The Hughson, Calif., pro was an hour and a half away from a possible $125,000 payday, and the situation didn’t look good. He needed a good weight to hold off Mike Reynolds, Mark Tyler, Robert Lee and Bobby Barrack, all of whom were within 8 pounds, a pittance on the California Delta.
So what did Monroe do?
“I sat down, drank an energy drink, relaxed my head, put a couple of rods away and started all over,” said Monroe, whose four-day total of 70 pounds, 6 ounces earned him his first FLW Series win. “I went back to one of my old spots, and it paid off real well.” Read More