Gussy Lands Title Sponsorship

Gussy Lands Title Sponsorship: 2023 Bassmaster Classic Champ, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, Lands New Title Sponsorship with Northland Fishing Tackle

Northland Fishing Tackle and longtime ally Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson ink long-term deal.

BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 27, 2023) – When Northland Fishing Tackle founder John Peterson first fished against Jeff Gustafson at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship in the mid-2000’s, he had no idea they would become lifelong friends. Looking even farther ahead, Peterson never would have dreamed “Gussy” would also develop as a world-class angler and go on to win the 2023 Bassmaster Classic.

Today, Peterson is proud to know that the relationship between Northland and Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson’s is growing faster and better than ever.

Gussy's Announcement

Seeking to bolster this relationship, Northland is proud to announce that starting with the 2024 season, the company will act as Gussy’s title sponsor in all B.A.S.S. events moving forward into the years ahead.

Northland President/CEO, Gregg Wollner, relates: “We are very excited for this opportunity to grow our business and partner with Gussy as his presenting sponsor. This is more of a partnership between family members than it is a business arrangement. Jeff's relationship with Northland and our founder John Peterson goes back more than 20 years. We look forward to bringing great new products to the bass fishing market for years to come. Gussy and Northland are both at the top of their game right now, and we will do great things together."

Gussy Lands Title Sponsorship
Northland President/CEO Gregg Wollner, Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson, and Northland founder John Peterson.

Along the lines of offering more bass-centric bait designs vis-à-vis Gussy’s recommendations, Northland has already invited input from the influential bass angler that brought products to retailers and consumers in 2023, with more to come in 2024.

For example, Gustafson’s input was utilized when Northland came to market earlier this year with the new Elite Series of jigheads featuring Gamakatsu hooks, as well as the popular Finesse Football Head, Nedster, Weedless Nedster, and Weedless Wacky Jig. For 2024, anglers will discover an all-new Marabou Jig and Bassmaster Elite-winning Smeltinator Jig.

Gussy Smallmouth Bass

Northland has produced the best walleye and panfish jigs for almost 50 years and now the company is aggressively expanding into the bass fishing market. Northland’s relationship with Gustafson cements the company’s commitment to creating the best bass jigs and lures as the company moves along this trajectory. In 2024, anglers will see a lot of media, video, and other great content coming out from Northland via native social media feeds as well as a relationship with media partner, B.A.S.S. and

2023 Bassmaster Classic Champion, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, concludes: “I’m really, really excited about this relationship. As title sponsor, this allows me to work with Northland on an entirely new level, helping blaze a trail through bass fishing with new ideas in bait designs to meet today’s highly-technical tactics. We’ve already kicked around some groundbreaking bait design ideas. I can hardly wait to bring these to anglers everywhere. Of course, it helps that I’m working with a company whose baits I’ve been using since I was young. This is an extension of what was already a strong family relationship.”

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