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Ronnie Capps

Ronnie Capps is an outdoorsman from northwest Tennessee and resides near the shore of the famous "Earthquake Lake", Reelfoot Lake with his wife Kelly, daughter, Jodi 13, and two stepsons Alex 14, and Blake 20.

In Ronnie's childhood years Reelfoot was his home since his family's businesses were related commercially to the lake. Commercial hunting, fishing and trapping and businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and convenience stores owned by his family at Reelfoot where all experiences for him. Ronnie's late grandfather Jodie Randall Parker, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran was mostly responsible for Ronnie's love of the outdoors since they were involved in some way with hunting fishing or trapping on a daily basis. Catching Crappie was always one of their favorite things to do.

Ronnie is a proud graduate of Murray State University where he received degrees in Wildlife Biology & Fisheries Management. He also had a successful scholarship sports career playing college football as a decorated offensive lineman for Murray.

Being inspired by a professional friend from his childhood, Mr. Tarrant Wright a Tennessee Game Warden, influenced Ronnie to become a Tennessee Wildlife Officer just after college graduation. Ronnie now has over 20 years experience as an enforcement officer dealing with wildlife, fish, and boating laws. Other parts of his job have involved educating over 4,000 youth in outdoor knowledge and safety.

In Ronnie's past time he has used his outdoor experiences, knowledge, and love of fishing to capture Seven National Crappie Tournament Championships along with more than 100 single day competition crappie tournament events in various states throughout the U.S. This has paved the road for him to be a member of the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in representation of the newly recognized sport of Professional Crappie Fishing.