Creek Chub Bait Company

The Creek Chub Bait Company

Garrett, Indiana

1916-1978

Creek Chub Bait Company


The Creek Chub Bait Company (C.C.B.C.O.) or Creek Chub is one of the most famous fishing lure brands ever. Personally Creek Chub is my favorite.  Their variety of high quality lures in amazing colors make it very enjoyable to collect and display.  Additionally I quite frequently use old Creek Chub lures for fishing and have great results with these old warriors.  Creek Chub lures are great at catching fish and becoming harder to find.  Make sure to see our link below of the lures we currently have for sale by Creek Chub.



Creek Chub was started in 1916 (although there is some confusion dating it back to 1906) by Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling and George Schulthess.


Important Dates in Creek Chub History
1916:  First production lure made as company begins.
1918:  Company is officially incorporated.
1950:  Deep Diving lip produced.
1952:  Plastic top box produced.
1961:  Transition from glass eyes to tack eyes.
1978:  Sold to Lazy Ike Corporation.

Below is a photo of the factory in Garrett, Indiana which housed Creek Chub for most of its years.
Creek Chub Bait Company factory Garrett, Indiana

Creek Chub Lure Numbers Names and Example Photos

NUMBER LURE NAME PHOTO
100

WIGGLER

1916-1964

Length:  3 1/2"

Standard Colors:  00 (Chub), 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 11, 12, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Color 00 Chub Scale

Creek Chub 100 Wiggler
200

BABY WIGGLER

1917-1954

Length:  2 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00 (Chub), 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 11, 12, 18

Lure Shown:  Color 06 Goldfish

Creek Chub 200 Baby Wiggler
200-P WEE DEE Creek Chub 200-P Wee Dee
300 CRAWDAD Creek Chub 300 Crawdad
400 BABY CRAWDAD Creek Chub 400 Baby Crawdad
500 OPEN MOUTH SHINER Creek Chub 500 Open Mouth Shiner
500-P TOP 'N' POP Creek Chub 500-P Pop 'N Top
500 SPOONTAIL Creek Chub 500 Spoontail
600 HUSKY MUSKY Creek Chub 600 Husky Musky
600-P MITIE MOUSE Creek Chub 600-P Mitie Mouse
700 PIKIE 700 Pikie
700SW SALTWATER PIKIE Creek Chub 700SW Saltwater Pikie
800 DELUXE WAGTAIL CHUB Creek Chub 800 Deluxe Wagtail Chub
800 GIANT JOINTED PIKIE Creek Chub 800 Giant Jointed Pikie
900 BABY PIKIE Creek Chub 900 Baby Pikie
1000 CREEK BUG WIGGLER (7/8") Creek Chub 1000 Creek Bug Wiggler
1000 COHOKIE Creek Chub 1000 Cohokie
1000-P NIKIE Creek Chub 1000-P Nikie
1100 CREEK BUG WIGGLER (1 1/4") Creek Chub 1100 Creek Bug Wiggler
1100 SNARKIE Creek Chub 1100 Snarkie
1100 MINI-COHOKIE
1200 FLY ROD PIKIE (1 1/4") Creek Chub 1200 Flyrod Pikie
1200 SNARK Creek Chub 1200 Snark
1300 FLY ROD PIKIE (1 5/8") Creek Chub 1300 Flyrod Pikie
1300 SNARK-EEL Creek Chub 1300 Snark Eel
1400 BIG CREEK BUG WIGGLER Creek Chub 1400 Big Creek Bug Wiggler
1500 INJURED MINNOW Creek Chub 1500 Injured Minnow
1600 BABY INJURED MINNOW Creek Chub 1600 Baby Injured Minnow
1700 POLY WIGGLE Creek Chub 1700 Poly Wiggle
1700 SILVER SIDES Creek Chub 1700 Silver Sides
1800 UNDERWATER SPINNER MINNOW Creek Chub 1800 Underwater Spinner Minnow
1800 WIGGLE DIVER Creek Chub 1800 Wiggle Diver
1900 CREEK AND RIVER FISHING LURE Creek Chub 1900 Creek and River Lure
1900-P STRIPER STRIKE (5") Creek Chub Striper Strike
2000

DARTER

1924-1978

Length:  3 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 09 (Shad), 13, 14, 17 (Coachdog), 18, 19, 31, 32, 33, 38

