Brian Sowers was an iconic figure in competitive crappie fishing who tragically passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving an immense void within the community and National Crappie League alike. Brian served not just as an associate but was truly at the core of our love of fishing – leaving an indelible mark felt by those close to him, including NCL members and those working within fishing industries alike. His sudden passing leaves an indelible wound which will remain felt deeply by all who knew and worked alongside him; we mourn his departure with great regret!

Who was Brian Sowers?

Brian Sowers’ name was synonymous with crappie fishing. Brian Sowers’ role in fishing tournaments was more than just a participant. He was widely revered for his sportsmanship and expertise. As mentor, guide, and supporter for crappie fishing – an institution which he helped foster into what it has become today – he provided invaluable mentorship, guidance, and assistance during his lifetime. His contributions were irreplaceable to the legacy of crappie fishing today.

What impact did Brian have on the community?

Brian’s dedication and work in crappie fishing had a colossal impact. As a community builder and a competitor, Brian was admired not only for his ability in reeling in large catches but also for sharing information and creating camaraderie between anglers.

How will Brian Sowers be remembered?

Brian will continue to have an impactful influence on all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark with both his vibrant personality and skill at fishing making him unforgettable. His presence was always felt at any event or gathering that included him as part of their lives. The NCL, and the entire crappie-fishing community will remember Brian for being a remarkable person who united them by their love of the sport.

What does Brian’s passing mean for competitive crappie fishing?

The absence of Brian Sowers reminds us of the fragility and shortness of life. It is an opportunity for the community of competitive crappie fishermen to honor Brian Sowers’ memory by emulating the qualities that he represented, such as generosity, fellowship, and a passion for the sport. Brian’s contributions to the future of competitive crappie-fishing will be influential.

What can the community do to honor Brian Sowers in his memory?

Honoring Brian Sowers is to continue his work and maintain the values that he stood up for. As Brian always did, the community can honor Brian by showing support for one another and maintaining the spirit of unity that he promoted. Both seasoned and new anglers will benefit from his teachings and method of approaching the sport.

The enduring spirit and unity of Brian Sowers shines through as the waves of sadness rock the crappie-fishing world. Brian Sowers’ legacy will continue to live on in the lives of those he touched, and through the sport he loved. His influence is still felt today, and it will continue to spread well into the future. Brian’s contributions to football touched many lives. He will be remembered as vividly and forever as any other athlete who has dedicated their entire life to playing the game.


  1. What was Brian Sowers’s cause of death?
    • The cause of death for Brian Sowers has not been disclosed to the public, as we respect the privacy of his family at this time.
  2. What was Brian Sowers famous for?
    • Brian Sowers, a respected and skilled crappie angler who was also a mentor to many in the community of competitive crappie fishermen, died on April 15, 2018.
  3. When did Brian Sowers die?
    • It has only been recently announced that Brian Sowers unexpected death has occurred.
  4. Will there be a Memorial for Brian Sowers?
    • Details of a memorial will be announced by Brian’s Family and the National Crappie League.
  5. What can the community do to honor Brian Sowers?
    • Brian’s legacy of sportsmanship and community service, as well as his passion for crappie-fishing, can be carried on by the community.