Sight fishing is one of Jones' strengths, and his fellow competitors know it. They're not betting that he will drop the ball tomorrow.
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"It's a fun place to fish, because when you set the hook you never know what it's gonna be."
An 18-pound bag today left Jones with a solid lead of more than 9 pounds as the field was cut to 12 anglers.
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Keith Combs catches a giant bass on a bed, estimated 8-9 lbs.
That fish allowed Jones to cull a 1 3/4-pounder, and should put him somewhere north of 17 pounds.
"There's six fish on this bed," Alton Jones said, "but only one is a good one, about three-and-a-half pounds."
Gerald Swindle pulls in a two pounder, just a few minutes ago.