Jeff Gustafson comes up short in bid to repeat as Bassmaster Classic champ, but 3 Canadians make final day

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There was no Cinderella story for Canadian professional angler Jeff Gustafson as he was unable to repeat as the Bassmaster Classic Champion. 

A year after becoming the first Canadian ever to win the most prestigious trophy in bass fishing, and its $300,000 USD grand prize, Gustafson didn’t make the cut for the final day of fishing Sunday, but the three other Canadians in the competition did — with Cooper Gallant from Bowmanville, Ont., finishing 12th. 

Anglers are allowed to weigh a maximum of five bass per day and the combined total determines the winner. But only the top 25 from the field of 56

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