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Rusty Salewske


Hometown Alpine, California
Age 52
Former Occupation Grading and paving contractor (current)
Height 5' 11''
Weight 220 lbs.
Injuries Left shoulder pain from playing baseball


Years Pro 13
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 4 (0) As of 5/14/2010
Career Earnings* $252,443 As of 5/14/2010
Last 3 Finishes 29 - Lake Guntersville, 10/20/2011
118 - Lake Pickwick, 7/21/2011
142 - Kentucky Lake, 6/16/2011
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 5/14/2010
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 5/14/2010

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Skeet Reese "He's a great businessman and he's really done a lot for showing guys how to acquire sponsors."
Home Lake El Capitan
Favorite Lake California Delta
Least Favorite Lake Lake Okeechobee "I cannot catch a bass there."
Favorite Technique Jigs deep or shallow
Primary Fishing Strength Structure fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Versatility
Biggest Weakness Sight-fishing
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Reaction Innovations, Powell Rods, Typhoon Polarized Optics
Non-Fishing Sponsors Iron Horse Grading
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Ford F-350

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak and potatoes
Favorite Music Country
Favorite Book/Movie Forrest Gump (movie)
Non-Angling Hero My grandfather "He introuduced me to fishing and he'd take me every day of every summer."
When Not Fishing Golf, racquetball
Why He Fishes "I just loving being in the outdoors and I thrive on the competition."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
10/20/2011 FLWT Lake Guntersville 29  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 118  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 142  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 112  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 73  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 51  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 95  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 128  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 51  
10/1/2010 TTBC Lake Conroe 7  
8/5/2010 FLWT Lake Lanier 24  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 101  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 46  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 20  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 2  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 24  
7/30/2009 FLW Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 5  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 22  
11/15/2006 FLWS Lewis Smith Lake 5  
10/11/2006 FLWS Lake of the Ozarks 89  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 126  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 2  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 44  
6/22/2005 FLW Potomac River 173  
5/11/2005 FLW Wheeler Lake 149  
4/13/2005 FLW Beaver Lake 48  
3/9/2005 FLW Ouachita River 50  
2/9/2005 FLW Lake Toho 144  
1/19/2005 FLW Lake Okeechobee 175  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 36  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 99  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 40  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 177  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 46  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 179  

*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 5/13/2010

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