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 was a Silver Creek Lure akin to the Polly-Wog. The standard series line as shown in the gallery below is a series 1000. This wooden, glass eyed beauty measures in at roughly 4 – 4 1/4″ in length.
The lure has it’s telltale pointed nose, and its triangular shaped head which is the widest point of the body of the lure. The Pikaroon then tapers backwards towards the aft of the lure to a width that seemingly is just wide enough to hook the rear hook. The Pikaroon Antique Fishing Lure, the model 1000 has only 2T, or trebles to secure its catch. Both being held into the wooden lure via a simple screw eye rigging. The lure is most often found with it pointed upwards glass eye, but during the transition to the Paw Paw Bait Company in 1928 you will be able to locate some painted eye versions.
There’s only one Pikaroon – it’s something more than a mere manufactured product – it’s a fish getter. We say so, because every season scores of anglers take their time to write us of the wonderful catches – under all kinds of fishing conditions.
The Pikaroon, like the jointed Pikaroon, has the shape and finish that fool the fish and is a sure getter of bass and other game fish.
1001 – Red Head Gold Body
1003 – Green Scale
1004 – White Red Head
1007 – Gold Scale
1008 – Blue Scale
1009 – Yellow Perch (Shown in the Gallery Below)