> Day 1: 5, 12-00 - Ish Monroe was able to get a big bite (he weighed a 5 1/4-pounder), but it was the other fish in his bag that were lacking.

"I said to myself if I could get four 2 1/2- to 3-pounders and one big one, I'd be all right," he said. "The problem was that I couldn't get to that average – they were all smaller.

"About every 45 minutes I'd get a bite, but I didn't execute like I should have."