3. Ish Monroe – Oakdale, Calif. – 21-4 (5)

Major League Fishing pro Ish Monroe was the first boat out this morning and the first to weigh in. He started the week off right with a solid bag of 21 pounds, 4 ounces.

He played the tides and didn’t go to his best area right away, and that decision ended up working in his favor.

“There was about a thirty-minute window with a ‘dead tide’ where I planned to fish, so I ran to a different area to start the morning,” Monroe says. “I caught a keeper right away, then another. So, I decided to go down the whole stretch and it worked out.”

Monroe loves flipping and frogging and that’s all he did today.

“I just did what I do best,” says Monroe.

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