A few years back I wanted to do some repaints on some of my favorite baits that have been “chewed” too many times. In doing some research on how to “finish” them after painting, I stumbled on some videos on how to create your own. I’ve always enjoyed projects, DIY stuff, and woodworking so I thought I’d give it a go. I made a few baits for myself and fellow friends who chase toothy critters. And lo-and behold – they worked! My brother-in-law invited me to join The Muskie Flea Market and I started listing/selling baits on that site. The Harvey Baits brand has grown incrementally over the years. I am humbled by the support of new and returning customers.
I love my occupation (Associate Pastor) but that occupation requires I work on Sundays. Combine that with the fact I live in Kansas City, MO and I have very limited time and access to waters that hold muskies. I do sneak away a time or two to chase muskies in MN and Canada each year, but making baits helps me stay close to a sport I really enjoy even though I’m not on the water as much as I’d like. No regrets! I’ll make up time on the water when I retire.