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Moonlight Pollywog Lure

Moonlight Pollywog Lure The Moonlight Pollywog Lure, is a series model 700. This antique lure dates to the mid 1920's. This pointed nose, sloping body, wooden, antique lure is one that is most synonymous with the Silver Creek Brand. Silver Creek as a company which was acquired by the  Moonlight Lure Company in the early [...]

By | 2017-06-21T07:00:38+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure

Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure The Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure is probably the most synonymous with the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. Although it should be the Floating Bait line, the Pikaroon with its sleek sexy looks and curves, woos most collectors its way. The Pikaroon wasn't originally a Moonlight Bait like the Floater, it [...]

By | 2017-06-15T07:36:36+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures

Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures The Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures are a very distinctive and identifiable series within the Paw Paw Antique Lure line up. The Bonehead refers to Paw Paws molted brown spotted or striped finish. The antique lures were first produced in 1956 and lasted for roughly 8 years. The lures were always [...]

By | 2017-06-10T19:44:32+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure The Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure was first produced in 1953, crafted in the same fashion as the logo on the popular adult beverage. The lure falls into a few categories in the antique lure world. Collectors who amass Logo or advertising lures, those who collect "Brewerina", and finally those [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:41:07+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure The Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure is created in the late 1950's early 1960's. This antique fishing lure made by Paw Paw of Paw Paw Michigan and was a lure model series number 5500. This wooden lure measured in at 4" inches in length and was a top water fished [...]

By | 2017-04-16T08:11:50+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure The Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure was first introduced in the early 1920's by the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. This wooden, glass eyed lure was deemed a series 1900 before being Called a Zig Zag which was previously used on another earlier Minnow. This jointed or segmented [...]

By | 2017-04-15T07:31:45+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|1 Comment

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure The Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure is a kind of a misunderstood lure, starting with its own name, as its not a Sucker but and Old Chub Lure. This antique fishing lure dates into the 1930's with its target market being large game fish such as the larger Bass, the [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:01:47+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

Paw Paw Hipp Lure

Paw Paw Hipp Lure The Paw Paw Hipp lure as it was named by Scott and Reed in the Paw Paw book is a unidentified or unnamed lure. The lure is a green and gold spotted flat face wobbler. The lure is 3 3/8" in length and resembles a Rush Tango made bait. Reed and [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:51:10+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Hipp Lure

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure The Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure was introduced in the 1950's, made by the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan. This version of the Paw paw Bait Company lure arsenal was given a model 3600. This plastic lure measures 3 1/2" in length and weighs in at 3/4 [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:42:24+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure

Paw Paw Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure is a great little critter type antique lure. Popular with Mice and general collectors alike, the lure is circa 1930's. The lure is a series number 60 in the Paw Paw Bait Company lure line up. The lure is the smaller version of the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:40:00+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow The Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure was first introduced in 1941. The antique lure is shown housed in a I Go For Lucky Lures Red box. This antique lure made in Paw Paw, Michigan, would go through a series of body and weight changes over its lifespan. Ranging in [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:21:51+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure

Paw Paw Musky Pike Lure

Paw Paw Musky Pike Lure The Paw Paw Musky Pike Lure from the 1940's is a lure who history is riddle with confusion, misconceptions, false identification and even patent infringements. This lure had me pulling out my hair for a while trying to figure out what it was. Its body style said Pike, its marked [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:24:11+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Musky Pike Lure

Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure The Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure was introduced in the 1940's. This gigantic wooden lure was made to fish the beasts of the great north country. It should be no surprise that the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan would have a series that directly target large fresh [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:25:00+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure

Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure The Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure had been around for some time before this version was introduced after 1960. The lure made in Paw Paw Michigan, by the Paw Paw Bait Company, was the final metamorphosis of a lure that had seen both body, hook and size and [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:35:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure was first introduced in the early 1920's. This jointed version of the Famous Pikaroon made by the Moonlight Bait Company. The lure comes from the acquisition of the Silver Creek Novelty Work's either through ingenuity or process. This wooden glass eyed minnow was given a model [...]

