Campbell, Fred and Jo Anne – Benzonia, Michigan

5/5 - (1 vote)
[gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”false” desc=”false” responsive=”true” display=”all” sort_by=”random” animation_effect=”” album_title=”false” album_id=”76″] Spotlight

Fred & Jo Anne are true partners in their venture of carving, Fred carves and Jo Anne paints. They do specie level of trout as well as bears and other carving items. Their decoys are of the highest quality seen.

Made in Benzonia, Michigan by chainsaw carver and decoy maker Fred Campbell. Fred tests all of his decoys to make sure they are weighted, balanced and swim in a circle. The decoys are then painted by his wife, Jo Anne. They are all hand painted, including the eyes. After they are painted, a waterproof finish is applied.

Fred carves 80 different species of trout and salmon, both service working decoys and decorative working decoys.  The size of the decoys range from 6 inches to 13 inches.

Benziejo Decoys has received several awards, including the GLFDA 2001 World Championship Competition, the 2001 & 2002 Jensen National Fish Decoy Contest and the 2001 Northeast Michigan Sports Show Decoy Competition.

To purchase their book contact them directly.


Benziejo Decoys
PO Box 293
Benzonia, MI 49616
Read the Traverse City Record – Eagle – April 12, 2004 issue.

Click Here – PDF Format Diving in to Decoys

They have been recognized for their skills by winning:
2001 GLFDA World Champions – 3rd Best of Show
2002 Northeast Michigan Sportsman’s Show-Best of Show
2002 northern Nationals – Best of Show
2003 GLFDA World Championships – Best of Show
2004 GLFDA World Championships – Best of Show
2005 GLFDA World Championships – Best of Show
2005 Northeast Michigan Sportsman’s Show – Best of Show

In 2008 BenzieJo Decoys carved this decoy and sold it on eBay. All proceeds were donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.


Information approved by Jo Anne Campbell of BenzieJo Decoys Photos and information provided by BenzieJo Decoys


Benziejo Decoys - Yellowfin Cutthroat

Yellowfin Cutthroat (Extinct) – 8 1/4″ long nose to tail fin. Fins are made of metal and the tail is carved from basswood.

Flag Fish

This is a fantastic bass dressed up as the good ole Red White & Blue – our flag. The quality extends past the wonderful paint job to the quality of the carving. When I saw this fish on Fred & Jo Anne Campbell’s website – I knew that I just had to have it. Jo Anne added the following on the bottom of the Fish. “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” The Fish is 11″ long and made from Basswood and belly weighted.

This is a Sockeye Salmon Spawning Male made in 05/05 by Fred & Jo Anne Campbell. Fred carved it and Jo Anne paints. Highly detailed workmanship and is of specie grade. Each decoy that I receive from Fred & Jo Anne seems always to be given with a touch of love. Decoy is weighted and is 8 1/4″ nose to tail fin. Fins are of metal and the tail is carved. Made from Basswood.


Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,