Walmart Bass Fishing League - Northeast
1000 Islands (Sept. 10-11, 2011)
Boater Steve Oleksyn of Rochester, N.Y., caught 10 bass weighing 47 pounds, 3 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 Walmart BFL Northeast Division tournament at 1000 Islands to win $4,400 plus a $1,000 Mercury bonus. Oleksyn fished the main lake, dragging 3 ½ inch pumpkin colored KVD Tubes in 20 foot or less depths to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Kraig Kettelkamp, Clifton Springs, N.Y., 10 bass, 45-8, $2,200
3rd: Dean Meckes, Clayton, N.Y., 10 bass, 45-3, $1,466
4th: Neil Farlow, Welland, Ontario, 10 bass, 44-15, $1,027
5th: Kurt Dove, Del Rio, Texas, 10 bass, 43-2, $880
6th: Donald Quonce, Pulaski, N.Y., 10 bass, 42-2, $807
7th: Frank Guarascio, Whitesboro, N.Y., 10 bass, 41-15, $733
8th: Jamie Hartman, Newport, N.Y., 10 bass, 41-13, $660
9th: Thomas Shafer, Pine City, N.Y., 10 bass, 40-0, $587
10th: Ken Golub, Pittsford, N.Y., 10 bass, 39-10, $513 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Dubois winning co-angler
Craig Dubois of Sprakers, N.Y., caught 10 bass weighing 47 pounds, 3 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 event to win $2,200 in the Co-angler Division. Dubois also fished the main lake, using Lucky Craft jerkbaits and 3 1/2 inch black and gold tubes.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Lee McGinn, Sewickley, Pa., 10 bass, 38-0, $1,100
3rd: James Wilkins, State College, Pa., 10 bass, 37-8, $734
4th: Robert Parmer Jr., Linden, Pa., 10 bass, 36-3, $513
5th: Jon Sorendo, Oswego, N.Y., 10 bass, 34-12, $440
6th: James Weible, Jonestown, Pa., 10 bass, 34-6, $403
7th: Charles Stewart, New Berlin, Pa., 10 bass, 34-2, $367
8th: Christopher Benninger, Grand Island, N.Y., nine bass, 33-10, $330
9th: Frank Michael, Muncy, Pa., 10 bass, 29-9, $293
10th: Jeff White, Rhoadesville, Va., nine bass, 29-1, $257
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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