Hometown Man

Owens-bass fishingWeb

Knox County resident Shaw Owens (in yellow cap) competes as a College Bass Fisherman with EKU Bassmasters. He is a junior studying political science at Eastern Kentucky University.

He and his partner Ethan Snyder competed June 3-5 finishing 11th out of 76 teams from all over the United states at the BASS Wildcard with a combined weight of 30.3 pounds, qualifying them for a trip to the BASS College National Championship in Wisconsin on July 9-10.

On June 12, Owens and his partner, Ethan Snyder, won the FLW College Bass Conference Qualifier on Kentucky Lake with a one-day total of 21.5 pounds.