Bowmanville, Ontario angler Cooper Gallant has qualifying for the 2023 BASS Elites. Fishing all 9 BASS Opens, Gallant secured his place on the Elites this past weekend with a 14th showing at the St. Croix Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Hartwell. This strong finished vaulted Gallant into 3rd in Angler of the Year in the Opens with 1262 points. He'll join fellow Canadians Jeff Gustafson and brothers Cory and Chris Johnston.
Cooper shared his appreciate on Facebook with the following post:
Dream come true. Elite Series bound in 2023. I’m speechless. I literally go to bed every night and wake up every morning, dreaming of to one day fish the Bassmaster Elite Series and WE made it happen today. Thanks to all my friends, parents, brothers, family and sponsors for the continued support. You have no idea how much it means to me. #THECHASE continues next year on the Elite series.