2012 Fishing Reports

Reports (With Clients 2012)

BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael kicked butt today on Priest with a 5 fish limit for over 16lbs! Way to end 2012 buddy! I cant wait to get out there tomorrow!

Christmas came early! Today on Percy Priest Mike, Travis, Dan, and myself caught over 30 crappie, including 14 keepers! Among those keepers were some giants over 14″! All fish were caught in 14ft-21ft on jigs and minnows! Merry Christmas guys!

Yesterday BCGS guide, Jacob Jewell went out for a fun day of bass fishng.  He and a friend caught several bass including this giant 5+ smallmouth. What a beauty!

Tuesday I fished with Hugh, Shannon and Hannah.  Fishing for crappie we had a fun trip with over 12, including this giant! Thanks for a fun trip guys!

Monday BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael and Klye fished on Kentucky Lake. They had a fun day, catching over 25 bass on rattle traps and crankbaits.  Nice catch guys!

Percy Priest lake has risen 2.5ft in the last 48 hours and muddied on the upper end. So I had to make a few adjustments for Jimmy and Malcolm. Fishing for only 2 hours, we caught 20 crappie, including these 10 giant slabs! We found our fish in 19-21ft of water on the lower end of the lake. Thanks for another great trip guys! Call and book your trip for $50 off! Only 14 days left.

Another awesome day of crappie fishing! Today the Hagman and I caught 45, including 25 keepers! We fished some new locations and caught some giant crappie! Thanks for another great trip Jerry! 

Another great day on Percy Priest with Linda and Gene from IL. Fishing for crappie we caught around 40, including 18 keepers! All fish were caught on jigs and minnows near the river channel. Thanks for a super day guys! Discounted trips for December are still available….call today! 615-801-2408. Also, don’t forget about $25 off all gift certificates for Christmas!

Fun, wet day on Percy Priest with regular client Tim Reed from Murfreesboro. We caught 12 keeper crappie in the first hour and half and then switched to bass, catching a few here and there with this nice keeper!

Today I fished with Walter and Don from Murfreesboro, tn. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with around 50, including 25 keepers! All fish were caught on jigs and minnows. Thanks for a great day guys!

Saturday I fished with Ken Harris, owner of the popular ETC Gymnastics from Murfreesboro, Tn.  Fishing for bass we had a fun morning with around 8-10 in the boat, including 3 keepers!  We fished jigs and cankbaits in 4ft-8ft of water.  Thanks for a great time Ken!

Today I fished with Daniel from Franklin, Tn.  Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 12 in the boat, including 5 good keepers for around 15lbs.  Most of our fish were caught on crankbaits and rattle traps in 2ft-4ft of water.  Thanks for a great time on the water Daniel!  See you in the spring!

Saturday Jacob Jewell and I fished in Mike’s Saturday morning tournament.  We had a good day with around 15 bass caught on crankbaits and plastic worms.  We finished the tournament with 3 keepers and lost one keeper that straightened out my jig hook…it happens. We finished 2 pounds out of the money:(  It was still a great day on the water! 

Yesterday I fished with Ian and Callum Hay from Murfreesboro, TN.  Fishing for crappie we had a good day while trying to fight the wind.  We only fished for 3 hours, but in that time we caught several keepers, including this 14.25″ white crappie that will be summitted for the “Tennessee Angler Recognition Program” for a state award!  Great catch Callum!!

Today I fished with the Deans. We had an okay day on the water with a handful of crappie the first few hours and then switching to bass.  The bass were hit or miss at a few fishing holes, but after a little while we found a spot where we caught several nice largemouth bass and lost a few as well.  Thanks for another great trips guys! 

Today I fished with the Hagman and friend Frank.  Fishing for crappie we had a super day with over 50 fish, including 21 keepers!  The majority of the keepers were caught in 4ft – 8ft of water with bobbers and minnows, but we did catch a few tight lining.  The crappie are moving shallow and the slabs are biting!!!Call today to book your trip!!!

Last Wednesday Shane Adams and I took out several clients that were in town on business. Fishing for bass we had a pretty tough day with only a few caught per boat.  My boat struggled the first 3 hours, but  the last hour was good with 5 fish including a 3.5lb, 2.5lb and 2lb.  Thanks for a fun time on the water guys.  After the trip was over Shane and I went back out and caught several more!

Yesterday I had two trips.  My first trip was with David Coleman and Michael Pollard.  Fishing for crappie we had a good day with around 40, including 20 they took home.  We were able to catch several shallow again on bobbers and the rest were deep, caught with tight lined minnows.  Thanks for another great time guys! Happy Birthday!

My second trip was with Jason and his brother in-law, John from IL.  Fishing for bass we had a great day with 16-18 in just 4.5hours!!!   We caught a few on crankbaits, but most came in 1ft-2ft of water on buzzbaits!  What a great time….thanks guys!

Today I fished with Rocky and David from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 20, including several nice fish!  Below is Rocky with a 3.5lb smallie!!! Most of our fish were caught on rattle traps, but a few on plastic worms and crankbaits in 2ft-6ft of water.  Thanks for a great time guys……see you next time.

Yesterday I started the day with Lynn, Brad and Cole from Brentwood, Tn.  Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 40, including 12 keepers!  The cold snap still has the crappie in deep water, but this weeks temperatures should bring them back up into the shallows. Thanks for another great time guys….Happy Birthday Cole!!

My second trip was with Shelby, Will and Kenya.  Fishing for crappie for 2 hours, we caught around 15, including a handful of keepers.  You guys did great today!!! Enjoy the rest of your fall break!

Today I fished with the Hamar’s from Nashville.  Fishing for bass and crappie we had a super trip.  We started the morning catching 40 crappie, including 21 keepers is just 3.5hrs!  The remaining time we fished for bass and caught one here and there.  The colder temperature that moved in the other day slowed the bass bite down, but that will change this week when the warmer weather comes back.  Thanks for a great trip guys!

Today I fished with Bob Hodell from Columbia, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 12, including several nice largemouths.  We spent most of the day fishing in 2ft-6ft of water with crankbaits, rattle traps and plastic worms.  Thanks for another super trip Bob….always a pleasure!

Yesterday I started the day with Joe Cummings and Cindy from Co.  Fishing for crapppie we had a great day with aound 25, including 12 giant slabs.  All fish were caught in 10ft-20ft of water on minnows.  Thanks for a fun day guys!

My second trip was with Doug and John.  Fishing for bass we had an exciting day with over 30, including white bass and largemouth bass.  We were able to find a few areas where the fish were feeding on schools of shad.  At the end of the trip we found bass schooling in 2ft-3ft of water and attacking our poppers almost every cast!!!   Thanks for such a memorable time on the water guys!

Yesterday afternoon I fished with Lloyd and Kevin Jaeger.  Fishing for both bass and crappie, we had a super trip with around 12 bass in the first 3 hours and  then 15 crappie, including 8 keepers in the last hour.  We found the bass in 2ft-4ft of water, feeding in windy coves and pockets where shad had been pushed up…..a sign that fall bassin is in gear.  Thansk for a great time guys, see you next season!

Friday I fished with Rick Gleadall and Mike Kimmet.  Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 30, including 14 keepers!  The bigger cappie are started to bite. So don’t wait to book your fall trip!

Yesterday I fished with Dwayne and Josh Barnes. Josh is on fall break and Dwayne decided what better way to spend time with his son then on te lake fishing! During our 4 hour trip we caught over 30 fish, including 13 keepers! Thanks for a great trip guys!

After my first trip was over, I headed back out with Robert Lankford from Gallatin, Tn.  Fishing for crappie we caught over 25, including 16 keepers! The last two hours of our trip we started catching crappie in 6ft of water on bobbers!!!Thanks for another great trip Robert! 
Here is David Baldwin(owner of The Pancake Pantry) and Melissa with 2 largemouth bass caught on crankbaits in 3ft-5ft of water. The cold temperatures slowed the bite down, but we were still able to catch several. Thanks for another great time guys!!!
Today I fished 4 hours with Mike, Allen, Austin, and Jack. Fishing for crappie we had a cold, but great morning with around 25, including 16 keepers! The crappie are still being caught from 10ft-16ft on live bait. Thanks for a fun time on the water guys! See you next time!
Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with father and son team, Joe and Chris. Fishing for crappie they had a great day with around 35, including 15 keepers! Great catch guys!
Today I fished with Patrick, Dawn, Ben and Chloe from Smyrna, Tn.  Fishing for a crappie we had a great trip with around 25 fish, including several nice keepers and a GIANT 20lb catfish!!!  Thanks for a great trip guys! Enjoy the cat!
Today I fished with Sam and Connor from Smyrna, Tn. We had a great trip catch around 25 crappie, including 15 keepers! All fish were caught with live minnows in 9ft-12ft if water. Thanks for a fun trip guys……..enjoy the crappie!
Today I fished with Nick from Nashville and his father visiting from out of town.  Fishing for bass we had an okay day.  The fish were reluctant to bite at many of our spots, but we did have several nice fish at one hole.  With the water level and temperature going up and down, the bass seem to be waiting until everything stabilizies.  I can see the bass on my depth finder, but can’t get them to bite.  Nevertheless, we had another great trip(Nick came out in March of this year) and I can’t wait to get out again with them!  Thanks for a fun day on the water guys!
Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Dale and Cade Fisher.  Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 35 caught, including 9 keepers!  Glad to see that you guys had another great trip!
Today BCGS guide, Shane Adams, fished with the Hoopers. Fishing for bass they had a great trip with several giant bass caught on soft plastics.  These bass were caught in depths from 10ft-20ft.  Happy Birthday Jack!!! 
Fun day on Priest with one of my regular clients,  Hugh Jones. We caught around 25 crappie, including 9 keepers and around 10 bass! We lost several bass, including some nice ones! All fish were caught on crankbaits, rattle traps and plastic worms.  Thanks for a great time Hugh, see you next month!
Yesterday I fished with Bill and Stella. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with over 50, including just under15 keepers!  Thanks for a fun time on the water guys! See you next quater.
My second trip was with four great guys visiting from England.  In just 4 hours we cauhgt over 50 fish, including 16 keepers!  All fish were caught on minnows in 10ft-16ft of water.  Thanks for a nice evening guys….have a safe trip home!
Also, Yesterday BCGS guide, William Brown, fishing with Tony for crappie. They caught over 40 in 4 hours, including 23 keepers!  The crappie are really turning on!  Glad you guys had a great time together.
Awesome trip on Percy Priest lake today! We spanked the bass, catching over 20 in 5 hours. We caught several largemouths over 3lbs and a giant smallmouth! Our best 5 were over 15lbs! Thanks for a great time guys. CALL TO BOOK YOUR FALL TRIP TODAY!

Today I fished with some of my regular clients, Jeff, Micheal, Will and Mary from Franklin, Tn. After a one hour rain delay, we hit the lake and started catching fish right away.  During the 3 hours we were out we caught over 30!  Thanks for another great trips guys! 
Yesterday I started the day with Dick and Chuck Lee.  Fishing for bass we had a good trip with around 10 landed, including several nice ones.  We fishing with topwater baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits.  Thanks for a fun time on the water guys!
My second trip was with Trevor and Delora from Gallatin, Tn.  Fishing for crappie we had a super trip with over 50 caught, including just under 25 keepers!!!  All fish were caught on minnows in 12ft-16ft of water.  The crappie bite is back on!  Thanks for memorable trip guys!
Yesterday I fished with three great guys; Edward, Albert and Archy from England.  They were on vaction and staying at Opryland Hotel.  We started the morning fishing for crappie, catching around 25 and then we finished the trip fishing for bass.  We were able to find a school bass feeding on minnows. We caught around 6, with several getting of while reeling in.  The bait of choice was flukes and topwater poppers.  Thanks for a fun, memorable time on the water guys! Have a safe trip home!
BCGS Hunter Carmicheal also had a trip yesturday. His clients were able to catch several fish in shallow water on rattle traps.  After the trip was over Hunter went bask out and got into some bigger fish!  I hate that they weren’t biting during the trip.
BCGS guide, Kevin Patin was also out yesturday on Percy Priest Lake, but he was fishing for fun during the evening hours.  He had a super time on the lake, finding some bigger bass in deep water.  Deep crankbaits did the trick….nice catch Kevin!!!!

Yesterday BCGS guide, Kevin Patin, fished with Gerald and Josh Wright.  Fishing for bass they had a great day with over 12 bass!  All fish were caught crankbaits, jigs and soft plastics in depths of 12ft-15ft of water.  Glad you guys had a great time!

While out on vacation last week BCGS had several trips. Wednesday we had a corporate group of 10 gentlemen out!  Combined, they all caught over 40 bass and over 30 crappie!  Glad to hear everyone had a great time!  See you next year!Today I fished with Bob Hodell from Bellevue, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 10, including 2 keepers. The schooling bass that I have been catching has slowed down in the mornings, but by afternoon they are back at it again. At the end of the day we went to check an area I like and there was another boat already fishing there. We had to watch him catch fish after fish(I think that is the hardest thing a fisherman can go through). Nevertheless, we had a blast fishing with crankbaits and the Bombshell turtle!!! Some bass are starting to move into shallow water and that is where the Bombshell turtle shines! This fall we be great for the Bombshell. You can buy your in the GNOBCGS store at the top of this page. I reccomend the softshell, juvenile green and snapper colors! Thanks for another great trip Bob….see you in the fall!My first trip today was with Doug and Sean from Murfreesboro. Fishing for crappie we had a super trip fishing with minnows in brush piles. We caught around 30 crappie, including half keepers! You did a great job Sean!!!! Keep up the good work!My second trip was with Dave, Jeremy and Austin from Spring Hill, Tn. We caught around 30 crappie with around 10 keepers!
Thanks for a fun time guys!

Yesterday, my first trip was with Jay, Colleen and Ben Friddell. This was a birthday trip for Ben and what a great gift it was! We caught over 30 bass, all on topwater lures!!! Ben did most of the catching, but dad landed the lunker! Thanks for a great trip guys. You did a SUPER job Ben…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Customer Testimony:
Can’t say enough great things about our fishing trip with Nashville Fishing Guide Brian Carper, who is an excellent guide and admirable young man. The trip was a birthday present for our son Ben. Great gift idea!

My second trip was with the Hagman! We caught over 70 crappie, including 16 keepers! thanks or another memorable trip Jerry!Yesterday I fished with Hunter Martin from Murfreesboro. I was Hunter’s youth leader at church for 3 years and now he is a senior at Blackman highschool. Hunter recently signed with UT baseball as pitch and has a great future infront of him. He is a stellar young man and I am proud of him! As for the fishing, we caught around 15, including several keepers on topwater baits, flukes and crankbaits. Thanks for a fun time on the water Hunter……keep up the good work!

Today I fished with Lynn, Brad, Cole and Marin. Fishing for bass and crappie we started the day with around 6 bass!!! Cole you did a great job buddy!  Then we switched over to crappie and caught around 30 with 10 keepers between 11″-14″!  Great to see you again guys, see you in the fall!

Yesterday I had evening trip with Eric and Dillon. We caught around 25 bass including these keepers! Our fish were caught on crankbaits, poppers and flukes. Thanks for a fun time guys!Earlier in the day, BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael was out adjusting his jackplate and decided to make a few cast. He noticed some fish feeding on the surface, made a few cast with a crankbait and wallah!Yester morning, BCGS guide, William Brown fished with Alex, and his day Chris. Fishing for crappie they had a wonderful trip with around 40 fish, including 18 keepers! Great job guys!Today John, George, George and Chris fished with BCGS guide, William Brown. They caught 50-60 crappie, including 21 keepers!My second trip was with David Johnson, Wes Johnson and Josh Julesky from Nashville. Wes and Josh are offensive linemen for Vanderbilt. We had a great trip catching over 30 bass on topwater, crackbaits and flukes! The bass have been schooling very aggressively and have been a blast to catch. Thanks for a great time on the water guys……good luck this year guys on the football field!My first trip was with Jay and Will Stallings from Murfreesboro, Tn. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a super trip with several bass in the morning and then around 25 crappie the last half of the trip. Great job today Will!Bombshell Turtle strikes again!!! This time on Old Hickory Lake. Ledges with rocks in 8ft of water. Buy yours today on the BCGS/GNO link at the top of this page.Slamming day on Percy priest lake…. over 60 bass caught on topwter, crankbaits and jerkbaits! Book your trip today to get in on the action and learn how to catch summer schooling bass!Yesterday I fished with Wade, Julie and Grason Goodwin from IN. Fishing for bass we had a good trip with around 10-12 caught on shaky heads with soft plastics. Thanks for a great time guys! Good job Grason!This morning I fished with David, Dave, Austin and Michelle from Clarksville, Tn. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with around 35 crappie, including just under 15 keepers! Thanks for a great trip guys!This evening I fished with David Baldwin, owner of the Pancake Pantry in Nashville. This was his third time out with me and today was his birthday! Also fishing with us was his daughter Lisa and boyfriend Sam. Fishing for bass we had a super trip with around 30-40!!! All fish caught on topwater and crankbaits. Thanks for a fun time guys! Happy birthday David!Yesterday BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Ron, Parker and Rebecca. Fishing for crappie they had a super trip with around 50, including 15 keepers! Also, Parker caught a GIANT 15.5″, 2lb black crappie!!! Great job guys! The crappie are still biting well…..take your child out before school starts back up.Tuesday I fished with Shane and Ben from Murfreesboro. We fished a few hours for bass before it got too hot for us. In that time we caught several bass on crankbaits and soft plastics on ledges. Thanks for another great time guys….see you next week!Here is a report from one of my clients!——-“Used the turtle yesterday in bobby davis tournament got 2nd 8.75 with 3 fish limit our biggest 4.40. thanks for your help, told dan our trip with you guys just keeps on giving!”—–you can get your pack in my GNO store at the top of this page.Today I fished with Ed Kidd from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 18, including our best 5 for 13lbs! It was a wet, cloudy day, so we focused on shallow bank off the main lake. The Bombshell Turtle kicked butt again (you can get your in my GNO store at the top of this page. Today I caught all my fish on the Juvenile Green color. We also had a lot of success on poppers! Thanks for another great trip Ed….see you next trip!Today I fished with Ron and Ronda. They were staying at Nashville Shores and purchased a discounted trip! Fishing for crappie we had a great day with around 45 crappie, including 16 keepers! All of our crappie came from 10ft-18ft of water on brush piles. Thanks for a fun day on the water guys! Also, thanks Ronda for snaging my rod laying on the bottom of the lake. I love my All Pro Rods!

Today I fished with Jim Horn from Murfreesboro, TN.  Fishing for bass we had a super trip with over 40 bass, in just 6 hours! I fished with the Bombshell turtle, softshell color (which you can now purchase in the BCGS/GNO store at the top of this page), we also had success on Pop-R’s, jigs and crankbaits.  Jim is getting back into fishing after a 30 year break and did a great job picking up on techniques and patterns. Thanks for a wonderful time on the water Jim, call me if you have any questions at any time.

The last few weeks I have been keeping a secret. I have been catching fish on a soft plastic that has never been used in Middle Tennessee and today is the day I pull back the curtain. It is called the Bombshell Turtle and it is one fish catching machine!!! It catches big fish, little fish and tons of them. They come in a variety of colors and can be fished on t-rigs, shakey heads and weighted hooks. I love fishing with these turtles and I know that you will too. So, where can you get these? GNO has just picked them up as a distributor and they can now be purchased through my website. Just click on the GNO button on top of this page, go into the BCGS/GNO online store and into the fishing products page. I am addictive to these baits and look forward to throwing them every time I hit the lake. Call me for more information or questions!BCGS guide, Ed Martin, with several nice hybrids and stripers with clients a few days ago! Why fight the heat if you do not have to? The fish are biting in the mornings and evening, so book your trip today while the fishing is hot!Yesterday I fished with Blake, Rod and Bennett Morris. This was Bennett’s first fishing trip and what a blast he had! We caught tons of crappie and yellow bass on live bait and watched Bennett smile “ear to ear” all day. This little guy never lost interest and did so well on the boat in the heat. I believe he will be hooked for life and am glad BCGS could be apart of it. Thanks guys for a great time on the water….See you next time!Fun day on Old Hickory lake with two great clients…..Jeremy and Joe, aka “monkey boy.” We caught around 16-18 bass, including 6 keepers. Our best five weighed around 12lbs! All fish caught on soft plastics on drop offs and ledges!BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Richard. Total they caught 35-40 crappie, including 15 keepers!It may be hot in the day, but the mornings are cool and the fish are biting. Today I fished with three generations of Mooney’s…..Bill, Mark and James from TX. This was there first time fishing in 30 years. Fishing for bass from 630am-1030am we had a fun day with around 20 caught, with several nice largemouths. All fish were caught on soft plastics in 2ft-5ft of water. Good job guys!Today I fished with Donald and Brandon who were visiting from out of town. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 20 bass, including several nice keepers! All fish were caught on soft plastics! Thanks for a fun time on the water guys!Awesome day on priest today! I fished with Eric from Murfreesboro, we caught 40-50 bass, including a five fish limit for 16-17lbs! Thanks for another great trip Eric!Just finished another trip with the Jerry haglage. Total we caught 80 crappie with 30 keepers! Thanks for another great memory Jerry!Just finished another trip with the Jerry haglage. Total we caught 80 crappie with 30 keepers! Thanks for another great memory Jerry!

Today I fished with the Anderson’s. Fishing for crappie we had a fun trip with over 50 caught, including 15 keepers! Thanks for a great time on the water guys!Today BCGS, William Brown, fished with Travarus and daughter Alexander. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with 30-40, including 10 keepers! Here is Alexander with her first fish! Great Job!Today BCGS guide, Jacob Jewell, fished with the Carters. Fishing for bass they had one of the most successful trips this year! They caught around 150 bass on topwater baits and soft plastics. Once the day started the catching began and it never stopped. On their second cast they had a 5+ largemouth! Best five would have gone for around 15+lbs. Glad you guys were able to have one of the best fishing trips of your lives!Today BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael had a super trip with his clients. They caught around 25 bass including several nice keepers in just 5 hours! All fish were caught on soft plastics. Looks like you guys had a ball……..great pictures!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Josh. Fishing for crappie they had a great day with around 40-50, including 25 keepers! Nice catch guys!Today I fished with Davin and Eric. Fishing for bass we had an okay day. The bite was slow most of the day, one here, one there. We did manage to catch several nice keepers. In total we caught around 20-25 bass on crankbaits and soft plastics. Thanks for a fun day on the water guys! Looking forward to our next trip in two weeks.I want to give a special thanks to All Pro Rods, one of my main sponsors. They provide me with the best rods in town and my clients love them. It makes my job easier when clients can feel when they are getting bites and All Pro Rods are made for sensitivity. You can purchase your All Pro Rod at Nashville Marine in Antioch, TN. Tell them Brian Carper sent you!My second trip was with the Hagman! Fishing for the only species on plant earth as far as Jerry is concerned….we caught over 65 crappie, including just under 35 keepers! All fish were caught on minnows in 9ft-16ft of water. Thanks for another fun trip Jerry!Today I fished with father and son, Cory and Micheal from Hermitage, TN. Fishing for bass we had an awesome trip with around 25 caught. The first couple hours were slow, but then we found a spot were the bass were stacked up. Most of our fish came on soft plastics, but we did catch a couple on cranksbaits in 6ft-12ft of water. Thanks for another great time on the water guys!Today Ed Martin, fished with Dave and Sam from CA. Fishing for stripers they caught several nice fish, including these two beauties! Today I fished in the morning with George, David, George and Jake. This day will go down in the history books, as this was the day that George and Jake caught their first fish ever! Fishing for crappie, we had a super day with aroud 30, including several keepers. You guys did a great job really in all those fish!My second trip was with Eric and Jerry from Nashville. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 25! Most of our fish came on soft plastics, but a few came on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 2ft-12ft. Thanks for a fun time on the water guys! Today I fished with TJ and Jason. Fishing for bass we had an awesome trip with between 30-40 bass, including a 5 bass limit for 15+lbs! We had a great topwater bite in the morning and then the bites continued into the day with soft plastics. Thanks for a fun day on the water guys! Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Ed and Pat. Fishing for crappie they had a super trip with between 70-80 caught, including 25 keepers…..in just 5 hours!!!!!! The crappie are on fire! Book you trip today! Today I fished with Brian Kelley from Murfreesboro, Tn. Fishing for bas we had a great trip with around 12 bass, including several nice keepers!. We also lost about just as many as we caught……but what a blast we had! Thanks for a great trip Brian! Today, newest BCGS guide, Ed Martin, fished with Jeremy Wilson from IN. They had a great trip with several giant hybrids/stripers! Ed Martin with a 9+ hybrid caught out of Percy priest lake. The hybrids an stripers have been hot in the mornings and evenings. Book your trip while he fish are in season!Great crappie trip today! BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Rob and Gary. Total, they caught 50 crappie, including 25 keepers!Also, today I fishing on Precy Priest Leroy Hoffman from Ohio. We had another great morning…..the bass are really biting!!! Here is Leroy with just 4 of the 20-25 bass we caught on topwater baits and plastic worms.Today I fished with one of my regular clients, John Devalt. Fishing for bass we had an awesome day with between 40-50 bass, including three limits. Most of the day was slow, one here, one there, until we found a pattern where the fish were schooling. We caught some of our fish on topwater baits, shaky heads and flukes, but the majority of our fish were caught on deep diving crankbaits. Thanks again for another super trip John!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Steve, Dolton and Dakota. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with around 50 fish, including 23 keepers…in just 5 hours!!! All crappie were caught on minnows and jigs in 10ft-14ft of water. Great catch guys!Yesterday I fished with Tommy and Shane from Mt. Juliet, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 12 caught, including several keepers(we also lost several nice ones). All fish were caught on worms, jigs, crankbaits and topwater baits.Today I had two trips. My first trip was with the Hagman from Nashville. Fishing for(what Jerry believes is the only species in the lake)crappie, we had a super day with 80, including 20 keepers(10 of the keepers were between 12″-14″)!!! All fish were caught on minnows and jigs in 10ft-16ft of water.My second trip was with three great folks from Spring Hill, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 20 caught, all on topwater baits. The highlight of the evening was when this giant 4lb smallmouth was landed! Thanks for a great time guys!Crappie, crappie crappie! Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Bud and Don. In 5 hours they caught around 60, including 23 keepers fishing 12ft-16ft on minnows and jigs! Great catch guys!Today I fished with Roger Small and his friend Alex from Russia. Fishing for crappie in their pontton boat for 3 hours, we caught over 20 crappie inculding 10 keepers! Thanks for a fun time guys!Today I fished with Bob Hodell from Mt. Juliet, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 30, including several nice largemouths. We caught fish on a variety of lures: topwater, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and flukes. Thanks for another great trip Bob!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Tony. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with around 40, including 18 keepers! Crappie were caught on minnows and jigs in brush piles in 8ft-12ft of water. Nice catch!This morning I fished with Lloyd and Matt from Franklin, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a great morning casting topwater lures in 1ft-2ft of water,we caught around 6 with just as many lost hook-ups, but the fish that we did in the boat were keepers! After the sun rose we switched over to crappie and started catching some nice keepers in 6ft-12ft of water. Thanks for a great time on the water. Looking forward to getting out with your other son Lloyd!This morning I fished with Brandon and Matt from Nashville. They have been following BCGS on facebook (Nashville fishing guide) for a while and with the recent catches of big largemouth bass, they said it was time to book a trip. We started the morning casting top water plugs in 1ft-2ft of water, catching 12-15 in the first 30minutes. After the sun rose, we swtiched over to soft plastics and caught a few more……including one 4.5lb! Thanks for a great time guys…see you later on in the year!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with John and Dave Walker. Fishing for crappie, they had another great trip with 40-50, including 19 keepers! Glad you guys and a great trip!Today I fished with Fred and Brandon Hummel from Green Hills, Tn. Fishing for bass and crappie we had a super fun day. The first hour of the trip we fished topwater baits for white bass, hybrids, largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass that were feeding in schools on the surface. It was a riot…fish busting the everywhere, your heart rate pumping and reeling in fish after fish! After the sun rose, the fish moved out into deper water and we switched over to crappie….catching a good mess with minnows in brush piles in 8ft-12ft of water. I think we ended up with around 12 keepers! Thanks for such a fun time on the water guys!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Ron and Juanita Parrish. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 90, including 33 keepers! With the recent warm temperatures, the crappie have moved into deeper water and have started feeding again since the spawn. Glad you guys had such a wonderful time!Today I fished with Page and Alex Barnes. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 12, including 5 keepers for 14lbs! The morning was a little slow, we did not get many bites on topwater, but after the sun came out they started biting crankbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Thanks for a great time on the water guys!Today BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael, fished with Molly and Charles again. Fishing for bass they had a good day with around 15 caught, including several decent fish. All fish were caught on carolina rigs. Looks like you guys had another fun day with Hunter!Today BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael, fished with Ed Kidd from Nashville. This was a instructional trip for Ed on different techniques and patterns on Old Hickory. They caught around 15 bass using jigs, frogs, crankbaits and C-rigs. Glad you had a great time Ed!Today I had a bass trip with Ed Cox(weird…two Eds on the same day..lol) from CA. The bite was spotty for us, few here and there on crankbaits and soft plastics, but we did manage to catch around 12 with a gorgeous smallmouth. Thanks for good time on the water Ed….see you in October!Yesterday BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael, fished with Molly and her father Charles. Fishing for bass they had a great trip with a fair amount of fish, including this 4lb smallmouth, 5lb largemouth and 4lb catfish! Glad you guys had a great trip! Good luck tomorrow!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Jim and Andrew. Fishing for crappie they had another super trip with 40-50 caught, including 20 keepers! The bite is picking back up and the slabs are biting…today Andrew caught this 2+ slab! Glad you guys had a awesome time!Today BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Dave, Matt and Corey. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 40, including 22 keepers(one near 2lbs)! Most of the fish were caught in 8ft-12ft of water on minnows. Nice catch guys…..see you in June!Yesterday I fished with Derek, Brandon and Trey. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 15 bass, including 5 keepers. Most of our fish were caught on soft plastics and jigs, but we did catch a few of the bigger fish on spinnerbaits. Thanks for a fun time guys!Thursday, BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael fished with Ron Wilhoit. Fishing for bass they had a good day with several nice largemouths. The bass were a little slow in the morning, but picked up quickly. Ron caught the bass below on shallow crankbaits and lost a largemouth that was between 6lb-7lb!:( Glad you guys had a great time together!Yesterday BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael, fished with the Burkes from Nashville. Fishing a half day morning trip for bass, they caught around 15, including several nice keepers! Once again, crankbaits did the trick in 2ft-6ft of water. Glad you had a great trip! Hunter told be before y’all left the marina you guys had never caught a bass and left with several 3lb-4lb bass under your belt…awesome! See you next time!Yesterday BCGS newest guide, Hunter Carmichael, fished with Alan Luck from Nashville. Fishing from 6am-11am for bass, they caught around 15, including several nice keepers! Crankbaits did the trick in 2ft-6ft of water. Alan, glad you had a great trip with Hunter and that you learned a lot about the lake, knots, etc. See you next time!The last two days I fished with Bud and Jennifer Soma. Jennifer lives here is Nashville and her father was visiting from Washington. Today we fished for bass and had a good trip with around 15, including 2 beautiful smallmouths. Our fish were caught on soft plastics in 4ft-8ft of water. Thanks for a great time guys!Today BCGS guide, Jacob, fished with Vaughn and Mark Pennington. Fishing for bass they had a great trip with over 30 bass, including several nice largemouths. All fish were caught on shaky heads, topwater and crankbaits. Glad you guys had a great time!Today I fished with Ken and James Smith. Fishing for bass we had a super trip with around 15, including several giants. It was cold and windy, but we managed to find some active fish before dark. Thanks for a great time guys!My second trip with with Jeremy and Joe from Bellevue, TN. Fishing for bass we had a super trip with over 20, including, several large fish…..best 5 was around 16lbs! All fishing caught on soft plastics, crankbaits and topwater baits. Thanks for a fun time guys….see you in a few weeks!Today I started the morning with Britt, Uncle Carter, Blake and Austin from Murfreesboro. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with tons of crappie, yellows bass and brim. I had a blast fishing with the kidos…..guys you did a great job!Today I fished with Glenn and Jerry. Fishing for bass we had a good day. The first three hours of the trip it was slow and tough, but then we moved into an area the bass were concentrating and had a ball. In one hour we caught 12-15 bass with several nice fish(we also lost a few nice ones). All fish caught on crankbaits and plastic worms in 1ft-5ft. Thanks for a great time guys!Today I fished a half day with trip Celab and Shane from Mt. Juliet and Murfreesboro. Fishing for bass we had an awesome trip with over 20 bass, including our best five for arould 14lbs. All fish were caught on topwater baits and crankbaits in 2ft-10ft of water. Thanks for a fun time on the water guys…..see you in a few weeks!

Today I fished Scott and Zack Banister. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 15-18, including our best 5 keepers weighing around 12lbs. The morning was slow with the cooler temperatures the night before, but as the temperature climbed the fish became more active. We fished with soft plastics most of the day, but found more bites the last few hours with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Thanks for a great time guys!Yesterday I fished with another one of my regular clients Jim Small and his two friends, Jim and Bill. These three gentlemen worked together for decades and told story after story while reeling in crappie, Together we caught around 25 fish in 3 hours with around 12 keepers. Thanks for a great time guys. See you next week Jim!Yesterday I fished with one of my regular clients, Bob Hodell, from Mt.Juliet, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with aournd 12, including 5 keepers for 15lbs! The bite was slower than the last few trips due to cooler temperatures and clear blue skys, but when we got a bite it was a quality fish. We caught most of our fish on soft plastics and crankbaits in 4ft-12ft of water. Thanks for another great time Bob!Yesterday evening Hunter fished with David and Elizabeth Jameson. Fishing for bass they had a great trip with tons of fish caught and several nice smallmouth, largemouth and white bass. Glad you guys had a great time! NICE CATCH!Today I started a cold fishing trip with Gary and CJ Jansen. Fishing or crappie we had an okay trip, with around 40 fish, including 15 keepers. As the day progressed and the sun warmed up, the crappie started biting more. Thanks for another great trip guys!This morning I started the day fishing for bass with Ken and Paul Wilson. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 35, including several giant keepers. We had between 18lb-20lb for our best five! All of our fish were caught on soft plastics in 2ft-8ft of water and topwater. Great time today guys….thanks!Today I fished with Sean and Janice from Chicago, IL. This was their second time out with me and each time we have a blast. Fishing for crappie we caught around 75 with mid 20 keepers! Thanks for another great time guys…….man down!BCGS guide William Brown, also had a trip today with Joe and Mike. They also had a great crappie day with 40, including 23 keepers! Great job guys!This morning I started the day fishing for bass with John Fink from MN. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 15 bass including several keepers. And yes, we do have a big fish got away story. Our biggest fish was 5lb that came off of John’s line right as I was trying to net it. Tough luck, but nice fish. All of our fish were caught on soft plastics in 2ft-8ft of water.My second trip was with Wayne Kruse and Jerry Franz. Fishing for crappie we had a good day with over 40 caught including 15 keepers!BCGS guide, Hunter, fished with two great kids, Sydney and Preston on Old Hickory Lake. Fishing for bass they caught a bunch of fish, including these four keepers! All fish were caught on rattle traps and shad raps. Good job guys!The final trip of the day BCGS guide, Jacob, fishing with a great father and son pair from Murfreesboro, Tn. Fishing for crappie they caught a tons of fish, most of which were shorts with a handful of keepers. They did manage to reel in this giant!…Nice job!Today I fished with Barry from Franklin and Mike from Ky. Fishing for bass we had a great day with around 30, including several keepers! We fished with soft plastics all day in 2ft-12ft of water and caught both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Thanks for a great trip guys! Today I fished with one of my favorite clients John Devault. Fishing for bass we had a great day with over 25, including serveral nice lunkers. Our success came on soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 2ft-12ft of water. Our best five weighed around 15lbs. Thanks for another fun day on the water John! See you in May!Just finished another trip with the Jerry haglage. Total we caught 80 crappie with 30 keepers! Thanks for another great memory Jerry!My second trip was with Adrian and Greg. We got a late start around 5pm but still managed to catch over 40 crappie, including 23 keepers(too dark for picture….sorry). I had a great time with you guys……see you in a few months!Today William fished with Adrian and Greg from Memphis. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 50 crappie, including 30 keepers! Nice catch guys! See you tomorrow!Today I fished with Britt, Barb and Stacy from East Tn. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 75 crappie, including 38 keepers! Glad you guys had another great time! The crappie have really started moving shallow to spawn and will be for several more weeks. Book your trip today!Today William fished from 7am-11:30am with Greg Vaughn from Murfreeboro, Tn. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 75 crappie, including 45 keepers! Glad you guys had a great time! Good to see you again Greg! The crappie have really started moving shallow to spawn and will be there for a several weeks. Book your trip today!Today fished with Brantley Kemp from from Brentwood, Tn. Brantley came out with me a couple years ago, so it was great to see each other again and catch up. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with over 75 crappie, including 30 keepers! Thanks for another memorable trip Brantley! What a blast……book your trip while the fishing is hot!Today William fished from 7am-11:30am with Wess and his grandson from Murfreeboro, Tn. Fishing for crappie they had a great trip with over 35 crappie, including 17 keepers! Glad you guys had a great time with William.The crappie have really started moving shallow to spawn and will be there for a several weeks. Book your trip today!BCGS second trip, Jacob Jewell guided Britt, Barb and Stacy from East Tn. Fishing for crappie, from 3-7pm, they had a super trip with over 30 fish, including 22 keepers! All fish were caught trolling shallow water with minnows and jigs!Today I fishing with Ron and Sharon from Brentwood, Tn. Fishing for crappie and bass we had a great trip with over 45 crappie, including 20 keepers! Once we got to 20 keepers we started bass fishing……catching a few here and there. Thanks for a great time on the water guys…….see you in the summer for some bass fishing!BCGS’s second trip, William Brown guided Britt, Barb and Stacy from East Tn. Fishing for crappie, they had a super trip with over 70 fish, including 34 keepers! All fish were caught trolling shallow water with minnows and jigs!Today I fishing with Hagman and his twin sister Judy. Fishing for….what else….crappie, we had a great day with 75, including 31 keepers! Thanks for yet another great trip Judy…it was good to see you again!BCGS guide William Brown also had a trip today and landed 24 keepers! He accidently deleted the picture from his phone so here is a picture of the 34 keepers he caught when he went back out on the lake with a friend after his trip!Yesterday BCGS guide, Jacob Jewell fished with theTodds from Nashville. Fishing for crappie they had a great day with over 50, including 26 keepers in a half day trip! Once again, minnows on floats and jigs did the trick!Today I fishing with Carl from Franklin, Tn. Fishing for bass we had a super day with over 50 bass! We caught most of our fish in 2-5ft of water on crabkbaits, sinkos and topwater baits. The fish have started to move shallow to spawn! Spring fishing is here. Thanks for a great trip Carl!Today BCGS guide William Brown fished with Jason and Chad from Nashville. Fishing for crappie they had a super day with over 70, including 40+ keepers!Today I fished with Hugh and Ron from Smyrna, Tn and BCGS guide, William Brown, fished with Ronald and Josh Riley. We both fished for crappie and had great trips with combined 150 caught, including 60 keepers! Both William and I fished in 2ft-4ft of water trolling and casting jigs and minnows. Glad that everyone had a great time! NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR SPRING TRIP…CALL TODAY!Today I fished with Phillip Nicholas and Durban Hollis from Murfreesboro, Tn. Fishing for crappie, BCGS had its best day of the year. We caught over 75, including 52 keepers! That’s right, 52 keepers that weighed 37lbs(slabs)! We caught our fish in 2ft-6ft of water on minnows and jigs. NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR SPRING TRIP…CALL TODAY! Thanks for a memorable day on the water guys.Today I fished with David Baldwin from Nashville (owner of the delicious 50 year old business The Pancake Pantry) and his co-worker Steve. Fishing for crappie we had a super day with over 55, including just under 30 keepers! We used several techniques: trolling, casting jigs and minnows. Thanks for a fun day of fishing guys! See you in a few weeks!Today I fished with Tim, Juliana, Preston and Addison Ashmore from Franklin, TN. Fishing for crappie we had great trip with over 30 crappie, including 12 keepers in just 4 hours! Thanks for a great trip Ashmore’s……good job boys!Today I fished with Tim, Juliana, Preston and Addison Ashmore from Franklin, TN. Fishing for crappie we had great trip with over 30 crappie, including 12 keepers in just 4 hours! Thanks for a great trip Ashmore’s……good job boys!Today I fished with David Baldwin from Nashville, Tn . Fishing in the wind and rain for bass from 12pm-3pm, we caught 10 largemouths, including a 4lb, 3lb and couple 2 pounders! We found our success fishing 1ft-5ft of water, casting crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater baits. Thanks for great time David…..see you in a couple weeks.Another great day on Percy Priest Lake! Today I fished with Robert Lankford from Gallatin, TN. Fishing for crappie we had another super day with over 50 crappie, including 24 keepers! We caught most of our fish casting minnows on floats and casting jigs in 4ft-8ft of water. Thanks for another great trip Robert! Almost all the fish we clean had eggs in them…..spring fishing is here! Book your trip before its too late.Today I fished with Derek from Mt. Juliet and his father Ben from Va. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with over 50 crappie, including 25 keepers! We started the morning fishing in 12ft-14ft. After four hours and 10 keepers we decided to try shallow. We caught 15 keepers and bigger fish fishing brushpiles with minnows and jigs. I have 10 days open March and more in April …..don’t wait until its too late, book your trip today!Today I fished with the Hagman. The crappie were biting well, but we did catch a ton of small fish. Our total count was 63, including 18 big keepers! Most of our fish came on minnows and jigs in 10ft-20ft, but it wont be long before we are catching them in 1ft-4ft! Thanks for another great time Jerry!Today I fished with Brad wiltz from Franklin, TN. Fishing for bass from 1-5pm, we caught around 12 bass, including 5 keepers! We caught most of our fish on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, but a few on t-rig and topwater. The water was 54 degrees in most areas of the lake which means the fish are starting to become active for spring. Thanks for another great time Brad…..see you next month!Today I fished Percy Priest with Paul and John from IN. Fishing for bass we had a good day with around 15, including several decent ones. We fished shallow all day casting crankbaits, topwater, Tennessee rigs. Thanks for a great time on the water guys!Today I fished with Joe, Drew and Trent from Brentwood, TN. Fishing for bass we had a good trip with around 15 largemouths, including several decent ones. All fish were caught on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 2ft-4ft. Thanks for a fun time on the water guys!Today I fished with Carl from Brentwood, TN. Fishing for crappie we had a great trip with around 50 crappie, including 21 keepers! We caught some deep in 14ft-20ft, but most shallow in 4ft-8ft of water. Thanks for a great time today Carl…….see you in March!Today I fished with Kent and Marie Troxel. The temperature was in the 30’s, but the crappie were still biting. Using minnow and jigs we caught over 30 crappie, including 14 keepers! All fish came from 16ft-20ft of water. Thanks for a great time guys….enjoy the rest of your stay here in Nashville!Yesterday I fished with Shawn and Janice from Chicago, IL. Fishing for crappie we had a great day with over 40, including 20 keepers! Thanks for a fun time on the water guys!Yesterday I fished with Ron Frey from Brigantine, NJ. Fishing for bass we had a great trip with around 18-20 caught. We had to move around and fish hard to find the fish, there are a lot of variables to consider right now…..clear or muddy water, moving water or still water. We found most of our success on spinnerbaits, but also had luck with crankbaits and topwater baits. Thanks for a great time on the water Ron, I really enjoyed fishing with you!After very few hours of sleep the last few nights from my newborn(which has been awesome!), today I took a small break and hit the lake with the Hagman. Fishing for 5 hours we caught around 40 crappie, including 18 keepers! The crappie were very active and biting on jigs and minnows from 12ft-20ft.Yesterday I fished Mike’s Saturday morning tournament with Jacob. The bass were not very active, but enough to enjoy a consistent bite throughout the day. Fishing with rattle traps, crankbaits and spinnerbaits, we caught around 15, including 7 keepers! Our best 5 weighed 11.02lbs….enough for 7th place. We thought we were going to finish higher, but there were four 11lb bags brought to the scales and we had the lowest. Nevertheless, we had a great time and was proud of our catch!Tuesday I went out for a few hours with a couple friends. The bite was slow….we only caught two, but one was a beauty! Always happy to see big fish!A few weeks ago I went out for a fun three hours of fishing. The bass were very active, allowing me to catching around 15, with 4 keepers, for 12lbs! Rainy, nasty day, but well worth it! All fishing were caught on soft plastics in 4ft-8ft of water.The Hagman and I start the year off with a bang! Today we fished from 9am-4pm, catching 50+ crappie, including 21 giant keepers! All fish were caught in 12ft-17ft of water with minnows and jigs. Check out the shirt I had made for Jerry and I……..1000 keeper club. Hagman and Brian. 2006-2011

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