I’m originally from northern Illinois where I fished the Illinois River for Sauger, Walleye, and Striped Bass. I moved to the Murfreesboro area 21 years ago. I have been fishing for Crappie on Percy Priest since I moved here. I have five years experience as a professional Crappie guide.
You won't see long Crappie rods fanned out across the bow of my boat. All you need when Crappie fishing with me is one spinning rod with one jig or 1/4 oz Bink's Pro Series Spoon tied on. I have over 50 brush piles on Percy Priest marked in my Garmin Chartplotter. I use a Garmin Panoptix Livescope to search my brush piles for Crappie and to determine numbers, size, and depth of the brush pile. Once I find a big school with big Crappie, I have my customers drop their jigs or spoons and watch them descend to the top of the brush pile. While jigging they can watch the the Crappie flaring up to take the bait. I call this "Video Game Fishing."
My SeaArk BayMaster is the perfect fishing guide boat. It's 72" bottom width, level floors, center console, and 21' length provides my customers spacious room to easily move around while fishing. It has two 14 gallon aerated Livewells, upholstered fold down seats with pedestals, and flip/flop ice chest seat behind the center console. It's powered by a 115 HP Suzuki four stroke.