With Sheet Material Vane Patents (Class 43/42.47)
  • Patent number: 9032661
    Abstract: The diving lip projects from the front of a fishing lure that has a longitudinal axis and a fishing line connecting loop. The diving lip has rear, intermediate and front sections. Each of the sections has an upper surface. The fishing line connecting loop is positioned between the rear and intermediate upper surfaces. The rear upper surface extends at a downwardly inclined angle ? relative to a plane that is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the lure. The intermediate upper surface extends at a downwardly inclined angle ? relative to another plane that is approximately parallel to the lure's longitudinal axis. The angle ? is larger than angle ?. The front section extends approximately parallel to the lure's longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KOPPERS FISHING AND TACKLE CORP
    Inventors: Victor J. Cook, Jr., Grant Koppers
  • Publication number: 20150075058
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a fishing lure including an elongated body and bill, wherein the lure body includes a concave portion. According to an exemplary embodiment, the bill extends away from a head portion of the body at a downward angle and the concave portion smoothly transitions to a top surface of the bill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Scott D. Stecher
  • Patent number: 8938907
    Abstract: Anti-snag fishing devices suitable for attachment to a fishing hook are disclosed. The fishing hook has a hook eye, a shank, at least one curved hook section and at least one hook point. The anti-snag fishing device includes an elongated body member which when fitted to the fishing hook forms an arc which projects upwardly from at or near the hook eye, reaches its highest point above the plane of the hook point substantially parallel to the shank, then projects downwardly passing by and under the hook point, where it terminates behind the curved section of the fishing hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Memo Fishing Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robbie Meade
  • Patent number: 8919033
    Abstract: A snagless bladed fishing lure is provided in which the blade oscillates side-to-side during retrieval and pitches forward to protect the hook from snagging upon encountering an obstacle. The blade includes a line keeper and a hook receiver and carries a weight, the hook receiver being located between the line keeper and the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Davis Fishing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 8898951
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a leading lure body shaped like a fish; and a trailing lure body shaped like a fish. The leading lure body includes a passage therethrough to enable a fishing line to slidably pass through the passage for connection to the trailing lure body. The trailing lure body includes a front portion and a curved front surface. The front portion of the trailing lure body is weighted such that the trailing lure body tends to sink front portion first in water. The curved front surface of the trailing fishing lure facilitates a swimming motion for the trailing lure body when the trailing lure body moves through water, and tends to lift the trailing lure body if the trailing lure body is pulled through water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bass Pro Intellectual Property L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Hughes
  • Patent number: 8789307
    Abstract: A fishing device which comprises a generally fish shaped housing and a wing. A mechanism is for removably attaching the wing in various positions to the housing to effect a predetermined motion when the housing is pulled through water. The housing includes a body portion having a compartment therein for holding bait, so that when the housing is pulled through the water scent of the bait will exit through vents to attract fish thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Don Talbot, Jesse Brazill
  • Patent number: 8713847
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Michael L. Polachek
  • Patent number: 8468737
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish including a fin that imparts motion to the tackle when the tackle is deployed and moves relative to water. A weighted body having a cabochon shape includes a fin member that extends past the body. The fin member includes an attachment portion and a fin that has a non-planar configuration. The attachment portion is secured to a flat surface of the body. In one embodiment the fin extends forward and forms an obtuse angle relative to the attachment portion. In another embodiment the fin has two members disposed laterally on opposite sides of the body. The fins are blades that cause the body to spin or rotate when moved relative to the water. In yet another embodiment the fin extends forward and aft relative to the body, and the fin has openings for connecting lines and hooks, thereby replacing the eyelet of other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8438776
    Abstract: A fake bait having an adjustment device includes a main body, an engaging member and a resistant board. The main body has an accommodation trough at a head portion thereof and an inclined board in the accommodation trough. The engaging member has a toothed section which is biased by a resilient element. The resistant board has a toothed portion to engage with the toothed section of the engaging member. The engaging member and the resistant board are received in the accommodation trough and located on the inclined board. When the resistant board is pulled, the resistant board biased by the resilient element of the engaging member is adjusted forward or backward through the teethed portion of the resistant board to engage with the teethed section of the engaging member, providing a positioning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsi Tsai
  • Patent number: 8429847
    Abstract: A deep diving fishing lure having a forwardly-extending diving lip is provided with a fore-and-aft pivotable lure positioning arm mounted to the diving lip. The lure positioning arm, when locked in aft position, maintains the lure in a diving position when pulled through a body of water but negates the lure's tendency to dive when released from the aft position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: 2327086 Ontario Ltd.
