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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Discovery News, August 27th

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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IceFishingFIRST, August 25th

Glorvigen typically rigs a 6- to 9-inch or larger creek chub or redtail chub on a size 1 or 2 upturned red hook. "Light lip-hooking keeps the bait lively and struggling," he says, noting that at times, predators show a preference for baits hooked in...Read more

Meet the Neighbors: Getting back to the land
Moscow-Pullman Daily News, August 23rd

Juliaetta resident Greg Hodapp has been fascinated with the outdoors since he was a child. Just outside his family's home near Cincinnati, Ohio, was an old forest and spring-fed creek. "There were salamanders, frogs, creek chub. We'd go down and catch ...Read more

MYHRE: Bobbers are not just for beginners
Sioux City Journal, August 20th

If you are not a purist, it is a good idea to troll a slip bobber and redtail or creek chub behind your boat as you cast the shoreline, rocky points or reefs on West Okoboji Lake for smallmouth. I once pulled a bobber for over a mile before connecting...Read more

Some Spiders Grow Bigger in Urban Areas
Discovery News, August 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

JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
Indiana Gazette, August 19th

It was the first time I'd actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I'd donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3...Read more

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Hibbing Daily Tribune, August 16th

A live rig set up with a creek chub, crawler or a leech will catch the attention of feeding walleyes. Even a slip bobber set at the right depth will work wonders. When working shoreline weedlines, pulling spinners by trolling or drifting, if the wind...Read more