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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Fisheries science meets scicomm: to tweet or not to tweet?
PLoS Blogs (blog), August 31st

Her haiku on the nuptial tubercles of Creek Chub is a great example. Each post begins with a poem, photo and inspiration, followed by an entertainingly written Facts section. Natalie Sopinka Phish Doc http://phishdoc.com/2014/12/03/nuptial-tubercles/...Read more

Sasser: When bass fishing, there's much to like about topwater lures
Dallas Morning News, August 29th

A farmer named George W. Perry used a Creek Chub to tempt the world-record 221/4-pounder from Georgia's Montgomery Lake. Caught in 1932, the Perry fish remains tied for the world record. As the story goes, Perry went fishing on June 2, 1932, because ...Read more

A Hot River Fishin' Contest
Belleplaineherald, August 19th

O'Brien said “it was still light out” Friday when he caught his Alumacraft canoe-winning flathead in the Henderson area using a creek chub for bait. After getting the fish into the boat, the next step was to keep it healthy through the night for...Read more

Electrofishing in Mill Creek
Waterloo Record, August 18th

About 50 fish came up on Monday. brown trout and black nose dace, carp and creek chub, rainbow darters and white suckers. Allan was pleased. The Rangers have worked hard to restore this creek to fish-friendly status. One brown trout measured 270 mm...Read more

Saltwater Fishing Report
Press Herald, August 6th

If you choose to work artificials try Creek Chub poppers, the 4½-5½ inch flecked Slug-Gos or the traditional Bucktails and Kastmasters. Mackerel continue to be caught in all their traditional spots, both from shore and by boat. Anglers have had success...Read more

Was 'monster' walleye caught on Hemlock Lake a state record fish?
Syracuse.com, August 5th

1, 2009 on Mystic Lake in Cattaraugus County on a creek chub. State records for freshwater fish are based on weight, not length. For complete list of state freshwater fishing records, see the state Department of Environmental Conservation website...Read more

Environmental recovery: Fish found in Nolin Creek
NorthernLife.ca, August 5th

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee discovered this creek chub in Nolin Creek, a branch of Junction Creek. Supplied photo. Print. Email. There are new signs of life in Nolin Creek, a branch of Junction Creek that flows through the Donovan area of ...Read more

Sudbury Daystarter: News, weather info to start your Wednesday
CBC.ca, August 5th

They've been missing in the Donovan waterway for more than 20 years due to pollutants from mining and logging. Sarah Woods is the research manager for the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee. She said the species observed is called a creek chub ...Read more