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.
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.
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.
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!
This is our specialized boat set up for shallow water fishing and creek fishing
Meet our wonderful Team!
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
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.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Derrick grew up his entire life fishing with his parents on the numerous lakes around Pennsylvania. As a child, he grew up fishing for crappie, yellow perch and stripers and always told his parents he wanted to become a pro fisherman. It wasn’t until he was 12 years old that his dad entered them into his first bass tournament. That is when he found his true passion for fishing. Ever since that first bass tournament Derrick has gone off in pursuit of his lifelong dream. After graduating from High school, Derrick was accepted in the Fisheries Sciences at Penn State University. While at Penn State, Derrick joined the Penn State Bass Fishing Team. He became Team Captain of the fishing team and represented Penn State in numerous regional and national events all over the country. Also during his college years Derrick fished in personal events such as the BFL and B.A.S.S. Bassmaster Open events as well as numerous local and regional events. During his travels and meeting people he obtained numerous sponsors and connected with James Smith at Fish Bait Radio. Derrick became producer and co-host of the radio show that has listeners from all over the world. Derrick moved to Texas in March of 2013. He kept grinding along in pursuit of his dream until one day he got an email from Chuck Rollins with BigCrappie.com that his dream have really come in to the picture. Now the rest is yet to come and Derrick can’t wait to take you fishing. He’ll show you a great time, good stories, and always good fishing.
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.
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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
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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 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.