BrushPile Fishing is hosted by 11 time National Qualifier, Russ Bailey. Russ has 14 tournament wins under his belt and is a member of the B’n’M Pro Staff. Russ formerly created and hosted the Midwest Crappie television show for 9 years. His success led to launching his Signature Series Pole with B’n’M Poles, Dock Shooting Kit with Southern Pro Tackle and DVD series, “Anytime Crappie,” with B’n’M Poles.
Russ is a retired police officer, and when he’s not fishing, he works as the Dog Warden for Auglaize County, Ohio. Russ has a magnetic and engaging persona on screen, and is able to get the information across to viewers in an efficient and entertaining manner. Russ is a true supporter of the crappie fishing industry and respected member of the community, speaking on many seminar circuits.