Brian Smith

Gadsden , AL

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since:
March 2016

 

2019 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
OS 256 5 20 47.06 1200

2019 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
OS 4 34 1 8 19.74 470
OS 1 12 5 20 47.06 1200
Team 1 69 2 4 8.21 304

Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points

2019 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
OS 1 03/02/2019 Guntersville 54 0 0.00 0.00 50
OS 1 04/13/2019 Neely Henry 24 5 0.00 10.24 227
OS 1 05/04/2019 Guntersville 16 5 0.00 14.44 235
OS 1 06/22/2019 Weiss 33 2 0.00 2.64 218
OS 101 09/07/2019 Guntersville 16 8 0.00 19.74 470
RSC 1 04/04/2019 Eufaula 159 4 3.00 8.71 0
Team 1 06/23/2019 Weiss Lake 56 0 0.00 0.00 50
Team 1 07/20/2019 Neely Henry 47 4 0.00 8.21 254

2020 Standings - 2019 Standings - 2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Brian run?

I drive a Chevrolet 1500 pulling a Freedom Marine Phoenix 920 XP powered by a Mercury 250 Optimax

My Sponsors

Thin Blue Tight Lines

Quantum

Livingston Lures

Tote Rite

P-Line

Line Taming Serum

Tight Lines Worldwide

What Brian does for a living:

Law Enforcement Officer (Deputy Sheriff) and Owner of Thin Blue Tight Lines


What you should know about Brian:

How Brian started fishing

I started fishing for bass and crappie at a young age with my Grandfather on the Coosa River. As I got older I started fishing as a co angler in a couple different trails. I took a break for about ten years then started fishing again as a boater in 2016.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

The ultimate goal is to make it to the Tour level, but my goal in every tournament is to do the absolute best that I can do and build from that.


Favorite way to fish

Growing up and living in the southeast, I am obviously a power fisherman. Flipping, Moving baits and keeping the trolling motor going covering water is how I love to fish.


Most exciting fishing experience

How Brian preps for a tournament

I start by narrowing down what baits I am going to use and planning what areas I will fish (usually by the time of year and what lake Im on). I then break down those ares and try to fish them thoroughly and locate where most of the fish are congregated. I then try to replicate that in the tournaments.


Three favorite search baits

Buzzbait, Swimbaiit, Crankbait


Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.

Most challenging part of tournament fishing

For me the most challenging part of tournament fishing is adjusting to different lakes. Sometimes you can get caught up with trying to make the fish bite what you want to throw, because it worked on another lake the previous week, instead of giving them what they want.


When tournaments don't go my way

I always learn something from fishing tournaments if I do good or bad. I take that learning experience and apply it to future tournaments and try not to make the same mistakes.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Put your time in on the water. Trial and error is the best teacher. Dont be affraid to think outside the box. 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water.


Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport

Flipping bait, Spinnerbait, Crankbait. Keep it simple and go fish.



 


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