Burnin Eights launched in April of 2017 and became the collaboration of five friends, all who thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and producing quality video. With the goal to share their on camera successes and failures with others, they set out to film and put together collections of short videos with new and creative views. They wanted to keep it real and immerse the viewer into the video. As the fans grew in number over the years, Burnin Eights added an apparel line for their like-minded followers of the fishing and hunting community. The support from the viewers and fans has been amazing and constantly aids in fueling the next Burnin Eights adventure! With a love for the outdoors and hunting and fishing, there's a passion that flows from Burnin Eights to help grow these sports, to educate, to entertain, and show why we fish and hunt.

Ross Provost

For him it's an addiction to chasing tail. As a musky fisherman since the age of 12, his passion for the sport definitely shows. Since teaming up with Jake, his love for the sport grew. With an enthusiasm for capturing and editing video, he set out to film much of his and Jake's adventures beginning in 2015. Fresh air and enjoying the scenic outdoor views of God's creation are a top priority for him.  With his roots in central WI, he calls the Northwoods his second home. 

Jake Tappe

He doesn't quit. His huge drive for big game and toothy beasts has netted him some extremely note worthy trophies. His passion for hunting runs deep, whether it be for whitetail deer, bear or turkey. Starting at a young age, Jake began following in his dad's footsteps, learning about the outdoors and hunting through him. Additionally, Jake's love for fishing is ever present, no matter if its open water or iced up. He relentlessly chases musky, and adds in bass, walleye, and panfish. A native of central WI, Jake will put on endless miles to find his next trophy.

Alex Tappe

He's the Big Bro to Jake and also an avid outdoorsman. With a passion for hunting and a love for fishing, Alex pushes himself to constantly better his latest trophy. Between the long hours that come with being a businessman, he finds time to hit the woods and water as often as he can. Alex is also a native of central WI. A solid brotherly relationship between him and Jake has fueled many successful achievements in the outdoor world, and they're not stopping anytime soon.

Joe Biebert

He's got a big pump and a strong work ethic that drives his  never ending chase for outdoor adventure. With years of hunting and fishing under his belt, Joe explores the woods and waters of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and both North and South Dakota. Racking thousands and thousands of miles for his new personal best is no issue at all. Joe hits it hard all year long chasing muskys, whitetail deer, and walleyes on both open and hard water. His fascination with big water is ever present with his trips to destinations such as Mille Lacs, Vermilion, and Lake of the Woods. With Joe, the big fish or trophy buck pursuit is always quite the adventure.

Sam Biebert

Sam is the older brother to Joe. Together, they have put in countless hours hunting bucks and chasing fish. With experience in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota, he also has tallied a wide array of outdoor adventures throughout the years. As with all of the crew, Sam has a drive that doesn't quit and is never afraid of hard work. His passion for hunting and fishing, whether it be open water or on the ice, is always burning.  Just like Jake and Alex, Joe and Sam also make an excellent team in the pursuit of mature bucks and big fish. 

Burnin Eights
Behind The Name

The term came about during the summer of 2016 when we encountered a few lazy musky follows during a day of fishing. To spark them to eat, Jake created a speed change boatside with a following musky. Needless to say, it fired up the fish. Seeing this, we began  "burning" our figure eights. We instantly saw improved boat-side results, and thus it became a new term and tactic we began implementing from time to time near the end of our retrieve while musky fishing. "Burnin eights" is a small, simple tweak of the usual figure eight. It's a quick speed change, and a way to play a cat and mouse game with the fish. Most times, we speed up the bait in the straight aways, and then let it hang in the corners as we pull away from the boat. Sometimes that's all that's needed to convert that follow into a catch!