Russell Blackwell

Manassas , VA

Competition Team: A

Member Since:
August 2011

 

2022 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 608 8 17 31.40 757

2022 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 112 57 1 3 6.53 192
AFT 16 49 2 5 8.51 364
AFT 13 48 2 6 9.22 342
AFT 11 17 3 3 7.14 432

2022 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
A 58 757

2022 Tournament Results

Name Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
Russell Russ R. Blackwell AFT 16 03/05/2022 Falls 18 2 0.00 4.49 183
Russell R. Blackwell AFT 11 04/02/2022 Potomac River 8 1 2.12 2.12 190
Russell R. Blackwell AFT 11 04/09/2022 Potomac River 9 2 0.00 5.02 192
Russell R. Blackwell AFT 13 04/30/2022 Chickahominy 31 5 0.00 6.93 170
Russell R. Blackwell AFT 16 05/14/2022 Gaston 20 3 0.00 4.02 181
Russell Russ R. Blackwell AFT 13 06/04/2022 Chickahominy 29 1 0.00 2.29 172
Russell R. Blackwell AFT 11 07/16/2022 Potomac River 15 0 0.00 0.00 50
Russell Russ R. Blackwell AFT 112 10/09/2021 Hubbard Creek 9 3 0.00 6.53 192

2020 Standings - 2019 Standings - 2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Russell run?

2018 Ranger Z521C Ranger Cup

250hp Yamaha VMAX SHO

2012 Ram

My Sponsors

911 Custom Lures

FishStyx Custom Rods

Wicked Weights

TRC Rod Covers

Army Bass Anglers Coalition Pro Staff

Amphibia Eyegear

Ranger Cup

Yamaha

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

Swim Jig

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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