Eight years ago, Smith found himself ready for a new challenge, so he bought a 58-foot custom Carolina boat that he named Zues, after his late Rottweiler. He enjoyed fishing in a couple of the Bahamas Billfish Championship events in 2010, so Smith teamed with Capt. Glenn Cameron and mate Tim Lanahan and won the 2011 championship series. They had two first-place finishes and two seconds out of five tournaments, and set a series record with 12,000 total points. In 15 days of fishing in the Bahamas, the Zues team released 13 blue marlin, 12 white marlin and 11 sailfish, nearly all of them on 20- and 30-pound outfits.