As we’ve written previously on the BFA, in the early 1990s the Fritts Blitz was in full effect. Carolina cranker David Fritts, veteran of Operation Bass and a number of regional trails, didn’t fish B.A.S.S. consistently until 1988. He didn’t record his first top ten until May of 1990, when he finished 4th in the Alabama Invitational at Guntersville. At that point, he wasn’t a household name, but shortly thereafter he started to make his mark.
In October of 1991, he finished 2nd on the Potomac River. The next week, he won at Buggs Island using some Poe’s 400 crankbaits he’d faded by leaving them in the windshield of his tow vehicle. Over the remainder of 1991, through mid-March of 1994, he amassed nine more top ten finishes with B.A.S.S., including a victory at the 1993 Bassmaster Classic on Logan Martin.
Answer the following two questions about his Seminole victory correctly and you’ll claim this week’s prize, a $25 e-coupon from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits:
- Why was the win meaningful in B.A.S.S. history?
- Why was the win atypical for Fritts?
The answer and winner will be posted Thursday. Good Luck!