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Chapman best BFL boater at 1000 Islands

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Boater Bill Chapman of Salt Rock, W.Va., earned $3,205 plus a $1,000 Evinrude bonus as winner of the July 23 BFL Northeast Division event at 1000 Islands.
Lawyer winning co-angler
July 23, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

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

Coming up

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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