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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 slender and sleek looking lure feature two forward facing glass eyes. At the front of the eyes in the center of the pointed nose is the single forward line tie. This lure was made for large wall eye lures or the great northern pike.

This antique lures most eye catching quality is it has a long single hook attached to the belly of the lure and at the tail. The lure is held to the body with a screw and on the aft end of the lure there is a modified hollowed out barrel swivel to allow some but not much movement laterally.

The lure was cataloged in six different color versions

2501 Red Head Gold Body
2503 Green Scale
2504 Red Body White Head
2507 Gold Scale
2508 Blue Scale
2509 Yellow Perch

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure Photo Gallery

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure Catalog Page

A Sportsmans single hook lure, made especially for the Ike Walton’s. Great for Walleye Pike, Great Northern Pike and Pickerel. The No. 7 Hook fastens to the body by a loose sliding swivel that allows a perfect swinging movement darting, diving and wobbling in a manner which makes the big fellows want it.

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Antique Lure Catalog Page Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Antique Lure Catalog Page

 

2017-06-26T08:37:42+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon 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 two piece lure is held together with a screw eye type rigging and measures 3 1/4″ in length. The lure features a slanted and notched out head, mouth or front section which holds the small leader that comes pre-attached to the antique lure line tie. The Zig Zag has two treble hooks one on each of the segments secured to the lure with a screw eye.

The 1900 was available in six different colors:
1901     Red Head Gold Body
1903     Green Scale
1904     Red Head White Body
1907     Gold Scale ( As Shown in the Photo Gallery Below)
1908     Blue Scale
1909     Yellow Perch

Here’s a copy from a page of my 1920’s Moonlight Antique Fishing Lure Catalog:

No. 1900 Series

A Perfect Jointed lure that wobbles the head and wiggles the tail. A real substitute for live minnows. He will struggle on the surface like a helpless cripple, or he will swim vigorously under the water like a frightened minnow. It is hard to believe that any lure will ever be invented that is in every way more satisfactory.

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure Photo Gallery

 

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

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 series number 2000. With the lure and it’s wiggle action in mind the lure is hinged just forward of its mid-line.

The lure resembles that of the straight version, a flatter horizontal antique lure than most of the round body underwater minnows on the market. The front half having its two glass eyes, with its nose tapering to a point. Just back from its tip of the nose of the lure is it’s single forward line tie. The lure uses the simple screw eye to hold its two treble hooks.

The lure came standard in six different color finishes. Moonlight used some of the typical color palates of the era as well as expounding on a few using it’s wonderful rendition of the Deep Blues and Golds and Yellows.

Jointed Pikaroon

2000 Series

More Lifelike than our jointed series cannot be designed. – Countless experiments have proven that this one pattern is most effective – theyre so attractive, so lifelike – that the big fellows cant resist them. Made in a range of colors that will suit the most finiky Bass or Pike.

2001 – Red Head Gold Body

2003 – Green Scale

2004 – White Body Red Head (Shown Below)

2007 – Gold Scale (Shown Below)

2008 – Blue Scale

2009 – Yellow Perch 

$1.00 Each 

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Catalog Page Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Catalog Page

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure Photo Gallery

2016-12-21T08:43:27+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon 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 version was the three T for the three treble hooks.  Two of the hooks hanging from the body and one from the rear tail. The lure shown below is in a complete Luminous color pattern. The lure employs the use of a screw eye type hardware . Shown with it is the correct box used to house this antique fishing lure.

Ive shown below quite an array of the antique fishing lure ads used by the Moonlight company to advertise the floating bait.

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Photo Gallery

 

Moonlight Floating Bait Ad 1909 Moonlight Floating Bait Ad 1909

Brother Fisherman,

If your business interferes with fishing give up your business or buy a Moonlight bait and fish in the evening. 

You will find night fishing delightful. To us, and that “us” represents thousands of users of Moonlight bait, it is all that is to be desired, with no possible regrets. It is cool, time is your own, it does not interfere with your business and the large fish are up.

Fish Are Night And Not Day Feeders

You will not land all the strikes, brother, but the fight is half of the fun. You will get your Full Money’s worth in the thrill and pleasure and expectancy in landing that big fellow, which is sure to be yours, if you “Follow the Cosmic Urge.”

At all first class dealers or sent postage paid by us for $100

Your Brother Nimrods

Moonlight Bait Company

Exclusive Owners and Patentees.

Paw Paw Michigan, USA

 

Moonlight Floating Bait 1910 Ad Moonlight Floating Bait 1910 Ad

 

 

Moonlight Bait Company Ad Recreation 1913 Moonlight Bait Company Ad Recreation 1913

 

The Famous Moonlight Floating Bait

Original and Only Successful Night Fishing Bait

This Bait was designed nearly eight years ago, and has absolutely “made good”. Guaranteed not to peel or crack. Money Back if not satisfied.

Four Styles:


No. 1     Plain Luminous
No. 1 R   Luminous with Red Head
No. 2     Weedless
No. 3     Trout Size

Moonlight Floating Bait Ad 1916 Moonlight Floating Bait Ad 1916

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

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 aft this style unmarked prop. This Moonlight Underwater Minnow Lure has painted eyes and is shown in what was a very popular Strawberry Spot color finish which was successful for other  makers such as Heddon and Pflueger. This underwater minnow lure has smaller cups than most underwater lures of this time and are attached via a screw eye. The antique fishing lure below is most likely a transitional lure going from Moonlight to Paw Paw.

Moonlight Underwater Minnow Lure Gallery

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

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