Weighted Patents (Class 43/42.39)
  • Publication number: 20080222940
    Abstract: A fishing jig head to be molded with or inserted thereinto a hook thereby form a fishing jig, includes a body, a ring attached on the body, and plate(s) or prong(s) which is shaped and positioned to prevent the fishing jig from landing flat on a bottom of water after the fishing jig is cast into the water. A fishing jig includes the fishing jig head, a hook molded with or inserted into the jig head, and optionally at least one of a weedgurad, a skirt, and a trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: David Dudley
  • Patent number: 7424786
    Abstract: The fishing lure having two or more hooks is constructed in an upside-down “T” formation that, in its simplest form, incorporates two hooks at one hundred eighty degrees from each other and a shank that is located between the hooks and is perpendicular to a shaft that connects the hooks. The shank has a loop, ring, or bend at the top where the fishing line is attached. The hook can be manufactured as either a two piece unit or as a one piece unit. The unit is produced with or without a weight and/or bead located at the junction of the “T”. The hooks and the weight and/or bead will vary in size as required for the application in which it is used. The hook shafts may vary in length to accommodate a variety of baiting options and presentation styles. The weight, bead, and hooks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Carl Nelson, Joshua Roy Nelson
  • Patent number: 7421820
    Abstract: The jig fish lure has a jig head, a neck extending from the jig head, and a fishhook having a portion of the shank embedded in the jig head and neck. The jig head has an upper portion and a lower portion. A recess having orthogonal walls extending horizontally and vertically is defined in the lower portion, defining a ledge. A notch is defined in the upper portion extending into and bifurcating the ledge, the notch defining a passage. A bore is defined through the upper portion extending from the crown of the jig head to the top of the notch. The eye of the fishhook extends from the lower portion of the jig head beneath the ledge. A fishing line can be threaded through the bore and the notch, looped through the eye, and secured by a knot, which lies protected within the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Eric A. Harrell
  • Publication number: 20080202018
    Abstract: A jig and bait fishing system is provided which includes various fanciful and realistic shapes for attracting and capturing fish. The system includes a body connected to a neck and a bait keeper; the neck being adapted for securing skirt material for avoiding underwater obstructions. The bait keeper secures bait and in particular internally reinforced artificial bait at the reinforced area in combination with the reinforcing material. The system also provides for a fishhook for capturing the fish and hooking the bait. The system includes a latch which prevents the fish from spitting-out the hook after capture. A method of manufacturing fishing jigs includes the steps of dipping rods into liquid plastic material and embedding reinforcing yarn filaments therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Andy T. Gill
  • Publication number: 20080202017
    Abstract: A fishing lure that includes a weighting system within the body of the fishing lure. The lure may be a plastisol material with a displacement material embedded within the plastisol. The displacement material may have a density greater than the plastic material, less than the plastic material, or it may be a combination of both. By strategically embedding the material, buoyancy, sinking action and moving action can be controlled or affected. The displacement material can include metallic powder, shaving, pellets or the like, as well as air, STYROFOAM, or other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Timothy M. Gregory
  • Patent number: 7415793
    Abstract: A fishing bait on a hook may be held in a chosen location by a sinker through which a fishing line passes. The fishing line is connected to the hook, and when fishing the line is pulled, the bait may twitch, enticing fish to strike the bait without moving away from the chosen location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Terry Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20080172924
    Abstract: A fishing lure assembly which comprises a blade free to oscillate, yaw and produce a trailing wake as the fishing lure assembly is displaced through water. A weight is affixed to the fishing lure assembly, but inferiorly disposed such that the blade is free to oscillate and have a yaw divergence which is substantially unaffected by inertia of the weight. The fishing lure may be variably constructed to include one or more hooks and soft bait and hard bait bodies which are disposed to follow behind in the trailing wake to receive oscillatory yaw displacement thereby. The fishing lure assembly may be serially interconnected to other such fishing lure assemblies to provide an elongated trolling gear. In one embodiment, a float is added to the lure assembly in a manner which also has negligible effect upon oscillation and yaw divergence of the blade and which permits control of fishing depth of the lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: David L. Thorne
  • Publication number: 20080148623
    Abstract: The fishing jig has a molded body with a curved bottom surface that allows the body to pivot on a flat surface. A head projecting from the body acts as a counterweight to a hook extending from the body opposite the head to cause the jig to pivot when resting on a flat surface so that the hook is placed in a raised position. A weed guard is provided that is substantially invisible in water and a front-mounted skirt with trailers is mounted between the head and body to hide the hook and weed guard in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Uhrig
