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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New Niles Trails & Ales Festivus celebrates river trails and local brews
MLive.com, July 31st

Some of these companies are over 100 years old, such as Heddon, Shakespeare, Creek Chub, Paw Paw, and the South Bend Bait and Tackle Company. The displays are set up for the public's enjoyment and education, with the emphasis the local area's ...Read more

Don't forget the popping stick
Thehour.com, July 29th

My favorites have always been Creek Chub poppers. I like chrome or yellow or blue and have a variety of sizes, depending on how far I have to cast, how much wave action is present and what outfit I'm using. Atom poppers are great as are Pencil Poppers ...Read more

The Va. fishing report
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog), July 24th

Good flies are: Murray's Heavy Black Hellgrammite, size 4; and Murray's Magnum Creek Chub, size 4. The stocked and delayed harvest streams in the Valley will reward your efforts. Try to fish below the springs and the deepest part of pools. The water is...Read more

Fishing lures
Wilson County News, July 8th

This comprehensive guide features lures by such companies as Heddon, Paw Paw, Creek Chub, Pflueger, Shakespeare and South Bend. It features more than 1,500 photos in full color, current pricing, history and facts about lure makers, and even tips on ...Read more

Summer lesson: Nobody messes with a wily crankbait fisherman
Greensboro News & Record, July 4th

The heat presses down in July, pushing waves of hot air across the water, sending the bass deep as anvil-shaped thunderclouds form on the horizon. No one in his right mind needs to be on the lake now...Read more

ACRES adds site near Huntertown
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, May 14th

The land, called Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve, was originally purchased in 1920 by Carl Heinzerling, co-founder of the Creek Chub Bait Co. His son Harry used to set trap lines on the property and sell furs at his father's hardware...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