FLW Outdoors
The recent California Delta Western FLW Series was originally to be held at Lake Shasta, but low water levels forced a return to the Delta for the season finale.

Before the event began, many in the field noted that locals would have a tremendous advantage, simply because the Delta's a different fishery in fall, and traditionally, circuits visit in spring and early summer.

The local prediction came true. The final Top 10 was dominated by Delta studs, and Delta expert Ish Monroe topped them all.

Monroe weighed 22-plus pounds on day 2, averaged around 16 pounds the other 3 days, and won by a relatively large 6-pound margin.

"It feels good to finally win on the FLW side, considering I've been a two-tour guy for a while," Monroe said. Read More