Shawn is a well known and highly regarded local Angler, Author and Speaker. He grew up in Tennessee fishing for largemouth bass and striped bass on the reservoirs of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Shawn and his wife moved to the Chesapeake Area in 2006 and settled on the shores of the Magothy River. Once he arrived in Bay Country he applied and refined the fishing techniques that he has used in Tennessee. Today he specializes in Light Tackle Fishing for everything that swims in the Chesapeake Bay. He is probably best known for the monster Rockfish he catches and releases on light tackle.
Shawn is the author of two books that he will be selling and autographing at the Annapolis Expo. His first book entitled Chesapeake Light Tackle – An introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. This book has become a “must have” book by anyone who wants to learn or improve their Light Tackle Fishing abilities. It covers everything from rod/reel selection and jig selection to jigging and topwater fishing techniques. His second book was recently released and is entitled The Right Stuff – Gear and Attitudes for Trophy Light Tackle Fishing. It is a follow on to his first book and provides advanced and more detailed recommendations for selecting and using the “Right Stuff” to help you improve the size and quantity of the fish you pursue.
Shawn is very active in conservation efforts in the Bay and he promotes and demonstrates techniques for careful catch and release. He also maintains a very informative Website and Blog that focuses on Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The website contains numerous informative articles with links to many entertaining and informative U Tube Videos. If you don’t already have this site saved in your favorites folder, click below and check it out!