The beginning of the FLW Tour season is always an exciting time, but this year brings twice the excitement as the size of the KrugerFarms.com FLW Tour team has doubled. If you have followed this blog and our social media, you know Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson has been doing some great things at the top level of FLW Tournaments. This year, Minnesota angler Andy Young is taking the leap up to the FLW Tour as well.
Right now both anglers are working hard and in the middle of their official practice period before the actual tournament starts this Thursday. Andy Young got down before the cutoff, where he familiarized himself with the expansive Lake Toho chain of lakes as well as getting some sun and hefty Florida largemouth. Gussy didn’t pre-practice on Toho before the cutoff, but did get down to Florida a week or so early to get knock the Canadian winter rust off and practice on some nearby lakes.
Gussy will be running a familiar looking Dr. Pepper wrapped Lund similar to last year, he definitely stands out at every tour stop with that unique rig. Gussy has been gaining experience and familiarity every year on tour, he is hoping to build off his Top 20 cut last year on Pickwick and put together a consistent year that will land him in the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup.
If you are looking for Andy in the FLW media galleries, he will be the striking Coors Light wrapped Ranger Z520. Fresh of his Bassmasters Classic appearance on Lake Hartwell, Andy is ready for warmer water, brighter sun and bigger bass!
Based on the what the experts are saying, looks like sight fishing will be a big part of the FLW opener on Toho this year, both anglers’ SPY optics will be key in this event. Wish our great KF team the best and stay tuned here all season to keep up with their success! Both great anglers, you may even think about saving them a spot on your FLW Fantasy Fishing rosters this week….