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Our family and Company Mission since 2002! Creating an unforgettable outdoor fishing experience for everyone! Catching and teaching fresh water fishing skills and techniques to every level and every age angler, all year long. Creating exciting outdoor memories and stories you will be telling for the rest of your life. Providing First Class service with all the latest technology and cutting edge equipment.  Honesty, Integrity and our sincere passion for a personalized fishing experience coupled with our commitment to being the BEST Fishing Guide and Instruction Service anywhere is our mission.

2019 Rollins Crew Resized

The Rollins Crew (from left Laurie, Conley, Victoria, Chuck & Colt)

About the Founding Owners/Lead Guide and our Professional Specialized Guide Team

In 2002 Chuck & Laurie Rollins founded and began operating BigCrappie.com Fishing Guided and Instruction Service on Cedar Creek Lake Texas.  BigCrappie.com is also the owners of all boats and equipment used for guided fishing trips.

03-06-15 Chuck with Large Hybrid

BigCrappie.com Guide Services began in 2002 and is the only Full Time Fishing Guide & Instruction Service on Cedar Creek Lake.  BigCrappie.com boats operate 7 days a week throughout the entire year. Services include ½ day guided trips (4-5hrs), full day guided trips (8hrs) and instructional seminar style trips. BigCrappie.com trains many other licensed professional fishing guides. Most all of the  trips concentrate on catching Crappie, White Bass,  Hybrid Striped Bass & Catfish.   All trips are private charter trips for your group only.  BigCrappie.com fishes from many different large bay boats and Crappie boats. (see some boat pics below) 

Kids are encouraged to fish and the guides thoroughly enjoy teaching kids how to out "catch" Mom or Dad. BigCrappie.com thoroughly enjoys teaching the latest equipment and techniques to be even more successful anglers. BigCrappie.com currently has helped many customers land Crappie records, Hybrid Striper records and White Bass records while on guided trips. To try your luck at a new record or if you just want to go have a great time fishing, call now and we will put you on some fish.

10-01-14 Chuck with fall Crappie on Cedar Creek Lake Texas

All of our fishing guides are specially trained experienced Texas State Licensed guides.

You will find that all our guides have great personalities to go along with their excellent guiding experience and abilities.


What kind of boats do you run?

Here is some of the different boats in our company fleet full of happy customers!

*****NEW BOAT ***** Check out the new 31 Foot Center Console Twin V Catamaran for all your fishing needs! (up to 10-12 people, please ask when making reservations for availability) 

about boat Twin V Guides Text White 8ppl 2020

Boats big group customers


Multi boats full customers





T Top Skeeter with group web



Lund Boat

This is our specialized boat set up for shallow water fishing and creek fishing

grizzly boat

Meet our wonderful Team! 


Meet Chuck Rollins




Meet Justin

Justin Shelton

Justin was born and raised in East Texas. Based in the Cedar Creek lake area, he has fished many lakes since he was a kid.  Playing soccer all his life created a competitive team player nature in him that allows him to be a very successful fishing guide and tournament angler. Justin graduated from Mabank High-School, and is graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University where he is involved with the bass fishing club. Justin enjoys talking to people, going new places and helping promote the outdoors in any way possible. Click here link to book your next trip with Justin.

Meet COLT Rollins

2020 Chuck And Colt Crappie Resized

Colt Rollins, son of Chuck Rollins (owner), has been fishing and guiding with his dad since he could walk.  When Colt is not running guide trips, he is out researching fishing patterns and techniques on his own. Colt's passion is Crappie fishing, although, Colt also loves to teach every level angler and ignite their inner fishing passion just catching fish.  Colt earned his boating license on his 13th birthday so he could operate all our boats independently. At that point, Colt became the youngest Texas State Licensed Fishing Guide.  According to Chuck and all our great customers, Colt is a very attentive and successful fishing guide for all.  Chuck says, "Colt fishes from our boats almost daily and has really impressed me with how good he has gotten at things that took me years to perfect.  He reads the graphs perfectly & handles the boat just like a pro.  He can shoot docks as good as I can and has excellent boat control skills for putting crappie in the boat."  Ask any of our customers that have got to fish with Colt, they will tell you he is super knowledgeable and he is an incredible teacher and fishing guide.  Click here to book your next trip with Colt.


Meet Kaemen

Kaemen Crappie Boat Lake Cropped

aemen grew up here fishing Cedar Creek Lake all his life.  Kaemen enjoys taking people out and showing them a great time on the water catching whatever is biting best. Kaemen is a great fishing guide and also a father.  He enjoys teaching fishing skills and making memories for families.    Click here link to book your next trip with Kaemen


Meet Dakota

Dakota Stringer Of Crappie Cropped 650 660

Dakota grew up here fishing East Texas all his life.  Dakota became inspired to become a fishing guide through his experience with BigCrappie.com as a customer fishing with his friends and family.  Dakota enjoys fishing for everything biting.  Being a dedicated family man, Dakota takes his family fishing every chance he gets. Dakota will take you on an outdoor experience making new memories for your group.  Click here link to book your next trip with Dakota


Meet Kenny

2018 meet kenny

Kenny was born in Crandall Texas. Grew up fishing as a customer of BigCrappie.com. Upon graduating high school, Kenny enlisted into the Military as an Army Infantryman and has served 4 combat tours overseas.  While serving his country, Kenny continued to pursue his passion for fishing.  Kenny was medical retired from the Army in 2013 due to injuries from combat in Iraq. Kenny then became a firefighter and police officer for the DFW area. Kenny is continuing his passion chasing White Bass, Hybrid Striper and Crappie on Cedar Creek Lake with BigCrappie.com. Kenny loves to have first time anglers on the boat. Kenny also loves teaching kids catching techniques. Watching the customers catching all the fish is really what makes the trip exciting and memorable. Click here link to book your next trip with Kenny.



About the Lake

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek Reservoir was impounded in 1965 and covers approx. 34,000 acres.  Species of fish include Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, White & Black Crappie and Channel, Blue & Flathead Catfishes.  From Dallas , Cedar Creek is about 1 hour south east on hwy 175. Our favorite thing about Cedar Creek is the BIG Crappie & fast action white Bass fishing. Crappie can be caught year around using different proven techniques.  White Bass and Hybrid Striper can also be caught all year around.


Our trip was great.The 3 of us had a blast fishing even in very windy conditions.You are one of the best, courteous and knowledgeable guides Iv'e had the pleasure to fish with.Always offering tips.

- Bubba Hackett -

A HUGE THANK YOU to you guys.My boys had a great time and the guide was wonderful and so awesome w/ our 3 yr old.I will be booking another trip for my husbands birthday and even Father's day.

- Gadwood -

My dad had a great time and is ready to go again.My daughter loved the trip also.I cannot express my appreciation for the way you took care of us.Outstanding.Planning another trip for next year.

- Jimmy Frosch -

Holland and I just wanted to tell you we had so much fun fishing with you....and it won't be the last time. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you, and get to meet Laurie.

- Whitten -

Great day of fishing. I had an employee event - took four boats - caught over 130 fish. Great day - great guides

- Wynne -

We hired Chuck to fish for hybrids. We were only 1 fish away from limiting out for a 1/2 day booking. Great time on the water. Chuck's worth taking out;he'll put fish in the cooler

- Miller -