: Eric Ashley, Utica, N.Y., five bass, 12-5, $298
7th: Roxanne Przelski, Poland, N.Y., five bass, 12-3, $271
8th: Charles Stewart, New Berlin, Pa., five bass, 12-0, $244
9th: Craig Dubois, Sprakers, N.Y., five bass, 11-10, $217
10th: Vince Lawyer, Webster, N.Y., four bass, 11-0, $190
The next BFL Northeast Division tournament is scheduled for July 23 on 1000 Islands in Clayton, N.Y. 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. 13-15 Regional Championship on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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