I grew up fishing mainly trout and farm pond bass. Started walleye fishing in my 20's. I got into competitive walleye fishing in 2017 taking 4th place in my first ever tournament. Fish primarily
inland lakes in NE Ohio and Western PA. I spend all summer and fall on Lake Erie's Eastern and Central Basin.
I have used Snakebite Snap weights since the original owner first starting selling them. Snakebite Snaps are the best snap weight on the market due to there easy one hand operation. There is no
pinching which becomes nearly impossible during the cold weather months. No pads to wear out. I also know that when I put a Snakebite on they are not moving. I've regularly trolled 4oz weights
and have used up to 8 Oz weights and have never lost or had a snap move.
2019 OWF Team of the Year Runner-Up
2x Top 4 Finishes OWF Championship
3rd Place Erie Marine Sales Open - Lorain 2021
3x NTC Qualifier
15 Top 10 finishes in OWF, WMT and BWC since 2017
Limit Rod Holders Prostaff
FishUSA Field Staff
One More Cast Custom Lures Prostaff
Ryan Yonkers, Avon, OH
Married to Nicole Yonkers (20years)
2 Kids 19yo Son and 18yo Daughter
First Mate - Noah’s Ark Charters 15 years
I grew up fishing Lake Erie as a kid with my Dad, Capt Moses, and my Grandpa. When I was in my teenage years I mostly fished out of a 16’ tiller, trolling near-shore structure for big
walleye. In my twenties and thirty’s I first mated for my Dad on Noah’s Ark charters.
I bought my first Ranger in 2017 and that’s when I really started to get into fishing tournaments.
I use snakebite snaps for a couple reasons. I like the versatility of being able to change the size weight on the snap quickly and easily. In cold weather they are more easily opened to place on
the line when finger dexterity is an issue. A big reason for me is less line disturbance when removing the weight while fighting a fish.
2021 LEWT Team of the Year Champion
2x 1st place GWP memorial (4x top 5)
2nd place GOTL Series Cleveland
MWC - In the Money, 2 of 4 events fished. Top 20 all 4