Billy Hines

Vacaville, Calif.
Vacaville, Calif.


In his own words

I have always been an active person, whether it’s been playing pool, riding motorcycles or fishing professionally, I like to keep busy. My wife Tonya and I run our business, Hines Custom Fence and Iron, but for the past several years, I have fished the FLW Tour and the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuits nationally. I love to compete on a high level and having something like the Apex Tour allowed me to take a step back home to be closer to my family while doing that. I look forward to competing on the Apex Tour in 2023 and beyond


I have had two top 10 finishes in FLW and MLF Competition at home and nationally in the past few seasons earning over $100,000 along the way.

Behind the Angler

I have played pool competitively, raced motorcycles and began fishing late in life, but found a love for competing and for sharing my love of fishing with anglers of all ages. I really love to see the youth of today pick up a fishing rod and get outside away from all of the things that can keep them in front of a screen.

In the Boat

I like to think of myself as a versatile angler, I can catch fish in a variety of ways, but I have put a lot of fish in the boat across the country with a Frenzy Nail Standup Jighead and a Strike King Finesse Worm. I love to throw a hollow bodied frog like the Strike King Sexy Frog as well, and whenever I can find a good swimbait bite, I will be taking part in it.


  • Gone Fishin’ Marine
  • Ranger Boats
  • Mercury
  • Garmin
  • Power Pole
  • Lew’s
  • Strike King
  • iFish Group
  • Top This
  • The Red One
  • Frenzy Baits
  • Accu Cull