Clint Nail

Sterrett , AL

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since: 2002-10-11

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 65 9 55 128.26 2814
OS 1148 1 5 13.60 245

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 75 1 5 30 69.57 1112
AFT 88 19 2 10 30.11 388
AFT 24 29 1 5 13.62 188
AFT 1 65 1 10 14.96 1680
OS 2 75 1 5 13.60 245

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
ASC 42 2814
ASC 45 2814

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 75 01/27/2018 Lay Lake 2 5 4.93 15.56 186
AFT 24 02/24/2018 Jordan 4 5 0.00 13.62 188
AFT 75 03/17/2018 Lay Lake 2 5 4.26 10.72 184
AFT 88 03/24/2018 Neely Henry 3 5 5.79 16.97 198
AFT 75 04/14/2018 Logan Martin (Open) 3 5 0.00 8.29 184
AFT 75 06/30/2018 Logan Martin 1 10 3.48 23.39 372
AFT 88 07/28/2018 Neely Henry 3 5 4.53 13.14 190
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 65 10 0.00 14.96 1680
AFT 75 11/18/2017 Lay Lake 1 5 3.19 11.61 186
OS 2 06/16/2018 Logan Martin 6 5 0.00 13.60 245

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Clint run?

Triton TRX 20

Mercury 250 Pro XS

Nissan Titan 

My Sponsors

My sponsors are Airport Marine and Mercury Marine.

What Clint does for a living:

Environmental Affairs Specilist with Alabama Power


What you should know about Clint:

I am a scientist...I worked as a molecular biologist for 19 years in the cancer research fiield.  Presently, and for the lasy 8 years, I have worked as a chemist for Alabama Power.  Iam married and have a 15 year old daughter.  I love all things outdoors;  fishing, hunting, golf...but fishing is my passion.


How Clint started fishing

My Uncle, retired professional angler Fred "Taco" Bland, took me fishing for the first time when I was around 10 years old.  Soon after that, we fished a few club and "wildcat" tournaments and I was hooked.  Since then, I have fished mostly local and regional tournaments with American Bass Anglers and BFLs and other tournament trails.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I love fishing local and regional tournaments interacting and fellowshipping with friends and competitors. If work and family would lend it, I would like, in the next year or so, progress to the next level...ie. Costa Series or B.A.S.S. Southern Opens.


Favorite way to fish

Power fishing is my favorite way to catch fish.  I like to fish heavy structure with stiff rods and heavy line.

However, my strenght is my versatility, I always have a spinning rod and a crankbait rod on the front deck.


Most exciting fishing experience

Out of all of my tournaments I have participated in and fish I have caught, the most exciting fishing experience for me is netting a four and three pound bass on an umbrella rig my daughter caught on the same cast. 


How Clint preps for a tournament

I like to gain as much information on the lake I'm fishing leading up to the tournament.  I us the internet, social media and fishing videos to gain as much information as possible.  Also, I like to have all my tackle and boat organized and tournament ready the day of the tournament.


Three favorite search baits

My three favorite search baits are shallow running crankbaits, spinnerbaits and swim-jigs.


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

I have been moderately successful fishing American Bass Angler events and FLW-BFL events. I have over sixty top five finishes with fifteen victories since early 2000s.  Also, I have five top ten finishes with thirty entries in BFL events.  I have a second place finish on Eufaula (BFL) with almost twenty three pounds including big fish at seven pounds.  In 2015 on Lake Hartwell in the ABA Ram Chapionship I finished in fith place out of almost three hundred enntries.  I caught all my fish in very deep water on very light line which was something new for me.  I adjusted very well to the conditions as the tournment progressed.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

The most challenging thing about tournament fishing is being able to adapt to the ever-changing conditions from day to day and throughout the day.  To be successful you have to have confidence with your abilties to adjust during the day as things change.


When tournaments don't go my way

I try to always keep a positive attitude when things do not go my way in a tournament.  I try to focus on the things that went right during the day instead of dwelling on the negatives. 


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

I like to always stay positive, do not get down when things go wrong.  If you are in a tournament, stay focused until the last cast, you never know when that bite will happen.  Also, remeber that fish have a brain the size of a black eyed pea, so sometimes they they do not act you want them too.


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

I have publlished dozens of fishing articles on fishing techniques, lures and strategies for Shorelines magazine published by Alabama Power.  l love sharing my knowledge with fishermen, new to the sport and experienced.  Also, as a director for Airport Marine Tournament Trail and in the past American Bass Anglers, I enjoy sharing information about new products and ideas with fishermen.



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