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)