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Eddie Griggs Works the Tide for James River Win

Athens, Al - Eddie Griggs of Richmond, VA weighed in 5 fish weighing 21.02 Pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Virginia event 2014-07-26 on Chickahominy/James River.

Eddie Griggs followed the outgoing tide to put together a winning stringer of bass that secured him a margin of victory of over five pounds,  The 43 year old Richmond Marine Center Triton pro-staffer said all my fish came on a low outgoing tide.  Once the tide started coming back in I was basically done for the day.  The key areas were the grassy deep breaks.  No particular bait was key in that I caught fish on buzz baits, crank baits and big worms.  The bite was right while the tide was going out, letting me catch approximately 30 keepers, but they only came early in the day.  I only hooked one fish after the tide started in.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Eddie Griggs 5 21.02 250  
2 Chad Hicks 5 15.24 249  
3 Cavin Young 5 14.16 248  
4 Wesley Harris 5 12.85 247  
5 Tommy JT Little 5 11.74 246  
6 Steve E. Miller 5 10.52 245  
7 Steve L. Colgin 5 10.36 244  
8 Rodney L. Michael 5 8.76 243  
9 Arnie G. Bailey 5 7.83 242  
10 Tim L. Staton 5 7.74 241  

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Eddie Griggs 7.55 pounds

For more information about this event or other Virginia events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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