Commercial and Factory Decoys

Commercial and Factory Decoys
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ABC decoys – George W. Bolton – Detroit, Michigan
Aero Lure – Virginia, Minnesota
          See Walden Aero Lure
          See Detroit Bait Company

Baker, Dick – Detroit or Algonac, Michigan
Bar Lake Fishing Tackle Company – Area 3, Manistee, Michigan
Bear Creak Bait Co. – Ice King  – Area 2, Kaleva Michigan
Bell’s Fishing Lures & Decoys – Dennis Bell – Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Benziejo Decoys Fred & JoAnne Campbell
Bethel Lawrence – Lake George, MN (Deceased 1930-2006)
Billings, Robert “Mad Dog” – Shishebogama Trail, Minocqua, Wisconsin
          (See Hewey, Dewey & Lewey)
Blackhawk Enterprises – Edgerton Wisconsin
Bob’s Fly Tying Shop – Area 3, Ludington, Michigan
Bolton, George – Detroit, Michigan (ABC Decoy)
Bonafide Manufacturing Company – Plymouth, Michigan
Boone Bait Company, Inc. – Winter Park, Florida or “Don’s Baits”
Brainerd Bait Co. -Brainerd, Minnesota
Brown’s Fisheretto – Osakis, Minnesota
Bru-Ell Manufacturing Company – Watkins, MN  (See Wakefield)
Brunelle, Richard – Founder Lakeland wholesale Bait Co  Brainerd, Minnesota
             See Lakeland Wholesale Bait Company or Fish Bust’r) – Brainerd, Minnesota

Carver Bill – Bill Roberts Decoys
Cast-A-Way Lures – Minnesota
Catfish George’s – George Wingo – Effingham, Kansas
Cedar Decoys Plus – (See Lizard Lake Decoys) MN
Cekalla, Marv –  Little Falls, Minnesota (See Marv’s Wood Products)
Champion Fish Decoy, The – Saginaw Bay, Michigan
Christenson, Tom – Mio, Michigan – Christenson Decoys & Lures
C. M. Wiggle Bait Company
Creek Chub Bait Company – Garrett, Indiana
C.C.B.CO. – Creek Chub Bait Company
Crouser, Dean – Old Oregon Lures – Gresham, Oregon
Cy’s Fish Decoy Company – Willmar, MN

Desiree Acres Fishworks – Camarillo, California
               (See Ron Lukins)
Detroit Bait Company – George W. Bolton (deceased)
        (ABC Ice Decoy) See ABC decoys
Detroit Sporting Goods – Area 6, Michigan
Dischler Decoys (See Franklin Discher)
Dischler, Franklin -Port Austin, Michigan Area 4 or  Area 6
       (See Franklin Dischler Decoys)
Don’s Baits – Florida
Duey’s Decoys – New York Mills, Minnesota
                              (see Johnston, E. Duane “Duey”)
Dugar Brook Decoys (See Douglas Guy)
Duluth Fish Decoy – (SEE DAVID PERKINS)

Edson’s Fish Lures – Grayling, Michigan
Enterprise Manufacturing Co, The – Akron Ohio or   
              Pflueger  after Ernest F. Pflueger
Eppel, Jerry – Grand Daddy Baits from Loon Lake  Decoy Company Bloomington, Minnesota

Fish Bust’r – Brainerd, Minnesota, Richard Brunelle – Founder
Fisheretto – Brown Brothers – Osakis, Minnesota
Fork Em Decoys – Minnesota
Franklin Dischler Decoys – Port Austin, Michigan,1906-1985
French Broad River Decoy Company – Saluda, North Carolina

Goodrich Bait Co. – Northern Michigan – Dale Goodrich
Grand Daddy Baits from Loon Lake Decoy Company
                          Jerry Eppel – Bloomington, Minnesota

Hansen, Soren – Michigan (Bar Lake Fishing Tackle Company)
Heddon Company- Dowagiac, Area 5, Michigan
Herters Decoy Company – Waseca, Minnesota
Hewey, Duey & Lewey Decoys – Wisconsin
    (See Robert Billings, John Surgent and George Kustin)
High Sierra Woodcarvings – Citrus Heights, CA
Hills Creek Lake Decoy Company – North Central, PA
Hosney, Don – Washington, MI
    (See Hosney Woodcarvings) (Deceased 1991)
Hosney Woodcarvings – Washington, Michigan
Huslure – Robert Miller Lures – Wadena MN

Ice Hole, The – Message Center
Ice House Lures – Crystal Lake, Illinois
Ice King – (See Bear Creak Bait Company) – Factory)
International Harverster – Minnesota
Isle Royal Bait Company – Area 1, Michigan

Jenkins Company – Marshalltown, Iowa
Jennings Decoy Company – Saint Cloud, Minnesota
J.W. Casting Co. (See Jay Walz) – Ogema Minnesota

K&E Tackle, Inc. (See Bear Creak Bait Company)
Kingfish – See Bar Lake Fishing Tackle Company
Kurtis Katch-All Lure – Detroit, Michigan
        Louis A. Kurtis – Inventor of the “Kurtis Katch-All”
        Dead bait holder. (1905-1992)

