River2Sea Pro Staffer Ish Monroe Wins Elite Series Okeechobee Event

Richmond, CA –  River2Sea USA would like to congratulate Elite Pro Team Member Ish Monroe for his recent victory in the Bassmaster Elite Series Power Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee near Clewiston, Fla.

Monroe had a stellar tournament, leading the four day event from wire-to-wire en route to a 108-pound, five-ounce total.  His Century Club total was enough to claim a margin of victory of 12 pounds, 12 ounces over the nearest competitor.

His winning pattern included two separate Flipping setups.  One of them – a rig that was responsible for his first day weight of 34 pounds, 5 ounces – featured River2Sea’s pair of Trash Bomb tungsten Flipping weights.  Monroe paired his one-ounce and ounce and a half Trash Bomb sinkers with a Paycheck Baits Punch Skirt, a Paycheck Baits Punch Hook and a Missile baits D Bomb creature bait.  The other bait he relied on was a locally made jig that he tipped with the D Bomb.

“I wouldn’t have caught the heavy bag I did on the first day without the Trash Bomb,” said Monroe.  “The fish really got underneath the heavy matted grass and dead reeds and I needed the weight of the Trash Bomb to get the bait to them.  It was a great tournament, and I’m really proud to have won it.”

The win marked the fourth Bassmaster win of Monroe’s career, and the $100,000 winner’s share of the purse was enough to elevate his career earnings to more than the $1million dollar mark.

K.K. Chan, CEO of River2Sea USA, said that the company was pleased for Monroe, and proud to be a part of the win.  “Ish is a very skilled angler, and his win at Okeechobee just proves how valuable he is to the industry,” he said.  “We are proud of him, pleased to share in his victory and look forward to more of a great thing with him.”

Collaborating on a big win is not all that Monroe and River2Sea have partnered on in 2012.  At the Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport, La., they announced a new set of lures designed by Monroe.  The first is a new squarebill crankbait called the Biggie Series, and a new set of spinnerbaits named Bling.  The baits are all designed by Monroe in conjunction with River2Sea’s team.  They will be available to the public sometime in April.

River2Sea USA manufactures products for both fresh and saltwater applications.  The product line features the highest quality materials and workmanship available in the business today.  From the surface to the bottom, and in the tackle stores they make lures that produce results; from River2Sea.

 

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