Greg Mansfield reports Gene Eisenmann has five NICE fish, and it looks like he's not slowing down (photo 1). As for photo 2 - "The Auzy is on fire. Already a limit and two nice kickers!"
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.