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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Northeast

    Lake Cayuga (July 9, 2011)


    Meckes wins on Lake Cayuga

    Boater Dean Meckes of Clayton, N.Y., earned $3,255 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the July 9 BFL Northeast Division event on Lake Cayuga.
    Detweiler winning co-angler

    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

    Detweiler winning co-angler

    John Detweiler of Harleysville, Pa., earned $1,628 as the co-angler winner of the July 9 BFL Northeast event.

    John Detweiler of Harleysville, Pa., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces to win $1,628 in the Co-angler Division.

    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

    Coming up

    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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