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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MYHRE: Bobbers are not just for beginners
Sioux City Journal, August 20th

If you are not a purist, it is a good idea to troll a slip bobber and redtail or creek chub behind your boat as you cast the shoreline, rocky points or reefs on West Okoboji Lake for smallmouth. I once pulled a bobber for over a mile before connecting...Read more

Bobbers are not just for beginners
Sioux City Journal, August 20th

If you are not a purist, it is a good idea to troll a slip bobber and redtail or creek chub behind your boat as you cast the shoreline, rocky points or reefs on West Okoboji Lake for smallmouth. I once pulled a bobber for over a mile before connecting...Read more

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Discovery News, August 20th

The spider Dolomedes tenebrosus was photographed devouring a creek chub on the banks of Bullskin Creek near Brutus, Kentucky, according to lead author Martin Nyffeler, a zoologist and spider expert from the University of Basel. He told Discovery News ...Read more

Demand the Flocks� Attention with Knight and Hale�s Flight Control Duck ... (press release), August 19th

PRADCO Fishing owns the oldest brand in fishing, Heddon, established in 1894. Additionally, PRADCO Fishing manufacturers and markets Rebel, Lindy, Bomber, Booyah, YUM, Arbogast, Cotton Cordell, Smithwick, Silver Thread, Lazy Ike, Creek Chub and ...Read more

JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
Indiana Gazette, August 19th

It was the first time I'd actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I'd donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3...Read more

I've been to many a county fair
Hibbing Daily Tribune, August 16th

A live rig set up with a creek chub, crawler or a leech will catch the attention of feeding walleyes. Even a slip bobber set at the right depth will work wonders. When working shoreline weedlines, pulling spinners by trolling or drifting, if the wind...Read more

This Was Brainerd - Aug. 12
Brainerd Daily Dispatch, August 11th

It's fitting the North Central League's oldest player would end one of the longest, most agonizing games in Brainerd Bear's brief history. Darrell Brown, an 18-year professional, hit a seeing-eye grounder past first base in the 9th to give the Bears an...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