2012 Classic - 3rd: Jones Staying Focused
> Day 2: 5, 17-14 (10, 31-11) - Jones was all smiles after a day that saw him move from 16th place in the standings to third. He's trying to join VanDam, Rick Clunn, George Cochran, Hank Parker and Bobby Murray as anglers with multiple Classic wins.
“It’s exciting," he said. "I can’t remember what movie it is, but it reminds me of the line, ‘So you’re saying I have a chance?’ And that’s what you want heading into the final day of the Bassmaster Classic, is to be in contention for a title, and anything can happen.
2012 Classic 3rd Place: Alton Jones (31-11)
Photos - Basszone.com 2008 Classic champion Alton Jones made a hard charge up the leader board on Saturday, putting himself in prime position to take another Classic trophy home to Texas. Jones was able to improve on his day one total by over four pounds, and his 17-14 day two sack has him sitting in 3rd place headed into the final day the Classic.
After weighing his options and sleeping on his decision, Alton decided not to abandon his day one area, but rather to return with the confidence that the right fish to win the Classic were swimming in his prime location. The decision paid off handsomely and Jones plans on sticking to his guns again on day 3.
“I was considering making a change today and checking out another area but decided to give my day one spot another try. You never want to leave fish, and I have some history with this particular spot and know what it is capable of producing.
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