Bill Stines

Dover , TN

Competition Team: AF

Member Since:
October 2002

 

2019 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 631 5 7 42.28 986

2019 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 33 14 1 0 0.00 50
AFT 32 3 4 7 42.28 936

2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
AF 44 986

2019 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 33 04/27/2019 Kentucky 9 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 32 04/28/2019 Kentucky Lake 8 0 0.00 1.72 183
AFT 32 07/13/2019 Kentucky Lake 1 4 5.32 15.63 192
AFT 32 07/20/2019 Kentucky Lake 1 0 4.76 17.74 189
AFT 32 08/10/2019 Kentucky Lake 3 3 0.00 7.19 372

2020 Standings

2019 Standings

2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Bill run?

2015 Legend V-20, Yamaha 250 SHO, 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Offroad SR5

My Sponsors

Bass Boat Saver, Trafalgar, Indiana (Paul Browning created a product that I've been using since it first came out, and is an avid angler himself that understands boat owners and tournament fishermen).

Bill's Marine and Rig Ranger, Skiatook, Oklahoma (Seth and Terry Canady are easy to get to know and work with on purchase, service and maintenance of your bass boat).

What Bill does for a living:

Retired United States Air Force and Owner of a small Aerospace Company.


What you should know about Bill:

How Bill started fishing

My father got me started at an early age. Every weekend from age 3 until I went into the military was spent at a lake catching fish for the freezer. This evolved into fishing for bass and competing in tournaments.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I just want to spend as much time on the water as possible, and continue to learn something new everyday.


Favorite way to fish

Pitching a jig or soft plastic whether it be in brush or deep water. I don't like to fish fast and this suits my style and attitude. Ledge and structure fishing is the most enjoyable and that's where I can be found at most tournaments. I love to find potentially productive structure by using my electronics.


Most exciting fishing experience

How Bill preps for a tournament

I normally like to prefish and idle around looking at my graphs. Every bait on the rods get retied or respooled and I try to prepare for weather and wind forecast for the tournament day.


Three favorite search baits

Spring and Fall would be shallow crankbaits. Summer would be topwater baits. Winter would be jerkbaits.


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

Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Getting and staying focused and maintaining a positive mental attitude when the fish aren't cooperating!


When tournaments don't go my way

This is about 95% of the time! For me it's all about having fun and learning something new. I've met some of my best friends while tournament fishing, so I consider this as a social investment. Anytime you can go fishing and visit with friends, things have in fact really gone your way, regardless of the position of finish!


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Have fun! Relax and don't be so competitve (win at all costs) that you don't take the time to learn about the other anglers, their techniques, their stories, their families, and their attitudes. It's more about people than the fish.  A word of caution....competitve bass fishing is addictive.


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


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