Welcome to our newest addition to My Bait Shop, Lure Mysteries. Each week we will bring you one new lure that we have been unable to identify through our research. Some of these lures have been researched heavily in books, catalogs, forums, etc and some a little less. We will post pictures and what we know of the lure and ask that if you can help solve the mystery or add any information that might help, please comment below this post. Now on to Episode 1: The Case of the Hotcubbie.
We purchased the Hotcubbie in a very large musky lure lot in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This lot included a lot of brand name lures but also some prototypes and some smaller, "garage production" type companies that never made it big time. The Hotcubbie is 5 1/4" long and appears to be very well made and not a prototype by any means. It has "Hotcubbie" written on one side and what appears to be the makers signature on the other side. I have tried to alter the photo of the signature the best I can but cannot recognize the name. This Hotcubbie is in great shape and appears to have never been fished. Based on the lures in the lot I purchased if I had to guess when it was made I would say sometime in the early to mid 1990's.
Below are the photos of the Hotcubbie:
Can you ID this signature below? Help us crack this case.
Can you identify the signature on this lure? Do you know who made this "Hotcubbie"? Any information that may lead to the ID of this lure and the maker / company is greatly appreciated. Please comment below with any information or leads you may have. I will update this post when we have cracked this case.