Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2023 at The Alliant Energy Center
Tom Keenan holding walleye

Tom Keenan

Unique Crankbait tactics for walleye on any body of water

Tom Keenan is 51-year-old professional angler and a well-known walleye angler.  He currently resides in Hatley, WI.  Tom and his wife Anne have 2 daughters, Jen age 24 and Rachel age 20, both daughters are currently enrolled in college pursing degrees in the medical field.  Tom was lucky enough to grow up on the beautiful shores of Little Bay de Noc in Upper Michigan, his passion for fishing started at a young age.

Tom fished his first tournament in 1989.  Tom teamed up with his brother Mark and ending up taking 2nd place at their first MWC Event. This event inspired him to get a college degree and land a job in the fishing industry.  Tom has fished tournaments for over 30 years and has accumulated various titles along the way.  He has won Team of the Year Twice with the MWC, 3-time RCL/FLW Angler of the Year and won the NWT Angler of the Year in 2019.  He has won events on the MWC, FLW, RCL & NWT trails.  He surpassed a major milestone in 2016 with having made over $1 million in career earnings.   His career milestone win came in 2003 when he won the RCL Championship and earned $300,000 for this single event.  He is the all-time career earner on the RCL tour and currently is 2nd for earnings on the NWT Trail.

Tom worked for Gander Mountain for over 27 years and was a store manager for one of the highest volume stores in the company for 20 plus years.  He has done seminars and speaking events through out the Midwest.  He always represented his company and sponsors will the highest regards.  Tom was always willing to help customers, no matter of their skill level at the store.

Career Highlights

  • 2021 Induction into Fresh Water Hall of Fame
  • 1st Place 2003 RCL Championship, Red Wing, MN
  • $1,200,000 plus career earnings
  • 2006 FLW Angler of the Year
  • 2006 Ranger Cup Winner
  • 2010 Angler of the Year Eastern Division
  • 2010 Ranger Cup Winner
  • 2011 FLW Angler of the Year
  • 2019 NWT Angler of the Year
  • Qualified for 10 Consecutive MWC Championships
  • 1998 and 2000 MWC Team of the Year
  • 1st Place 2016 NWT Lake Erie
  • 1st Place 2010 Spring Valley FLW
  • 1st Place PWT Walleye Tournament, Fond du Lac, WI
  • 1st Place MWC Green Bay Walleye Tournament, Oconto, WI
  • 2nd Place RCL Championship, Green Bay, WI
  • 25 MWC Top Ten Finishes
  • 4 PWT Top Ten Finishes
  • 16 FLW Top Ten Finishes(the most ever)
  • Made cut in 4 out of 10  FLW Championships
  • All time leading career earnings on FLW/RCL Tour
  • 2018 & 2019 Caught a 5-fish limit every day of competition(17 days)
  • 18 out of 28 NWT Events Cashed a check
  • 18 checks cashed on NWT is tied for 1st
  • 2nd in career earnings on the NWT
  • Fished over 50 MWC Events
  • Fished 50 RCL/FLW Events
  • Fished all 28 NWT Events
  • Current NWT Angler of the Year