Welcome & Greetings from Smity Bait Company & Guide Service
Guiding in the Minocqua, Wisconsin area.....
Russ and Jake Smith own and operate Smity Bait and Guide Service based in Minocqua Wisconsin, with over combined 33 years experience fishing the surrounding waters, of Minocqua. Please join Russ & Jake for a guided fishing adventure of a lifetime.
The Smity Bait Story.....
Russ Smith caught his first muskie on a handmade lure in 1955 at the age of 13. Liking the idea of catching fish on a lure of his own, Russ continued to make lures for himself and later friends. As it became apparent that the "Smity" was a proven muskie producer, local sport shops, gas stations and taverns began to ask for baits, and soon Russ was doing more than just making enough lures to pay for gas and food on his fishing trips.
After moving to Minocqua in 1976, and establishing his guide service, Russ began to make a smaller sized jerk bait in two sizes and styles of swimming lures. Guiding for walleyes in muskie filled waters soon promoted Russ to bring out a series of jigs that would hold muskies while retaining walleye appeal.
Realizing the preference of some fisherman for bucktails, Russ introduced the Ruslur bucktail, with its unique hand poured, solid lead body. Next came two surface lures, and the Quick Set Sucker Harness was put into production after two seasonís of field testing. Also added was an extra-large lipped trolling lure. These recent additions have made Russ Smith the only muskie lure manufacturer with a complete line of lures for all types of muskie fishing.
Not content solely with innovation, Russ was constantly improving lures already in production. Paints, hardware and exterior finishes were tested day in and out by Russ and his field staff of muskie fanatics. Through the years many component changes were made and the results is a line of muskie lures second to none. Smity Baits are still handmade and assembled with as great attention to detail today as was the first Smity back in 1955.
New from Smity Baits
The Sleight Bait
Russ Smith re-introduces the Sleight bait formally made by Russ Sleight of Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. A wooden floating jerk bait with an distinctive shimmer and wiggle both on the rise and dive. The production of the lure requires a considerable amount of time intensive work and only available in limited quantities and colors. The Sleight Bait is 9 inches in length weighs 2 oz. Price $40.00 plus $5.00 Shipping & Handling. To check on availability and ordering contact Russ at 715-356-5565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Muskie Art By Terry Doughty
For more information and ordering regarding the above artwork contact Russ at 715-356-5565 or e-mail email@example.com
Sucker Top Center
Top Left Top Right
Perch Tiger Muskie
Blue Cisco Sunset
Black Orange Flame Sunrise
Sunfish Orange Tiger
That Big Fat Musky Book
To purchase the above products please visit our Custom Page
New Ruslur Bucktail Colors and Blade Colors
New Double Weighted Large Jerk Baits