Matt Shura

Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert, AZ


In his own words

I am a versatile fisherman. I am as good in two-feet of water as I am in 52-feet of water. I am as good flippin’, punchin’ and froggin’ as I am with deep spoons and drop shots. I have strengths; but I pride myself on versatility. That is what I try to explain to the kids when I am teaching techniques. I am looking forward to competing against some of the best fishermen on the West Coast in APEX. I think it is a great platform to promote our sponsors. The media and television exposure are what excites me about APEX.


Former Largemouth State Record holder at 15.86-pounds from Canyon Lake, 2014 Clear Lake California Open champion, 2019 Lake Pleasant Surprise Ford Open champion, 2016 Lake Mead American Bass Team champion, 2012 Lake Pleasant Team Open champion, 2-time top-10’s Lake Mead WON Bass U.S. Open, licensed Arizona fishing guide, regular guest on Fishing with Johnny Johnson TV show and Don McDowell Outdoors radio show, and articles in Bass Resource

Behind the Angler

Matt started pond fishing for bluegill when he was six-years-old. After seeing a Bassmaster episode on TV, he knew he wanted to be a pro fisherman. His ultimate motivation came when he saw pro anglers giving seminars on the tank at boat shows. He fished his first team tournament at 16-years-old.

In the Boat

Matt’s must-have is a drop shot. His go-to worm is a Roboworm or 5150 Plastics in Oxblood.


  • Battle Born Batteries
  • Efficient Roofing
  • Airtime Cooling and Heating
  • Nitro Boats, Bass Pro Shops
  • Kastking
  • DD26 Fishing
  • A&M Graphics
  • Signature Gate Systems and Welding Company
  • Mercury Outboards
  • Big O Tires AZ
  • Lowell Tucker Enterprises
  • Great Embroidery
  • Robo Junky Boat Detail