Topics: 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown

Jones bags a big one!

Mar 17, 2012

It took 20 minutes, but Alton Jones landed the big fish he's been set up on.

Nearing the Witching Hour

Mar 17, 2012

Walker said earlier that the key time for him is from 1 p.m. To 3 p.m. ET. We are about an hour away.

Takahiro misses big fish

Mar 17, 2012

Takahiro did have a "big one" right up to the boat. "It made a huge splash and then got off".

Action is heating up

Mar 17, 2012

We are seeing more bass on beds than we did earlier this morning.

Jones watching 5 pounder

Mar 17, 2012

Jones says there's a 5-pounder near the marker buoy he threw out earlier, which he is now fishing.

Jones still stalking

Mar 17, 2012

Alton Jones slowly bent down to his knees and laid his rod on the boat deck, as if he were setting an egg on a granite countertop.

Jones lands number 3

Mar 17, 2012

Alton Jones' Power Poles went down and he promptly put his third bass of the day in the boat.

Jones in stealth mode

Mar 17, 2012

It's almost like he's hunting for deer. He moves, stops and looks for motion around a bed.

Jones goes camo

Mar 17, 2012

There's definitely a stealth factor when trying to ease up on bedding bass.

Alton Jones, 3-pounder

Mar 17, 2012

We just got in close enough to speak with Alton Jones, who told us he has a 3-pounder in the livewell.

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