Mike Boitnott was born and raised in Roanoke Virginia. He started fishing Virginia lakes, rivers and mountain streams at the age of 6 years old. During a twenty year career as a United States Marine, he fished all over the continental United States and several other countries. In 1996, Mike started tournament fishing.
Mike is the B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Region One Director as well as president and founder of the Battlefield Bass Anglers. He has been an active member in several bass clubs including the San Diego Bass Counsel, B.A.S.S., B.A.S.S. Nation, FLW and The Bass Federation.
Mike shares a passion with other BBA members for the camaraderie of tournament fishing and the conservation of the great outdoors.