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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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

Mighty channel cat no match for Fish Nerds
Conway Daily Sun, October 3rd

Alewife, Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Burbot, Channel Catfish Common Carp, Lake Chub, Black Crappie, Creek Chub, Cunner, Blacknose Dace, Finescale Dace, Longnose Dace, Northern ...Read more

Outdoors: Hitting deep-water walleye lottery all in technique
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, August 7th

Hook a four- to seven-inch long creek chub through the lips. That way they will stay lively for hours. Creek chubs can be your eyes on the bottom. They will tell you when walleyes are close by as they will violently struggle in order to avoid being...Read more

Muskie fishing is worth the effort
Mansfield News Journal, July 25th

You will need at least a half dozen or so muskie lures, which can add up to some dollars, maybe a Berkley Monster Shad or two, a perch finish Creek Chub Pikie, Mepps Muskie Killer, and a couple of long lipped stick baits maybe six-inches long. You've...Read more

USGS Study: Mountaintop Removal Mining Impacts Fish Populations
West Virginia Public Broadcasting, July 9th

The streams in the study contain 25 species that are generally found in an Appalachian stream, including creek chub, minnows, sunfish and darters. There were fewer fish downstream from the mining sites and half the number of species. A minority of...Read more

Spiders Are Catching and Eating Fish on Every Continent Except Antarctica
Wired, June 18th

Dolomedes tenebrosus devouring creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) on bank of Bullskin Creek near Brutus, Kentucky. Photo by Jason Butler. Dolomedes tenebrosus devouring creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) on bank of Bullskin Creek near Brutus, ...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