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The new format and concept on bass fishing, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge (NABC) bring together some of the best premier events for anglers everywhere. Multiple events anchored by the historic 31st Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 14-15, 2021. In addition to the same stellar payouts the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) has always had, and the all-new and bigger Ranger RT 198 with Mercury 150hp outboard up as the top prize…

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Pro Angler Uses Underwater Camera

“It’s always in my boat,” affirms Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, referring to a particular fish-finding tool that’s been popping up in recent conversations among hardcore bass fans. You might be tempted to believe the ‘it’ in Gustafson’s statement refers to forward-facing or 360-degree sonar. But you’d be incorrect. “From Canada’s Lake of the Woods to Lake Eufaula, Alabama, an Aqua-Vu underwater cameraplays a huge role in my tournament prefishing,” notes Gustafson, fresh off his first Bassmaster Elite…

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Jeff Gustafson Hoists Bassmaster Elite Trophy

Humminbird® and Minn Kota® pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson didn’t know what to expect when he arrived in Tennessee for the second stop of the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series. Changing conditions and unseasonably cold weather across the country had all contributed to what was shaping up to be a challenging week. “After my first few days of practice, if someone had offered me the chance to catch a few fish and escape the tournament with a paycheck and some AOY points, I might…

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Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, Sweeps Bassmaster Elite

It was a spectacular showing by Northland Fishing Tackle and Bagley pro, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, who went wire-to-wire to win the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite on the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tennessee with 63 pounds. Gustafson caught a limit of smallmouth all four days of the event, something no one else accomplished. Winning by just over seven pounds, it was the first career Bassmaster Elite Series victory for the Keewatin, Ontario native. Gustafson took home a big blue trophy…

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Pro Angler Hank Cherry Stands By Toyota Truck

Hank Cherry started the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series season with a strong 6th place finish on the St. Johns River just over a week ago and earned an extra $3,000 for being the highest finishing Toyota Bonus Bucks participant in the process. I caught up with Cherry just as he pulled his Basscat boat from the Tennessee River Tuesday night to talk about his St. Johns finish and contrast that Florida fishery to this week’s playing field. Cherry relied on…

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