Bill O’Shinn

Auburn, CA

In his own words

I served in the military, I am business owner, I am a husband, a father and I love to fish. I am looking forward to seeing what APEX
brings and what type of exposure it offers to the anglers in the West. It is going to be fun to have the chance be able to compete on new bodies of water.


Four Apex top 10 finishes, and two top 15’s
Several Pro/Am and Team top-10’s
Three Bassmaster Opens top-5’s
BABC Swimbait Shootout Champion
Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce Champion
Personal Best 12-pounds, 5-ounces from Clear Lake

Behind the Angler

Bill’s first venture into bass fishing was in 2008. He fished his first tournament as a co-angler the next year and within two years moved to a pro angler.

In the Boat

A vibrating jig is Bill’s favorite lure to throw. Overall, he prefers
reaction baits and power fishing – ChatterBaits, swimbaits, and a flipping rig. He always has a Little Creeper Baits Trash Fish and a Z-Man Jack Hammer on the deck.


  • C & C Marine
  • Mercury Marine
  • Phoenix Boats
  • O’Thrift’s
  • Rhusty
  • Elite Customs
  • Little Creeper Baits
  • IROD
  • Torch Eyewear