2010 Fishing Reports

Reports (With Clients 2010)

Today I hit the lake with Billy Harris, one of my good friends and old guides from the last few years. Fishing up lake we found the bite to be very slow. We only caught a handful of fish, but did manage to catch on nice largemouth on the last cast of the day. All fish were caught on drop shot and crankbaits.Today I fished with John, Riley, and Jack Flanigan from CA. With the cold temperautres we headed up to the steam plant on OH to try our luck in the warmer water. The fishing was pretty good, we caught tons of skipjack, several whites bass and a couple of stripers(we only got one in the boat though). Thanks for another great time guys!Today I hit the lake with Jacob to scout for some active bass. The fish were tough to find but after some searching we found an area that produced around a dozen bass, including some nice smallies and largemouths. All fish were caught on jigs and soft plastics.This report is not for a trip that I guided. Instead it is a report of a giant crappie that one of my clients caught. Check out this slab!Today the Hagman and I hit the lake for a beautiful yet windy day of fishing. We fought hard to stay out of the wind and was successful most of the day. Fishing with minnows and jigs we caught 42 crappie and was able to take home 15, including a pair of white bass. Thanks for another great time Jerry!Today I fished with Chris and James. Fishing for bass we had a tough day with only 4 fish until the end of the day when we caught 8 little ones. James did catch this nice largemouth and Chris lost one even bigger early in the trip. All fish came on crankbaits. Thanks for a great time guys!At the same time as my trip, Jacob took out two great guys that were visiting Nashville. Fishing for bass they caught over 15 fish, including several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass! Glad to hear that you guys had such a great time together.Today I fished Phil Chambers from Franklin, TN. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with around 30 caught and 10 keepers. Phil also caught a 10-12lb striper on 4lb test line! Thanks for great time today Phil!Today I fished with Hans Schachtschneider from Hermitage, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 17 bass inlcuding several nice keepers. We also lost a 3+ and 5+ , one at the boat and one during the fight to the boat. All fish were caught on crankbaits. Thanks for another great Hans!Today I fished with the “Hagman” again! After last weeks great trip Jerry decided to come out again not only to catch a bunch of crappie, but to enjoy the beautiful weather. For the day we caught 58 crappie, including 22 keepers. Thanks for another great trip Jerry!Today I fished with Bob Hodell from Columbia, TN. Fishing for bass we had a pretty tough day. We fished mid lake and up lake, both shallow and deep. We did manage to catch around 10 bass including these two nice ones at the end of the day. All of our fish came on crankbaits. Thanks for a great time on the water Bob!Today I fished with the one and only Jerry the “Hagman” Hagladge from Nashville. Fishing for crappie we had another great trip with over 60 fish in total….33 crappie, including 17 keepers! It was a cool, windy day on Percy Priest. We had to search to find areas that were calm enough to fish. Fortunately we found a couple areas that produced many fish. All of our fish came on live bait and jigs from depth of 2ft to 20ft. Thank for another great trip Jerry!Today I fished with Rick Gleadall from Mount Juliet, TN. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip wth around 50 fish, including 25 keepers! Some of the crappie were shallow and some were deep…they seemed to be scattered. Thanks for a great time on the water Rick!Yesterday I fished from 1pm – 5pm with Peggy and grandson Franklin. Fishing for crappie we caught around 25 fish including 10 keepers. The crappie have moved shallow and the fall bite has started! Thanks for a great time out on the water guys! – Before my trip with Peggy and Franklin I went out and bass fished for 30 miutes and caught these nice two largemouths!Yesterday I fished the morning with Wyane and Art. Fishing for white bass, hybrids and bass we had an okay day. Overall we caught around 10 fish, including several nice whites and one hybrid. The tough part of the day was beign around thousands of feeding fish that were reluctant to bite our baits. Every second there was a surface blow up over here and over there in the pocket we were in. Thanks for a great time on the water guys!Today I fished with a gemtlemen that was practicing for a big tournaent. For the day we caught around 12 bass, including 4 keepers.Today I fished with Gene Hughes Jr. and Sr. from Chattanooga. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around a dozen in the boat, including several nice keepers! We also caught a few hybrid and white bass. All of our fish were caught in depth from 18ft-30ft of water.Thanks for a wonderful time guys!This morning I fished with Tracy and Trail from Cookeville and Fairview, TN. Fishing from 6:30am to 10:30am, we caught around 35 crappie including 15 keepers! Out of the 15 keepers, several were in the 12″ range! Thanks for a great time today guys!This morning I fished with Shane and Seth Sanders from Mt. Juliet, TN. This trip was a gift for Seth’s 10th birthday. The first four hours we caught and released several dozen crappie, including this GIANT Shane and Seth are holding up. The remaining of the day we chased after bass. Casting crankbaits and topwater baits, we caught around a dozen fish. Thanks for a great time today guys. Happy Birthday Seth!!!This morning I fished with Scooty and Battle, two great guys from middle TN. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with around 50 fish caught and 14 keepers. Thanks for a fun time on the water guys!This morning I fished with Bob Hodell from Columbia, TN. It was a cool morning, but the fish were biting so it helped take our minds off the temperature. Fishing with crankbaits, we caught around 15 bass, including one 5 pounder. The water temperature is down into the 60’s, by the end of the week when the 80 degree days come back the bass should be really active! Thanks for a great time today Bob!This morning I fished with Mike, John, Hayden and Wyatt. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 30 fish caught , including 15 giant keepers! Thanks for a great time today guys!Yesterday I fished with Larry and Nick Pittman from Mufreesboro, TN. Fishing for bass the first half of the trip we caught around 10, including two decent ones. Later we fished for crappie and had great success. We caught over 25 crappie with around a dozen keepers. Thanks for a great trip guys!Yesterday was a long day that started before sunrise and ended after sunset. As long as the day was, it flew by due to the activity we had. My first trip was with Paul and Sunny from Lewisburg, TN. Fishng for 4hrs, we caught over 50 fish, including 24 keepers! Keeper number 25 was our biggest fish of the day that broke off while swinging in the boat. This crappie must have been over 15″ and near 2lbs. But what a fun day we had, thanks for a great time guys!My second trip was with the Hagman. After such a great morning trip, I had great expectation for another great trip with Jerry, but did wonder in the back of my mind if we could catch that many again. Fishing from 1pm – 6:30pm, Jerry and I made history again. During our time on the water we caught over 50 crappie , including 33 keepers! What a great day. My arm is going to be tired for a while. Thanks again for a another super trip Jerry!Today I fished with Joe and John from Spring HIll, TN. Fishing for crappie we had another great day. We caugh tover 60 fish, including 24 keepers! All of the fish were caught on minnows in 10ft-18ft of water. The crappie are on fire……we caught all of these fish in just 4 hours – don’t wait, call today to book your trip! Thanks for a great time today guys.This morning Steve and I went back out after the crappie. Fishing from 6:30am -10:30am, we caught over 55 crappie, including 18 keepers! The crappie are as active as they have been in a while! Thanks for another great day Steve.Today I fished with Steve Donnelly from Gallatin, TN. Fishing for crappie from 7am – 12:30pm, we had another phenomenal day. Our total number of fish caught was near 75 and we successfully boated just under 30 keepers! I am not sure what makes the big ones bite somedays, but they were biting today! Out of all the keepers we caught, around 20 of them were between 12″ -14″….now those are some slabs!!! Now is the time to book your crappie trip while they’re biting! Thanks for a great time today Steve. See you tomorrow for round two!Over the last two days Jacob and I had the pleasure to get back out on the water with Jess and Mark Carr from Chicago, IL. This was their second time out with BCGS and each time we have a blast together. Yesterday I guided them on a crappie and bass trip. The bass were tough to come by with just a handful of short fish, but the crappie were biting really well. We caught around 30 crappie with 12 keepers. Today Jacob had the privilege to guide Mark and Jess for bass in the morning. Fishing with crankbaits and poppers, they caught and released several short bass, one keeper. Jess caught the big one of the day when he landed this 4lb hybrid! Thanks for another great trips guys, see you in October!Today I fished with Dana and Jack. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with over 75 fish, including 22 keepers! Around 10 of our keepers were giant slabs in the 12″-14″ range! All of our fish were caught on minnows and jigs. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with Bob Hodell from Columbia, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 15 in the boat. Out of the 15, Robert had a nice 5 pounder and a few other keepers. One of the most exciting, yet frustrating moments of the day was when I hooked into a 7+ largemouth. I fought it up to the boat, it jumped several times and as I went to lip her, it jump again and threw the bait…..I could hear my heat break. Nevertheless, I had wonderful time with you Bob and look forward to our next trip together!Today I fished with Erin Franklin from Hermitage, TN. We started at 3pm in the pouring rain, but thankfully it stopped shortly after we began fishing. Casting crankbaits and topwater baits, we caught around 10 bass. Thanks for a great time Erin!Today I fished with Paul Bergoffen from Massacchuttes. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 15 bass. All of our fish were caught on crankbaits, topwter and jigs. Throughout the day we found bait schooled up all over the lake. Many times there were bass feeding on the surface that were reluctant to bite our baits….I hate that. Below is beautiful largemouth that Paul caught on rattle trap.. thanks for a great time on the water Paul, I enjoyed our conversations!Today I fished with a gentlemen that was practicing for a tournament. The bite was tough, we caught around a dozen bass, including three nice keepers. Thanks for a great time today!Today I fished with Matt and Jamie from Nashville. We started the morning chasing after bass with topwater baits. We were able to catch around 8 bass, including this nice smallie Jamie is holding up. The next two hours we fished for crappie. Using livebait and jigs we reeled in around 25 crappie with 8 beautiful slabs. Thanks for great time guys, looking forward to our next trip!Today I fished with the Hagman. We had our best day out on the water this year. We caught a total of 90 crappie and ended up with 36 keepers! The water temperature has dropped into the 70’s and the crappie are active! Thanks for another great time on the water Jerry.Today I went out in the morning for a few hours of trolling. The stripers and hybrids were biting well! I caught several small hybrids and some largemouth bass right off the bat. Later I caught these two giants. The fish seem to be biting better everyday now that the water temperature has lowered. BCGS guide William BrownFriday I went out in search form some stripers. Throughout the morning I caught serveal hybrids and bass trolling ledges. The highlight of the day was when this 24.5lb striper slammed one of my rigs. Mornings and evenings are the most productive right now. As the temperature continues to drop slowly the bite will get even better! BCGS guide William BrownToday I fished with Charlie and Billy from Jolten, TN. Fishing for crappie we had a super day with around 60-70 fish, with just under 20 keepers! With the cooler temperatures and clouds, the fish were bitting really well today. Once the weather drops in a few weeks the fishing will be great until winter..I can’t wait! Thanks for a great trip guys!Monday Jacob fished with a two great guys from TX. Fishing for crappie they caught between 30-40 fish, including 10 keepers. All fish were caught in depths of 5ft -15ft on brushpiles on minnows. Glad to hear you guys had such a great time! BrianYesterday I fished with the one and only “Hagman”! Jerry and I have such a good time on the water, I look forward to getting out with him everytime we set up another trip. The sun was out, but that did not stop us. Fishing with jigs and minnows, we caught over 40 crappie, including 13 beautiful slabs! Thanks for another great time Jerry………don’t forget to “click it or ticket”!Yesterday evening William, Jacob and I went out on Normandy again to locate some walleye. Fishing from 6pm – 10pm we caught several walleyes, including two nice 20″ keepers. The bite seemed to pick up right around sunset and continue into the night. What a fun fish to catch and great fish to eat!Yesterday evening Jess and Jeff came out with me again, this time in searh for some striper/hybrids and hopefully some topwater action for bass. The first spot we hit we caught 8 bass(both largemouths and spots) on cranbaits and poppers. As the sun began to fall we moved locations to a deep ledge where the stripers and hybrid have been schooling. There we caught a couple white bass and hybrids, including this giant hybrid Jess is holding up! We also lost a giant that broke the line. Thanks for another great time guys, see you in a few months!Today I fished with Jess and Jeff Carr from Chicago, IL. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with tons of crappie, including 10 keepers. Thanks for great time on the water today guys!Yesturday William, Jacob and I went out from 6pm – 9pm in search for some stripers and hybrid Fishing with crankbaits and live bait, we reeled in multiple stripers and hybrid and broke off on a few giants. We were also able to catch several bass including this nice 4lb smallmouth!Today BCGS guide William Brow and myself went down to Normandy to try our luck with the walleyes. Fishing from 5am-9am we caught and release a handful walleyes and bass trolling. We were unable to get any over the 16″ mark, but were excited to see a few swing into the boat. Tomorrow we will be going in the evening, rumor has it that the evening bite has been good! Do not wait, call today to book your walleye trip.Today I fished with John, Jacob and Zack. We started the morning trying our luck for bass. We caught a few here and there on topwater baits and crankbaits. John hooked the biggest fish that has come out of my boat since the spring, a largemouth between 7lb – 8lb, but unfortunatley it shook the bait right at the boat….tough one to see get away. The remaining of the day we crappie fished. The crappie were biting really well with over 40 caught, including 15 keepers! Thanks for a great time today guys!Today I fished with Wayne, David and Megan Cruse. Fishing for crappie we had another good day. Our numbers were high, with over 30 fish for the 4 