    Inventor: Randolph K. Ford
  • Patent number: 8341870
    Abstract: A frog lure device that has a life-like swimming action. The device has a diving “collar” disposed around an upper region of the lure body, rather than a lower region, which is common in conventional lure devices. In a specific embodiment, the collar causes the lure body to dive under the surface like a frog. Concurrent with the diving action, the lure device also has a kicking action to resemble a living frog device. The collar also forms a trail of one or more bubbles and a vortex, or slight vacuum behind it. In a specific embodiment, the lure body includes a pair of legs, which have a suitable length to be caught in the vortex and become trapped in the vortex. the pair of legs also straighten out to cause a kicking action and also provide stability to the lure body as it accelerates through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Larry J. Dahlberg
  • Publication number: 20120246997
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish including a fin that imparts motion to the tackle when the tackle is deployed and moves relative to water. A weighted body having a cabochon shape includes a fin member that extends past the body. The fin member includes an attachment portion and a fin that has a non-planar configuration. The attachment portion is secured to a flat surface of the body. In one embodiment the fin extends forward and forms an obtuse angle relative to the attachment portion. In another embodiment the fin has two members disposed laterally on opposite sides of the body. The fins are blades that cause the body to spin or rotate when moved relative to the water. In yet another embodiment the fin extends forward and aft relative to the body, and the fin has openings for connecting lines and hooks, thereby replacing the eyelet of other embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: David L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8230640
    Abstract: A simulated fishing lure replicates the physical characteristics and swimming motion of a live North American mudpuppy, while preventing a captured fish from escaping by biting through the lure. The lure comprises of a lure body (a head, midsection and tail) and a motion-creating bill. The motion-creating bill and the lure body's tail work together to create the life-like side-to-side swimming motion of the lure. The longitudinal inner cavity within the midsection of the lure body contains an anchoring device to ensure that the fishing line and hook remain secured to the fish, even when the lure is bitten in half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. Meroney
  • Patent number: 8196337
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish including a fin that imparts motion to the tackle when the tackle is deployed and moves relative to water. A weighted body having a cabochon shape includes a fin member that extends past the body. The fin member includes an attachment portion and a fin that has a non-planar configuration. The attachment portion is secured to a flat surface of the body. In one embodiment the fin extends forward and forms an obtuse angle relative to the attachment portion. In another embodiment the fin has two members disposed laterally on opposite sides of the body. The fins are blades that cause the body to spin or rotate when moved relative to the water. In yet another embodiment the fin extends forward and aft relative to the body, and the fin has openings for connecting lines and hooks, thereby replacing the eyelet of other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: David L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8156682
    Abstract: A frog lure device imitating life-like swimming action. The device has a diving “collar” disposed around an upper region of the lure body which causes the lure body to dive. Concurrent with the diving action, the lure has a kicking action such when given a single pull followed by a rest, the frog lure responds by diving from a surface region of the water to a depth beneath the surface region, straightening its legs as it moves forward and as the lure comes to rest, the legs retract. The collar forms a trail of bubbles and a vortex behind it. The pair of legs has a suitable length to not become trapped in the vortex, such that the legs straighten out to cause a kicking action and also provide stability to the lure as it accelerates through the water. The frog lure device can also be crawled across surface vegetation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Larry J. Dahlberg
  • Patent number: 8099899
    Abstract: A maneuverable fishing lure for attachment to a fishing line includes a lure body including a first end and a second end. An attachment means joins to the fishing line where a retrieval of the fishing line imparts motion on the lure through water. A rudder is pivotally joined to the lure body proximate to the first end. The rudder is pivotal between a first position and a second position about a pivot axis substantially perpendicular to an axis extending through the first end and the second end. With the rudder in the first position, the motion causes the lure to travel through the water in a first direction. With the rudder in the second position, the motion causes the lure to and travel through the water in a second direction. A change in the motion causes the rudder to pivot between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Peter Scott
  • Publication number: 20110258906
    Abstract: A deep diving fishing lure having a forwardly-extending diving lip is provided with a fore-and-aft pivotable lure positioning arm mounted to the diving lip. The lure positioning arm, when locked in aft position, maintains the lure in a diving position when pulled through a body of water but negates the lure's tendency to dive when released from the aft position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Randolph K. Ford
