Joshua Weaver

Joshua Weaver of Monroe County holds his trophy on Friday.

Monroe County bass fisherman Joshua Weaver got his first major career win on Friday and a $115,000 prize by catching over 72 pounds of bass at the Tackle Warehouse Invitational at Lake Okeechobe in Florida.

Weaver brought a five-bass-limit to the scale on Championship Friday weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to win Power-pole Stop 1 of the Major League Fishing’s Tackle Warehouse Invitational. Weaver’s three-day total of 72-9 earned him his first major career win by a whopping 8-pound, 13-ounce margin over second-place pro Colby Schrumpf of Illinois. Weaver will now also receive an invitation to compete at Redcrest 2024.