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 24 Redwing Blackbird

Creek Chub 2000 Darter
2000SW

SALWATER DARTER

1957-1964

Length:  3 3/4"

Standard Colors:  02, 18, 34, 35

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 37 Yellow Flash

Creek Chub 2000 SW Saltwater Darter
2100

FINTAIL SHINER

1924-1949

Length:  4"

Standard Colors:  01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 18

Lure Shown:  Color 03 Silver Shiner

Creek Chub 2100 Fintail Shiner
2100 STRIPER STRIKE (4 1/4") Creek Chub Striper Strike
2200

MIDGET PIKIE

1924-1961

Length:  2 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 08, 13, 18, 31, 32, 33

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 07 Blue Mullet

Creek Chub 2200 Midget Pikie
2300 HUSKY PIKIE Creek Chub 2300 Husky Pikie
2400 WIGGLEFISH Creek Chub 2400 Wigglefish
2400-P STRIPER STRIKE Creek Chub 2400-P Striper Strike
2500 BABY WIGGLEFISH Creek Chub 2500 Baby Wigglefish
2500-P STRIPER STRIKE (3 1/2") Creek Chub Striper Strike
2600  JOINTED PIKIE Creek Chub 2600 Jointed Pikie
2700 BABY JOINTED PIKIE Creek Chub 2700 Baby Jointed Pikie
2800 WEED BUG Creek Chub 2800 Weed Bug
2800-P TRIPLE JOINTED PIKIE Creek Chub 2800-P Triple Jointed Pikie
2900 GAR Creek Chub 2900 Gar
3000 JOINTED HUSKY PIKIE Creek Chub 3000 Jointed Husky Pikie
3100 CASTROLA Creek Chub 3100 Castrola
3200 PLUNKER Creek Chub 3200 Plunker
3300 SARASOTA Creek Chub 3300 Sarasota
3400 SNOOK PIKIE Creek Chub 3400 Snook Pikie
3500 HUSKY INJURED MINNOW Creek Chub 3500 Husky Injured Minnow
3600 LUCKY MOUSE Creek Chub 3600 Lucky Mouse
3700 RIVER RUSTLER Creek Chub 3700 River Rustler
3800 BEETLE Creek Chub 3800 Beetle
3900 SUCKER Creek Chub 3900 Sucker
4000 TARPON PIKIE Creek Chub 4000 Tarpon Pikie
4100 JIGGER Creek Chub 4100 Jigger
4200 JOINTED MIDGET PIKIE Creek Chub 4200 Jointed Midget Pikie
4300 RIVER SCAMP Creek Chub 4300 River Scamp
4400 FLIP FLAP Creek Chub 4400 Flip Flap
4500 WIGGLE WIZARD Creek Chub 4500 Wiggle Wizard
4600 SKIPPER Creek Chub 4600 Skipper
4700 FETHI-MIN
4800 WEE DEE Creek Chub 4800 Wee Dee
4900 JOINTED DARTER Creek Chub 4900 Jointed Darter
5000 CLOSE PIN Creek Chub 5000 Clothes Pin
5000 SPINNING WIGGLE DIVER Creek Chub 5000 Spinning Wiggle Diver
5100

DINGBAT

1937-1958

Length:  2"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 13, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 24 Redwing Blackbird

Creek Chub 5100 Dingbat
5200

BABY DINGBAT

1938-1958

Length:  1 5/8"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 13, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 33 Black Scale

Creek Chub 5200 Baby Dingbat
5300

HUSKY DINGBAT

1938-1946

Length:  2 1/2"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 13, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Color 00 Pikie Scale

Creek Chub 5300 Husky Dingbat
5300-P

DINGBAT

1964-1978

Length:  2"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 13, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Color 19 Frog

Creek Chub 5300-P Dingbat
5400

SURFACE DINGBAT

1938-1955

Length:  1 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color Western Auto Yellow Skunk

Creek Chub 5400 Surface Dingbat
5500

JOINTED SNOOK PIKIE

1938-1978

Length:  4 7/8"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08, 13, 18, 30, 32, 33, 34

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 44 Whitefish

Creek Chub 5500 Jointed Snook Pikie
5600

DINGER

1939-1954

Length:  4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 13, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Color 00 Pikie