  • Publication number: 20080127542
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed toward an artificial fishing lure component. In particular the present invention is directed toward a fishing lure component simulating a worm's head, which may be used as a slip sinker, a pegged sinker, or simply as an addition to a traditional, artificial worm lure to facilitate the natural movement of live bate in weeds, brush, twigs, and stone. The present invention is conically shaped and composed of soft flexible material with a cavity for snugly encapsulating a weighted sinker. The present invention may be used in a variety of configurations including both Texas and Carolina Rigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Edward Ray Young
  • Publication number: 20080092429
    Abstract: A fishing lure assembly utilizing a shaft less electric generator which does not require exterior moving components such as a propeller, shaft and bearing to activate the generator, The lure assembly is made up of two segments with a receiver for a weight, a chromed paper insert and a shaft less generator within the nose segment, and a reservoir for holding scent material in the tail segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Randal Scott Turner
  • Patent number: 7337579
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises an elongated body with a modified cylindrical shape having a first end, a second end, a bottom portion and a top portion. The fishing lure also includes an eye for attaching a fishing line thereto positioned in a central region of the first end of the elongated body, and a plurality of hooks attached to the bottom portion of the elongated body, the second end of the elongated body or any combination thereof. The fishing lure is adapted to rotate 90 degrees from an original position and descend from a surface of a body of water as a force from the fishing line is applied, and return to the original position and float to the surface of the body of water when the force is discontinued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Phillip Thomas
  • Patent number: 7322151
    Abstract: A fishing lure having stabilizing wing-like fins along each side of the lure body is generally described. Stabilizing wing-like fins allow the lure to be trolled or retrieved under the water surface while remaining upright and swimming in a life-like motion. The stabilizing wings define a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface is substantially perpendicular to the lure body. The bottom surface twists along an arcuate line from a plane that begins acute to the side surface of the lure body to a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the side section of the lure body. The lure can also include a diving element towards the head section of the lure. The diving element can be a weight located within the head section of the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Normark INnovations
    Inventors: Philippe Guigo, Andrew Jones, Stephen Gibson
  • Publication number: 20080010893
    Abstract: The present invention deals with unique fishing lure that functions by means of an artificial lure fluttering in the water to simulate natural bait movement. The elements of the complete system interact to maximize the flutter effect through use of the particular fishing lure hook assembly, the fishing lure, the fishing line, and the knot system employed on the fishing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventor: Michael L. Polachek
  • Patent number: 7260913
    Abstract: A fishing jig lure has a fish hook mounted on a glass body with an epoxy resin. Light emitting particulates mixed with the epoxy resin emit visible light when subjected to an external light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Glow Optics, LLC
    Inventor: Damion D. Becker
  • Publication number: 20070193106
    Abstract: A device for fishing that includes a weight having an opening through which a fishing line can be threaded and a helical coil that defines an interior bore attached to the weight such that the opening in the weight and the interior bore of the helical coil align axially so that a fishing line can be threaded through the weight and the helical coil is provided. The device can be used to provide weight to a soft artificial lure, such as a plastic worm, in an arrangement referred to as a Texas rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy M. Gregory
  • Patent number: 7234267
    Abstract: A weedless and/or snagless fishing lure is provided having a tapered, substantially rigid head having a cavity that encases the front end of a hook and fish attractant so that the lure has a smooth transition from front to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony N. Konstant
  • Patent number: 7216455
    Abstract: A fishing jig lure has a fish hook mounted on a glass body with an epoxy resin. Light emitting particulates mixed with the epoxy resin emit visible light when subjected to an external light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Glow Optics, LLC
    Inventor: Damion D. Becker
  • Patent number: 7185457
    Abstract: A fishing lure having an internal cavity for containing a hook and a weight attached to the hook such that the weight is coupled to the hook closer to a throat of the hook than to a line receiving portion of the hook. The combined hook and weight resist being pulled through a shank containing region of lure. The weight may be positioned in a midsection of the lure enabling the lure to maintain a relatively level attitude in the water while being pulled through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Mark S. Nichols
