As a small boy I fished all of South Louisiana with my father Jessie Smith. In 1981 I took up Go-Kart racing and was competitive on a Regional and National level. Then I began driving Sprint Cars and competed in the ASCS, American Sprint Car Series. After Sprint Car racing I trained for and completed my first Ironman Triathlon in 2000. At the time I owned and operated a small oilfield consulting business.
In 2009 I decided to pursue the passion of my childhood and became a fulltime fishing guide. I acquired my USGG Master’s Captain License. I’m a lifetime member of CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) and a member of the LCBA (LA Charter Boat Association).
I was featured in (and on the cover of) Gerald Horst’s book about LA guides…Trout Masters Too: How the Pros Do It
Presently I’m touring with the Elite Redfish Series, Rudy’s Pro Redfish Series, and the Tito’s Redfish Series.…a competitive Redfish tournament and was named 2013 Saltwater Series Team of the Year.