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Contact and About - Thump Baits and Git-Bit Baits

Hi, my name is David Graves. I'm the owner of Thump Baits and Git-Bit Baits. We're located at 167 Bagley Rd SW, Eatonton GA 31024 by Lake Sinclair. Phone 478-952-0969 - email

Why I love fishing! and why I got into the fishing business!

1. I grew up fishing with my granddad (Willie Strickland) and my father (Sonny Graves) and other family members and it was some of the best memories growing up.
2. From 2003-2006 - I was in a Bass Club (26er's) fishing lakes in Georgia. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about Bass fishing.
3. My Business Career - I had a Lawn Care Business from 2004-2009 and I did enjoy it, but the last few years got bad. So, I sold my equipment and got out of the Lawn Care business. I'm a Machinist and was wanting to start a Machine Shop around 2007. I had a Lathe and Milling Machine in my shop and some tooling but still had a lot more money to spend before I could make a part. Got to thinking, do I really want to spend more money on this? Would I leave work and make a part after work, probably not. So, I got to thinking, what do I want to do? FISHING Business! Yes
4. So, in 2010 I started making plans to attend the 2010 ICAST show to meet with a Tungsten supplier . The name I came up with for the company - Thump Baits - you know - what do you want to feel when you're fishing - that thump on the pole! Went to 2010 ICAST show in Vegas and the Tungsten was good quality, so a few weeks later I placed an order for Tungsten. I made some mistakes along the way, but I'm making less mistakes now. In 2011, I bought Git-Bit Baits. We have a great line of Flipping and Football Jigs with unique dimples on Jighead and the most popular Git-Bit Baits is the Kicker Sticker(Shaky Head). I'm making some improvements to the Jighead and have many more ideas for some great baits! I look forward to many years in this business and never retiring. They say, if you love what you're doing then you will never work a day in your life!