Creek Chub 5600 Dinger
5700

HUSKY DINGER

1939-1946

Length:  5 1/2"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 18, 19

Lure Shown:  Color 18 Silver Flash

Creek Chub 5700 Husky Dinger
5800

HUSKY PLUNKER

1939-1955

Length:  4 1/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 07, 08, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25, 31, 32

Lure Shown:  Color 00 Pikie

Creek Chub 5800 Husky Plunker
5900

MIDGET PLUNKER

1939-1964, 1973-1978

Length:  2 1/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 08, 13, 14, 18, 19, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 38

Lure Shown:  Color 24 Redwing Blackbird

Creek Chub 5900 Midget Plunker
6000

MIDGET BEETLE

1939-1954

Length:  2"

Standard Colors:  50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color Uncatalogued Red Head Shiner

Creek Chub 6000 Midget Beetle
6000

GIANT STRAIGHT PIKIE

1960-1978

Length:  8"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 06, 12 (White with Red Eye Shadow), 13, 18, 34

Lure Shown:  Color 34 Blue Flash

Creek Chub 6000 Giant Straight Pikie
6100

MIDGET DINGER

1940-1949

Length:  3 1/2"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 05 (Dace), 13, 18, 19, 

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color Western Auto Skunk Finish

Creek Chub 6100 Midget Dinger
6200

PLUNKING DINGER

1940-1953

Length:  4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 05 (Dace), 08, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25

Lure Shown:  Color 04 Golden Shiner

Creek Chub 6200 Plunking Dinger
6300

POP 'N' DUNK

1941-1954

Length:  2 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 05, 18, 19, 24, 25

Lure Shown:  Special Order Color 39 Tiger Stripe

Creek Chub 6300 Pop 'N Dunk
6380

CREEK CHUB MOUSE

1957-1978

Length:  2 1/4"

Standard Colors:  Gray, White and Red, Tiger, Glo-Pearl

Lure Shown:  Gray

Creek Chub 6380 Mouse
6400

TINY TIM

1941-1954, 1970-1978

Length:  1 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, Fluorescent Colors 21 (red), 22 (green), 23 (yellow)

Lure Shown:  Color 27 Spotted

Creek Chub 6400 Tiny Tim
6500

BABY BOMBER

1942-1946

Length:  2 1/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 18, 29

Lure Shown:  Color 04 Golden Shiner

Creek Chub 6500 Baby Bomber
6577 CREEK CHUB MOUSE Creek Chub 6577 Mouse
6580 CREEK CHUB MOUSE Creek Chub 6580 Mouse
6600

DIVE BOMBER

1942-1954

Length:  2 7/8"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 18, 29

Lure Shown:  Color 01 Perch

Creek Chub 6600 Dive Bomber
6700

BIG BOMBER

1942-1946

Length:  3 3/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 18, 29

Lure Shown:  Color 29 Victory

Creek Chub 6700 Big Bomber
6800

JOINTED STRIPER PIKIE

1950-1978

Length:  6 1/4"

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 04, 07, 08, 13, 18, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37

Lure Shown:  Color 08 Rainbow

Creek Chub 6800 Jointed Striper Pikie
6900 STRIPER PIKIE Creek Chub 6900 Striper Pikie
7000 SEVEN THOUSAND Creek Chub 7000 Seven Thousand
7000 POCKET ROCKET Creek Chub 7000 Pocket Rocket
7100 SNOOK PLUNKER Creek Chub 7100 Snook Plunker
7200 SURFSTER Creek Chub 7200 Surfster
7300 HUSKY SURFSTER Creek Chub 7300 Husky Surfster
7400 SALT SURFSTER Creek Chub 7400 Salt Surfster
7500 SURF POPPER Creek Chub 7500 Surf Popper
7600 SURF DARTER Creek Chub 7600 Surf Darter
7700 SALT SPIN DARTER Creek Chub 7700 Salt Spin Darter
8000 MIDGET DARTER Creek Chub 8000 Midget Darter
8000 CB MIDGET DARTER Creek Chub Concave Belly Midget Darter 8000CB
8800-P VIPER Creek Chub 8800 Viper
9000 SPINNING DARTER Creek Chub 9000 Spinning Darter
9000-UL-P ULTRA LIGHT DARTER Creek Chub 9000-UL Ultra-Lite Darter
9100 SPOONTAIL Creek Chub 9100 Spoontail
9200 SPINNING PLUNKER Creek Chub 9200 Spinning Plunker
9200-UL-P ULTRA LIGHT PLUNKER Creek Chub 9200UL Ultralight Plunker
9300 SPINNING PIKIE Creek Chub 9300 Spinning Pikie
9300-UL-P ULTRA LIGHT PIKIE Creek Chub 9300UL Ultralight Pikie
9400-UL-P ULTRA LIGHT JOINTED PIKIE Creek Chub 9400UL Ultralight Jointed Pikie
9400 JOINTED SPINNING PIKIE Creek Chub 9400 Jointed Spinning Pikie
9500

