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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Tips for more fall bass
Arkansas Online, October 3rd

Giant poppers such as the 5-inch Creek Chub Knuckle-Head or the 6- or 7-inch Cordell Pencil Popper won't produce as many bass, but the ones you catch will be much larger on average. Small bass rarely touch these humongous lures, and big bass often ...Read more

'Sounds Fishy': Twin Falls Doctor's Fishing Memoir
Twin Falls Times-News, October 1st

Cambridge-born Stones caught his first fish — a Marsh Creek chub — with a stick, a line and a night crawler. He grew up in Downey, attended Brigham Young University, graduated from George Washington University's school of medicine and retired from...Read more

Grand Forks Herald, September 25th

Agency Bay and Walker Bay also are producing walleyes on steep shoreline breaks in 18-30 feet of water pulling live bait rigs or working the humps in 25-35 feet with a creek chub or redtail, Freed said. Some of the best fishing should occur when the...Read more

Tom's Mailbag, Sept. 18, 2015
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, September 18th

a University of Illinois ichthyology class about 50 species of fish have been found in the Boneyard including guppy, minnows, Green Sunfish, Logear Sunfish, Central Stoneroller, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Stonecat, White Sucker, Creek Chub...Read more

MYHRE: In the fall, walleyes want minnows or chubs
Sioux City Journal, September 16th

It's really difficult to find a better bait for walleyes in the fall months than the creek chub. And, it seems, the later it gets and the colder the water the better. The best creek chubs are the ones you catch yourself from local streams. These wild...Read more

CHARLEY SOARES: The five-day overnighter
Fall River Herald News, September 12th

As usual, the line at the outdoor crank phone began to form just before sunset when we could still see Captain Charlie Tilton sitting on the rocking chair on his porch. As there was no expectation of privacy, most of us tended to speak softly but on...Read more

Old Creek Chub Injured Minnow Propbaits (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