Shane Doughty, Girard, PA
  • 35 years old 
  • Married to Becca Doughty (2 months) 
  • 1 20 yr old stepson and 3 cats
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
  • Licensed Captain  
  • 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 
  • 2x NTC Qualifier 
  • 14 Top 10 finishes (11 since 2018) 

Joe Gibson, Avon Lake, OH 
  • Primary waters: Lake Erie
  • Favorite Technique: Trolling on bottom
  • Boat: Ranger 622 pro
  • Off-Season hobbies: Waterfowl Hunting & Ice Fishing
Joe Gibson grew up in Avon Lake, OH where he fished anything he could from neighborhood creeks to Lake Erie.   After graduating from Bowling Green State University his passion grew for fishing and he started traveling the Great Lakes region targeting Walleye, Steelhead, Salmon, and Musky. Joe is now fishing walleye tournaments including Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit, Lake Erie Walleye Trail, and Ohio Walleye Federation.  Joe fishes Snakebite Snaps for efficiency and reliability, because every second counts on tournament day. 
  • 2022 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Champion (MWC)
  • 2021 LEWT: 7th place Team of the Year
  • 2021 Hooks for Hunger: 2nd place
  • 2020 Huron LEWT: 10th place
  • 2021 Lorain LEWT: 10th place

About Us

Snakebite Snaps, LLC is a small tackle company based in Ohio.  We are a handful of experienced walleye anglers with a strong technical and machining backgrounds.  Together, we designed an innovative new snap weight system.  We envisioned a reliable, affordable and easy to use Snap Weight. 

 

Snakebite Snap weights have an approved US Patent.  Snakebite Snaps name, Logo and Slogan 'Fish Hard. Fish Snakebite' are under US Trademark.

 

Snakebite Snaps

Streetsboro, OH