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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Wildlife Commission meeting is entertaining, informative
Lebanon Democrat, April 1st

It also provided some fascinating and little-known background on the previous state record bass catch, made in 1954 by James "Logue" Barnett of Lawrence County. He caught the bass on a live creek chub in Sugar Creek. Barnett, a deaf mute, was not aware ...Read more

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San Diego Reader, March 30th

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Outdoors: Prime time for fishing lipless crankbaits
Anniston Star, January 31st

Probably the first manufactured lipless crankbait came from Cotton Cordell Lure Company in Arkansas. Cordell manufactured other lures for companies such as Pflueger, Creek Chub and Heddon, but, the Spot solely for Cordell. The original design of the...Read more

FWP will sample fish throughout river to detect any accumulation
Sidney Herald Leader, January 22nd

blue sucker, brassy minnow, brook stickleback, burbot, cisco, common carp, creek chub, emerald shiner, fathead minnow, flathead chub, freshwater drum, goldeye, golden shiner, green sunfish, lake chub, largemouth bass, longnose dace, longnose sucker...Read more

Getting lost in the woods: two stories
LancasterOnline, December 14th

It was the furthest thing from my mind on a recent deer hunt in my beloved mountains in the George Washington National Forest. My nephew and nephew-in-law were excited about a new spot they'd found and wanted me to try it. I had hunted the top of the ...Read more

Takasaki: Fall fishing can provide satisfying release
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, November 5th

One of my favorite tactics this time of the year is to use a slip-sinker – live bait rig tipped with a big redtail or creek chub. Using this tactic, walleyes often will engulf the bait and swallow it. Deeply hooked fish often are difficult to release...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