Creek Chub Bait Company – Garrett, IN

The Creek Chub Bait Company (CCBCO) was conceived in 1906 and produced lures by 1916. The owners were Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling and George Schultress. Dills was the inventor and received the lure patents. The other two owners were the businessmen. Their first lure was called the Wiggler. Wigglers had glass eyes and the patented natural scale finish. The most popular lure and the most prolific lure was the Pikie. It had a metal diving lip. Early models had no marking on the lip, but later models were marked CCBCO and the patent date 9-7-20. Creek Chub was one of the last companies to use glass eyes in their lures. The Creek Chub Bait Company wooden lures were made with glass eyes and the patent date stamped diving lip all the way up until the 1950’s. The company is considered to be one of the great lure makers.

The photos of the lures below are shown in sequence by their Model Number. The last two digits of the Model Number shown on some boxes is the color finish.


The CREEK CHUB WIGGLER – No. 100 Series

The CREEK CHUB PIKIE MINNOW – No. 700 Series

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The CREEK CHUB CREEK BUG WIGGLERS – No. 1400 Series

The CREEK CHUB INJURED MINNOWS – No. 1500 Series

The CREEK CHUB INJURED MINNOW – Fire Plug and Rainbow Fire Colors

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The CREEK CHUB BABY INJURED MINNOW – No. 1600 Series

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The CREEK CHUB Fin Tail Shiner – No. 2100 Series

The CREEK CHUB HUSKY PIKIES – No. 2300 Series

The CREEK CHUB WIGGLE FISH – No. 2400 Series

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The CREEK CHUB JOINTED PIKIE – No. 2600 Series

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The CREEK CHUB BABY JOINTED PIKIE – No. 2700 Series

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The CREEK CHUB CAST-TROLA – No. 3100 Series

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The CREEK CHUB PLUNKER – No. 3200 Series

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The CREEK CHUB SARASOTA MINNOW – No. 3300 Series

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The CREEK CHUB RIVER RUSTLER – No. 3700 Series

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The CREEK CHUB BEETLE – No. 3800 Series

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The CREEK CHUB DINGBAT – No. 5100 Series

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The CREEK CHUB DINGER – No. 5600 Series

The CREEK CHUB HUSKY PLUNKER – No. 5800 Series

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The CREEK CHUB PLUNKING DINGER – No. 6200 Series

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The CREEK CHUB TINY TIM – No. 6400 Series

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The CREEK CHUB Dive Bomber – No. 6600 Series

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The CREEK CHUB Big Bomber – No. 6700 Series

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The CREEK CHUB Seven Thousand – No. 7000 Series


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CREEK CHUB 1921 Field & Stream Magazine Ad

CREEK CHUB 1927 Box Catalog

CREEK CHUB 1941 Box Catalog

CREEK CHUB 1950 Field & Stream Magazine Ads


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