2011 & 2012 Angler of the Year

Publisher of CrappieNOW and CatfishNOW

Currently Competing in:

2023 National Crappie League

Crappie USA Tournament Trail

Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail.


How to Rig Electronics

Storage Tips

Spider Scoping

B’n’M Poles Freedom Series


Busting Multiple Bream

In-Fisherman Article

Interview with Larry Rea

Crappie Dan, owner of DD Outdoors, fishing Jackson Lake in Elmore County, Alabama

Fishing in Elmore County, AL


17-20 February – Toronto Spring Fishing Show

21-23 February – MS Big Mama Camp

24-25 February – Crappie Madness Spanish Fort, AL

3-4 March – NCL Alabama River Tournament

10-11 March – Crappie Masters Grenada Lake, MS Tournament

24-26 March – Knoxville TN BASS Masters Classic

31 March – 1 April – Crappie Masters Lake Fork, TX Tournament

31 March – 1 April – Crappie Masters Lake Fork, TX Tournament

1 April – NCL Weiss Lake, Centre, AL Tournament

7-8 April – NCL Lake of the Ozarks Camdenton, MO Tournament

14-15 April – Crappie Masters Ross Barnett Tournament


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For those spur-of-the-moment summer heat showers, it’s nice to be prepared. That’s why I like to carry my Norfin USA rain jacket on the boat!


#norfinusa #norfin #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
I love it when a plan comes to fruition - just look at that crappie! I had a lot of success on Grenada Lake thanks to PICO crankbaits and Bobby Garland Crappie Baits. Check out your local Bass Pro Shops for a variety of popular lures and crankbaits.


#bassproshops #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing #BobbyGarlandCrappieBaits
During the 2023 Mississippi Media Camp, the Thundermist Lure Company T-Turn 3-Way Swivel was one of the tools I utilized when targeting slab crappie. It allowed me to tie a lure and a PICO Crankbait on my line, putting multiple presentations in front of the fish. No matter which bait or technique you use, it’s important to run baits just above the fish. The Precision Trolling Data, LLC app provides data for setting bait depths whether using cranks or jigs. Special thank you to Nick DeShano with Off Shore Tackle Company for joining me on Grenada Lake!



#thundermistlures #precisiontrollingdataapp #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
Spider rigging with B'n'M Fishing + pulling Off Shore Tackle Company planer boards = more crappie in the boat! If you want to cover more water and find where fish are in an efficient way, try this technique.



#bnmpoles #bnmfishing #offshoretackle #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
Riding in style on Grenada Lake! The great thing about rigging my boat with the Yamaha Outboards VMAX 250 SHO and Power-Pole Total Boat Control anchors with drift paddles is the control that comes with these great products.



#YamahaSponsoredAngler #YamahaPro #yamahaoutboards #powerpole #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
All smiles on Grenada Lake, Mississippi after a successful day of fishing for slabs! Airport Marine hooked me up with a new Bass Cat Boats at the beginning of the year, and it has been a blast to take out on the water this season. It’s also an honor to represent each of my sponsors as I travel for tournaments and camps, and Epic Wraps has helped me do just that.

#epicwraps #airportmarine #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing #grenadalake #2023MSMediaCamp #BassCatBoats #BCB
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