Swearer wins BFL Chesapeake Bay

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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 the Chesapeake Bay.

The remaining 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 $1000 Envirude bonus

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.

The remaining 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, De., 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 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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