Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Spring Bass Tips with Alton Jones Field & Stream

By Mark Hicks
Q: How do I find productive grass and fish it right? On my lake, it dies down during the winter.

A: One of the easiest ways to locate this cover now is to watch for flocks of coots and black ducks. These birds almost invariably sit and feed over shallow weeds like milfoil, hydrilla, and

So Far So Good

It’s been a great start to the Elite season. I always enjoy going to Deep South fisheries in the springtime when the bass are shallow because it really fishes to my strengths. I feel very thankful to have come out of the first two tournaments with good finishes and a great start in the Angler of the Year race. It’s always good to start the season with some momentum. Read More


Every year, I start my fishing season with a few goals. Actually, they're dreams because they're not just professional accomplishments or checklist kinds of things, but things I've worked toward and hoped for ever since I was a kid.

I've realized some of my career dreams, like winning the Bassmaster Classic in 2008, but others have eluded me. Read More

Having a great time, wish you were here

After spending the week in upstate New York, I've confirmed that smallmouth bass are like a drug, and I'm addicted. What's more, I don’t want to be cured. I love it up here!

Did I mention that the weather's great? Well, it is. I was talking to Jimmye Sue the other day and she told me the temperature was 103 back home in Texas. Read More

Owners and rookies

I'm just getting back from a Skeeter owners' tournament on Lake Fork here in Texas, and I have to tell you that I love those things. First of all, Skeeter is a first-class company, and they do a great job with their owners' tournaments. The events are on great fisheries, you can win big prizes (including boats), they feed you well, and you're treated like a king. What's not to like? Read More

Coaches, chiggers and confounding fishing

I spent some time fishing with my friend Scott Drew this past week. Scott is the head coach of the Baylor Bears men's basketball team, and in April they won the NIT basketball tournament. Now, in the very early preseason for 2013-14, ESPN has them ranked 21st in the nation, so they're a strong program and Scott has done a great job. Read More

How do I get more out of my spring fishing? Tips Ask the Experts: How do I get more out of my spring fishing?

In the spring, when the bass are preparing to spawn, spawning or just coming off the beds, every angler is excited to be on the water and have the prospect of a great day or a giant bass. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen for a lot of anglers because they overlook some small but vitally important details. Read More

Doves and a bad day on Falcon
Like I said last week, I was down at Falcon Lake this past weekend, and it was a little disappointing. Now, catching a 9-pounder is never disappointing, but Falcon Read More
Double-digit bass on Falcon
This long break in the Elite Series season is kind of hard to deal with. We’ve been in full fishing mode for the last few months, and it has been easy to stay pumped the whole time. Read More
On gambling and moving
This long break in the Elite Series season is kind of hard to deal with. We’ve been in full fishing mode for the last few months, and it has been easy to stay pumped the whole time. Read More
Falcon and hemochromatosis
I just got back from my first trip to Falcon since we’ve had a break in the Elite Series, and it was a good one! But, there aren’t many bad trips to Falcon. Read More
Lots going on this week for the Joneses!
First and foremost, I’d like to say happy Easter to everyone. They call today Good Friday. Although 2,000 years ago it turned out good, it wasn’t at the time. Jesus Christ suffered and died for all of us, and now today is a day that has a lot of significance for all Christians. Of course, it ends with Easter and the Resurrection. Read More
What a relief!

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

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Let's get it started!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” - James 1:5

That’s my verse of the week. I want to have one for each tournament week for the rest of the season. Read More
Way to go, Chris Lane!
The time since the Classic has been the calm before the storm at the Jones house. I always seem to need a little cooling down time after an event as big as the Classic because it drains you so much emotionally and physically. Read More
Ramping up for Day Two
Well, yesterday was a day that really went against the grain of how I like to fish. I never like to fish in crowds, and I’ll usually avoid crowds at all costs, even if that means avoiding the fish. That wasn’t possible on Day One, though. Read More
A gruesome discovery on Falcon
The Jones family had a great Christmas, we just spent time in Dallas with family. It was very relaxing and not at all like what happened a few days ago Read Story
Red River and Alabama rig thoughts
Well, we just pulled in to Red River South Marina, our home for the next week and a half. This is actually where the Classic is launching from and it’s nice to be away from traffic and stuff as well as have all of your gear close to the ramp. Read Story
Come Worship With Us
Thursday, the 16th I’ll be speaking in a church in Nacogdoches, La. I’ll be speaking about fishing and my faith in Christ. If you’re in the area I’d love for you to come out and have some supper and enjoy some good fellowship. It’ll be a West Side Baptist Church at 6:30 CT.
Power plant lakes: Hittin’ up the hot tub!

This has been a great sports week for the Jones family, with the exception of the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday. Baylor’s Robert Griffin winning the Heisman Trophy was fantastic. I never thought I would see a player from Baylor even make the trip to New York as a finalist, much less bring home the hardware.. Read More

A real live success!
This past week was a week I had been looking forward to for a long time. It was the week I got to go live on  Read More
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