Russ Lane has been competing on the
Bassmaster Elite Series since the beginning of 2006 and qualified for seven
Bassmasters Classics, and has been designing baits for SPRO since 2011. Russ
won the AOY event on Lake Jordan in 2010. Russ also competes on Major League
Fishing and has managed to win well over $1,000,000. One of his passions is to
design products that help others catch more fish. Russ has designed four
crankbaits for the SPRO line that have been a huge success.The original Fat Papa 70 is Russís favorite
bait and has played a big part in the success of his career. Russ's newest
design for SPRO is the Fat Papa 55 and Fat Papa 70 Square Bill that are big-time fish catchers.
During the off-season when Russ is not
working for sponsors or new bait designs, he really likes to bow hunt. He says
it helps to relax and reflect on the previous season while preparing mentally
for the next. Before his fishing career began, Russ played college and minor
league baseball as a right-handed pitcher.
His fastball reached 93 mph at times and a hard slider. Tournament fishing was a great way to stay
competitive long after his baseball career was over.
Hobbies: Bow Hunting
wife-Jill, children-Jentzen, Jayce
Russ Lane Facebook Page
Fat Papa 55
Fat Papa 70
Fat Papa SB 55
Fat Papa SB 70