Shook's track record shows why he is the king of kingfishing from North Carolina to Louisiana. Two weeks before our trip, Team Kwazar - which consists of Shook, Mark Kennedy and Max Williams - won the Grand Ole Opry/TNN King Mackerel Tournament out of Clearwater, Florida, and collected a cool $100,000 in cash - the biggest payout ever for a king mackerel tourney. But Shook's accomplishments don't end there. In 1998 he received the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) Angler of the Year award, and his team was the 1997 Division 8 champion. Steve also landed the first-place king of 42.4 pounds in the 1998 Sneads Ferry Tournament in North Carolina, and won the 1998 King Buster tourney in St. Augustine, Florida, with a 42.6-pounder. And in 1997 he took a king of 55.7 pounds to win a tourney in Cypress Cove, Louisiana. To top it off, kingfishing is a family affair - his wife, Ginger, was the 1997 and 1998 SKA Lady Angler of the Year.