La Crosse bass pro Monsoor makes major jump into semifinals

Here was the first interview question for Tom Monsoor.
What in the heck did you have for breakfast?
"Wheaties, lots of 'em," he said, laughing, after Friday's second round of the 2019 FLW Tour season opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, TX.
The La Crosse native made one of the most historic jumps in FLW history by moving from 120th place on Thursday into 17th place on Friday.
Monsoor is less than 20 pounds out of first place entering Saturday's semifinal round reserved for the top 30 anglers. The field is trimmed to only the top 10 fishermen for Sunday's grand finale.
For the record, Terry Bolton of Benton, KY, leads the four-day qualifier with a total weight of 54 pounds, 3 ounces. Bolton weighed in five fish totaling 33-9 on Friday. Monsoor had the second best weight out of the 170 angler field. He finished with 26-4 on Friday to go along with 8-1 on Thursday for a 34-5 total.
Monsoor said he must have been the highest mover jumping 103 places, wondering if he will be awarded a collectors edition buck knife and case as in the past.
"When things aren't working, you have to change everything, he said from his hotel room early Friday night. "I went to the other end of the lake and fished my swim jig a little deeper."
It certainly worked as Monsoor switched fishing his jig from 8-12 feet deep to a depth of 12-20 feet.
"That was the secret, and also fishing the other end of the lake," he said, adding that he used a green pumpkin orange color swim jig most of the day.
"I threw some other things, but couldn't hook them, so I quit throwing them and went back to my jig," he said.
Monsoor's biggest fish was an 8-pound, 5-ounce largemouth that he caught about 30 minutes into his day. He said he kept a couple of 4-pounders and two more 5-pounders to complement his total bag.
One can only guess Monsoor's strategy for Saturday.
"I'm going to the same end of the lake... got to," he said. "Hopefully, I'll find some more fish."