The Bite-Em Bate Company or Bite-Em Bait Company made wooden fishing lures beginning around 1917. This small lure company started in Warsaw, Indiana then later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Bite-Em Bate Company made the following old fishing lures in Indiana: Bite-Em Revolving Bait, Lipped Wiggler, Water Mole, Wiggler, Floater Minnow, Bass Enticer and the Bite-em Bug.
The first Bite-Em Bait patent was granted in 1922 to Claude Rodgers and Arthur Wenger of the Bite-Em Bate Company. Some people believe the company became the Wenger Manufacturing company sometime in the 1920s.
Smaller Lipped Wiggler
The old wood Revolving Baits came in 7 different colors