Monday, May 29, 2017
Alton Jones Jr. captures Bassmaster Classic berth

JR - Winning Classic Berth

Had Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open weigh-in been held on Father’s Day it might have been more special but what did happen certainly fell into the ‘special’ category.

Alton Jones Jr. qualify for the 2017 Bassmaster Classic with his father, Alton Jones looking on. The 24-year-old Jones Jr. made it by posting the largest stringer of the 3-day tournament at 13 pounds, 14 ounces to win the prestigious Open in front of a large crowd at the Bossier City Bass Pro Shops.

Jones Jr. also qualified for the Bassmaster Elite Series and will fish alongside his father, a past Bassmaster Classic champ next season.

“It’s incredible to be going to my first Classic, and to go in my home state about three hours from our home,” Jones Jr. said. “There’s nothing I can say, but ‘wow.’” Read Full Story - Slide Show - Bassmaster Story

 
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