Keewatin’s Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson has wrapped up another season a part of the Bassmaster Elite Series and looked back on the season that was.
“It was kind of a roller-coaster season a little bit, as far as I had a few really bad events, no matter who you are and you do this enough those happen, we had some tournaments where we had really crazy weather, it really changes what the fish are doing and you have to react to the conditions,” said Jeff Gustafson
“Just being able to finish the year strong and make the Bassmaster Classic for next year, that was the goal going into the season and we got it done so it made for a good year,” added Gustafson
Earlier in the year Gussy became only the second Canadian to win a Bassmaster Elite event after he won the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite Series tournament walking away with a check for $100,000 in the process.
Gustafson doubled his yearly earnings from last year as he took home $168,000 this year and a 23rd place finish in the “Angler of the Year” standings, therefore qualifying him for the 2022 Bassmaster Classic.
Gustafson noted that due to the COVID-19 restrictions in Canada he and his wife spent most of the season down in the US.
After a very successful 2021 campaign, Gustafson is looking forward to spending some time back home on Lake of the Woods, take part in a few fishing tournaments in the area, relax and look ahead to the next season.
Gussy will begin his 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series season next February with the first tournament being held down in Florida.