Shin started his career as a professional bass angler in 1991 fishing tournaments in Japan. He had a very successful 13-year pro angler career in Japan before he had the opportunity to compete in the FLW Tour in 2004. He decided to take on the challenge even though he could not speak English at all.
Since then, he has resided in the US and competed in US tournaments. He won the FLW Tour Angler of the Year in his rookie year and became the only international angler who has won the AOY title in the US, as well as the only angler who has won the AOY title in two countries (US and Japan) in bass fishing history!
Hobbies: fishing and playing with his dogs