By | 2016-12-21T08:43:27+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure

Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure

Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure The Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure was produced roughly around the 1940's. This lure is listed as a Unknown in the Paw Paw Bait Company Book written both Reed and Scott. They deem it the Hungry Bass so Ill follow their lead. This antique lure made of wood measures 3" [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:34:15+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure was had a wooden painted head and a stacked deer hair tail, with a large treble hook on the rear. This fishing lure is pretty big at 4 3/4" in length. This [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:23:23+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

Moonlight Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight Zig Zag Lure The Moonlight Zig Zag lure was first introduced around 1913. This early simple top water antique lure made by the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan was given a model Number Six. This wooden fishing lure with its front sloped face holds the forward line tie. The lure has three treble [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure The Moonlight Floating Bait Lure is a classic in the history of the american fishing industry. First advertised in 1909 as shown below this wooden collared floating bait was the foundation for the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan. The Floating Bait antique lure was a series Number #1 and this [...]

By | 2016-08-07T18:55:30+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Floating Bait Lure

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure was first seen around 1923. The Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan gave this model a series number 2500. By far and away one of the cooler and my favorite Moonlight lures. This wooden antique fishing lure measures 4 1/4" in length. This [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure

Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure

Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure The Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1916. This wooden antique fishing lure was given the model series number 9, and measures 4" in length. The lure looks a lot like a Pepper Roamer lure. This slanted head antique lure has a single forward line tie, has [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:10+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box This Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box is a great example of a antique fly lure box. Collecting the lures themselves is just one piece of the Antique lure puzzle, or paradigm the boxes which house them and the paperwork inserts is another. Here is a classic [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:11+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box

Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad This Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad comes from a 1916 Shakespeare Lure catalog, yes that wasn't a mistype. The Fish Spear is a classic Moonlight bait we don't get to see advertised much due to the scarcity of early Moonlight antique fishing lure catalogs. I do find it amusing the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:12+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure

Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure The Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure sounds like a name given to everyone favorite uncle. While it may not be a part of our own lineage the Crazy Mike lure is part of the Flap Jack Family series of lures released in the early 1940's. This antique fishing lure is [...]

By | 2016-07-20T19:21:32+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910 This Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad is from 1910 and sourced from the Outdoorsman's Handbook. We see here a new lure just the year before produced by the Moonlight Bait Company from Paw Paw Michigan. You will notice however that the collar is the second version collar on the [...]

By | 2016-04-28T18:05:14+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910

Moonlight 3 Hook Underwater Minnow Lure

Moonlight 3 Hook Underwater Minnow Lure This Moonlight 3 Hook Underwater Minnow Lure dates to probably around 1928. The question as to why it took Moonlight 18 more years to jump into the popular style of fishing minnow we will never know. The 3T or 3 Hook glass eyed wooden lure features a forward and [...]

By | 2016-06-23T15:28:07+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight 3 Hook Underwater Minnow Lure

Paw Paw Platypus Lure Rainbow Trout

Paw Paw Platypus Lure Rainbow Trout The Paw Paw Platypus Lure Rainbow Trout was first introduced in 1941. This strange looking plastic, raised painted eye lure, was Paw Paw series 3500. The lure originally called a Wham Doodle, which was made of wood with whats referred to as an alligator eye. The lure features two [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:20:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Platypus Lure Rainbow Trout

Paw Paw Croaker Lure

Paw Paw Croaker Lure The Paw Paw Croaker lure is one of a series of lures that used real frog skin to cover the wooden bait. This antique lure was first introduced in 1940 and was 3" in length and had two trailing treble hooks. Paw Paw offered a half dozen or so selected fishing [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:12:55+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Croaker Lure

Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure

Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure The Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure was first introduced in 1963. The Woggle Bug series WB-900 shown with a lip, bears a striking similarity to the 20 year young Fred Arbogast Jitterbug Circa 1942, even the name is very similar to Jitterbug. The wooden, pressed and painted eye, antique fishing [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:23+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure