I am 21 years old and my passion is fishing. I started fishing at the age of 3, when I
caught my first big bass off the dock at a cottage my Mom and Dad rented on Paudash Lake. My dad was the one who put a rod in my hands at a very young age. When I was 5, my Mom, Dad, 2 brothers and I moved to the shores of Lake Ontario in Bowmanville and still live there today. We live steps from the lake, 2 marshes, and the Bowmanville Creek. I grew up fishing these bodies of water almost every day for Salmon, Trout, Carp, Catfish, Pike and Bass. I would even go to the river in the mornings before school. I started to fish tournaments when I was I3 years old, and l now have the tournament bug.. I joined the Port Perry Bassmasters and ended up winning all the Junior tournaments and also won the AOY. This was the year when I really got hooked and met some pretty awesome people who helped me out a TON. The year after I went from fishing the Junior program and started to fish the High School program with both TBF and B.A.S.S. My highlights that year were winning both High school tournaments. l did not end up making the TBF High School championships but headed down to the St. Lawrence River in New York to fish the Eastern Divisional against 9 other state High School champions and won it. Loved it so much on the river that I went back to marshal for the Bassmaster Elite’s, another amazing experience. This was one of the best experiences of my life and I highly suggest kids in High School to get in on such an amazing opportunity. When I was 18 I worked a full year, saved every penny and bought my first Nitro powered with a mercury optimax and started fishing tournaments with my long time friend Danny. I am 20 now and have made Team Ontario with B.A.S.S 4 times, twice as a High School student and twice as a senior. I have qualified for the FLW Costa championship 2 years back to back through the FLW Canada circuit and have 6 top ten finishes. I have also had some success in Berkley B1 and both CSFL and Top Bass events, and some other club events with all the boys from DAA, the Hyper Tour and Port Perry Bassmasters. My dream is to fish the Bassmaster classic one day through B.A.S.S Nation and to one day fish for a living. I have been very lucky over the past few years with the help and supoort of my good friends and family. When l’m not tournament fishing in the summer I am either fishing the rivers for Salmon or Trout, fishing the local marshes by my house for Carp, fishing the big lake with my dad for giant Salmon, or fun fishing other lakes for bass with all my fishing friends. I really do enjoy fishing for anything that swims.
Couldn’t thank everyone enough who have helped me out so far, the list is HUGE. Fishing is my absolute passion and my dream is to be able do what I love, and to one day fish for a living. Please follow me as l learn and grow as an angler. Looking forward to sharing my fishing experiences with you along the way through Video, Writing, and photos.
Another big passion I have is filming and writing about my fishing adventures and sharing them through
my website - (http://www.onthewaterwithcoopergallant.com),
My NPS profile - (https://www.nationalprostaff.com/users/2987/Cooper+Gallant) my Facebook Page - (https://www.facebook.com/OnTheWaterWithCooperGallant?fref=ts) youtube account - (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Yv5qrjN49zniohVBInMYQ/videos)