When I talked to David Fritts six weeks ago for a story about his return to the Bassmaster Tournament Trail, he didn't sound too terribly excited about the schedule he'd be facing.
And let's face it, the schedule doesn't exactly set up just right for a crankbait specialist like Fritts.
But more than half-way through the second day of his first Elite Series event, BASSTrakk has the the 1993 Bassmaster Classic champion in 30th place, which means he would easily qualify for the Top 51 and move on to Saturday's semifinal round.
That's a good start for a 60-year-old angler who hasn't won a tournament with B.A.S.S. since the mid-1990s. As someone who covered Fritts during his glory days with B.A.S.S., it's been nice seeing his name back on our leaderboard.