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Wes Monroe Wins on the Ouachita River

9-11 does the trick on a tough day
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October 7, 2020 • MLF • U.S. Army High School Fishing

Louisiana’s West Monroe High School duo of Jay Cash and Jackson Lemoine caught four fish Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ouachita River Open event in Monroe, Louisiana. The event was hosted by the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau.

According to post-tournament reports, the West Monroe duo targeted the grass and backwater trees with a white and chartreuse-colored spinnerbait, a River2Sea Whopper Plopper and flipping a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver


The top four teams advance to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship:

  1st: West Monroe High School, West Monroe, La. – Jay Cash and Jackson Lemoine, four bass, 6-3

  2nd: West Ouachita High School, West Monroe, La. – Cade Brown and Josh Arrant, five bass, 3-13

  3rd: West Ouachita High School, West Monroe, La – Gage Struben and Hagen Carter, East Earl, Pa., five bass, 2-14

  4th: Northeast Louisiana High School Anglers – Kage Spillers and Kaden Graves, both of Calhoun, La., three bass, 1-3

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

  5th: Haughton High School, Haughton, La. – Jase White and Cole Golden, Dauphin, Pa., five bass

  6th: Bryant High School, Bryant, Ark. – Tucker Dottley and Brandon Gabe., four bass

  7th: Glenmora High School, Glenmora, La. – Reese Ray and Shawn Pender, four bass

  8th: Montgomery High School, Montgomery, La. – Hayden Brandes and Logan Beverung, three bass

  9th: Crossett High School, Crossett, Ark. – Brantley Anders and Ben Brockwell, four bass

  10th:  West Monroe High School, West Monroe, La. – Brady Swanner and Colby Dark, three bass

Complete results