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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Whether you’re trying to hold your boat steady and dip jigs in brush piles or slow troll in open water, adding some Power-Pole Total Boat Control anchors to the back of your boat will make it a lot easier to deal with the wind.


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When I want to cover a lot of water quickly and efficiently, I use Off Shore Tackle Company planer boards and Tadpoles. My boards keep baits away from the boat, preventing fish from getting spooked. The tadpole diving weight allows for precise depth control with minimal line out, improving control and maneuverability.


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Having my Garmin Fish & Hunt electronics and the Precision Trolling Data, LLC app is crucial. They save me time by helping me find the best spots and figuring out the right lead lengths and trolling speeds. The Precision Trolling Data app makes my time on the water more efficient, and the sonar lets me know if there are fish around, resulting in more crappie at the end of my lines.


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