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.

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Norfin USA rain gear … because sometimes the weatherman is wrong. 


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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!


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Throwback to February when I got to see Kenneth Urbanhs, the man being Tiny's Hand Tied Hair Jigs, at Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort, Alabama. If you’re looking for custom hand tied hair jigs, be sure to check out Tiny’s!

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For many tournament fishermen, forward-facing sonar is a huge asset on their boat. Wearing polarized sunglasses can be challenging at times when it comes to seeing your marine electronics, which is why I wear Hook and Bullet sunglasses. Their LightPro technology is engineered specifically so that I have a clear and consistent view of my electronics while also offering the maximum protection available.


#hookandbulletlife #hookandbullet #crappiedan #crappiemates #crappie #fishing
Long days on the water are a breeze in my Bass Cat Boat from Airport Marine. Whether I’m on my home waters of the Alabama River or on the visiting crappie fishing hot spots such as Grenada Lake, the CHARGE by Power-Pole Total Boat Control lets me enjoy more time on the water by devoting power to batteries that need it the most.


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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
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