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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Lexington Dispatch, April 28th

Over the years, PRADCO has acquired Heddon, Bomber, Lazy Ike, Creek Chub, Cotton Cordell, Arbogast, and Bandit. The company's most recent acquisition is Bill Norman Lures, the manufacturer of the Deep Baby N, Little N, Deep Little N, Middle N, and Fat ...Read more

Get wooden fishing lures appraised
Decatur Daily Democrat, April 26th

Garrett Historical will host representatives of the Creek Chub Bait Company, founded in Garrett in 1916, in appraising old fishing lures from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event will take place at Garrett Historical, located in an old, restored...Read more

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Sunbury Daily Item, April 18th

I managed to land one fish from that hole, a smallish creek chub. Not an auspicious start to the day. I fished downstream a ways, getting a few hits but hooking no other fish. Upon meeting my buddy I find that he's already caught three, one being a...Read more

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Kokomo Tribune, April 3rd

one of them said, hoisting up a small creek chub as the sun reflected off its silver and green scales. As he released the fish, memories of my own childhood flowed to the surface. I recalled fishing with friends around that same bridge. We used to...Read more

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Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 19th

Runoff from a massive November fire at a largely abandoned carpet mill in LaFayette, Ga., killed at least 54 fish and left the Chattooga River with a blue tint for several miles, according to a report from Georgia's Environmental Protection Division...Read more

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Discovery News, March 10th

There's a new spider in the taxonomic world that hunts fish and other aquatic fare by swimming on the water, fetching its meal and devouring it back on shore. The spider, dolomedes briangreenei, had a public debut of sorts, Mashable Australia reports...Read more

The Lure of Fort Wayne Tackle
21Alive, March 1st

And these are all Creek Chub fishing lures made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company. Creek Chub made some of the finest handmade lures in the country. Many of these are a century old and still look like new. This one, the Creek Chub Pikey...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