Shaun Ratay is from Elburn, Illinois and grew up fishing at his family's lake house in western IL. He graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Marketing and Professional Sales. Shaun has targeted many different types of species over the years but started focusing on tournament bass fishing 5 years ago.  He is now part of the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation Club the Prairie State Bass Masters and also fishes many tournaments at his local fishing club at Lake Carol, IL.  He fishes out of a 20ft Nitro equipped with Hummingbird electronics, 2 Sportsman II Power Poles, 200hp Mercury Outboard, and Motorguide Xi5 Trolling Motor. 


When he is not fishing, which is pretty rare, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He also works as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.