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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.   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 are some of the different boats in our company fleet full of happy customers!


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 COLT Rollins

Chuck Colt

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. 




Meet Dakota

Dakota Stringer Of Crappie Cropped 650 660

Dakota grew up here fishing East Texas. He was 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.  


Meet Nick

Nick Bio Pic2

Growing up fishing on lakes and ponds, Nick quickly fell in love with everything fishing. He now takes his two sons who share his love for fishing as well. Nick is passionate about giving his customers the best experience possible and teaching them the skills and techniques needed to be successful anglers.He loves fishing for anything and everything biting and is guaranteed to give your group a fun, memorable experience. 

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.


Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the treatment of my son and I.Of course we caught fish but what really impressed me was how much time you spent teaching and just shooting bull with my son.

- Jon Boyd -

Great trip and our guide was awesome. We took our sister fishing for her birthday and we had a great time. We will be back.

- Genrich -

Chuck will put you on the fish. Great fun to catch Hybrid Stripers and Crappie. He uses the best equipment and we always catch lots of fish. A great way to spend a half of a day or a whole one

- Dickey -

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

- Wynne -

It was a really fun trip, We caught a lot of fish.. Can't wait to come and do it again... Thanks to you and your crew.

- Lewis -

Went out on a crappie trip and had a great time. My friend fishes very little and I was worried he wouldn't be able to catch anything. They walked him through the moves and coached him along the way.

- Muntz -