Boater Bill Chapman of Salt Rock, W. Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds July 23 to win $3,205 plus a $1,000 Evinrude bonus in the Walmart BFL Northeast Division tournament at 1000 Islands. Chapman was drop-shotting tubes in deep water.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Merle Wells Jr., Hammond, N.Y., five bass, 20-3, $1,603
3rd: Dean Meckes, Clayton, N.Y., five bass, 19-1, $1,068
4th: Mark Banks, East Aurora, N.Y., five bass, 18-9, $748
5th: Michael, Czaplinski, Hopatcong, N.J., five bass, 18-4, $641
6th: Mike Neilson, Markham, Ontario, five bass, 18-0, $588
7th: Adam Singer, Brookfield, Conn., five bass, 17-15, $534
8th: Justin White, Slippery Rock, Pa., five bass, 17-11, $481
9th: Brian Sanson, Chittenango, N.Y., five bass, 17-4, $427
10th: Mike Hart, Stanhope, N.J., five bass, 17-2, $355
10th: Bud Schosger, Painted Post, N.Y., five bass, 17-2, $355
Lawyer winning co-angler
Vince Lawyer of Webster, N.Y., caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 7 ounces to win $1,603 in the Co-angler Division. Lawyer was also drop-shotting tubes in deep water.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jeff White, Rhoadesville, Va., five bass, 19-3, $801
3rd: Joseph, Zapf, Whippany, N.J., five bass, 17-9, $533
4th: William Green, Auburn, N.Y., five bass, 16-15, $374
5th: Chris Murdoch, Hilton, N.Y., five bass, 16-9, $307
5th: Bill Spindler, Turnersville, N.J., five bass, 16-9, $307
7th: Robert Sweeney, Baltimore, Md., five bass, 14-12, $267
8th: Joe Horton, Horseheads, N.Y., five bass, 14-6, $240
9th: Kevin Mothersell, Henrietta, N.Y., five bass, 14-5, $214
10th: Brian Carroll, Smyrna, Ga., five bass, 14-2, $187
The next BFL Northeast Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 20 on Oneida Lake in Brewerton, 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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