Russell is a true career fisherman, and although he is only 22 he has accomplished a lot in his young career. He first started sport fishing with his grandfather when he was just a boy. At 16 he began to fish salmon commercially, and he has been crab fishing the last 2 years. So far Russell has done 2 King and Opie seasons on the Fierce Allegience, and 2 Blue crab trips with the Seabrooke. When he is not crabbing, Russell runs his own salmon boat on Bristol Bay, and he plans to captain a crab boat in the next couple of years. He loves being on the water, but is not a big fan of cold weather, breaking ice, or working long hours. He's also not a big fan of bad crew morale or greenhorns who can't fish either.