The Paw Paw Bait Company & their lures

Photos, information and books on the Paw Paw Bait Company

Antique fishing lures from the Paw Paw and Moonlight Bait Companies!             Antique fishing lures are more then objects to catch fish, they are examples of American craftsmanship and many of the paint jobs are works of art.   The information on this site is intended to help increase the knowledge about the history and products of one of the major lure manufacturers of the 20th century, the Paw Paw Bait Company.

Click on the Photo gallery to see examples of some rare Paw Paw lures and display items from my collection.  As you browse through the photo gallery you will find additional information about the items pictured.  Books on the Paw Paw Bait Company can be purchased from this web site as well and I will be glad to autograph a book for you if so desire.    The "not a Paw Paw" page contains information on lures often mistakenly attributed to Paw Paw.

I buy all kinds of antique fishing lures, rods and reels and will pay up to $1,000 for quality items. I am especially interested in Paw Paw and Moonlight items. 

Antique fishing lure appraisals are available.  Email me at: