Ottman wins Oneida Lake


David Ottman of Bridgeport, N.Y., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces Aug. 21 to win $3,842 in the BFL Northeast Division tournament on Oneida Lake.

The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: Randall Lamanche, Marcellus, N.Y., five bass, 15-1, $1,921
3rd: Kraig Kettelkamp, Clifton Springs, N.Y., five bass, 14-2, $1,282
4th: Ron Bane, Frackville, Penn., five bass, 13-10, $896
5th: Jamie Hartman, Poland, N.Y., five bass, 13-8, $768
6th: Fred George, Marysville, Pa., five bass, 13-6, $704
7th: Ken Golub, Pittsford, N.Y., five bass, 13-5, $640 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
8th: Stanley Sypeck Jr., Sugarloaf, Pa., five bass, 12-14, $576
9th: Michael Morrin, Waterloo, N.Y., five bass, 12-10, $480
9th: Mike Shumanis, Bethlehem, Pa., five bass, 12-10, $480

Jerome Louie of Branchburg, N.J., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces Aug. 21 to win $1,921 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Roy Manbeck, Frackville, Pa., five bass, 13-11, $960
3rd: Roxanne Przelski, Poland, N.Y., five bass, 11-0, $641
4th: Jeffery Lynn, Hagerstown, Md., five bass, 10-5, $448
5th: Kevin Mothersell, Rochester, N.Y., five bass, 10-0, $384
6th: Jess Salmon, Milford, N.J., five bass, 9-14, $352
7th: Melvin Smitson, Baltimore, Md., five bass, 9-2, $320
8th: Richard Jordan Jr., Muncy Valley, Pa., four bass, 8-10, $288
9th: Ted Shone, Shavertown, Pa., four bass, 8-3, $256
10th: Dean Myers, Quakertown, Pa., three bass, 7-8, $213
10th: Jerry Pyles, Middletown, Md., three bass, 7-8, $213

The next BFL Northeast Division tournament, a two-day Super Tournament, is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 on the Chesapeake Bay in Elkton, Md. 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. 7-9 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Md. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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