Butch Furtman is one of the premier outdoorsmen in the Midwest. He is a well-recognized writer and TV Personality Butch has produced a leading outdoor show, "Sportsman's Notebook," for twenty-five years. And for the past 15 years, his syndicated show, "Sportsman's Journal," has been aired on Fox Sports Net. The show has also appeared on The Outdoor Channel. Butch's ABC show consistently earns the highest Nielsen Rating, scoring much better than the other major syndicated outdoor shows on the air. Cliff Lake is Butch’s all time favorite multi-species lake.