Mackenthun: Al’s Goldfish lures becoming more popular

Jeff and Mandy DeBuigne are bringing back a classic lure – the Goldfish. This year marks the 70th anniversary for the lure. For Minnesotans and Midwesterners at large, the name may not ring bells. But that’s going to change.

Al Stuart invented his Goldfish, originally called Stuart’s Goldfish, in the late 1940’s. His small, fish-shaped spoon really went big in 1952, when his Stuart’s Sports Shop in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts offered the lure and distributed it across the region, along with other product offerings.

By 1954, Stuart changed the….READ MORE.

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