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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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

Column: Really Dad?
Amity Observer, July 23rd

After a half an hour of lobbing a creek chub into the harbor dimpled by the frustrating swooshes of stripers sucking up all of the live bait, I told Caelan I was going back to the boat. Just as he was trying to negotiate more fishing time, he stopped...Read more

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Southeast Missourian, July 19th

Most likely you will be rewarded with a sunfish or creek chub, but maybe you will catch a hog sucker. The hog sucker has several names including hognose sucker and black sucker. It is found exclusively in North America and most specifically in clear...Read more

Show lures in fishemen in Indiana
The Augusta Chronicle, July 12th

made in a particular state, lures that resemble mice or frogs, tiny lures made for fly fishing - and of course, an abundance of collections focusing on the products of the famous early companies including Heddon, Shakespeare, Creek Chub and South Bend...Read more

How Much Wave Action To You Like When Fishing Topwater?
BassResource.com (press release), July 10th

I fish certain topwaters when it's pretty windy with good success - I fish furbits when it is blowing harder than some are comfortable with - Years ago we use to use old creek chub plunkers on windy days steady reeling them with jerks interspersed...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

Business winners: Contracts and awards
News Sentinel, July 7th

Creek Chub Bait Co., formerly of Garrett, will soon be celebrating its 100th year in the lure business and will participate in the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club annual convention to be held July 10-12 at the Grand Wayne Center. ? Fort...Read more

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The Coloradoan, July 5th

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