Gustafson hoping for hot start

This tournament has been like day and night. Thursday and Friday were day, and Saturday was night, especially for Jeff Gustafson and several of the other leaders who struggled yesterday. 

“I’d like to go out and put the hammer down early,” Gustafson said before today’s 6:30 takeoff. 

Maybe he will. Gustafson put his first bass in the boat at 6:45, a 2 1/2-pounder. 

Gustafson is within a long cast of David Mullins, close enough for some friendly chatter back and forth. They’re within a mile of the Frontenac Park takeoff. 

Gustafson added another fish about the same size five minutes later.