  • Publication number: 20110239521
    Abstract: A compact fake bait structure includes a transparent counterweight fake bait, at least one dual-ring member and a colored fake bait. The transparent counterweight fake bait has an opening at a rear end thereof for connecting with one end of the dual-ring member. Another end of the dual-ring member is pivotally connected with a front end of the colored fake bait. When the user tosses a fishing line, the fishing line can be tossed farther through the gravitational acceleration of the transparent counterweight fake bait. The colored fake bait colored with pattern and connected with the dual-ring ring swings at the rear end of the transparent counterweight fake bait like a real fish so as to attract a real fish to be hooked easily. Besides, the transparent counterweight fake bait is not easily to be seen, preventing the real fish from being frightened away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsi Tsai
  • Patent number: 8028465
    Abstract: A fishing lure has a lip, a paddle, and a hook extending rearwardly therefrom. The lip includes a first surface that includes an eyelet extending therefrom. The paddle extends from the lip on a vertical plane during use of the fishing lure, the paddle having opposed side surfaces that together counterbalance the movement of the lure imparted by the lip, to steer the fishing lure in the direction of movement. The hook has a shank and a barbed point, the shank being fixedly attached to and extending from the paddle such that the hook lies on the same vertical plane as the paddle, and such that the hook extends rearwardly opposite the direction of movement. A method of assembly of the fishing lure with a soft pliable bait is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Adam Wuensch, Michael Charles Wuensch, Grant Michael Wuensch
  • Patent number: 8020338
    Abstract: A surface floating fishing lure including a forwards facing concave surface located at the water line, designed to scoop, redirect, and “spit” water into the air to subsequently splash unto the surface of the water when the fishing lure is tugged sharply, whereby a surface disturbance is created to attract fish hiding under cover of lily pads and other floating weeds or debris. This fishing lure shall include at least one fish hook rigged to be weedless, containing a flexible member deflecting weeds and debris away from each barbed point, a forwards facing concaved surface oriented in a manner predetermined to be suitable to redirect and splash a spray of water across the water surface, a floating body, a fish line connecting means at the forwards end of said fishing lure, and may, in some embodiments, further include at least a portion of said floating body in the form of a soft polymer flexible body in a shape resembling natural fish prey such as worms, frogs, minnows, centipedes, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Roger Lee Brown
  • Patent number: 7963066
    Abstract: A fishing lure that includes a bait head, bait body and an attachable action lip, where the lure can provide a realistic swimming action or a twitching or jerking motion when used for jigging. The action lip is mounted in a bowed attitude between a bait head rearwardly pointing lip stop wire and at a lip center keyhole opening that is fitted onto an eyelet that extends from the bait head nose, where the lip stop wire is mounted to extend rearwardly from a bait head rear lower edge, with the bait head nose eyelet to receive a fishing line attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: James D. Perrick
  • Publication number: 20110035987
    Abstract: An accessory for fishing lures of the type including strands of material camouflaging a hook is characterized by a disk formed of flexible material having a flat surface on one side and a tapered surface on the other side. The disk is positioned on the hook of the lure adjacent to a tying collar and extends the profile of the strands of material to provide a more realistic appearance of baitfish for the lure. With the flat surface of the disk adjacent to the tying collar of the lure, the profile of the strands is extended farther than when the disk is oriented with the tapered surface adjacent to the tying collar of the lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Oscar T. Nicholson, III
  • Publication number: 20110010984
    Abstract: A lure for use in angling for predatory fish has a hollow body shell having a generally fish-shaped form, provided with one or more fish hooks. A frontally-located funnel provided with a debris filter allows water to pass into an interior of the body shell. The water passes through the body shell and flows out through a rear discharge aperture and a lateral orifice which may include an intermittently-opening valve. A forwardly-projecting tongue in some versions acts as a diving vane. Other versions include a dorsal air intake connected to an entrainment tube to inject bubbles into the outflow of water, devices to generate vibrations or sound, or to attract fish, and versions optimised to dive and rise controllably, remain adjacent the surface, or sink then remain at depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20100236129
    Abstract: An artificial bait for fishing, or a component to be added to an artificial bait or hook for fishing, that includes, or simulates, crawdad eggs, and/or crawdad babies, or simulates a crawdad with crawdad eggs, and/or crawdad babies attached to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jan Jay Rigney
