Todd Faircloth's catch was more than 20 pounds, far better than Alton Jones' 12-pound limit. But there was too much ground to make up.
Check out photos of champion Alton Jones on the water on the final day of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Nine pounds is a healthy margin, but bigger leads have been blown in the Elite Series.
Many of the pros brought in solid limits on the third day of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Sight fishing is one of Jones' strengths, and his fellow competitors know it. They're not betting that he will drop the ball tomorrow.
Check out images from backstage at the St. Johns River Showdown!
Keith Combs gives Alton Jones a run for his money with this large catch at the 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown.
Big leads are very familiar to Alton Jones. What he needs is a big win.
His 28-pound, 7-ounce sack included two solid 8-pound lunkers and positioned him well for the third day of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Some of the top pros are comparing this competition to jack-in-the-box and cat-and-mouse. The game is on to see who can win on the St. Johns.