Shawn Chapin

Freelancer writer and former guide
Fishing gear and lure making
Muskie fishing


  • Tournament angler and former fishing guide
  • Lure maker
  • Successful outdoor writer


Shawn Chapin is an experienced fishing writer and guide based in Wisconsin, where he loves targeting muskie and a range of other species.

He also founded his own lure making company, Black Market Lures, producing gear for muskie anglers.

Shawn's fished extensively for pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth and panfish species. He's developing a passion for chasing trout on the fly rod.

He has also worked as a fishing guide in his native Wisconsin and competes in muskie tournaments in the state. In winter, you can find him on the ice pursuing his passion for ice fishing.

He's written extensively for Tackle Village and other outdoor sites sharing his knowledge of pursuing his favorite species as well as practical advice and reviews of the latest fishing gear.


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