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Ish Monroe

Hometown: Hughson, California

Birthdate: 6/20/74

Former Occupation: Boat salesman, car salesman, UPS loader

Angling Heroes: Larry Nixon and Kevin VanDam - "Nixon was stomping everybody when I was getting into it, and he was a worm fisherman. VanDam's confidence is incredible."

Home Lake: California Delta and Clear Lake (CA)

Favorite Lake: California Delta and Clear Lake (CA) - "I love them both equally."

Favorite Technique: Flipping mats - "Any bite could be a double-digit fish."

Primary Fishing Strength: Flipping

Secondary Fishing Strength: Dad ­"He taught me so much about life and how to be successful."

When Not Fishing: "I'm always fishing. I like to fish for anything. Carp, bluegill, crappie as long as I'm fishing I'm happy."

Why He Fishes: "Because I love it. For me it's the purest thing in the world. I'd rather fish than do anything."

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