Who we are

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About us

It was nearly 40 years ago when the owner and founder of Panfishpro injected the first Mini-Mite Jig at his childhood home in Chicago, Illinois, on Henderson Street. He sold that product to local bait and tackle shops, Frank’s Live Bait & Tackle, Captain’s Quarters, Superior Sports and Park Bait Shop just to name a few.

A composite photograph of Franks Live Bait & Tackle
A composite photograph of Frank’s Live Bait & Tackle

In later years, with the help of some family members, and a few fishing friends, Carl Vizzone, Ken Schneider and Scott Gresham, he was able to distribute the Mini-Mite Jig to shops all around the southern portion of Lake Michigan, in places such as Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and of course in his home state of Illinois. Times were much simpler back then. Here is a photo of a package of replacement Mini-Mite tails as they were sold in those days. Retail price was .79 to .99 cents per package:

MiniMight Replacement Tails, as sold in the 80’s

Today, we offer new products, such as our Nailz’M Jig Tails, INSTINCTRIX Jig, Jigabite Jig and other baits. We have 1000’s of repeat customers of these products. Why? Because they catch fish! The following is a testament of our products:

“This is my second year using jigabites. They are my go to/bread and butter panfish plastics. This week I’ve caught over 50 hand sized bluegills and several crappies, including this 14 1/2″ slab. My biggest crappie ever.  I’ve been tipping the jigabites with wax worms and the fish are killing it. Great product.”

Jeff, from Perrysville, Ohio
Photo courtesy of Jeff, from Perrysville, Ohio.
Photo courtesy of Jeff, of Perrysville, Ohio.

On January 1, 2001, Panfishpro.com went live. An online presence was an idea we had to make our products available to fishermen everywhere. This turned out to be a fantastic idea as we have many customers who have written to thank us for making these great products available to them. And to our customers, we thank you!

Photo courtesy of Mr. Frank Wilhelm of Onalaska, Wisconsin.

In the above photo, on the right-hand side, is our very first customer. Mr. Frank Wilhelm, from Onalaska, Wisconsin. Frank placed an order with us on January 2, 2001. He went on to place many orders with us over the years.

We keep a large inventory of products on hand, allowing us to ship your orders fast! No long order processing times gets you back where you really want to be…fishing! We carefully pack every order to ensure it arrives in perfect condition and we will keep you up-to-date on the status of your order every step of the way. And with our live inventory, backorders are a thing of the past.

As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a “no questions asked” return policy. If you are not happy with an item, simply return it to us and we will promptly issue a refund. When you place an order with Panfishpro.com, you’ll receive great products, exceptional service, and our promise to NEVER share your personal information with anyone, for any reason.

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