Jeff Gussy Gustafson
Inventory photograph of Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson

Johnston high Canadian at Basic

A repeat as Bassmaster Basic champion was not within the playing cards for Jeff Gustafson, however different Canadian skilled anglers had robust showings on the annual occasion generally known as the Tremendous Bowl of bass fishing.

Justin Hamner, a four-year professional from Northport, Ala, gained the three-day occasion on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma and $300,000 in prize cash with a three-day complete weight of 58 kilos, 6 ounces.

Gustafson, who gained the occasion final 12 months with a complete of 42 kilos, seven ounces, didn’t make the lower for the ultimate day of fishing on Sunday, March 24, generally known as Championship Sunday, the place the highest 25 anglers from the sector of 56 compete. He caught 27 kilos, 12 ounces.

Cory Johnston of Peterborough completed sixth with a complete of 49 kilos, six ounces, his brother Chris completed twenty fifth with a complete of 24 kilos, whereas Cooper Gallant of Bowmanville completed 12th with 47 kilos, 12 ounces.

Gallant continues rise

“My first Basic was in 2016 and I used to be on the market (within the stands),” Gallant, 26, instructed Bassmaster Basic MC Dave Mercer, of Port Perry, CBC reported. “Identical to these youngsters right here, I dreamt of being on this stage someday. If you wish to be up on this stage right here, you are able to do it. 100 per cent.”

On the BASS Elite Collection Tour, Gallant completed seventh, Cory Johnston 12th, Chris Johnston 16th, and Gustafson 37th.

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