SPINNING INJURED MINNOW

1952-1978

Length:  2" (note: some closer to 2 1/4")

Standard Colors:  00, 01, 02, 09 (Shad), 11, 13, 14, 18, 19, 33, 38, Silver

Lure Shown:  Color 19 Frog

Creek Chub 9500 Spinning Injured Minnow
9500-UL-P ULTRA LIGHT INJURED MINNOW
9600 SPINNING DEEPSTER Creek Chub 9600 Spinning Deepster
9700-P NIKIE Creek Chub 9700-P Nikie
9800-P (9700-UL-P) NIKIE Creek Chub 9800-P Ultra Light Nikie
9900-P CRAY-Z-FISH Creek Chub 9900 Cray-Z-Fish
F1-11 FLEXIBLE FLOATING FEATHER MINNOW Creek Chub F1-F11 Flexible Floating Feather Minnow
F10-16 FEATHER CASTING MINNOW Creek Chub F10-16 Feather Casting Minnow
F20-31 BASS FLY NA
F40-42 HOPPER FLY NA
F50-51 FLYROD CRAWDAD Creek Chub F50 Flyrod Crawdad
F80-81 FLYROD FROGGIE Creek Chub F80 Flyrod Froggie
F90 FLY ROD CRIPPLED MINNOW
F100-102 FLYROD POP IT Creek Chub F100 Flyrod Pop-It
F200-213 FLYROD MOUSE Creek Chub F200 Flyrod Mouse
F300-307 HUM-BIRD Creek Chub F300 Hum-Bird
F400-405 BUG-A-BOO Creek Chub F400 Bug-A-Boo
F500-505 BUG-A-MOTH Creek Chub F500 Bug-A-Moth
F600-605 BUG-A-BASS
F700-705 Bug-A-Boo (Trout Size)
F800-805 Bug-A-Boo (Pan Fish)
F900-909 BULL PUP Creek Chub F900 Bull Pup
F1000-1005 PLUNKER BASS BUG Creek Chub F1000 Flyrod Plunker Bass Bug
F1100-1105 PLUNKER TROUT AND PANFISH BUG Creek Chub F1100 Flyrod Trout Bug
F1200-1205 FLOATING FLY ROD MINNOW Creek Chub F1200 Floating Flyrod Minnow
F1300-1319 FLYROD DINGBAT (BASS SIZE) Creek Chub F1300 Flyrod Dingbat
F1400-1419 FLYROD DINGBAT (TROUT SIZE) Creek Chub 1400 Flyrod Dingbat
S1-3 WICKED WIGGLER Creek Chub S1 Wicked Wiggler
S10 WIGL-Y-RIND Creek Chub S10 Wigl-Y-Rind
S20-25 SINFUL SAL Creek Chub S20 Sinful Sal
S30-39 CHAMP Creek Chub S30 Champ
S40-49 MUSKY CHAMP Creek Chub S40 Musky Champ
S56-56 SALTWATER TARPON CHAMP Creek Chub S56 Salterwater Tarpon Champ
S50-57 SALTWATER CHAMP
S11 Wiggle Jig
G11 Streeker
LS1-40 Saltwater Streeker


Creek Chub Color Codes and Examples
CODE
DESCRIPTION
PHOTO
00
NATURAL CHUB
Color 0 Natural Chub
00
NATURAL CRAB
Color 0 Natural Crab
00

BUG COLORS

(MAY VARY)

Color 0 Bug Finish
00 PIKIE SCALE
Color 0 Pikie
01 PERCH SCALE
Color 1 Perch
02 RED HEAD AND WHITE
Color 2 Red and White
03 SILVER SHINER
Color 3 Silver Shiner
04 GOLDEN SHINER
Color 4 Golden Shiner
05 RED SIDE
Color 5 Red Side
05 DACE
Color 5 Dace
06 GOLD FISH
Color 6 Goldfish
07 MULLET
Color 7 Mullet
08 RAINBOW
Color 8 Rainbow
09

