KNOXVILLE, Tenn (March 1, 2021)

Over the course of his Bassmaster career, Gustafson has appeared in 21 tournaments with three top 10 finishes, and this Sunday’s first place finish marks his first career win. Throughout the week, he was able to make a strong rebound and maintain his first-place position throughout the weekend to bring home the big W. Gustafson, in his third season on the Bassmasters Elite circuit, was one of three anglers to weigh a five-fish limit all four days, but the only one to record double-digit weights each day.

“The win means everything to me,” said Gustafson. “It’s for everybody who has supported my crazy dream to fish bass tournaments for a living. Everybody at Lund is at the top of that list because of the long-term support. I’m proud to showcase my awesome boat on this stage and display its versatility.

A two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier from Keewatin, Ontario, Gustafson has been on Lund Boats Pro Team since 2007 but has fished out of a Lund since he was kid. He credits his unique fishing techniques to outperform his competition: “The way I’m fishing is the primary way we catch smallmouths back home in mid-summer through the fall, and I’ve been dying to utilize it in a tournament down here since I started fishing in 2013.”

“I made a 40 mile ride each day of this event and had no doubt that my Lund 2075 Pro V would get where I needed to go, keep my fish alive and allow me to bring all of the gear that I wanted,” continued Gustafson. “I love that the boat performs well on big water like the Great Lakes, as well as shallow river backwaters and everywhere in between!”

“On behalf of all of us at Lund, we couldn’t be prouder of Gussy on his first, well-deserved Elite win and his perseverance on the water over the course of the tournament,” said Jason Oakes, Director of Marketing, Lund Boats. “His trophy-finish represents his talent on the water and our commitment to powering champions, and we look forward to supporting his continued success throughout the 2021 season and beyond.”

“This is a lifelong dream for me to win a Bassmaster Elite tournament,” said Gustafson. “I’ve been fishing tournaments since I was a kid, and this is the dream. There’s a lot of sacrifice that goes into a win like this – but it is awesome. There’s a lot of good anglers out there and I am so grateful to be on stage.”

Next up for Gustafson is the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite Tournament at Pickwick Lake and you can join him for an exclusive Facebook event with Lund Boats on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. CST to hear all about this big win on the Tennessee River.

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