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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Below the surface: Some saltwater creatures are easy to miss
Bluffton Today, April 25th

A creek chub is a common minnow living in small creeks and sometimes lakes, preferring cloudy water. Feeding on insects that fall on the water, tiny crustaceous cousins of shrimp and water fleas, they are most noticeable when in a group or mass...Read more

Fishing Report: Weekend of April 24-26
STLtoday.com, April 23rd

around submerged brush piles; walleye fair using large creek chub minnows or 3-4-inch crankbaits; black bass fair using white and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a gold spinner. Also try a Wiggle Wart when fishing against rock ledges; all other...Read more

Fishing Report: Weekend of April 17-19
STLtoday.com, April 16th

around submerged brush piles; walleye fair using large creek chub minnows or 3-4-inch crankbaits; black bass fair using white and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a gold spinner. Also try Wiggle Warts when fishing against rock ledges; all other species...Read more

Fishing Report: Weekend of April 10-12
STLtoday.com, April 9th

gravel points; crappie good using small minnows around stickups and small jigs around submerged brush piles; walleye fair using large creek chub minnows or 3-4-inch crankbaits; black bass fair using white and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a gold...Read more

National Fishing Lure Collectors' Club Show set
Wayne Post, April 9th

Items you will see were manufactured by Creek Chub, Hedden, South Bend, Pflueger, as well as many state specific manufactured lures. This is the 11TH year this event has been held in Upstate New York at the Palmyra Inn. Free appraisals of tackle and ...Read more

Sam Venable: Spring cleaning leads to fishing trip down memory lane
Knoxville News Sentinel, April 5th

When in range, I let fly with an old, chewed-up Creek Chub Skipper (on heavy casting gear). Bingo! A hefty largemouth slurped the wooden imitation.” As Burch wrestled the bass, “Mr. Brown” cast a small, lightweight spinning lure. It fell short of the mark...Read more

Fishing Report: Weekend of April 3-5
STLtoday.com, April 2nd

Rooster Tails while trolling the main channel or cast into gravel points; crappie good using small minnows around stickups and small jigs around submerged brush piles; walleye fair using creek chub minnows or 3-4-inch crankbaits; all other species...Read more

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