The Creek Chub Bait Company was founded in 1916 by three anglers, one of whom, Henry Dills, invented a wiggling lure with a metal lip that could be used to alter the way the lure moved. Dills also patented a process of painting lures by spraying paint through a screen. The company's first lure was the 'Wiggler,' a basic minnow-type lure. But their most famous was the 'Pikie,' a bullet-shaped lure that could be purchased in one to three pieces, depending on the amount of wiggle desired. In the 1920s, Creek Chub introduced its lower quality 'Shur-Strike' line, hoping to grow its business. And after the war, they successfully made both plastic and saltwater lures. Harry Dills retired in 1978, and closed down the company.


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Shelter Island Reporter, December 13th

Lures: I could tell you about tons of lures to buy, such as Cordell Pencli Poppers or Norman Rattlin' Chug Bugs or Creek Chub Striper Strikers but I won't, since by now your heads must be spinning. But I will tell you where you can find the gear...Read more

Puppy-Sized Spider Romps in Rainforest
Discovery News, October 20th

The spider Dolomedes tenebrosus was photographed devouring a creek chub on the banks of Bullskin Creek near Brutus, Kentucky, according to lead author Martin Nyffeler, a zoologist and spider expert from the University of Basel. He told Discovery News ...Read more

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Conway Daily Sun, October 3rd

Alewife, Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Burbot, Channel Catfish Common Carp, Lake Chub, Black Crappie, Creek Chub, Cunner, Blacknose Dace, Finescale Dace, Longnose Dace, Northern ...Read more

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Discovery News, August 27th

An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows that these animals may be more capable of adapting to life on land than previously thought, researchers say. The new findings may help explain how the ancient fish ancestors of humans ...Read more

Outdoors: Hitting deep-water walleye lottery all in technique
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, August 7th

Hook a four- to seven-inch long creek chub through the lips. That way they will stay lively for hours. Creek chubs can be your eyes on the bottom. They will tell you when walleyes are close by as they will violently struggle in order to avoid being...Read more

USGS Study: Mountaintop Removal Mining Impacts Fish Populations
West Virginia Public Broadcasting, July 9th

The streams in the study contain 25 species that are generally found in an Appalachian stream, including creek chub, minnows, sunfish and darters. There were fewer fish downstream from the mining sites and half the number of species. A minority of...Read more

Old Creek Chub Injured Minnow Propbaits
BassResource.com (press release), June 3rd

Anybody else own some of these? I found them in my old tackle boxes that haven't been opened in like thirty years haha was just wondering if y'all know how to fish em and if they are good lures. IMG_20140603_123721.jpg · IMG_20140603_123737.jpg...Read more

Vintage Tackle Contest: Creek Chub Fly Rod Bug Wiggler
Field and Stream (blog), March 21st

It comes from Steve Neher, along with this great back story:My wife's great Aunt Freda worked at Creek Chub Bait Co. in Garret, Indiana, in the 50's and 60's. When she found out I fished, her gift to me was a bait from Creek Chub every Christmas. The...Read more