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Moore, OK – From the moment that B.A.S.S. announced this past January that the 2015 Bassmaster Classic would return South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, Alton Jones openly stated that qualifying for the championship event was at the front of his mind.

The last time the Classic was contested on Lake Hartwell in 2008, Jones posted a victory by patiently crawling a jig across the bottom in frigid water temperature to the tune of 49 pounds, 7 ounces of Lake Hartwell bass. He outdistanced his closest competitor, Cliff Pace, by over 5 pounds.

“The reason that we all fish is so that we can qualify for the Bassmaster Classic and have a chance to win that tournament.  Having won it in 2008, I was certainly hoping to get a chance to fish it on Lake Hartwell again,” explained the Texas pro. Read More

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In 2015, B.A.S.S. celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bassmaster Elite Series with a schedule that commemorates some of the greatest events in bass fishing history. Six of the sites have hosted Elite tournaments in the past decade, and all eight fisheries are among the finest venues the sport has to offer for the best anglers in the business.

“It’s fitting that the 10th Elite Series season features such prominent and important fisheries,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin in announcing the 2015 schedule. “The schedule spans the country from coast to coast and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and it includes some of the very best bass lakes and rivers in the country — and some of the most challenging.” See photos of the 2015 schedule. Read More


LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2008 Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones has joined the national pro staff of Blue Water LED.

Jones has been using Blue Water lights for the past seven or eight years, and it was that experience that laid the foundation for the partnership.

“I’ve gotten to know the good folks at Blue Water pretty well over the last several years,” said Jones. “Sometimes, when you have a great personal relationship with someone, it can turn into a good business opportunity, and this is a perfect example. I look forward to really helping grow the Blue Water brand and to showing anglers all across the country how proper lighting can be a huge benefit to their fishing.” Read More

Video coverage of Alton Jones catching an 8-pound bass on Day 4 at St. Johns River. Click Here

Load Your Live Well

Did that most recent cold front throw you a curve ball? Did the bite you were on suddenly disappear? There is always a solution to every problem, here’s one that has saved my day on many occasions. After severe cold fronts big bass almost always seek out the darkest shadows they can find. 

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