TYLER, Texas – Alton Jones Jr. didn’t win General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops, but he still went home feeling like a champ thanks to $150,000 worth of Berkley Big Bass Bonuses. During the Heavy Hitters Knockout Round, Jones boated an 8-pound, 3-ounce bass to earn the $50,000 big bass bonus. The next day, during the Championship Round, Jones earned the $100,000 big bass bonus with a 6-4 that he caught during the third period.
All told, the Texas native will earn $165,000 for his two big bass bonuses and prize money for his fifth-place finish. Jones said both of his award-winning fish came on a bait that will be released around ICAST this year, a Geecrack Bellow Shad in the “AJ’s Juice” color.