LAKCO Quality Tackle Co.- Isle Minnesota
Lakeland Wholesale Bait Company – Brainerd, MN.
                (See Brunelle, Richard – Founder)
Lake Superior Decoys – Deering Run, MN
Lizard Lake Decoys – Hackensack Area Minnesota
Loon Lake Decoy Company – Grand Daddy
     baits –Jerry Eppel -Bloomington MN

Marbles – Gladstone, Michigan
Macatawa Bait Company – Holland Michigan
Mason Decoy Factory – Detroit Michigan (1896-1924)
McCormick’s Decoys – Allegan, Michigan
Melosh Lures – Hudson, Florida       
Meyre Lures – Includes Michael Harold & Harold Henry
                            Eyre – London, Ontario Canada
Miller Lures, Robert – Wadena Minnesota
                                 (See Also HUSLURE)
Minnetonka Brothers – Tonka Baits – Schipper          
               Manufacturing (See Schipper Manufacturing)
Moonlight Bait Company / Paw Paw Bait Company  – Paw Paw, MI
Muskit Baits & Lures – New York
Musky Classic Lure COmpany – Webster, Wisconsin
    (See Jack Swedberg)
Musky Manor, The – Fair Haven, Area 6, New Baltimore, Michigan- Mr. Schultz and Gordon Sears

Naticook Lures – Merrimack, New Hampshire
                                (See Michael Sutton)
North Dakota Decoys – (See Whittier, Rick)
Northern Pump Company, The- Minneapolis, MN
                                                    (See Slecta)

“Ole” 3-Way Fish Factory -Gaylord, Minnesota –
    (see Titloe Heights Bait Company)
Old Oregon Lures – (See Dean Crouser)
Oscar Quam Company – New London or Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paw Paw Bait Co. (See Moonlight Bait Co.) Area 5, Michigan
Perkins, David E. (DFD) – Duluth, Minnesota DFD = Duluth Fish Decoy
Peterson, Everette T. – Manistee, Michigan
    (Bar Lake Fishing Tackle Company)
Peterson, Ernest A. “Ernie” – McMillan, Michigan (1935-  )
PFLUEGER Bait Company – (See Enterprise Manufacturing Company)
Plates, Benjamin -St. Paul Minnesota  (See Plattes Decoys)
Plattes Decoys – ST. Paul Minnesota (ebay ID chompy88)

Randall Decoy Company – Willmar, MN
Reigstad Decoys – Duluth, Minnesota
Reigstad, Oliver – (See Reigstad Decoys)
Rhodes, Jay B. – (See Shakespeare) – Kalamazoo, Michigan
R.I.C. Woods – Winnebago, Wisconsin
                   (See Richard Rates)
Ripley’s Decoys – Alexandria, Minnesota
–                        (See Horace E. “Slim” Ripley)
Ripley, Horace E. ‘Slim’ – Alexandria, Minnesota
                       (See Ripley’s Decoys)
Rod Decoys – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
             (See Rodney Podd)

Sawyer – (Factory Decoys)
Schipper, Darel – Wayzata, Minnesota
                      (See Schipper Manuf. )
Schipper Manufacturing  (I.A) (See Tonka Decoy) – Wayzata, Minnesota
Sleeper Ice Fishing Decoys – Michigan (Jim Sleeper)
Sletten Manufacturing Company – Willmar, Minnesota
                                 (See Willmar Sletten)
Sletten, K. – Willmar, MN
                       (See Sletten Manufacturing Company)
Soules -South Bend Bait Company, The -South Bend Indiana
South Bend Bait Company – South Bend, Indiana
Steffen, Dean – Hillsboro, Missouri
Stewart , Elman G. “Bud” – Flint , Michigan (1912- 1998)
Bud Stewart Tackle Company (Also See Stewart, Elman G. “Bud”)
Sugent, John – Wisconsin (See Hewey, Dewey & Lewey)
         Now lives in the Chicgo Area
Suzor, Len – Pike Creek Decoys – Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada

Teeswater Fish Decoys – Canada (See Greg Hughes)
Titloe Heights Bait Company – Gaylord, Minnesota
                                    (See Ole’s 3-Way Fish Decoys)
Tittman, Tom – Chilton, Wisconsin (See TNT Decoys)             
TNT Decoys – Chilton Wisconsin (See Tom Schwobe & Tom Tittman)
Tonka  Manufacturing Co – See Schipper Decoys – Wayzata, Minnesota
Tru-Fish Decoys – Waukegan, Illinois
Two Rivers Decoy Company –

Vibra-Coy – AKA Blackhawk Enterprises – Wisconsin
Walden Aero Lure – Virginia, Minnesota
Walker Decoys, Jim – Bemidji MN
Walz, Jay (J.W. Casting Co.) – Ogema, Minnesota
Westra, Irwin – Brainerd, Minnesota
               (See Fish Bust’r for information)
Whitefish Open Decoys
Whittier, Rick & Connie– North Dakota Decoys

3-Way Fish Factory, “Ole”
    (See Titloe Heights Bait Company – Gaylord, Minnesota)