GREENBACK

(1917-1954)

Color 9 Greenback
09 SHAD
Color 9 Shad
10 BLUE HEAD AND WHITE
Color 10 White with Blue Head
10 AMBER FLASH
Color 10 Amber Flash
10 GRAY
Color 10 Gray
11 WHITE WITH BLACK HEAD
Color 11 Black with White Head
11 PURPLE
Color 11 Purple
12

 ALL RED

(1917-1945)

Color 12 Red
12 WHITE
Creek Chub Color 12 White (with Black Eye Shadow)
13 ALL BLACK
Color 13 Black
14 YELLOW SPOTTED
Color 14 Yellow Spot
15 TAN CRAB
Color 15 Tan Crab
16 RIVER PEELER
Color 16 River Peeler
16 BANANA
Color 16 Banana
17 LUMINOUS
Color 17 Luminous
17 COACHDOG
Color 17 Coachdog
18 SILVER FLASH
Color 18 Silver Flash
19 FROG
Color 19 Frog
20 GREEN GAR
Color 20 Green Gar
20 MACKEREL
Color 20 Mackerel
21 DAY-N-NITE
Color 21 Day-N-Nite
21 FLUORESCENT RED
Color 21 Fluorescent Red
22 LUMINOUS RED HEAD / WHITE
Color 22 Luminous Red Head White
22 FLUORESCENT GREEN
Color 22 Fluorescent Green
23 FLUORESCENT YELLOW
Color 23 Fluorescent Yellow
24 REDWING BLACKBIRD
Color 24 Redwing Blackbird
24 SHRIMP
Color 24 Shrimp
25 WHITE SCALE
Color 25 White Scale
25BE WHITE WITH BLACK EYE SHADOW
Color 25BE White with Black Eye Shadow
26 RED AND WHITE WITH WINGS
Color 26 Red and White with Wings
27 SPOTTED
Color 27 Spotted
28 GRAY
Color 28 Gray
29 VICTORY
Color 29 Victory
30 ORANGE WITH BLACK SPOTS
Color 30 Orange Spots
31 RAINBOW FIRE
Color 31 Rainbow Fire
32 FIRE PLUG
Color 32 Fire Plug
33 BLACK SCALE
Color 33 Black Scale
34 BLUE FLASH
Color 34 Blue Flash
35 PURPLE EEL
Color 35 Purple Eel
36 BLACK SUCKER
Color 36 Black Sucker
37 YELLOW FLASH
Color 37 Yellow Flash
38 PEARL
Color 38 Pearl
39 TIGER STRIPE
Color 39 Tiger Stripe
40 CHROME
Color 40 Chrome
41 RED AND YELLOW
Color 41 Red and Yellow
41 AMBER
Color 41 Amber
42 BLACK AND YELLOW
Color 42 Black and Yellow
42 PSYCHIE PIKIE
Color 42 Psychie Pikie
43 STRAWBERRY
Color 43 Strawberry
44 WHITEFISH
Color 44 Whitefish
50 YELLOW BEETLE
Color 50 Yellow Beetle
51 GREEN BEETLE
Color 51 Green Beetle
52 RED AND WHITE BEETLE
Color 52 Red and White Beetle
53 ORANGE BEETLE
Color 53 Orange Beetle
54 GOLD BEETLE
Color 54 Gold Beetle
55 BLACK BEETLE
Color 55 Black Beetle

 

 

 Test Your Knowledge:  Creek Chub Bait Company FAQ's:

When was the Creek Chub Bait Company in business?

The Creek Chub Bait Company began in 1916 in Garrett, Indiana and operated independently until it was sold to the Lazy Ike Corporation in 1978.

What was Creek Chub's most famous lure?

While Creek Chub had many popular lures, it's most famous is far and away the Creek Chub Pikie.

Where was the Creek Chub bait company headquartered?

The Creek Chub Bait Company was headquartered in Garrett, Indiana.

Where can I find information on old Creek Chub lures I wish to research, buy or sell?

There are lots of great resources for this but we recommend you start with our Creek Chub History page located here:  https://www.mybaitshop.com/pages/creek-chub-bait-company