When an angler grabs the lead toward the end of the final day of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, he'll take a rest in a special chair known as the "hot seat" until someone bumps him from the top.
Former Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones and his son, 24-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Alton Jones Jr., were asked separately this week to envision a situation with one of them in that hot seat and only the other left to weigh in with the Classic trophy on the line.
Would that scenario be a nightmare or a dream?
Without blinking - as if they'd rehearsed it somewhere privately together - they both said, "A dream!"
The Joneses will have a chance to carve those kinds of special moments into history when the 47th renewal of Classic - the undisputed world championship of professional bass fishing - takes place March 24-26 on Lake Conroe with daily weigh-ins at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
They will become only the fourth father/son duo to compete in the event, joining Bill and Greg Ward, Guido and Dion Hibdon, and Denny and Chad Brauer. Full Story