Offshore Tackle joins forces with AIM Weekend Walleye Series!

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April 12th, 2015; If you want to cover more water this year, clip on the world’s most popular planer board from Offshore tackle.


“To cover more water, you need to make your boat wider,” said Bruce DeShano the owner of Off Shore Tackle Company based in Port Austin, Michigan, and a sponsor of the AIM Weekend Walleye Series.


            “I got into the walleye fishing market in the late 1980’s.  Our mini planer board came out about the time the Professional Walleye Tour (PWT) was formed,” DeShano, who is affectionately known as “The chairman of the board’s” said.


“The boards made a big hit on Lake Erie at Port Clinton, Ohio in 1993, the first year I made them available to the public,” DeShano said.


“Since then, anglers have been telling me what they like, as they all have different ideas,” he said. The product has evolved over the years in to the #1 planer board used by walleye fisherman today!


When his family moved north to Port Austin from Detroit, Michigan, DeShano got involved with the local steelhead chapter. “I started fishing some tournaments then entered walleye tournaments and won some”.


            “I liked the technology end of fishing and was always trying to learn better ways to catch fish,” he said.


Offshore Tackle products include planer boards, snap weights, tattle flags and Tadpoles, a resettable diving weight. Many items used by all walks of fisherman today were introduced and produced by the Off Shore Tackle Company.


“A large majority of anglers use our products. Look on the water during a tournament and you’ll see lots of yellow Off Shore planer boards,” he concluded.


View Off Shore Tackle products online at or call (989)-738-5600.


Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™) is a unique tournament organization created and owned by many of the most accomplished and recognizable professional walleye anglers, along with others who share the mission of advancing competitive walleye fishing and making it sustainable into the future. AIM is committed to marketing excellence on behalf of its tournament competitors, the tournament host communities, and the brands that partner with it. AIM is also committed to maintaining healthy fisheries across the nation by the development of the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ format which is integral to its dynamic events and unparalleled consumer engagement. For more information about AIM™, AIM Pro Walleye Series™, AIM Weekend Walleye Series, AIM sponsors and AIM anglers, visit


AIM Presenting Sponsors: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and Warrior Boats.                      AIM Supporting Sponsors: Nitro Boats, Mercury Marine, Amsoil, Navionics, Powrtran, Power Pole, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Off Shore Tackle, Team Lodge, National Fleet Graphics, Gemini Sport Marketing, The City of Oconto, Eagle Bay Marina and Eagles Landing Casino, Montevideo MN Chamber of Commerce, Randall’s Milan Beach Resort