  • Patent number: 7743549
    Abstract: A jig-type fishing lure having a jig body with a hook extending from a rear portion of the body and a spinner-type fish attractant located forward of a front end of the jig body. A fishing line is attached to an attachment point located between the spinner-type fish attractant and the barb of the rearwardly extending hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Conrad Mark Troutman
  • Patent number: 7726062
    Abstract: The snag-resistant fishing lure is a snag-free fishing lure designed to minimize the chances of the lure becoming ensnared. The lure has a jig and a blade attached to the blade in a configuration that limits the side-to-side movement of the blade, thereby preventing the jig from rolling to a hook-downward position prone to snagging. A centrally aligned hole is positioned close to the front edge of the blade member. An eyelet extending from the jig body is attached through an aperture in the blade. The blade is limited in its side-to-side movement by contact between the blade edge and either the jig body or the eyelet. The limited side-to-side movement of the blade creates a quick, controlled, oscillating blade action that imparts a natural swimming motion to the lure, emulating prey species movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Holding One, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Publication number: 20100126058
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body, a weight and fins. The lure body is shaped like a fish, and includes a top side and a bottom side. The lure body is weighted such that it is biased towards a top side down orientation if the lure is suspended in water without being pulled through water. The at least one angled surface on the body tend to propel the lure body towards a top side up orientation if the lure is pulled through water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard HUGHES
  • Publication number: 20100101138
    Abstract: A fishing lure that includes a bait head, bait body and an attachable action lip, where the lure can provide a realistic swimming action or a twitching or jerking motion when used for jigging. The action lip is mounted in a bowed attitude between a bait head rearwardly pointing lip stop wire and at a lip center keyhole opening that is fitted onto an eyelet that extends from the bait head nose, where the lip stop wire is mounted to extend rearwardly from a bait head rear lower edge, with the bait head nose eyelet to receive a fishing line attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: James D. Perrick
  • Publication number: 20100011653
    Abstract: A fishing lure that includes an adjustable head member statically coupleable in a first and second position, about an axis of rotation, to a body member. The body member has a vertical centerline plane. The adjustable head comprises a steering bill member projecting therefrom in a first direction. When the adjustable head member is in the first position, the first direction of the steering bill member is directed away from a first side of the centerline plane to steer the fishing lure, when moved through water, in a first steering direction. When the adjustable head member is in the second position, the first direction is directed away from a second side of the vertical centerline plane opposite the first side of the vertical centerline plane to steer the fishing lure, when moved through water, in a second steering direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: James A. Barczak, Michael P. Mayan, Mark J. Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 7637050
    Abstract: A fishing lure shaped like a snake that mimics the undulating, swimming action of a snake. It incorporates this original action into an extremely versatile lure specifically designed to be fished on water's surface, under water's surface, diving, bouncing around on floor bottom, and swimming back up to surface simply by adjusting rod position/retrieval speed. Furthermore, consisting of not only replaceable (soft plastic) snake bodies, but replaceable (soft plastic) lizard bodies and replaceable (soft plastic) frog bodies as well that all attach to the same hard plastic head and neck via a snap-on/squeeze-off connection. Furthermore, it's design enables each body to have it's own swimming action. The snake body, aforementioned, undulates like a real snake swimming. The lizard body wiggles and sways like a real lizard swimming. And the frog body wobbles and kicks it's legs like a real frog swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Slog, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Ross Brick
  • Publication number: 20090307960
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fishing lure comprising a body and a lip. The body includes a front end and a back end. The lip extends from the front end of the body and has a hollow interior portion. The lure is versatile due to its ability to effectively function as a “surface lure”, “wake bait”, and “crankbait” in a single cast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Mann's Bait Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis J. Oelerich, Jr., Michael E. McPherson, Stanley B. Tyler
  • Patent number: 7627978
