Dan Dannenmueller, also known as “Crappie Dan”, is a nationally ranked professional crappie fisherman and publisher. His professional fishing career spans 40 years which includes prestigious recognitions such as the 2011 & 2012 Angler of the Year for the Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. Dan is a retired Air Force 25-year veteran and is the CEO of Knowledge Management Services, based in Millbrook, AL as well as owner of the largest digital crappie magazine, CrappieNOW and another digital magazine, CatfishNOW.
Dan is proud to be sponsored by trusted names in the industry such as Garmin Fish and Hunt, Yamaha Outboards, Bass Cat Boats, B’n’M Poles, Power-Pole, Offshore Tackle, Road Runner Lures and 20+ other notable brands. Dan is participating in the National Crappie League trails in 2023 fishing alongside his wife, Sue Dannenmueller.
Dan is the founder and publisher of CrappieNOW. CrappieNOW has evolved over 10+ years into an unequaled online-only crappie fishing magazine aimed at passionate crappie anglers from all skill levels. CrappieNOW publishes a new online edition every month featuring the industry’s latest and greatest. This e-zine is accessible online to all anglers, but free subscriptions are encouraged for those who want early access to every edition through email. More recently, Dan launched CatfishNOW, a publication aimed at passionate catfish anglers from all skill levels. Both CrappieNOW and CatfishNOW offer information on new fishing tips, techniques, destinations, equipment, electronics, tackle, tournaments, and the latest news from industry-leading professionals. Dan’s team is constantly expanding to keep up with the demands of these industries.
Crappie Dan is a frequent guest on radio and television shows across the United States while competing in various tournament trails: the American Crappie Trail, Crappie USA Tournament Trail and Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail.Through these appearances, he is able to promote crappie fishing, share fishing tips and techniques and introduce his many national & regional sponsors to audiences across the United States. In addition to his engagements in the United States, he has also spoken at seminars in Canada. Crappie Dan shares his 40 years of successful bass and crappie tournament fishing by presenting, teaching and training at numerous outdoor shows, writer’s camps, media camps and retail outlets such as Bass Pro Shops, Walmart and Cabela’s. If you browse CrappieNOW’s e-zine archives, you will find many online articles and informative & educational YouTube videos led by Crappie Dan.