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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Fisheries science meets scicomm: to tweet or not to tweet?
PLoS Blogs (blog), August 31st

Her haiku on the nuptial tubercles of Creek Chub is a great example. Each post begins with a poem, photo and inspiration, followed by an entertainingly written Facts section. Natalie Sopinka Phish Doc http://phishdoc.com/2014/12/03/nuptial-tubercles/...Read more

Sasser: When bass fishing, there's much to like about topwater lures
Dallas Morning News, August 29th

A farmer named George W. Perry used a Creek Chub to tempt the world-record 221/4-pounder from Georgia's Montgomery Lake. Caught in 1932, the Perry fish remains tied for the world record. As the story goes, Perry went fishing on June 2, 1932, because ...Read more

A Hot River Fishin' Contest
Belleplaineherald, August 19th

O'Brien said “it was still light out” Friday when he caught his Alumacraft canoe-winning flathead in the Henderson area using a creek chub for bait. After getting the fish into the boat, the next step was to keep it healthy through the night for...Read more

Electrofishing in Mill Creek
Waterloo Record, August 18th

About 50 fish came up on Monday. brown trout and black nose dace, carp and creek chub, rainbow darters and white suckers. Allan was pleased. The Rangers have worked hard to restore this creek to fish-friendly status. One brown trout measured 270 mm...Read more

Saltwater Fishing Report
Press Herald, August 6th

If you choose to work artificials try Creek Chub poppers, the 4½-5½ inch flecked Slug-Gos or the traditional Bucktails and Kastmasters. Mackerel continue to be caught in all their traditional spots, both from shore and by boat. Anglers have had success...Read more

New Niles Trails & Ales Festivus celebrates river trails and local brews
MLive.com, July 31st

Some of these companies are over 100 years old, such as Heddon, Shakespeare, Creek Chub, Paw Paw, and the South Bend Bait and Tackle Company. The displays are set up for the public's enjoyment and education, with the emphasis the local area's ...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