Butch Derickson started fishing as a boy in the lakes and streams of the Missouri Ozarks where his lifelong love of the outdoors and bass fishing flourished.

Bass fishing has become his lifelong passion, giving him over 40 years of experience fishing all types of rivers and lakes from Florida to Texas, Missouri to Michigan.

Butch has competed in numerous professional and local fishing tournaments. He has life membership in Bassmasters, and FLW.

He currently is active in local clubs West Michigan Bass and TC Bass.

He is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain. His vast experience and gentle spirit make fishing with Butch a memorable adventure.

Butch and his wife Carol live in Traverse City, Michigan at the foot of Grand Traverse Bay.