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 Russ’s 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
Family: wife-Jill, children-Jentzen, Jayce