Jones first discovered the magical qualities of the Rogue years ago during a tournament on Lake Seminole, located on the border of Georgia and Florida. “It was one of those tournaments where the water temperature had dropped down to the 40s,” he remembered.
“I was flipping and pitching around the edges of a deepwater hole in a backwater area and my co-angler was throwing a Rogue out in the middle. I chalked it up to luck when he caught his first five-pounder behind me, but it got my attention when he put a second five-pounder in the boat. That was the first time that I realized just how good a Suspending Rogue could be in extremely cold water.” Complete Article
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Stealth Mode, Fish Management Fueled Jones' Triumph
As an avid hunter, Alton Jones knows the importance of being stealthy in the field. When a deer locks in on you or hears something out of the ordinary, your chances of bagging it are likely cooked.
The same goes on the water, at least when fishing for bedding bass as he was at the St. Johns River Bassmaster Elite Series. The veteran pro from Waco, Texas, went to great lengths to blend into his surroundings and not draw the attention of the hefty females he was targeting all week. Read More
Alton Jones wins St. Johns Showdown
Photo - BASS - James Overstreet - PALATKA, Fla. — Alton Jones’ Sunday victory on the St. Johns River was all the sweeter for the redemption sprinkled on top.
He finally got the St. Johns Bassmaster Elite Series win that slipped through his fingers last season. That memory, and the fact that he ran out of time Sunday to entice a lunker he could see on a bed, gave the pro from Woodway, Texas, a few tense moments as he was waiting for the final-day trek to the scales. He was feeling shaky despite the 9-pound lead he had going into the day.
But win he did, with 75 pounds, 9 ounces and by a margin of 1 pound, 2 ounces, over runner-up Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas.
“I am absolutely speechless that I won. I entered the weigh-in line today thinking I had lost this tournament. It was a complete reversal of fortune from last year,” he said. “That’s all gone now. It always feels good to win.” Read More