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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Walleye Wisdom: A Tournament Co-Angler's Tale
Scout, June 28th

“Dave was Lindy-rigging a big creek chub, and I had a leech. Unlike Tom Keenan, who trolled forward using a bow mount, Dave backtrolled in his Warrior with a Minn Kota Vantage transom mount. But he was just as precise as Tom with his presentation...Read more

Outdoor Notes
Brainerd Daily Dispatch, June 22nd

He primarily used a Lindy rig with a big 7-inch creek chub, while his partner rigged with a crawler. For winning the second qualifier of the season, Dirkman took home a fully rigged Ranger 1880 with a 175HP Evinrude outboard, plus $15,000 ...Read more

Underwood man wins national tourney: 2-day fishing contest winner awarded ...
Fergus Falls Daily Journal, June 19th

He primarily used a Lindy rig with a big 7'' creek chub, while his partner would rig with a crawler. “The crawlers were important this week. The minnow bite died. Everything was eating crayfish and when that happens, crawlers work best. There's a huge...Read more

A return to the old fishing tackle
Leavenworth Times, June 18th

Color patterns on the older lures like the Creek Chub Darter and Dingbats are another factor that modern day lure designers have paid attention to. Bass in smaller impoundments seem to like duller colors over the modern, brighter versions. Pond and...Read more

Dirkman, Carroll Win Cabela's National Walleye Tour Event at Leech Lake ...
WalleyeFIRST, June 16th

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (June 15, 2015) - Pro-angler, Brad Dirkman, of, Underwood, Minnesota, brought in a two-day total of 26.83 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Leech Lake event for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) at ...Read more

State-record fish was a scale-buster
Kansas City Star, May 28th

At 2 a.m. the fish slammed the creek chub he was using for bait and stretched the 20-pound test line tight. Then the fight was on. “I fought the giant for 45 minutes until I got him into shallow water,” Dillman told the Missouri Department 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