2011 & 2012 Angler of the Year

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Currently Competing in:

2022 American Crappie Trail

Crappie USA Tournament Trail

Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail.


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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


9-12 November 2022 – Dale Hollow Midwest Crappie Alliance Shootout and Expo


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We put Bobby Garland Crappie Baits' Mayfly to work on Jackson Lake Island in Elmore County, AL using PRADCO's Thill Crappie Cork. The Mayfly represents another common prey group for crappie: insects and produces a lot of action in the water.


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Bait of choice today: Team Crappie's Spin Caller! When using this effective crappie catcher, always vary the presentation of your lure. Slow it down and then speed it up or let it drop near the structure and slowly begin reeling.


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All of the hunters are in the woods which means more room on the water for us — we aren’t complaining! 

Bass Cat Boats 

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We are about to make a color transition from some of Bobby Garland Crappie Baits' popular colors like Monkey Milk and Bone White to darker colors like Cajun Cricket and BBQ Chicken. Regardless, the Mayfly is our bait of choice. It has produced crappie year round!


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We all know crappie won’t hit a dead minnow, so we are keeping our bait fresh in the Engel Coolers 30 Quart Live Bait Drybox/Cooler. There are so many great features, but one of our favorites is the pull net. This new feature makes fetching your bait and changing the water a breeze.


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It won’t be long before we are fishing deeper waters here in Alabama. We are finding crappie with our Garmin Fish & Hunt LiveScope and having a blast!


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