Billy Smith - former "King of the River" Champion talks Smallmouth tactics and overcoming tragedy


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Jul 26 2020 50 mins  

We begin with Alex, Mike and Wayne talking about fishing in the Ozarks and how tournaments have changed to bring families closer together in the outdoors. Plus tourism exploding as the Covid restrictions are being loosened in the states.

Then we are joined by Barb Rogers from the Carter County Nutrition Systems, which helps feed he elderly in Carter County, and how the "King of the River" Fishing Tournament raises money for the organization and the elderly residents. If you would like to help this worthy cause please see the contact information below.

Barb Rogers - 573-323-8377
PO Box 777
Van Buren, MO 63965


We open up the rest of the show with former "King of the River" Champion Billy Smith, owner of Scenic River Guide Service.  Billy shares an inspirational story of how tragedy that took his leg at age 15 hasn't stopped him from achieving his fishing titles and meeting other disable Hero's!  Billy also gives a great history of the Current River and dreams of one day Floating it all the way to Arkansas.

In the Bonus Segment, 2 "King of the River" Champions share river fishing tactics for smallmouth on the Current River located in the Missouri Ozarks.  These are tips that you will want to add to your arsenal for success.

To learn more about Scenic River Guide Service and Billy Smith:
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