According to Charlie Hartley's Marshal, Hartley's BASSTrakk phone isn't registering the weight anymore. While BASSTrakk has him pegged with a limit of 13-12, Hartley actually estimates he has 16 pounds. And he's culling.
The first swimbait was the K&K Animated Minnow, designed by John D. Kreisser of Cincinnati, Ohio. He applied for a patent on the lure in 1906.