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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

 
Alton Jones' 5 favorite deep water baits
Alton Jones won the 2008 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell by hauling up bass from 45 to 55 feet of water. He also regularly catches plus-size largemouth from Texas' Falcon Lake by dredging a deep diving crankbait. Though he claims to be a shallow-water specialist (he's no slouch on a sight fishing bite as evidenced by his win on the St. Johns River), he's a threat down deep as well. Here are his 5 favorite deep water baits.
 
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

 
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