Skinny Bear Jigs
Skinny Bear was founded in 1985. Our first prototypes were field tested on Oso Flaco Lake, a small coastal lake in California. In English, Oso Flaco means “Skinny Bear”. After refining these small finesse jigs on Oso Flaco Lake, we fished the jigs on other California lakes, including Lopez, Nacimiento, San Antonio, Margarita, Casitas, and Cachuma. It did not take long for us to realize the effectiveness of the jigs on all species of bass.
The first Skinny Bear bass jigs were used among friends and family. However, word quickly spread throughout southern California about these jigs that worked when the bite was tough and no other lure seemed to produce. For years the Skinny Bear Bass Jig was the West’s best kept secret; responsible for millions of dollars in winnings in professional bass tournaments.
Today the secret is out, and Skinny Bear Bass Jigs can be found in tackle shops across the country. Our jigs have undergone several changes since the original prototypes. But the one thing that has not changed is our commitment to providing effective quality baits for fishermen and fisherwomen just like us.