    Abstract: The snag-resistant fishing lure is a snag-free fishing lure designed to minimize the chances of the lure becoming ensnared. The lure has a jig and a blade attached to the blade in a configuration that limits the side-to-side movement of the blade, thereby preventing the jig from rolling to a hook-downward position prone to snagging. A centrally aligned hole is positioned close to the front edge of the blade member. An eyelet extending from the jig body is attached through an aperture in the blade. The blade is limited in its side-to-side movement by contact between the blade edge and either the jig body or the eyelet. The limited side-to-side movement of the blade creates a quick, controlled, oscillating blade action that imparts a natural swimming motion to the lure, emulating prey species movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Holding One, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 7621068
    Abstract: A fishers lure comprising a plug that is weightable with internal weighting, and a trapezoidal shaped blade with an upturned nose and rounded front corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Francis Renosky
  • Publication number: 20090282726
    Abstract: The present invention provide a fishing lure with big range of possible wobbling actions due certain amount of degrees of freedom of the joint between two lure's members—skeleton and vibrating body. The amount of degrees of freedom could be changed by fishermen, allowing the vibrating body movement relative to the skeleton and generating wobbling movements by the way of planar or three dimensional vibrating around axes perpendicular to a retrieval direction and/or rotating around an axis which is collinear or parallel to a retrieval direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Vasyl Volodymyrovych HERASYMCHUK
  • Publication number: 20090183418
    Abstract: A frog lure device that has a life-like swimming action. In a preferred embodiment, the device has a diving “collar” disposed around an upper region of the lure body, rather than a lower region, which is common in conventional lure devices. In a specific embodiment, the collar caused the lure body to dive under the surface like a frog. Concurrent with the diving action, the lure device also has a kicking action to resemble a living frog device. In a specific embodiment, the collar also forms a trail of one or more bubbles and a vortex, or slight vacuum behind it. In a specific embodiment, the lure body includes a pair of legs, which have a suitable length to be caught in the vortex and become trapped in the vortex the pair of legs also straighten out to cause a kicking action and also provide stability to the lure body as it accelerates through the water. As the frog device traverses through the water, the legs also slightly contract and extend to resemble a kicking action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicants: River2Sea, LLC, Larry J. Dahlberg
    Inventor: LARRY J. DAHLBERG
  • Publication number: 20090090041
    Abstract: A fishing lure shaped like a snake that mimics the undulating, swimming action of a snake. It incorporates this original action into an extremely versatile lure specifically designed to be fished on water's surface, under water's surface, diving, bouncing around on floor bottom, and swimming back up to surface simply by adjusting rod position/retrieval speed. Furthermore, consisting of not only replaceable (soft plastic) snake bodies, but replaceable (soft plastic) lizard bodies and replaceable (soft plastic) frog bodies as well that all attach to the same hard plastic head and neck via a snap-on/squeeze-off connection. Furthermore, it's design enables each body to have it's own swimming action. The snake body, aforementioned, undulates like a real snake swimming. The lizard body wiggles and sways like a real lizard swimming. And the frog body wobbles and kicks it's legs like a real frog swimming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Derek Ross Brick
  • Publication number: 20090064564
    Abstract: An artificial fish lure 100 including a lure body 110, an attaching means 130 to attach the lure body 110 with a fishing line, at least one hook 140 disposed on the upper portion of the lure body, a weight 150 disposed with the lower portion of the lure body, a connecting means 160 to connect the hook 140 with the artificial fish lure 100, and a swivel 170 disposed with the upper portion of lure body such that the at least one hook 140 may be attached with the connecting means 160 whereby the hook 140 may freely rotate 360 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: CHARLES MARION INGRAM
  • Patent number: 7493724
    Abstract: A fishing lure oscillator, comprising a bent, oblonged, essentially elliptical foil having relatively uniform thickness. Near one end of the foil, a connection is made to an appendage, and near the opposite end of the foil a connection is made to another appendage. Both appendages, serving as a framing device to support the foil, originate from a common base which is adapted to be joined with a fishing lure. When joined with a lure and pulled through a body of water, an outwardly contoured portion of the foil is disposed directly against the flow of water whereby the force of water against the resisting face of the foil causes the foil to pivot freely within the framing device, thus transferring the resulting oscillation to the lure for the purpose of attracting and catching fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy George Peterson
  • Publication number: 20080263935
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprising a substantially V-shaped wire having an eye loop at its apex and first and second arms extending from the eye loop. A jig head having a fishhook projecting therefrom is attached to the end of one arm. A spinner blade is attached to the end of the other arm. A second blade is attached to the eye loop to impart a vibrating motion to the lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Rudy S. Albrecht, Karl Franzen
  • 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: 20080155884
    Abstract: A fishing lure and a guard are provided. The fishing lure may have a lip, a body portion, and at least one hook. The lip may include a front end, and a rear end, the rear end connected to the body portion of the lure, the front end opposite the rear end. The apparatus may also include a means for attaching a fishing line directly to the lip, and a means for attaching the guard near the front end of the lip. The guard may have a first end, which is attached near the front end of the lip, and a second end, which is attached to the fishing line through the second end of the guard. A first loop may be located at the first end of the guard, and a second loop may be located at the second end of the guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Norman Lee Sisson
  • Publication number: 20080104881
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body formed to have an appearance imitating a small fish. The lure body is provided with a bendably structured diving plate in the vicinity of the tip of the lure body. The diving plate is made to be bendable by connecting the upper portion and the lower portion of the diving plate bendably in a manner that the lower portion is vertically pivotable in regard to the upper portion fixed on the lure body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20080104876
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body which is formed in an appearance imitating a small fish. A lower jaw which is vertically pivotable is provided on the front end of the lure body, and the pivot angle of the lower jaw is adjustable. The lower jaw is pivotally supported by the lure body at the base, and has an angle adjusting mechanism to control the pivot angle of the lower jaw around the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • 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: 7316095
    Abstract: An adjustable depth fishing lure has a lure body with forward and tail sections. A diving lip is pivotably attached to the forward section of the body by dual arm members. The diving lip is configured to be adjustably positioned at a plurality of angles in relation to the lure body by a control element located within the forward section. The control element has a plurality of slots into which the diving lip can be set. A push tab extends from the element. A spring is positioned between a front wall of the forward section and the control element. The spring applies a compressive force against the control element, which biases the element against the diving lip to maintain it in one of the plurality of slots. When the control element's tab is pushed, the element travels inward into the forward section, which releases the pressure on the diving lip, allowing it to be repositioned into another of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventors: Robert E. Petner, Daniel Romano
  • Patent number: 7257921
    Abstract: A banana shaped weight has a connecting eyelet on a forward end of a top side to which a line is attached to the decoy and a wider tongue member extending from a bottom side beneath the connecting eyelet. A reinforcing rib reacts any forces the tongue member may experience as it digs into the soil beneath the water into the central portion of the body of the weight to resist possible bending or breakage of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Paul F. Hellmann
  • Patent number: 7234266
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adjustable fishing lure that has a flexible body and an integrated bendable stay that lets the user bend the body into a specific shape for the purpose of changing the action of the lure. The body of the lure can be bent and will remain in a bent configuration, causing the lure to travel at different water depths as it is pulled through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: John C. Thomas
  • 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: 7107720
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved diving fishing lure having a more durable and stable design that is capable of assisting today's fishermen as they target fish at increasingly greater depths and at faster trolling or retrieval speeds. The fishing lure includes a lure body having first and second ends, at least one fish hook extending from the lure body, and a diving lip extending from the first end of the lure body. According to one embodiment, the fishing lure includes a connector mounted to the diving lip, wherein the diving lip defines a recessed surface at least partially around the connector having a sidewall with a radius of approximately 0.30 inches to approximately 0.40 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Mann's Bait Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Burggrabe, Michael E. McPherson
  • Patent number: 6931785
    Abstract: A fishing lure apparatus includes a simulated turtle body which includes a simulated turtle bottom portion and a simulated turtle shell portion supported by the simulated turtle bottom portion. Simulated turtle legs are connected to the simulated turtle body. A simulated turtle tail is also connected to the simulated turtle body. A simulated turtle head is also connected to the simulated turtle body, and one or more fish hooks are connected to either the simulated turtle body, the simulated turtle legs, or the simulated turtle tail. One or more hook-reception eyes are connected to the simulated turtle body for receiving fish hooks. A spoon portion is connected to the simulated turtle body. Each of the simulated turtle legs includes a leg hook and a simulated turtle leg covering attached to the leg hook. The simulated turtle tail includes a tail hook, and a simulated turtle tail covering is attached to the tail hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Steve M. Johnson