hours we were out, including 10 keepers. We did lose several keepers at the boat, so we maybe could have had 15 keepers. All fish were caught in bruspiles in 10ft – 15ft. Thanks for another great trip guys! See you in a few months Wayne!Yesterday I fished with Kevin and Cory from Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass we had a great morning with over 30 fish, all caught on topwater! The next few weeks the topwater action should continue to be really good on the mornings, a great time for a half day trip. Around 8:30am the heat cranked up the fishing slowed down. For the next few hours we caught one here and one there. At one spot Kevin lost a 6+ largemouth right at the boat after it took a jump out of the water….I hated that for you Kevin. Towards the end of the day we located some more active fish on rocky channel drops and caught several more nice bass on jigs. Thanks for such a fun day on the water guys, your bill is in the mail for the lures you lost. hahaYesterday I fished with the “Hagman”, Jerry Hagladge from Nashville. Fishing for crappie with had a great day with over 50 crappie, including 15 keepers! I am not sure why the smaller fish were biting more than the larger fish, but we had a blast catching everyone. All of our fish came in 10ft-20ft of water on live bait. Thanks for another great trip Jerry!Today I fished Mark and Demarcus Williams from Nashville, TN. Fishing for crappie we had an okay day. Most of the crappie were too small to keep, but we did have a few nice keepers. While crappie fishing we were able to catch this giant hybrid! Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with Joe Jr. and Joe III from West TN. Joe III is fishing in a Jr. Regional tournament tomorrow and hired me for some tips to techniqes to help him. Fishing from 6-10am, we caught 18 bass , including 7 keepers. All fish were caught on shaky heads and swimbaits. Thanks for great time guys, I wish you the best of luck Joe!Thursday Jacob fished with two great guys that were in town for a baseball tournaent. Using soft plastics and crankbaits they caught over 30 white bass and one big catfish. Glad to hear that you guys had a great time. I know that Jacob really enjoyed guiding you!Wednesday evening I fished with Chuck and Mia Gallo from CA. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 20 bass, all caught on topwater! Thanks for a great trip guys! God Bless you for the work you do all over the world.The last four days I have fished with two great guys from Hillsborough, NJ. Fishing for bass we had some tough days and okay days. The mornings produced the majority of our fish, mainly on topwater and swimbaits. I had a great time with you guys this week. Hope you have a safe trip home!Yesterday evening I fished with Rick Varnell from Washington state. Fishing for bass from 3:30pm – 7:30pm, we had a great trip around 20 bass including several nice keepers. All of our fish were caught on shaky heads, crankbaits and swimbaits. Thanks for an awesome time on the water and the great conversations!Yesterday I fished in the morning with John, Chester and Sean. Fishing for bass we had an okay day with around 12-15 bass. Most of our fish were caught during the morning hours on swimbaits and crankbaits. Thanks for a great time guys!Yesterday I fished with Ken, Chad and Jason from Franklin, TN. Fishing for both bass and crappie we had a fair day. We start after bass the first few hours of the day. Casting topwater baits and crankbaits, we caught mulitple fish including two nice keepers. Halfway through the day, we switch over to crappie. They were very relcutant to bite. We did catch quite a few little ones, but not many keepers while fighting the holiday traffic. I enjoyed my time on the water with you guys. Thanks for a great time.Today I fished with Bruce Carroll and Amanda Haldiman. The morning started with a bang, catching 2 keepers first thing on crankbaits. After a while we picked up our plastics worms and continued catching fish. All in all, it was a good trip with around 15 bass. Thanks for a great time guys! BCGS guide Jacob JewelToday I fished Normandy lake for walleye. I caught 7 keepers, 4 over 20″ trollingin 20ft – 30ft. BCGS guide Jacob Jewel.Today I fished with Drew. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 30 fish, including 5 keepers for around 14lbs!
The majority of the fish were caught on rocks with crankbaits. Thanks for a great trip Drew. BCGS Guide Jacob.Today I fished with John, Riley and Jack. The boys are visiting from CA and wanted to do some fishing while in town. This was their third time out with me and each time we have a blast. Fishing for crappie we had a good trip with around 15. All were caught on minnows. Thanks for another great time guys!Tuesday I fished with Pat and Celeb from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a good morning with around 12 bass, all caught on topwater! Thanks for a great time guys!Tuesday I fished with Pat and Celeb from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a good morning with around 12 basToday I fished with Jeff and Josh Haskins from Lebanon, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with 16-18 bass, including 9 keepers! Our best five weighed around 20lbs!!! Thanks for a great time guys.
