Hunter’s path to fishing competitively is different than most. While most of the names you hear in this sport have held a fishing rod in their hands since they were young kids, this was not the case for Hunter. He raced motocross from a very young age and started racing professionally at the age of 16. Hunter competed against the best of the best in the AMA Outdoor Nationals and AMA Supercross Series. Injuries and lack of sponsors helped him make the decision to retire early from racing at the age of 21.
It wasn’t until he witnessed his brother, Fletcher Shryock, win a Bassmaster Open in 2011 that intrigued him by the sport of fishing. In the spring of 2012 he purchased his first bass boat and started competing in local tournaments. With help from Fletcher, Hunter signed up for the Bassmaster Northern Opens the very next year.
He also started making his own fishing videos at this time as well. The 24/7series documents all his tournaments throughout the year.
Hunter is now competing in his fifth season on the Bassmaster Elite Series and his third Bassmaster Classic.