2011 & 2012 Angler of the Year

Publisher of CrappieNOW and CatfishNOW

Currently Competing in:

2023 National Crappie League


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


12 August – NCL Truman Lake, Clinton, MO Tournament

19 August – Legends of the Outdoors

26-27 – NCL Ross Barnett Tournament

9 September – NCL Lake of the Ozarks, Laurie, MO Tournament

22-24 September Mr. Crappie EXPO

7 October – NCL Falls of Rough River Lake, KY Tournament

14 October – NCL Lake D’Arbonne, Farmerville, LA Tournament

20 – 21 October – NCL Ross Barnett Tournament

21 – 29 October – Midwest Crappie Alliance Tournament & EXPO

9 – 10 December – NCL Lake D’Arbonne, Farmerville, LA Tournament


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We maximize our coverage during the transition to fall using Driftmaster Rod Holders Crappie Stalkers for spider rigging and Garmin Fish & Hunt LiveScope. 


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Set and ready to roll for the next National Crappie League tournament with Outlaw Lithium! We have been extremely happy with the power our batteries have provided us with during long tournament weekends. 

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Last summer, we deployed a MossBack Fish Habitat into the Alabama River. The fish warmed up to the structure very quickly! The habitat was easy to assemble and deploy and will last a very long time. 


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It's always a good day with Garmin Fish & Hunt. We are ready for another tournament!


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We have been so pleased with our Outlaw Lithium batteries! This year we set out to prioritize reliability and consistency with our gear which led us to this awesome company. Whether you are a tournament or recreational fisherman, they have what any fisherman will need for reliable and consistent lithium power!

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We are reeling in slabs on the Bobby Garland Crappie Baits' Mayfly on the Alabama River in Elmore County, AL using Gamma Fishing line. I am finding crappie in shallow water this August. Crappie may stay in shallow water this time of year because there is more oxygen. 


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