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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Norman Lures Acquired By PRADCO Outdoor Brands
Times Record, November 23rd

PRADCO Outdoor Brands is headquartered in Birmingham. It operates hunting brands such as Moultrie, Summit, Code Blue and Knight & Hale and fishing brands such as Arbogast, Bandit, Bomber, Booyah, Cotton Cordell, Creek Chub, Heddon, Lindy, Rebel, ...Read more

District Fishing report 11.20.2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19th

16, John Gregor of Verona caught a 30-inch walleye on the first cast using a live 4-inch creek chub. Twin Lakes (Westmoreland County): Fish and Boat reported that crappies were taking minnows. Report your catch and submit high-resolution digital photos...Read more

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LancasterOnline, November 4th

Artificial frog lures, like this one named Oscar the Frog, have been around for more than a century, according to n5 cec Fred Arbogast Tin Liz Sunfish 541.jpg. Fred Arbogast was a pioneer in the fishing lure industry. This Tin Liz...Read more

MYHRE: South Dakota smallmouth don't disappoint
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It seems bass just can't resist a chub this time of year, specifically a creek chub. Creek chubs are hard to find. Most bait shops don't carry them. But it is well worth the effort to find them. Yes, I've caught plenty of fall smallies on sucker chubs...Read more

Tom's Mailbag, Sept. 18, 2015
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, September 18th

a University of Illinois ichthyology class about 50 species of fish have been found in the Boneyard including guppy, minnows, Green Sunfish, Logear Sunfish, Central Stoneroller, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Stonecat, White Sucker, Creek Chub...Read more

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

Names like the Devil's Horse, Jitterbug, Creek Chub Surface Dingbat, Zara Spook, Hula Popper, Lucky 13, Tiny Torpedo, Bigfoot Scum Frog, Walking Boss, Top Dawg, Chug Bug, Skitter Pop, Sexy Dawg, Bronzeye Popper, Pad Crasher Frog and dozens more...Read more

Old Creek Chub Injured Minnow Propbaits (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