Butch's Taxidermy

Award Winning Specializing in Fish Mounts


I have been a Wildlife Artist for 30 years. I grew up and live in Richardsville, Ky. I am very profiecent in all areas of Tavidermy specializing in fish. My favorite being the Smallmouth Bass. I am an avid fisherman, striper at old Hickory, muskie in Green and Barren River. 30 plus years in smallmouth fishing on Dale Hollow.

My work was featured in the March issue 2002 of the In-Fisherman Magazine with two 7 lb smallmouth with back to back cast. Then March B.A.S.S Tournament I was blessed with a 7 lb 6 oz smallmouth on Pickwick featured in Steve Hackers Smallmouth.com articles. Featured in Spring 2001 Ky Afield with a 3 lb Blacknose Crappie on the Infamous Dale Hollow.

I have Smallmouth work in Meriadan Idaho, Reno Navada, Florence Alabama, Ky, Tn and several neighboring States. I look forward to meeting all of you Smalljaw fisherman and extending my Taxidermy services. May all of you keep tight lines. Sincerely, Butch Skillern






As you can tell "I truley respect and admire this species of fish."











"I look forward to meeting the Smalljaw Members Taxidermy needs for many years to come."


Make sure when you catch that trophy you are chasing, measure the length of the fish, the girth of the fish (the widest part of the fish) and then make sure you get an accurate weight and smile for the camera.