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Monsoor retains lead after Day Three of FLW Tour on Potomac River

Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published June 18, 2017

Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought five bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to the scale Saturday to retain his lead at the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses with a three-day cumulative of 15 bass weighing 51-9. Monsoor will begin the fourth and final day of competition with a slim 2-ounce edge over Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Florida, who improved from 15th to 2nd in after weighing a five-bass limit totaling 19-7.

Monsoor said he spent his day working through his two stretches of weed beds. He said that of the two, one has been more productive in terms of quantity of bass, while the other has been more productive in terms of the quality and size of fish.

Tom Monsoor (FLW Fishing)
"I started at my first spot up north and had a limit by 8:30 (a.m.)," said Monsoor, a 14-year FLW Tour veteran who is seeking his first career-win on the Tour. "After that I headed south to the big-fish area and caught two good keepers that culled. The big bites didn't happen today, and that's bad. I'm going to have to do something different tomorrow."

Monsoor said he caught 12 keepers throughout the day, and that everything he weighed bit a swimjig.

"My limit turned out to be better than I thought," said Monsoor. "I thought I only had 14 pounds.

"Tomorrow I'm just going to go fishing and try to catch whatever I can - that's all I can do," Monsoor went on to say. "I'll probably start at my limit-spot, but I'll have to look at the tide. I've got one other spot that I haven't been to yet that I caught a big one from in practice, but it's not a weed bed, so I don't trust it as much."

The top 10 pros advancing to the final day of competition on the Potomac River are:

               1st:          Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis., 15 bass, 51-9

               2nd:         Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla., 15 bass, 51-7

               3rd:          Chad Warren, Sand Springs, Okla., 15 bass, 50-13

               4th:          Chris Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 15 bass, 49-13

               5th:          Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas, 15 bass, 48-15

               6th:          Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 15 bass, 48-2

               7th:          Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn., 15 bass, 48-1

               8th:          Andy Young, Mound, Minn., 15 bass, 47-8

               9th:          Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., 15 bass, 47-2

               10th:        Mike Surman, Boca Raton, Fla., 15 bass, 47-2

Finishing 11th through 20th are:

               11th:        Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., 15 bass, 46-10, $12,000

               12th:        Polaris pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., 15 bass, 46-7, $12,000

               13th:        John Voyles, Petersburg, Ind., 15 bass, 46-7, $12,000

               14th:        Carl Jocumsen, Frisco, Texas, 15 bass, 45-15, $12,000

               15th:        Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., 15 bass, 45-14, $12,000

               16th:        Robert Behrle, Hoover, Ala., 15 bass, 45-1, $12,000

               17th:        Andrew Upshaw, Tulsa, Okla., 15 bass, 44-11, $12,000

               18th:        Jason Meninger, Gainesville, Ga., 15 bass, 43-10, $12,000

               19th:        Shane LeHew, Catawba, N.C., 15 bass, 43-8, $12,000

               20th:        Keith Bryan, Novato, Calif., 15 bass, 40-15, $12,000

For a full list of results visit FLWFishing.com.