  • Patent number: 7140146
    Abstract: A jig and bait fishing system is provided which includes various fanciful and realistic shapes for attracting and capturing fish. The system includes a body connected to a neck and a bait keeper; the neck being adapted for securing skirt material for avoiding underwater obstructions. The bait keeper secures bait and in particular internally reinforced artificial bait at the reinforced area in combination with the reinforcing material. The system also provides for a fishhook for capturing the fish and hooking the bait. The system includes a latch which prevents the fish from spitting-out the hook after capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Andy T. Gill
  • Patent number: 7140147
    Abstract: A metal lip jig rig that has a metal lip with raised edges to help the metal lip jig rig sink and wobble when reeled in or let out in water. The metal lip jig rig can be used with a number of fishing lure accessories such as artificial and live bait, feathers, Chenalle wire, spinner wire and other common fishing lure accessories. The metal lip jig rig is designed to replace lead split shot sinkers and lead jigs and can be used with a spinning rod, a fly rode, a bait rod or a deep sea rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Willard C. Wacha
  • Patent number: 7107718
    Abstract: Fishing jig apparatus, comprising a lure body, a hook having a stem, and a flexible strand connecting the stem to the lure body, the stem having a portion terminating at a barb, and a clip on the body to releasably retain said portion, whereby during travel of the line in the water, the lure body grasped by a fish will facilitate hooking of the fish proximate the body and release of the hook to remain connected via the strand to the lure as the fisherman reels in the line connected to said body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Harout Alajajyan
  • Patent number: 7076911
    Abstract: A fishing lure constructed from a swimming jig and a cover for the swimming jig. The cover having a pair of tilted fins which produce a unique fish attracting and catching action as the fishing lure is displaced through water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: David L. Thorne
  • Patent number: 7028430
    Abstract: The variable weight diamond jig fishing lure has a jig body with an elongated diamond shape, having a greater length than width, with eyes formed into the opposing longitudinal ends for attachment to a fishing line and a fishhook, respectively. The jig body is formed from two symmetrical plates having their central portions stamped, molded, or otherwise formed outward to form a central chamber or cavity for receiving a weight or ballast. Slots are formed in the plates between the cavity and the eye. A lock plate having an eye defined in one end and a lock tab attached by a tang depending from the opposite end are inserted through the slots and rotated to lock opposing ends of the jig body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: William Gironda
  • Patent number: 7000346
    Abstract: A fishing lure for use as a top water lure having a construction of negative buoyancy. The lure has an elongated weighted body resembling a squid with angled channels defined in the top and bottom surfaces of the body. Upon the lure being retrieved by an angler, water gushes through one of the channels and splashes over and about the leading end of the lure, causing the lure to “swim” over the water surface with the trailing end submersed in the water. This presents the appearance of a fleeting baitfish. By careful selection of colors and reflective strips the lure will have an appearance that is very visually stimulating to game fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond G. Jussaume
  • Patent number: 6922939
    Abstract: A fishing lure having a head portion, a body portion and a tail portion, the fishing lure defining an internal chamber having a first opening in the head portion and a second opening in the body portion; the first opening configured to allow fishing line to be inserted therethrough into the internal chamber, and the second opening configured to allow a fishing weight to be inserted therethrough into the internal chamber. A method of assembling such a fishing lure, and a fishing weight and hook, onto a fishing line; the method comprising the steps of: assembling the fishing lure onto the fishing line by threading fishing line through the first opening and the second opening of the fishing lure; assembling the fishing weight onto the fishing line; and assembling the hook onto the fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: John Richard Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 6912808
    Abstract: A lure comprising: a) a hollow body, made of hard plastic, having a shape approximating the front of a natural fish, and including several ribs with through holes; b) several weights, affixed inside the hollow body; c) a resilient skin, having the shape, texture and coloration of the front of a natural fish and an eye sockets, adhered around the hollow body, around the ribs and through the through holes; d) a resilient tail having the shape, texture and coloration of the tail of a natural fish, integral with the resilient skin; the resilient tail including approximately vertical slits; e) a diving bill affixed to the hollow body just below the nose and protruding through the skin; f) a reflective eye attached to the hollow body within the eye socket; g) a line eye hook, affixed to the hollow body at the nose and protruding through the skin; and h) a fish hook eye hook, affixed to the hollow body underneath and protruding through the skin).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Luke Chi Kwong Mak
