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Who We Are



The original Skimmer Bucktail fishing lure was designed, created and perfected in 1972 on the Chippewa flowage.  

Through the years Skimmer Tackle Company has had a steady growth of new fishing lures which has lead the company to where we are today.

Skimmer Tackle lures are recognized for their durability, design, quality and productivity.  

There are 12 different Skimmer Tackle fishing lures available as well as 14 fishing lures we manufacture for Hi-Fin Lures.

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Custom Lures


Skimmer Tackle success comes not only because of the quality of our fishing lures but because of our ability to provide customized lures based on the needs and wants of our clients.

Any of our lures can be customized to your requests from hair colors and color order, to choice of blades to get you the look you desire.

There is an additional fee per lure (not order).  For all special requests please email skimmerfishing@gmail.com.

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Guided Tours


Not only is Skimmer Tackle known for its exceptional custom fishing lures, it is known as one of the leading  Guide Services on the lakes and rivers in Wisconsin.  All guided tours are with Chuck Smalley, owner of Skimmer Tackle.

Our tours can be scheduled for a 1/2 day or full day.  Up to 4 people for one affordable price.

To learn more about what is included or to schedule your tour, click the button below.

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Time for a site update

Happy to announce that Skimmertackle.com is getting a face lift to show of our complete line of fishing lures and guide services.  It was time to upgrade to a better site with more usability for our customers so as to make your viewing and shopping experience that more enjoyable.  Let us know what you think.

Upcoming Events

Skimmer Tackle and Hi Fin Tackle will have a booth displaying our latest and greatest fishing lures at the following trade shows:

Mlwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport Show

March 6-10, 2019 at the Expo Facility  located in the WI State Fair Park.

Now carrying Hi-Fin Fishing Lures

After a couple months of education Skimmer Tackle has taken over manufacturing of the Hi-Fin fishing lures.  We are extremely excited to bring our customers another valued line of lures to make your fishing expeditions enjoyable.  Check our all the Hi-Fin lures in our online shop now.

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