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BR Elite member-June 08- CJ !!!

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Everyone, let's congratulate CJ as he is the June '08 BR Elite member of the month!!!

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CJ was along for the Guntersville trip and from what I've been told, he was a huge help to quite few anglers, not just putting them on fish but teaching them how to find fish for themselves.

Chris is always a big help to folks on the board and just a well rounded BR member.  We sure are proud to have this fish catching machine with us and I personally am looking forward to meeting him next year on his home lake at the 4th Annual BassResource.com Roadtrip to Kentucky Lake, Montana (board Joke) Kentucky.

On behalf of the staff, let me be the first to say "thanks" for being a stand up member.  

[move]Congrats CJ!!![/move]

BR Elite member profile

Name: Christopher Clayton Jones

City/state: Almo,Ky.

Occupation: Jones Roofing Co.,owner

Education: 11th grade (kids, don't drop out of school or you may have to roof for a living)

Years fishing: 26

Preferred style: Jigs or plastics on offshore structure

Fav food: Anything off the grill, especially ribeyes

Fav movie: Legends of the Fall

Fav quote: Don't look back, somebody might be gaining on you-Leroy "Satchel" Paige

Fav lure: Jig-n-trailer

Fav setup: 7 ft. Kistler LTA w/ Revo S

Fav lake: Kentucky Lake

Fav hobbies: Watching baseball, watching bull riding, and drawing

10 people I admire:

God, for all his beautiful creations

Jesus Christ, my savior

My wife Teria, for being the love of my life and the mother of my kids

My dad Jerry, for being the prime example and first fishing buddy

My kids, Tristan, Gavin, and Gracie, they are the apples of my eye

My mom, for putting up with me and loving me no matter what I did

My grandfather, the late Huel "Wimpy" Jones, for teaching me how to work hard and play hard

My brother Kevin, for always being there for me

Chris Ledoux, the ultimate cowboy

Albert Pujols

Kevin Van Dam

Turn ons: One evening I was out on Ky. Lake. I was watching a big buck come to the lake for a drink when I set the hook on a nice bass. I looked up to the sky and said, "Thank you!" I was turned on!

Turn offs: Conflict of any kind and disrespectful people

Aspirations: To try to do for mine what mine did for me. To do quality work and have a quality life.

Essay:

I grew up near the Clarks river bottoms in western Kentucky. Spent most of my time in the woods hunting or fishing the river or farm ponds near by and getting to go out on Ky Lake with my dad and grandfather too. I started working in tobacco and on a vegetable farm at a young age. My grandfather was my mentor who taught me that  hard, honest work was the only way of life.

At the age of 18, I dropped out of high school and started working in construction. I also went through many phases with my past times but I always seemed to find time to put a rod and reel in my hands. I started breaking quarter horses and then started bull riding on the professional circuit by the time I was 20. That's when I met a girl from a small town in Missouri that became the love of my life (seemed she had a thing for little cocky cowboys). A few years later we were married and had started a family. My bull riding career was over. I couldn't provide for my family by getting my guts stomped out! It was back on the roofs for me.

I still rode my horses some but there was this love for bass fishing that still burned deep down. In 2003 my grandmother passed away. My grandfather took it pretty hard. I had made mention to him that getting another boat and putting in some time on the water would be good for him. He went and bought a new boat and we did just that. I started getting into bass fishing more than ever. A lot of people who know me will tell you, when I set out to do something I give it all I got. I went out and bought my own 14 ft. jon boat. I learned a lot in that little boat.

In 2005 my competitive spirit got the best of me. I wanted to learn more about Ky. Lake so I decided to start fishing the BFL as a co-angler. The first tournament I ever fished, I caught my personal best at 7 lbs. even and got third place cashing in over $900. A couple tournaments later and I catch my next two biggest fish at 6 lbs and 6 lbs. 14 oz. and get my first tournament win with 19 lbs. 1 oz. Not only was I hooked, I had learned a lot really quick. The ability to feel the bite and set the hook had already been welded in my hands from those summer evening on the river and at the ponds, thanks to my dad. I had been shown and given the confidence to fish offshore from some of the best on Ky. Lake. All the meanwhile, I was digging every bit of info from books and then I found this place on my dad's computer called Bass Resource to which I owe a lot of my bass fishing knowledge to! A couple a years later and I have won around $30,000 dollars in cash and prizes. My partner and I winning a new boat in 2007 makes up for most of that.

So now here I still am. Still learning and living life the best I can. I love spending time with my family most of all. My boys are starting to get that age to where they fish with me. My wife has took up the tradition as well. It doesn't get much better than this!

Thanks Bass Resource for letting me be part of this family!

Chris

Chris and fellow BR member and wife, Teria

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The Kids

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Mentor, DAD

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Good choice!!!  You're the man, CJ!  Congratulations!

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;D ;D ;D ;D CONGRATULATIONS!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

8-)

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Congrats CJ, I hope things keep going great for you. Looks like by reading your bio you've got all your priorities straight. Don't change your ways...

Snag

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One of the BIG highlights of the Guntersville trip for me was meeting and spending a whole evening with several BR members talking bass and trading lures with CJ. CONGRATULATIONS CJ! I am so looking forward to seeing you again at KY Lake. Thanks for sharing your story and your awesome family with us.  

Ronnie

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congrats cj.  you totally deserved it bro.

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Congrats CJ.  Nice to see someone get this honor who is not only a family man but a mentor to others.  

I wasn't at the Guntersville trip but it seems like you were a great contributor there.  It's awesome to have guys like these aboard this forum who are willing to help in any way they can.  I know everything I learn here on the forum or through another member makes a huge impact on my fishing.  

Seems like a great pick guys.  Keep up the good work CJ and good luck in any future tourneys you enter.

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Congratulations Honey!

You are a great choice for this. I don't know how many times the phone has rang and it has been someone wanting your advice about fishing. To many to count!  :) You are always so helpful and willing to do whatever it takes for people.  For this you are a good man and I love you for it.

I know helping me learn to fish can be frustrating at times, but I wanted to let you know how much I do appreciate and respect all you do for me. This honor couldn't go out to a more deserving man than you. Keep up the good work!

Teria

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Congratulations CJ.

Falcon

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Friendship & fellowship is what this site is about & CJ is a perfect example  

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congrats bud! getting to fish g'ville with you that day was overwhelming, to say the least! trying to take in all the knowledge and tips and info you were willing to share was enough of a task for the day, never mind tryin to catch fish, too!

cj is one of the most honest, respectable and intelligent guys i've ever had the pleasure of wetting a line with. listening to him, fluke, ronnie, SPEEDBEAD and senko77 talk shop after dinner that one night at g'ville was inspiring. the stories and the comraderie will always be cherished and never forgotten. thanks for everything cj, i can't wait for next year!

congrats again buddy, you wholeheartedly deserve it! 8-)

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congrats dude!!

Cliff

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congrats bud! getting to fish g'ville with you that day was overwhelming, to say the least! trying to take in all the knowledge and tips and info you were willing to share was enough of a task for the day, never mind tryin to catch fish, too!

cj is one of the most honest, respectable and intelligent guys i've ever had the pleasure of wetting a line with. listening to him, fluke, ronnie and senko77 talk shop after dinner that one night at g'ville was inspiring. the stories and the comraderie will always be cherished and never forgotten. thanks for everything cj, i can't wait for next year!

congrats again buddy, you wholeheartedly deserve it! 8-)

Forgetting someone arent we?   ::)   ;)

CJ, it was a blast getting to fish and BS with you in Alabama.

Cant wait to do it again next year!!!

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Super.

Seems like you have your priorities in the right order.

Keep on trucking!!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS

                     As Ever,

                      skillet

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congrats bud! getting to fish g'ville with you that day was overwhelming, to say the least! trying to take in all the knowledge and tips and info you were willing to share was enough of a task for the day, never mind tryin to catch fish, too!

cj is one of the most honest, respectable and intelligent guys i've ever had the pleasure of wetting a line with. listening to him, fluke, ronnie and senko77 talk shop after dinner that one night at g'ville was inspiring. the stories and the comraderie will always be cherished and never forgotten. thanks for everything cj, i can't wait for next year!

congrats again buddy, you wholeheartedly deserve it! 8-)

Forgetting someone arent we? ::);)

ooooh yeah, you mean that homeless guy that ryan was talking about? ;D

fixed it for ya ;)

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Congratulations!  Sounds like you're quite a guy!  

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Congratulations! Sounds like you're quite a guy!

He's okay, but his wife is much better lookin'!

8-)

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