  • Patent number: 6904712
    Abstract: The variable weight diamond jig fishing lure has a jig body with an elongated diamond shape, having a greater length than width, with eyes formed into the opposing longitudinal ends for attachment to a fishing line and a fishhook, respectively. The jig body is formed from two symmetrical plates having their central portions stamped, molded, or otherwise formed outward to form a central chamber or cavity for receiving a weight or ballast. Slots are formed in the plates between the cavity and the eye. A lock plate having an eye defined in one end and a lock tab attached by a tang depending from the opposite end are inserted through the slots and rotated to lock opposing ends of the jig body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: William Gironda
  • Patent number: 6898894
    Abstract: A fishing jig system with an interchangeable jig head is disclosed for permitting a variety of jig heads with different configurations and functions to be used with a single jig hook and avoid having to remove the jig hook from a fishing line to reconfigure the fishing jig. The jig system includes a hook having a shank portion and an eye portion, with the shank portion and the eye portion meeting at a juncture. A modular mounting member is mounted on the hook at the juncture for removably receiving a fishing accessory. A fishing accessory, such as a jig head, is removably mounted on the modular mounting member, and the fishing accessory has a recess formed therein for slidably receiving at least a portion of the modular mounting member such that the accessory may be removed and replaced without removing the jig hook from the fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: James W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6880288
    Abstract: A removable and interchangeable limited resistance dive-action bait-navigating fishing bobber comprising, a substantially flat floatant body of an inverted tear drop design having a bottom slot containing a top notch for receiving a fishing line and a bottom notch for receiving a weight, a conical shaped weight having front and back ear extensions with a connecting rod that interlocks into the bottom notch of the slot in the floatant body retaining the weight to the floatant body. The top of the ear extensions forms a hole in the top notch of the slot retaining the bobber to the fishing line. The weight is removable from the floatant body when the rod is pulled out of the bottom notch allowing the bobber to be removed from the fishing line and the floatant body and weight to be interchangeable with other weights and bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Dorothy Marie Hanes
  • Patent number: 6836996
    Abstract: A modular hook assembly that includes an adjustable shank mounted weight and retainers that accept artificial attractors, rattles, weights, lights, cyalume sticks or other accessories. A weight member having a longitudinal notch is cast over a slit sleeve that compressively grips the hook shank and permits adjustment of the weight along the shank. A wire formed artificial attractor retainer mounts to the hook eye or other available aperture to secure a variety of molded plastic attractors or live bait to the hook. A second wire formed retainer includes an open-looped section that clips onto the hook. A trailing spiral wound section includes a bore that accepts the head of a rattle chamber, cyalume stick, weight or other accessory screwed into the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Mikel Huppert
  • Patent number: 6813857
    Abstract: A snag-resistant fishing lure assembly includes a light-weight snag guard mounted to a fishing lure body. The snag guard has a guard member that precedes the lure body when the lure is pulled by a fishing line, and the snag guard can be formed from the end of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Frank S. Payer
  • Publication number: 20040216360
    Abstract: A fishing accessory is provided which includes a body defining a longitudinal passage in which a fishing line is receivable, and defining a slot extending laterally from the passage to an outside of the body. A resilient helical element is axially receivable within the passage with an interference fit, and extends helically from a rear end of the body to engage a fishing lure, disposed on a fishing hook. The accessory is secured on the fishing line by passing the fishing line through the slot into the passage, winding the fishing line through adjacent coils of the helical element, sliding the helical element into the passage, and securing a rear end of the helical element to the lure. A locking member may also be inserted into the passage. The fishing accessory may be installed on the fishing line without having to untie the fishing line from the fishing hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Francis Archibald Holtzhampf
  • Publication number: 20040154212
    Abstract: A jig fish lure having a body and a hook attached to the body. An eye allows attachment of fishing line to the lure. The eye is located to the rear of the body, either in a recess or cavity or behind the body itself, so that fish line knotted to the eye is shielded by the body of the lure. The fishing line is led from the front of the body to the eye in the rear through a passage through the body. Weed guards may optionally be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Eric A. Harrell
  • Patent number: 6772553
