The week before at the Crappie Anglers of Texas Crappiefest, which was also on Lake Fork, Missouri resident David Harley caught the $12,500 big fish — a 3.07-pound white crappie — to win $12,500 on a Top Secret jig.
“Yeah, I’m really proud of all my pro staff guys,” Top Secret owner Brandon Manis said. “One of my teams, (Chad) Nugent and (John) Wood, won that Lake Fork tournament last year using Toad Tamers. Really excited for all our local tourneys to get going for my local pro staff teams. Took on a some newer tournament teams, and I look forward to seeing them learn and progress.
“On the Crappie Masters side, good placings is a ton of exposure. I don’t advertise, the baits sell themselves.”