This interview was originally published on July 17, 2014. ‘Gussy’ is halfway through another season on the FLW tour. Keep track of his progress on www.flwfishing.com
Ask anyone around these parts to name the top local bass angler and the name Jeff Gustafson will be mentioned more often than not. The Keewatin, Ontario product has been a mainstay on the local bass circuit since he was a teenager and has turned his passion for fishing into a career. Gustafson, aka ‘Gussy’, took his talents down south to try his hand at a couple of FLW open events in 2012 and had immediate success. He has been fishing as an FLW touring pro on the top bass circuit on the continent for the last two seasons. A strong second half to the 2014 FLW season had Gustafson surging up the Forest Wood Cup standings where he finished in 64th place among some of the best bass anglers in the world. Unfortunately for sunset country competitors, his momentum is just getting stronger as he and partner Chris Savage won the recent Shoal Lake Bass Classic over a strong field of the region’s best teams. I spoke with Jeff to get his thoughts on upcoming events and life as a pro.