I can tell you from experience that the mono will not work. I lost two quality aka big fish in a tournament using it. 65lb braid and a 7'6 heavy rod keeps them coming you way.
Wishin I was fishin!! ..............>(((//*>
2013 Phoenix 721 ProXP - 250 Pro XS - Motorguide
Humminbird Helix 10SI/1199 SI
PB Largemouth - 9.51 - Toledo Bend - March 2014