s, all caught on topwater! Thanks for a great time guys!Yesterday I fished with Bob, Jeff, Michael and Will Mahonney. Fishing for hybrids and stripers we caught several fish. Below is our best fish that Michael caught…..nice catch! Thanks for another great time guys!My second trip was with Brian, Mark and Sarah Fernandez. Fishing for crappie and white bass we caught tons of fish. The first couple hours of the trip we fished for crappie, catching several small ones and a few keepers. Then we ran up on a large school of white bass feeding on the surface. Casting crankbaits and jigs we start reeled in on one after another for over 45 minutes. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with crappie fanatic Jerry the “Hagman” himself. This was our first time out in a while, we both had high hopes for the day. The last few weeks the crappie have been biting okay, but not as good as I would like. Today Jerry and I had a break through trip with over 40 crappie, including 20 keepers(10 of the keepers were over 1lb), in just 5 hours!!! If you have been waiting for the crappie to turn on, now is the time to get out on the water. Thanks for another great trip Jerry!Today I fished with Joe and Lee from CA. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 30 fish, including 11 keepers! Thanks for a great time guys!Yesterday I fished with Tom and Celeb Patterson. This trip was for Celeb’s birthday, last week he turned 5. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with 25 fish, including 5 keepers! Celeb had a blast reeling in almost every fish. The crappie have been acting kinda weird recently. They are not deep into the 18ft-20ft range, like they normally are. Instead, we are finding them in depths from 10ft – 14ft on brushpiles and some still have eggs in them. Thanks for a great trip guys! Celeb you did a awesome job reeling in all those fish…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!A few days ago BCGS guide Ryan Davis took Leigh Wilkins (former star of the MTSU Golf Team) from Murfreesboro out for a eveneing on the water in search of daytime crappie and some night time bass. Even though we had to hide from a couple of storms we still managed to catch over 15 crappie with 9 keepers before dark. and Yes, Leigh did catch more than her guide even though this was her first time ever fishing for crappie! After dark we broke out the black lights and started hunting for some bass and managed to find over 20 with 4 keepers including a 5 pound small mouth! Leigh is a fast learner when it comes to fishing and did a great job reeling in all those lunkers!!! She had a great time and even though she out fished me, I did too!!! Thanks Leigh, for a great trip!Today I fished from 6-12pm with John Seale from Franklin, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 30 largemouths. All fish were caught on topwater and soft plastics. Thanks for another great trip John!My second trip was with Ed, Vicky, and Tim. Fishing for crappie we had a good trip with around 20, including 10 keepers. Most of the crappie were caught in 10ft-14ft of water on minnows and jigs. While cleaning the fish I found that 70% of them still had eggs…interesting. Thanks for a great time today guys!Today I fished from 7-11am with Mac and Vivian Mckanna from Nashville. During the few hours we were out, we were able to catch schooling white bass, largemouth bass and crappie. We caught more crappie then the other species, with around 16, including 12 keepers! Thanks for a great time on the water guys. Happy Birthday Vivian!Today I fished from 6-10am with Dennis and Nick Sprouse from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a great trip. The topwater action was a little slow, so we move into deeper and starting casting worms and jigs. For the day we caught around 15 with several keepers, including a 4lb largemouth lost at the boat. Thanks for a great trip guys, have a good summer!Yesterday I fished with Griffin and Arnie. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a okay day. Throughout the day we caught around 15 bass, picking one up here and there. After serveral hours of bass fishing we swithch over to crappie and found them to be a little more active. We probably caught around 25 crappie, including 11 keepers. I really enjoyed the fellowship guys. Thanks for a good trip!

Today I fished with Angie and Stephanie from East Nashville. This was a trip for Angie’s birthday….and what a trip it was. Fishing from 6am – 10:30am we caught 15 bass. All fish were caught on topwater and soft plastics. Thanks for a great time today guy. Happy Birthday Angie!
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Yesterday I fished with Carol Nixon and Eric Johnson from Brentwood, TN. Fishing for bass we had an okay day with 18 in the boat. We never really found a concrete pattern, we seemed to pick up one here and there. We were fortunate to hook into a 3lb smallie and a 5.5lb largemouth on soft plastics! Eric hooked the giant with just minutes to go in the trip. He did get the big fish of the day, but Carol won the quantity award. Thanks for a great time guys, I really enjoyed my time with you.Jacob also had a trip with Tony Smotherland from Murfreesboro, TN. Tony is the owner of Tennessee Outdoors Magazine, a well established magazine that promotes hunting and fishing in Tennessee. I have been fortunate to write monthly articles for Tony the past year and am thankful for that priveledge. He is a great guy and one I hope to spend more time on the water and in the woods with. Fishing for bass, they caught around 30. They had success with jigs and worms all day long. Jacob had a great time with you Tony….he can’t stop talking about next months issue. Thanks for all you do for the outdoors!Today I fished with Jim Small from Nashville. Fishing for crappie we caught 10 keepers in three hours! All fish were caught on minnows in 10ft-20ft. Thanks for another great trip Jim, see you next week!Today I fished with Justin Kulers from Murfreesboro, TN. Fishing from 11am – 3pm, we caught 10 bass including one giant smallmouth. All fish were caught on crankbaits in 2ft-6ft of water. Thanks for a great time Justin, see you in a few weeks!Today I fished with Roger and Todd from IN. Fishing for bass we had a good trip with 18, including several nice smallmouth again. All fish were caught on soft plastics and crankbaits. Todd also caught this giant catfish on a crankbait! Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with father and son Bob and Brad Wiltz. The Wilts come out with me often and each time we have a blast, but today I would have to say was our best trip every. During our four hours on the water we caught around 40 bass, including several big smallmouth! All fish were caught on soft pastics. I later found out that it only took 8lbs to win the Sunday morning tournament out of Fate Sanders. Today would have been a good day to be in a tournament. Thanks for another great trip guys!Yesterday I fished with Carl Dowdy from Murfreesboro, TN. Fishing for crappie we had an okay day. We probably caught around 25, including 11 keepers. The next few days as the water lowers out of the trees, the fish will become less scattered and more active. We are just a few days away from great summer crappie fishing…I can’t wait! Thanks for a great time Carl.Sunday I fished with Mike Seal from Virginia. Fishing for bass we had a great day with some larger fish! For the day we caught around 18 bass. Half of the fish that we caught were smallmouth. All fish were caught on jigs and worms. The water is finally down to a point that the fishing has picked up. It will become even better as the water continues to fall down to normal lake level (I estimate that will be in less than a week). At that time, the fish will be less scattered and back to their normal patterns. Thanks for a great time on the water Mike! It was nice to go down memory lane on the Potomac River, take care!Second day on the water after the high waters and the fishing has picked up! Today I fished with Dennis and Finn Mullins from Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass we caught between 15-18. All fish were caught on plastic worms in 4ft-12ft of water. Thanks for a great time today guys!Today was my first day back out on the lake since the flood. I have to say that I enjoyed my time off, but feel like I am going through fishing withdrawals! The water has lowered to a safe level where I can start guiding again. Today I fished with Brad and Brandon, two regular clients of mine. Fishing for bass, we went back to areas of the lake that were productive last spring when the lake flooded. We found active fish and caught around 10 in the few hours we were out (we probably lost just as many). All the fish that we caught were small, we never found fish with any size but had a great time on the water enjoying every bite. Thanks for another great time guys. See you in a few months!Today I fished with Bob Hordell, from Columbia, TN. We headed out at 6:30am in search for another successful day of bass fishing. Following the same pattern from the past few days, we caught over 25 bass! Most of the bass were between 1lb-2lbs, but we were able to catch a couple around 3lbs. Thanks for a another great trip Bob!Today I fished with Greg, James and Fred, three neighbors that live in Murfreesboro. We had a great day today with over 35 bass, including several nice keepers! All fish were caught on soft plastics and cranksbaits. Thanks for another great trip guys!Yesterday I fished with Rod Lyons and Phil Marshall from Livingston, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great day with over 30 bass including 4 keepers for about 12lbs. The clouds were covering the sky and the wind was high, so we fished crankbaits and topwater in windy coves and pockets. Thanks for a great time guys, look forward to getting out again sometime!Today I fished with Jay and Bricen Thompson from Smyrna, TN. We started the day with a little crappie fishing. At our first spot, we caught several crappie, but mostly small ones. Then we moved locations and tried our luck bass fishing. RIght off the bat we caught several small fish and two nice 3+ largemouths. Shortly after Bricen hooked into this monster 5.5lb largemouth. The rest of the evening we caught several more on crankbaits and topwater. Thanks for a great time guys. I look forward to getting out later in the year!My first trip today was with Lynn, Brad and Cole Doerschuk. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with around 20 fish, including several keepers. Our main goal for the day was to allow Cole to reel in as many fish as possible and I beleived we accomplished our goal. By the end of our trip and after holding up the fish in the picture, his arms needing to rest for a while. Thanks for another great time guys! My second trip was with Bruce and David, two old time friends that grew up together. David now lives in Texas and is visiting on business and Bruce lives in Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 18 bass! Most of the fish were between 1lb-2lbs, but we did manage to catch one around 2.5lbs and lost another 3+ at the boat. Most of our fish were caught shallow, but we were able to catch some deeper on lizards and worms. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I bass fished with James and good friend Stratton. Throughout the day we caught around 20-25 bass using crankbaits, jigs and worms. We fished up lake and down lake in 2ft-12ft of water. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with Mickey, Robert and Joelle. The first half of the day we fished for crappie. Casting jigs and minnows, we were able to catch over 30 crappie with 15 keepers! In addition to the crappie success, we found ourselves surrounding by schools of white bass and hybrids. For an hour we enoyed reeling in several 2lb-4lb white bass and hybrids. What a great time……thanks guys!Today I fished with Ken Sr, Ken Jr and good friend Issely. Fishing for crappie, we had a good day with around 25 fish, including 12 keepers. The crappie have moved shallow and have been bitting really good. Thanks for a great time guys! Today I fished with David and Andy Amlin from Dayton, OH. Fishing for crappie, we had a great day with over 40 fish, including 23 keepers. The wind was tough on us all day, but whenever fish are being swung into the boat, im not complaining. Thanks for a great time today guys. I hope you enjoy your fish fry!Yesterday I fished with Neil, Tyler and Drew Collins. They have been coming out with me for three years now and everytime is better than the last. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a good day with around a dozen keeper crappie and a dozen bass. Thanks for a great time guys. See you in a few months!Yesterday I fished with Dan, Tim and Tyler. Fishing for crappie we had a great afternoon with around 30 fishing, including 15 keepers! Thanks for another great time guys!My first trip today was with Roger and Spencer Smith. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with between 30-35 fish, including 16 giant crappie. All fish were caught in 2ft-6ft of water on jigs and live minnows. Thanks for a great time guys!My second trip was with Charles and Daniel Wendt from Murfreesboro, TN. This was their second time out with me and every time we have a blast together. During our 4 hours together, we caught around 25 fish with 13 keepers! Thanks for another great trip guys!Today I fished with Val and Gary Turner from MO. This was their second time out with me. Last trip we fished for bass and crappie, but today we committed to crappie only. Fishing from 7am – 3am, we had a great day with over 40 fish, including 20 keepers! Majority of fish were caught on creek channels with jigs and minnows. Thank for another great time guys!Today I fished with Walter and Barnes, two long time friends from Spring Hill, TN. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with over 40 fish, including 12 keepers! Thanks for a great time guys, see you in a few weeks!Today I fished with the “Hagman”! Fishing for what else….crappie, we had a great day with around 40 crappie with 15 keepers! The crappie are starting to move shallow and are biting on live minnows and jigs. Thanks for another great trip Jerry!Today I fished with Scott, Chris and Darrell from Franklin. Fishing for crappie we had a slow morning, but once the water warmed up the crappie started biting. For the day we caught 20 crappie with 10 giant keepers. All fish were caught on minnows and jigs from 15ft-25ft of water. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I had the pleasure to fish with Ken, Dave and Coal Myers again. Since we fished Old HIckory yesturday we decided to fish Percy Priest today. Fishing for bass, we had another great day. During the four hours we fished, we caught 12-15 bass with several nice keepers! All fishing were caught on crankbaits and rattle traps. Thanks for another great day guys. Coal you did a great job reeling in all those fish!!!My second trip was with Curtis Rhodes and good friend Mike. Fishing for bass and crappie, we had a great trip with multiple bass in the first hour and then around 20 crappie the rest of the trip! The crappie were caught in 4ft-6ft of water with minnows and jigs!Yesterday I fished with Ken, Dave and Coal Myers from IN. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 15 bass including several 2-3lb largemouths. All fishing were caught on crankbaits. Thanks for a great day guys!Yesterday Jacob and I fished two tournaments at once, Murfreesboro Outdoors and Fishers on Men. The Lord blessed us with a phenomenal day with dozens of bass including several 5 pounders. We had five keepers for 17.72lb and was able to finish 2nd in the Fishers of Men tournament and 1st place in Murfreesboro Outdoor’s tournament! I will never forget this day!Thursday I had the privilege to reel in on of the biggest fish I have ever caught on Percy Priest. Below is a beautiful largemouth around 8lbs!Today I fished with Tom and Cory from Nashville. Fishing for crappie we had our best trip of the year with over 40 fish, including 27 keepers! We also caught several yellow bass and largemouth bass. All fishing were caught on jigs and live minnows. Thanks for a great time today guys!Yesterday I fishing with Stan and Wes Tidwell. Fishing for crappie we had a okay trip. The morning started off a little slow, but once the sun came out the fishing started biting! For the day we had several dozen fish with 8 keepers. Tomorrow should be a really good day with the temperature being in the mid 70’s! Thanks for a great trip guys!Yesterday Jacob and I fished with Chad Tidwell, Kelsey Mason, Jonathan Jeffers and Keith Jackson. Fishing for bass be had two great trips with a total of 45 bass with several keepers! All fish were caught on jigs, crankbaits and rattle traps. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished with Tom and Ron from Hartford, CT. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 20 bass, including a pair of 2.5 pounders and a 4.5 pounder! Thanks for a great trip guys!Today I started the morning fishing with Marc and Angelina Facunla. Fishing with live minnows we had a good day with around 20 fish boated. We caught several bass, bluegills, and crappie (including 6 big keepers). Thanks for a great trip guys. Angelina, you did a great job reeling those fish in!My second trip was with Von Williamson. Fishing for bass we had a good trip with around 12 fish, including one 4 pounder! All fishing were caught on crankbaits. Thanks for a great trip Von! See you in the summer!Today I fished with Cecil Chunn from Spring Hill, TN. Fishing for bass we had a great day, boating around 25 fish with several nice keepers! We probably had a total weight of around 16lbs! All of our fish were cuaght on crankbaits and jigs. The water is finally warming up and now is the time to get out on the water! Thanks for a great trip Cecil.Today I fishing with Steve and Rick from Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a great day. We managed to catch around 20 bass with several in the 3lb-4lb range! We also caught around around 25 crappie with 10 nice ones. The bass were caught on jigs and crankbaits, and the crappie were caught on jigs and minnows. Thanks for a great time guys!Wednesday I fished with “crappie man” Jerry Haglage. We had an okay day with around 20 crappie, but once again the size was not what we were looking for. We were able to run into a few NICE smallmouth bass though. Thanks for another great time Jerry….see you in a few weeks!Tuesday I fished with Tom Angel. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a good day with multiple bass in the 3lb range and a dozen smaller bass. As for the crappie, it was a little slow. We caught around 15, but most were small. Thanks for a great time Tom. See you in a few days!Today I fished with Tim Sheetz from Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass we had a good trip with around 12 fish. The bite was tough for most of the day, but we finally found a bank that held some quality fish. All fish were caught on crankbaits and shaky heads. Thanks for another great trip Tim! See you in a couple months!Today I bass fished with Mo (my dog) for 6 hours. After hearing how last weekend was so tough and very few anglers did well in the tournaments, I set out for what I thought was going to be a challenging day. The first hour was a little slow, with three small fish. Then I changed my pattern and was fortunate to find some better fish. For the day, I caught around 12 bass with four nice ones. My best five would have weighed around 12.5lbs!Saturday I fished with Mark and Randy from the Nashville area. Fishing for crappie, we had a pretty good day with around 25 fish caught, including 8 keepers. Most of the fish were small, but we got plenty of bites to have a great time. All fish were caught in 10ft-20ft of water on jigs and live minnows. Thanks for a great time guys, see you in the summer!Friday I went out to practice for the kick-off tournament of the year sponsored by Murfreesboro Outdoors. Fishing with jigs and cankbaits, I caught around 15 bass including two around 5lb and one around 7lb which came off at the boat! The rest of the fish I caught were in the 1lb-2lb range. Spring is almost here and the fish are starting to bite! BCGS Jacob JewelToday I got out for a few hours with BCGS guide Jacob Jewell. Fishing for bass we had a good day catching 16 bass and half a dozen that either broke off or came off at the boat. All fish were caught jigs, shaky heads and crankbaits.Yesterday I fished with Gene Graham and his good friend Juhnny Zhang from Smyrna, TN. Fishing for bass we had another fair day with around 10 bass. All of our fish were caught on crankbaits, jigs and worms. We thought that the fish would be a little more active than they were, but still had a great time catching the fish that we did. Thanks for a great time guys, see you next weekend!Friday I fished with Danny Crockarell from Hendersonville, TN. Fishing for bass we had a fair day with around 10 fish in the boat. Crankbaits were the only bait we had bites on. We also caught one nice hybrid and lost another. Thanks for a good time on the water Danny. Hope to see you in the spring!

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