Alton Jones has been fishing Major League Fishing competitions since the league was created in 2011, and during the 2021 General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops, he earned his first MLF trophy. During the Heavy Hitters Championship Round, Jones took the lead in Period 2 and was unstoppable through the end of the round.
Jones put a total of 45 pounds, 9 ounces on SCORETRACKER®, which is even more impressive considering the minimum weight for a scorable bass in this Championship Round was 3 pounds. Jones says he used an old-school technique to catch bass on North Carolina’s Shearon Harris Reservoir: sight fishing a tube.
The Texas pro made a commitment to lose weight and get in shape a couple of years ago in an effort to stay competitive with the younger generation of pros that he competes against on the Bass Pro Tour. He says this win is proof that his hard work has paid off.