About Buckeye Baits


Welcome to Buckeye Baits!

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Matt "Shmang" Frondorf and I am the proprietor of Buckeye Baits. I am first a father to two wonderful boys, a husband to my lovely wife Kimberly, and a real fishing nut. I have chased Smallmouth since I was a youngster on rivers, creeks, and streams and that love has never ceased.

I have been fortunate to fish all over the country, everywhere from the Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois), to the South (Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia) to most of the major Eastern Rivers (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine). My lures have produced in all these States. If you need a special lure color for your local flow I may very well be familiar with that waterway and be able to add some insight into your color selection.

I started Buckeye Baits out of frustration. None of my local tackle shops carried the lures and items that I needed to target Smallmouth Bass. Sure, there were plenty of baits for largemouth, but it was difficult to find smaller sized jig trailers and buzzbaits less than 3/8 ounce in my area. Out of frustration I decided to start making my own lures to my own specifications. Hand tuned topwaters, specialty plastic colors, extra sharp hooks, and attention to detail is what I set out to produce.

After years of testing and tinkering, I am now able to make some of my bass baits available to you. You can order with confidence because I produce QUALITY baits that come with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you feel that the lures are not worth your hard earned money I will refund it back to you. I am that confident in my work - how many other lure companies have such an offer? You will get quality items at a fair price and with a quick turnaround time.

Please email me at buckeyebaits@fuse.net for your smallie needs. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have.

Thank You, and God Bless!

-Matt Frondorf
Buckeye Baits