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Profile: Shane Turcotte
Occupation: Financial Security Advisor, Professional Angler/Guide
Area: Superior, St Marys River, Algoma Region
Species: Mainly focused on Trophy Walleyes but also fish Salmon, Lake Trout, Smallmouth, Muskie, Sturgeon, Perch, Pike

Shane has been an angler for 30+ years. He enjoys many hours fishing as a grandson, son, father, friend and Pro. He has been fishing as a Walleye professional for the last 3 years on the Northern Ontario Walleye Trail ( and MWC. In 2011, he captured his first Walleye Tournament win on the NOWT and finished 16th overall for Angler of the Year.

He also found time to Chair and Emcee the first Kiwanis Invitational Walleye Tournament (, and annual professional walleye event in Sault Ste Marie, which is sanctioned by the NOWT. Next year will be a breakout year as he represents Team Canada at the AIM Canada vs USA walleye Shootout, 31 top pros from Canada take on 31 Top pros from USA. An opportunity to represent your country is always an honour. He will also be running full tournament schedule on the NOWT and MWC circuits.

Most of his time is spent on the water as a tournament angler or showing others tips and techniques for catching all species through his guide service, Hooked Professional Guide Services & Promotions ( His guide service allows him to focus on his passion and utilize his skills to grow as a Professional in the fishing industry. His guide service primarily operates on the St. Mary's River system but he frequents many lakes all around Ontario.

Shane is acting Vice President of the NOWT, where he writes articles and manages site content. Shane is a member in good standing of the National Professional Angler's Association ( #452. You can follow Shane's blog at as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@hookedproguide) for many updates and tips/techniques.

Shane is ProStaff & represents the following brands: Northland Tackle, Offshore Tackle, Crestliner Boats, Radioworld Inc, Reef Runner Lures, Clam Outdoors, Ice Armor, Freedom 55 Financial, Vexilar Inc, Navionics, Streamside Rods, Simms Fishing Products.