ATHENS, Ala. – Melvin O. Jiggetts won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Virginia Division 3 tournament, held March, 29, 2014, on Northwest River.
Running out near Virginia Beach, the Courtland, Virginia angler caught five bass weighing 10.10 pounds with a 2.70-pound kicker. For the victory, Melvin Jiggetts took home a check for $176. He also won the big bass contest with a 2.70-pound lunker.
These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The next divisional tournament will be held April 12th on Lake Gaston near Littleton, North Carolina.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.