|Gopher Bait Company Lures
Plugsplus Sporting Goods - We Specialize in Muskie Baits & Game Calls
Unfortunately, I far as I can tell the Gopher Bait Company is out of business. Once these
baits are gone that's it. Stock is limited and could run out at any time. This could be your last
chance to buy brand new never used lures.
Back in the 1950's, muskie's were on the minds of two Wisconsin men who fished the waters of the north
woods. Wanting a lure with greater muskie appeal, they developed the Gopher. Designed to mimic the
swimming action of a small rodent, the original lure proved to be very successful. The original Gophers are
now highly sought after by antique lure collectors. The Gopher bait is now made again by one of the original
makers. August Machtig of Sheboygan, Wisconsin is now producing the Gopher, Baby gopher, Musky
duckling and Nicky mouse. I have The Gopher and baby Gopher baits, in all 8 colors, available for your
consideration. The Gopher baits are constructed with wooden bodies, unique flock finish and through wire
construction. Each bait has a collector ID number etched on the paddles. The musky gopher is 8.5" long and
weights 2 ounces. It sports 5/0 treble hooks and stainless steel paddles. This bait is designed to fish slow
and could be the slowest bait you own. For best results, cast the bait out and let it settle. Now, give the lure
a twitch or two and begin a slow retrieve. Not too fast or you'll spoil the action.
Tip : Most people buy this bait as a collectible but it is made to catch fish! I have found that a drop of hot
sauce oil helps the paddles spin and the more you fish it the better it gets.