    Abstract: An anti-snag fishing jig includes a body with a generally spherical configuration, an exterior surface and an interior. A fishhook includes a shaft, which passes through the body interior and is secured therein. The shaft includes a proximate end forming an eyelet for attaching a line and a distal end forming a barb. A deflector extends upwardly and rearwardly from the body and terminates in front of the fishhook barb. The jig is coated with paint or some other suitable coating for visibility and protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Innovative Jigs, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Phillips, Harold D. Rodgers, Jerome D. Kracht, Donald F. Cobb
  • Patent number: 6763631
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a wire strand having a connector at a first end thereof for connection to a fishing line, and a fish hook at a second end thereof. A flexible tube is mounted on the strand with a first end disposed proximate the connector, and a second end open and disposed proximate the hook. The tube has a hole in a side thereof spaced from the tube second end, the hole being sized and configured for free inflow of water therethrough and into the tube. A sinker is mounted on the strand and is lodged in the first end of the tube to close off the first end of the tube, such that the tube is open only at the hole and the second end. Upon moving of the tube through water, water enters the hole and turbulently exits the tube second end adjacent the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Peter B. Santini
  • Publication number: 20040107628
    Abstract: A lipless fish lure having a tear-shaped body with a head portion and a tapered rear portion, the body having a weight inserted into a cavity formed in the underside of the body and cooperating with the body to form a substantially vertical moment axis about which the head and the rear portions pivot in correspondence with one another, the weight further cooperating with the body causing the body when towed to travel in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Scott Mueller
  • Patent number: 6718683
    Abstract: A hook and torpedo head weight are inserted through a narrow passageway into a cavity shaped to receive the weight in a cast rubber simulation of a live bait. The hook protrudes out the passageway. A fish line attaching eyelet on the head protrudes through a pre-cast forward opening in the simulated bait lure. The bait lure is cast of rubberized material in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the target fish and its environment. The head is molded in a variety of sizes and weights to match the fish component and to account for the versatility for fishing the lure in shallow or deep waters. The bait lure simulates the look, posture, and motion of the live bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Brian J. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 6718684
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises a lure body having means for attachment to a fishing line at its front end, one or more fish hooks, and one or more weights mounted along the lower surface of the lure body. The weights are retained along the lower surface of the lure body by a releasable weight mounting means, preferably in the form of a resilient wire, having a fixed end and a movable end which is releasably secured to the lure body. The weights are movable along the mounting means to shift the center of gravity of the lure body toward the front end or the rear end, and release of the movable end of the mounting means from the lure body permits the addition or removal of weights, thereby permitting adjustment of the weight of the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Bernard Yong-Set
  • Publication number: 20040031187
    Abstract: An anti-snag fishing jig includes a body with a generally spherical configuration, an exterior surface and an interior. A fishhook includes a shaft, which passes through the body interior and is secured therein. The shaft includes a proximate end forming an eyelet for attaching a line and a distal end forming a barb. A deflector extends upwardly and rearwardly from the body and terminates in front of the fishhook barb. The jig is coated with paint or some other suitable coating for visibility and protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Innovative Jigs, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Phillips, Harold D. Rodgers, Jerome D. Kracht, Donald F. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20040025407
    Abstract: A fishing lure having a head portion, a body portion and a tail portion, the fishing lure defining an internal chamber having a first opening in the head portion and a second opening in the body portion; the first opening configured to allow fishing line to be inserted therethrough into the internal chamber, and the second opening configured to allow a fishing weight to be inserted therethrough into the internal chamber. A method of assembling such a fishing lure, and a fishing weight and hook, onto a fishing line; the method comprising the steps of: assembling the fishing lure onto the fishing line by threading fishing line through the first opening and the second opening of the fishing lure; assembling the fishing weight onto the fishing line; and assembling the hook onto the fishing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: John Richard Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 6678993
    Abstract: The present invention, a fishers apparatus, a drag and an elastic member. The elastic member is attached to a fishing line. The apparatus enables a fisher to impart a lifelike motion to the bait which is effective in attracting a fish to strike at the bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Rodney Dale Long
  • Patent number: 6671996
    Abstract: A member for displacing the center of gravity used in a lure. The longitudinal dimension of a linear wire extends from the belly of the lure to the tail. A cylindrical magnet piece is secured to one end of the wire. A weight is formed as a hollow cylinder and is inserted from the other end of the wire. This weight is an alloy formed by mixing a material that does not have ferromagnetic properties in room temperature and a material having ferromagnetic properties at room temperature. A hole of the weight is formed to have a diameter slightly larger than that of the wire, allowing the wire passed through the hole to move freely forward and back. Next, a cushion member is secured near the other end of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Bassday Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 6658785
    Abstract: A lure for mounting bait fish includes a unitary weighted body having a socket for receiving the nose of the bait fish and a lower tail section having inwardly projecting hooks for penetrating the sides of the bait fish to effect a secure, properly oriented mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventors: Fulton L. Faulkner, Kirk E. Faulkner
  • Patent number: 6581321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel jig and fishing system. The jig comprises a bulbous, bent-shaped body having one flat side. The jig is constructed of substantially rust-free materials such as copper and brass. The jig may be used with a novel fishing system comprising a durable, substantially flat-membered line receptacle around with heavy weight line is wound in known lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Minas Tashchyan
  • Patent number: 6581320
    Abstract: A tube weight lure apparatus includes a lure body having a hollow interior cavity. An inner tube extends through the cavity and receives a fishing line therethrough. A weight member is fixedly mounted on the inner tube within the interior cavity in the body. The weight member is in the form of a hollow tube variably positionable along the length of the inner tube. The inner tube is flexible and has a length greater than the length of the body to assume an arcuate shape when the first and second ends of the inner tube are fixed to the body. In this aspect, the weight member is mounted at the valley of the arcuate shape of the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Hnizdor
  • Patent number: 6560915
    Abstract: A fishing lure having an outer body surrounding an inner upper buoyant portion located above a lower ballast portion and forming a linear, laterally drawn demarcation interface there between. A fishing line attachment is attached at the lure at the demarcation interface. A first lead formed by an elongated, rigid metal rod is directed toward the lower rear portion of the body and attaches to a first multi prong hook. A second lead is formed by an elongated, rigid metal rod directed toward the lower front portion of the body and attaches to a second multi prong hook. Both hooks are physically related in a manner that a resistance forced placed in the direction opposite the line will result in an urging force directing both hooks slightly inward toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: James E. Downey
  • Publication number: 20030084602
    Abstract: A fishing lure having one or more stationary weights, at least partially encapsulated during the manufacturing process within a flexible body portion or appendages thereof, and independent of any mechanical connection to the hook, line, line tie, or any wire harness or frame which may be incorporated into the lure, is presented. The one or more weights are of a material that is insoluble in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Herb Reed
  • Publication number: 20030074830
    Abstract: A fishing jig body capable of housing a chemiluminescent cartridge includes a channel in a lateral side of the jig body which allows the cartridge to pressed into a central chamber but is shorter than the cartridge such that the process causes the cartridge to flex and activate the luminescent material within. The jig body is made of a specific size and weight so that it will sink into deep water against currents to a empirically determined depth without the need for adding additional weight to the line or tackle attached to the jig body. Optionally, the jig body may have provision for attaching additional weight without significantly altering the overall shape or appearance of the jig body. Optionally, additional channels may be disposed in the jig body to allow light to escape from the chemiluminescent cartridge through other points on the jig body thereby highlighting features of the body, outlining it, or creating the appearance of appendages or fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Charles David Goeke
  • Patent number: 6546666
    Abstract: A jig-type fishing lure has a weighted lure body holding a gravity-operated switch that controls the energization of an LED for illuminating fiber optic strands extending from the tail end of the lure body in proximity to a fishhook. A heat shrunk tube in the lure body holds the LED and the adjacent ends of the fiber optic strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventors: Benjamin I. Schultz, Leslie A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20030056423
    Abstract: A line-locking fishing lure weight comprising which includes a bullet-shaped weighted body member having a central bore through which fishing line is thread. The weighted body member is adapted with a circumferential groove to interchangeably attach thereto a ring with a plurality of filaments. The bullet-shaped weighted body member is secured to the fishing line via a resilient T-plug. Notches are formed in the top head member of the T-plug which is intended to slip the fishing line therein to balance the bullet-shaped weighted body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Bennie B. Baucom