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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Northeast
Chesapeake Bay (Sept. 11-12, 2010)
Swearer outfishes field on Chesapeake Bay
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
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
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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