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About Big Crappie

Creating an unforgettable experience! Catching and teaching fresh water fishing to every level and every age angler, all year long.  Creating exciting 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.

Rollins Crew Chuck Laurie Conley Victoria Colton about us

The Rollins Crew

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

Chuck & Laurie Rollins are the founders and operating owners of 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 large bay boats and Crappie boats. 

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 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 too.

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.


Here is 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 RD

RD Crappie

R.D. was born and raised on Cedar Creek Lake where he learned to fish at an early age. As a kid he would often fish for crappie with his elderly neighbor. From there he got in to bass fishing, competing in the KCKL and Ignition Bass tournaments, even winning a few checks. However, he still enjoyed fishing for all types of fish. During his time at Texas State Technical College Palacios he developed a love of saltwater fishing. He later moved to Corpus Christi and worked for Dolphin Docks Inc out of Port Aransas as a deck hand for four years deep sea fishing. He later returned to Cedar Creek Lake and began guiding for BigCrappie.com fine tuning his skills on the lake.    

 "A big Thank You to our customers and BigCrappie.com for giving me the opportunity to pursue my passion."   -RD Myers



Meet Roland

Roland and Crappie

Roland has been a resident of Cedar Creek Lake since 2005. Previously, Roland was a guide on Caddo Lake for 20 years. He did fishing, duck hunting, and night tours. While guiding there, they caught multiple species including: yellow bass, sand bass, crappie and giant bream. He has even wrestled some alligators. He has fished his entire life and he enjoys fishing for multiple species. Roland enjoys instructing and teaching people how to fish and the different types/species of fish. He is good with children and has a knack for getting them interested in the sport. Come on out to Cedar Creek Lake and let Roland with BigCrappie Fishing Guide Service show you a great time. He may even sing some country and western tunes for you, but only if written before 1982.

"When my clients catch a fish, it's like I caught that fish myself, and it never gets old."  - Roland Z.




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 a 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 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. He also loves teaching kids catching techniques. Watching the customers catching all the fish is really what makes the trip exciting and memorable.



Meet Kyle

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Kyle loves to fish for White bass, largemouth and Crappie. He is also a competitive fisherman that enjoys tournaments. "Come get your lines tight when you fish with me!" -Kyle Miers  





Meet Corey

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Meet Justin

Justin Shelton

Justin was born and raised in East Texas. Based in the Cedar Creek lake area. He’s fished many lakes since he was a kid and also played soccer at a young age which continued all the way through High-School, This put a competitive nature in him which has been carried into tournament fishing. Justin graduated from Mabank High-School, and currently attends Stephen F. Austin State University where he is involved with the bass fishing club. He enjoys talking to people, going new places and helping promote the outdoors in any way possible. 







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.


Latest Posts

our guide, is a great young man. He made sure my guest, (who struggles casting) caught plenty of fish . I have used them many times and have never been disappointed.

- Hale -

All the guys are the best guides you can get for a trip. I hired guides for 30 years and Dallas Fishing Charters are some of the best. Your always on fish with first class knowledge on how to catch...

- Diveley -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -