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Pro Bass/Crappie Guide, Brian Carper
My name is Brian Carper. I am 35 years old and live in Murfreesboro, TN. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jennifer, for 9 years. We have 2 wonderful girls, Emma (5) and Anna Kate (3). Ever since I was a little boy the Lord has given me a passion for fishing. While wrapping up college at MTSU I decided to go into business as a fishing guide. With God’s help and hard work I have gone from gluing homemade flyers on pizza boxes at Little Caesars to near 450 trips a year with several employees! 2017 will be our 11th year in business. I look forward to serving the Nashville market another year and creating memorable trips for our clients.


Pro Striper Guide, Daniel Brown
In addition to our classic bass and crappie trips, BCGS is now offering striper trips! BCGS is proud to announce Daniel Brown as our new guide! Daniel was raised in Middle Tennessee and has focused on hybrids/stripers, crappie, and bass for decades!


Pro Bass Guide, Kevin Patin
I grew up fishing in the swamps of southern Louisiana. Catching anything was just fine until I caught my first largemouth bass. After that fight was over is when it all changed for me. I then found myself riding my bike to a nearby pond or into the creek after school or every chance I had to try and catch another one. I moved to middle Tennessee in 1988 and continued to follow my passion / obsession for bass fishing and began fishing local tournaments. After a few years I began fishing bigger tournament trails. I then found myself qualifying for the Southern regional championships and after a 5th place finish there that qualified me to fish a National event. What an exciting experience that was. I always enjoy helping and teaching others what has taken me years to learn and to watch them experience the thrill of what I have been blessed to experience on a regular basis which is catching fish.

Pro Bass Guide, Billy Harris
I grew up in a small town, Mt. Meridian Indiana. Growing up it was my mom that really was the person that got me started fishing. I started with pan fish in local strip pits around Linton, IN. I grew up with hearing and ear problems so I was never really allowed to swim. So as my brothers and sisters would go swimming my mom put a rod in my hand and I fished and fished and fished. She says I would cry when it was time to go home. Growing up I would do anything to go fishing. I continued my love of fishing and really started bass fishing with a competitive desire. I currently have the Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth record, 6lbs 14oz giant which I caught back in 2008. Some of my accomplishments are four year running F3 Club champion, South Fork NC Bassmaster 3 wins and two runner up angler of year. I also fished several years in the BASS weekend series with two national championship qualifiers, 7th place Regional finish in 2009 at Old Hickory, 10 place KY Series Elite series co-angler and numerous top 10 finishes. I have over 10 years’ experience fishing lakes in TN, AL, KY and NC. I admit my favorite lake in TN is J. Percy Priest. However I love fishing Center Hill, Old Hickory, KY Lake, Tims Ford and about any other lake I can get on. I enjoy teaching others what I know. Anyone who knows me will tell you I have nothing to hide and freely will help a friend or stranger. Of course none of this would be possible without the loving support of my beautiful wife, Grace. If you want to thank me, that’s great, but I will pass the thanks on to her for putting up with me and making it all possible.
Pro Bass/Crappie Guide, Justin Armstead
Hey everyone! My name is Justin Armstead. I'm 24 years old... single... no children... living a life long dream! I currently live in Lebanon, TN with Old Hickory and Percy Priest lakes a stone's throw away. From a very young age, I've always had a strong passion for the outdoors. Growing up, people would ask, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" My answer has always been, "Be a fisherman!" ?My father has been the reason for such a strong passion. Through the years, very few Saturday mornings on the water were missed! We always fished for bass and crappie. I grew up fishing out of a 17-foot Bass Tracker with an 80 hp Mercury. I'm currently running a 21-foot Stroker bass boat with a 250 Mercury Pro XS. If not for the support of all my family and friends, I wouldn't be where I am today. My father has overcome many health related issues the last 8 or so years. He is currently 2 years into remission from throat cancer. What an experience. Praise God! ? I am so thankful for the opportunity to represent Brian Carper's Guide Service. I'm also thankful for the opportunity to meet so many different types of people from all different walks of life. We all have one thing in common... we like to feel that tug on the line! "Let's go fishin!"
Pro Bass Guide, Hunter Carmichael
BCGS guide, Hunter Carmichael began fishing Red Man and United Way Bass tournaments at an early age of 12 years old.  He spent a good portion of his youth on the ocean with his father and brother chasing huge red fish, grouper, and speckled trout in the Gulf of Mexico. Hunter specializes in catching big bass with numerous 10 pound plus trophies under his belt.

Brian's Tournament Results

2016 November (Percy Priest Lake) - Fate Sanders Marina - 3rd place

2016 August (Old Hickory Lake) - Volunteer Bass Club Tournament - 3rd place

2016 May (Percy Priest Lake) - Volunteer Bass Club Tournament - 2nd place

2016 April (Percy Priest Lake) - Mac Carmichael Fundraise Tournament - 1st place

2016 April (Percy Priest Lake) - Nashville Emergency Services Tournament - 4th place

2016 March(Percy Priest Lake) - Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser Tournament - 7th place

2016 March (Percy Priest Lake) - Nashville Bassmaster Tournament - 2nd place

2013 February 23, Percy Priest Lake - Renegade Tournament Trail - 2nd Place

2011 March 4, Percy Priest Lake - Fishers of Men - 4th place

2010 March 20th, Percy Priest Lake - Fishers of Men Tournament - 2nd place

2010 March 20th.  Percy Priest Lake - Murfreesboro Outdoors Tournament -  1st Place

2009 November 7 Percy Priest Lake - 1st Place

2009 July 12  Flippers Tournament -  9th place

2009 June 29 Percy Priest Wednesday night tournament - 2nd place 

2008 Bassmaster Weekend Series, 5th place overall

2008 Bassmaster Weekend Series, (Kentucky Lake) - September 6 & 7, 2008 - 10th place

2008 Bassmaster Weekend Series, (Old Hickory) - May 10th, 2008 - 9th place (May)

2007 Flippers Tournament- August 12 - 7th place (70 anglers)

2007 B.A.S.S. Weekend Series, Tennessee Central Division (Old Hickory) 11th place (July)

2007 B.A.S.S Weekend Series, Tennessee Central Division (Old Hickory) 13th place (April)

2005 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Music City Division (Old Hickory) 17th place (68 Anglers)

2005 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Music City Division (Old Hickory) 20th place (83 Anglers)

2004 Music City Overall Standings 6th place (165 Anglers)

2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Music City Division (Old Hickory) 12th place (92 Anglers)

2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Music City Division (Percy Priest) 1st place (146 Anglers)

2002 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Regionals (Lake Wheeler) 23rd place (240 Co-Anglers)

2002 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Shenandoah Division (Kerr Lake) 23rd place (176 Co-Anglers)

2001 Virginia B.A.S.S. Region 9 (Potomac River) 20th (120 Anglers)

2000 Virginia B.A.S.S. Region 9 (Potomac River) 7th (137 Anglers)

2000 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Piedmont Division (Kerr Lake) 15th (159 Co-Anglers)

1998 Big Bass Junior Championship 3rd place, Virginia


Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
Brian Carper's Fishing Guide Service
TN Lakes = Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Center Hill
Featuring Tennessee Bass, Crappie