Jacksonville , NC
Competition Team: N
2021 National Standings
2021 Division Point Standings
2021 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2021 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Shawn run?
Shawn runs a 2020 Nitro Z18 equipped with Pro Package and Mercury 150 Pro XS, towed by a 2021 Ram 1500.
What Shawn does for a living:
Active Duty Service Member is the US Navy
What you should know about Shawn:
Married to Jessica Keene and has 2 beautiful daughters.
How Shawn started fishing
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Favorite way to fish
Flipping a Creature Bait and Drop Shot
Most exciting fishing experience
Fishing for Cod and Coal Fish above the Arctic Circle in Norway.
Caught over 200 Lbs of fish!
How Shawn preps for a tournament
Three favorite search baits
Texas Rig, Swim Jig, BuzzBait
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
ABA North Carolina East Division 15 Tar River Tournament on 7 November 2020. Finished 3rd out of 29 Anglers. Caught a 3 Lbs Bass on a Texas Rig with in 5 minutes of take off. After a few more bits early in the morning I discovered the Bass were stacking up on structure just off the main river and creek mouth. Tried several different baits and colors, but would only get bit on a certain Worm size and color. Locked that bait in my hand the rest of the day and got two key fish in the last hour of tournament for 7+ Lbs. Finished the day with 5 fish for 11.78 Lbs! Interesting fact, my 3rd tournament ever, I was boat #3, , and finished 3rd!
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Understanding fish patterns on different bodies of water.
When tournaments don't go my way
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport