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Barry is a master at finding and catching fish and he enjoys being with people who share his enthusiasm for the sport. He has something to offer all anglers and they enjoy and appreciate his fishing techniques and the tips that he shares with them.

fishingA successful touring pro, speaker and instructor. Barry has been featured on Russ Bailey's Midwest Crappie Series, has held crappie seminars and is a popular guest at boat and sports shows, state fairs, and with anglers who enroll in his Crappie Academy.

When Barry isn't involved with seminar projects or with a client on the water, you can find him searching the lakes for the best places to locate crappie, bass and catfish. Even with miles of shoreline, there are few places the fish can hide from this professional fishing guide.

Will and BarryPrior to becoming a professional touring pro, Barry was a public school teacher, coach, and school administrator. He brings this background in education to the lake where he instructs studentsFishing, both young and old, on the sport of fishing. His patience, his ability to effectively communicate and his easy-going personality keep them coming back to MRO Crappie Academy for a great day on the lake.

Always the family man, Barry and his wife, Lolly, enjoy visits from their son, Clint and daughter, Julie and their families. Their grandsons, Will and Eli, are the lights of their lives, and they treasure each minute spent together.

The tournament experience below is a small snapshot into Barry's abilities and achievements as a top fishing pro. The guest book testimonials, the photographs in the gallery and the smiles on the faces of those who have chosen Barry as their fishing guide leave the ake with much more than an ice chest full of fish and the memory of a great day on the lake. They leave having made a new friend.

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TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE

2011 - 5th Place (350 Anglers) - Crappie Masters Classic - Alabama River
2010 - Qualifier - Crappie Masters Classic
2009 - Qualifier - Crappie Masters Classic
2008 - 1st Place - Crappie USA Regional - Eufaula
2008 - 17th Place (250 Anglers) - Crappie USA Classic Qualifier
2008 - 4th Place - Crappie Masters Classic - Eufaula Lake, Eufaula, OK
2007 - Top 10 Finish - CAST Classic - Stockton Lake, Stockton, MO
2007 - Qualifier - Crappie USA Classic
2007 - 32nd Place (480 Anglers) - Crappie Masters Classic - Reelfoot Lake, TN
2007 - 3rd Place Finish - Crappie Masters Classic West Division
2006 - 4th Place - USA Regional - Perry Lake, KS
2006 - Top 10 Finish - CAST Classic - Oologah Lake, Claremore, OK
2006 - 36th Place (400 Anglers) Crappie USA Classic - Pickwick/Wilson Lake, AL
2006 - 112th (500+ Anglers) - Crappie Masters Classic - Grenada Lake, MS
2005 - Qualifier - CAST Classic
2005 - Qualifier - Crappie USA Classic
2005 - Qualifier - Crappie Masters Classic
2004 - Qualifier - Crappie Masters Classic
2004 - Qualifier - CAST Classic
2003 - 1st Place - CAST Classic - Truman Lake, MO
2003 - 1st Place - North America Crappie Association - Truman Lake, MO
2003 - Qualifier - North American Crappie Association Classic
2003 - 1st Place - Crappie USA Super Event - Truman Lake, MO
2003 - 17th Place (250 Anglers) - Crappie USA Classic - Grenada Lake, MS