Russell Blackwell

Fort Drum , NY

Competition Team: A

Member Since:
August 2011

 

2020 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 401 9 18 45.18 1118

2020 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 112 15 9 18 45.18 1118

2020 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
A 43 1118

2020 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 112 03/01/2020 Possum 15 3 0.00 6.45 186
AFT 112 03/14/2020 Nocona 5 4 9.17 20.98 196
AFT 112 05/16/2020 Amon G Carter 23 1 2.30 2.30 178
AFT 112 05/30/2020 Possum 21 2 0.00 2.77 180
AFT 112 05/31/2020 Possum 15 3 0.00 4.36 186
AFT 112 06/13/2020 Lake Hubbard Creek 20 2 0.00 2.60 362
AFT 112 10/26/2019 Hubbard Creek 13 2 0.00 3.60 188
AFT 112 11/16/2019 Texoma 26 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 112 12/14/2019 Graham 19 1 2.12 2.12 182

2020 Standings

2019 Standings

2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Russell run?

2018 Ranger Z521C Ranger Cup

250hp Evinrude E-Tec G2

2012 Ram

My Sponsors

Deep Creek Lures Pro Staff

Captain Gary's Marine Care Products

FishStyx Custom Rods

TRC Rod Covers

Liquid Mayhem

Army Bass Anglers Coalition Pro Staff

What Russell does for a living:

Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army


What you should know about Russell:

How Russell started fishing

I started fishing from the banks of Hiawassee Lake and Campbell Cove Lake with my dad since I have memories.  I was introduced to tournament bass fishing by my uncle during my teens.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I want to promote the sport.  Some of lifes greatest memories are made with a rod in your hand!


Favorite way to fish

Either deep cranking or c-rigging in the middle of the summer.  I also like flipping shallow banks.  Flipping seems to be some of the most exciting fishing ever, regardless of fish size!


Most exciting fishing experience

Catching a 10-pounder on leave.


How Russell preps for a tournament

The honest answer is I usually don't get any time to actually prep, so the night before I make a tennative plan and really, on tournament day, just "go for it."


Three favorite search baits

Swimbait

Crankbait

Spinnerbait


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

My best tournament finish was my first win in a local club tournament in 2012 on Falls Lake, NC.  It was my first win.  I started early in the day cranking and caught my bigger fish (only two of them), and when the bite slowed, I switched to a shakey head and limited out.  I caught 6 fish the whole day, but one was too short to weigh!


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Consistency and not allowing yourself to become frustrated.  You must understand that, statistically speaking, you're going to lose more times than you win.  Having fun becomes challenging sometimes.


When tournaments don't go my way

See above.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

See above!


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

Practice and experiment.  Don't get wrapped up in what you see the "pros" doing and thinking that you always have to be doing that.  Figure out what works for you.



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