See the interview with winner Alton Jones plus more video updates from the 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown.
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Check out images from the final day on the water at the 2012 St. Johns River Showdown!
Check out photos of champion Alton Jones on the water on the final day of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Today, Todd Faircloth did what he hoped he would do, and Alton Jones did what everyone thought he would need to do to win.
Terry Scroggins lands a 3-pound bass. This catch makes his total about 11 pounds, 11 ounces at 2:49 p.m. ET. Photo by Jeff Keith
Todd Faircloth has thrown a monkey wrench into the idea that Alton Jones had this tournament sewn up. What looked like a "ho-hum" day has suddenly turned into something else.
After most of the day of simple resignation that Alton Jones had this event in the bag, we are now inclined to say Jones may have to start picking up the pace.
Just when it looked like Alton Jones' day was picking up, it has slowed to a crawl. Jones continues to methodically pick apart this huge eelgrass spawning flat in the south end of Lake George. His Power-Poles go down, he makes a couple of pitches with a Yum Dinger, and then the poles come up and he moves. Jones probably wasn't too happy with a local angler who went 50 yards in front of him running his outboard motor at idle speed.
Alton Jones did some serious work to add his fourth bass of the day — a 2-pounder. He made countless pitches into a bed before finally getting a strike. You have to wonder whether he's looking at a much bigger female there.