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


CrappieNOW is an unequaled online-only crappie fishing magazine aimed at passionate crappie anglers from all skill levels. It is presented on a platform where readers can search for information on new crappie fishing tips, techniques, destinations, equipment, tackle, tournaments, and the latest news from industry-leading professionals.

CrappieNOW website on desktop and phone


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Crappie Mates had a wonderful Day 1 at the National Crappie League  tournament at Sardis Lake. We caught over 70 crappie today! 

More to come tomorrow.  

#nationalcrappieleague #NCL #CrappieDan #CrappieMates
As it warms up, mayflies will hatch in Alabama, and Bobby Garland Crappie Baits newest bait, the MayFly, will come in handy! We have had so much success with this bait — especially the Spring Fling color.


#BobbyGarlandCrappieBaits #Fishing #Crappie #AlabamaFishing
Must haves on my boat! Crappie can’t get enough of these this year. If you’re looking for Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Team Crappie or Road Runner Lures jig heads, check out your local Bass Pro Shops!


#bassproshops #basspro #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing #roadrunnerlures #bobbygarlandcrappiebaits #teamcrappie
Early mornings or late nights -  doesn’t matter! My Firefly Outdoor&Marine LLC stern light keeps my boat illuminated so I can go crappie fishing any hour of the day without having blinding lights in my eyes.


#fireflymarine #fireflyoutdoors #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
Norfin USA rain gear … because sometimes the weatherman is wrong. 


#norfinusa #norfin #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing #crappiefishing
The CHARGE by Power-Pole Total Boat Control monitors power use and distributes power where it's needed most. This device is extremely handy on the road because I can check my battery from anywhere!


#TheCharge #Crappie #Fishing #CrappieFishing #CrappieDan #CrappieMates
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