Anglers have been fishing on the Red River for just an hour and so far I haven't left the sight of the takeoff dock. I saw Alton Jones Jr. fishing along a stretch of stumps and debris. Little Alton,as everyone calls him, made the drive from the last Northern Open at Lake Champlain straight to the Red River to compete here this week.
Champlain was good to Jones Jr. as he finished 3rd and barely missed the opportunity to get an Elite Series invite. He is looking to keep the good mojo flowing as he fishes the final two Central Opens of the season.
After the Arkansas River he found himself in 15th in points and in contention to get an Elite invite with two more solid events. There is still a lot of fishing to go before we will know for sure, but it seems Jones Jr. is fishing beyond his years and is making the right decisions early in his fishing career.