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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Bass Migration
BassResource.com (press release), April 14th

And I know for a fact that the fish didn't winter over in the river, because I fish a lot in this river in the winter and the only fish that stay are fallfish (a type of creek chub), everything else heads at least 10-12 miles down river to where this...Read more

NW National Fishing Lure Collectors Club gathering Saturday in Kelso
Longview Daily News, April 4th

Early pieces from major makers like Winchester and others such as the Heddon and Shakespeare companies, both from Michigan, and Creek Chub Bait Co. of Indiana, are the “holy grail” for collectors. The quality of the products in vintage pieces was...Read more

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AmmoLand.com (press release), March 31st

Additionally, PRADCO Fishing manufacturers and markets Rebel, Lindy, Bomber, Booyah, YUM, Arbogast, Cotton Cordell, Smithwick, Silver Thread, Lazy Ike, Creek Chub and more. Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to ...Read more

Reclamation project helps life return to once-dead stream
Gallipolis Daily Tribune, March 22nd

In 2011, only four fish (three green sunfish and one creek chub) were found at monitoring points in Thomas Fork downstream of Ohio 124 and Ohio 7, according to the ODRN-MRM. The following year, the first year of doser operation, sampling at the same ...Read more