Pro Staff

OBI's Pro Staff


OverBoard Industries's pro staff includes Jason Burnett who covers the western United States (based out of Utah), Keith Slater out of Racine Wisconsin, and Team Thompson fishing out of Sheboygan Wisconsin.  Find more information about our pro staff below:


Jason Burnett

Jason is the administrator and founder of, a leading resource for Kokanee fishermen.  Jason also serves as the administrator of (launching soon) and is a moderator for

Jason fishes for many species of fish; which includes Kokanee, all trout, Wipers, Walleye, Lake Trout, Tiger Musky, and some bass.

Jason pursues those fish out of a 17ft Galaxie Starion equipped with 2 Scotty downriggers, Lowrance LCX-27c and x-510c sonar/gps, a Minnkota bow mount motor, a Yamaha 6hp kicker and a custom painted Remote Troll.  Jason's boat has many custom items unique only to his boat.

Jason proudly represents the following companies as part of their pro staff:

Stuart Angling
Overboard Industries (ChargeBox)
Christenson's LakeShore Tackle
Relentless Angling
Cold Springs Tackle



Magnum Lure Sportfishing

Magnum Lures Sportfishing consists of Keith Slater, Joy Slater, and Keeley Gwizdala.  At Magnum Lure Sportfishing we’ll give you the in's and out's of what we are using and where we are fishing. We will let you know what works for us and what doesn't. Magnum Lure Sportfishing  has been located in Racine since 2007 and is strictly for pleasure and tournament fishing only.

The Current Magnum Lure vessel is a 1997 Starcraft 2513 cruiser that is set up to fish all that Lake Michigan has to offer, including walleye and perch. M.L. rides on a load rite double torsion axel trailer with electric brakes, this keeps us mobile to fish were ever the fish are  biting.

The Magnum Lure name originated in Bay City, MI.  and has fished in 4 out of 5 of the Great Lakes (not fished in Lake Ontario yet).  We have fished most of the ports from Port Clinton, OH. to Mackinaw City, MI. on Lake Huron and Pentwater to Frankfort, MI. on Lake Michigan. In 2007  a carreer change brought us to our latested home port of Racine, WI. Now we fish from Waukeegan, IL. to Sheboygan, WI.



Team Thompson

Russell Gahagan

Crew Members:
Matt Thayer
Bill Baumgardt
Dave Van Akkeren
Pete Van Akkeren

Tournament Trail Stats:
2009 Sheboygan Salmon Cup Champion
2010 Sheboygan Salmon Cup Champion
2010 Manitowoc Offshore Challenge Champion

Team Thompson has fished in five tournament trail events. They have won three of them. Team Thomspon has not finished outside of the top 10 as a team. With the average age 0f about 28 they expect to have success for a long time.

Big Jon
Rapture Flies
Reef Runner
Thompson Boats
Michigan Stinger
Fish Hawk
Brad's Killer Lures
Silver Horde
Torke Coffee
Walker Deeper Divers
Anglers Avenue
Z Boards
Slide Diver
OverBoard Industries