Last Update: November 18, 2010

"CreekSpeak"

ORIGINAL SERIES CCBCO 1961-1978/1979...THE LATE YEARS.

This compilation is a continuation of earlier studies from the 1916-1960 era. All of the lures & colors in wood & plastic will be covered from the "Classic" series that were still in production post 1960. Although new colors are part of the study, the REPLACEMENT SERIES such as Giant Pikie, etc. WON'T  be listed. Again, only Classic lures from the original CCBCO series are shown here.

The wooden baits that employed tack eyes  were first pictured  in the 1961 catalog. Hence, this the beginning date for these tables. Painted eye baits & plastic lures are also listed. No "special" colors are shown.

Some of the series are complex. A good example is the #700 Pikie, made in wood & plastic plus Deep Diver versions. Creek Chub introduced colors, then quit making them, only to start production again.  Deep Divers were not offered in 1965-1966. Sometimes lures would be listed in the general catalog index for a particular year but not listed individually with a slate of colors! Footnotes will be entered to attempt to untangle the confusion.

NOTE: All the series were introduced before 1961 but the dates listed here for each lure/color are between
1961-1978/'79 to fit into the scope of this study. 
CCBCo ownership was sold to a new corporation in 1978. They continued producing lures at the Garrett, IN facility
until early 1979, hence the dual closing dates of Creek Chub.

See other tables under the Educational Section for information on earlier productions.

ORIGINAL SERIES WOODEN & PLASTIC LURES
* Assume the bait is wooden unless so noted when wood & plastic was produced on a given series.
** "New Era" colors not part of the original "Classic Series" of colors will be noted next to their color number.

#100 Wiggler  00 Chub 1961-1964, 01 1961-1964
#300 Crawdad 00 Natural Crab 1961-1964
#400 Baby Crawdad 00 Natural Crab 1961-1964
#700 Pikie Wood 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961, 30 1961, 33 1961-1964, 34 1961-1978.
#700 Deep Diver Pikie Wood
(No Deep Diver 1965-1966)
00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1978, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 30 1961-1964, 33 1961-1964, 34 1961-1978.
Note: Shown on 1976-1978 catalog index but individual colors NOT listed. I'm speculating that colors produced through 1975 continued in production through 1978.
#700 Pikie Plastic 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 12 Red Eye 1972-1973 & c.1976-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961, 20 (Mackerel) 1972-1973, 21 (Fluorescent Red) 1972-1973,  30 1961, 33 1961-1964, 34 1961 & 1964-1978, 39 (Tiger) 1964, 40 1969-1978, #41 (Amber) 1972-1973.
#700 Deep Diver Pikie Plastic
(no Deep Diver made 1965-1966)
00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1978, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 30 1961-1964, 33 1961-1964, 34 1961-1978, 40 (Chrome) 1972-1978.
Note: Listed in the 1961-1962 & 1977-1978 general catalog index, but individual colors not shown. I'm speculating the colors produced until 1975 were continued until 1978.
#700 Saltwater 
(not listed in 1969)
02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 07 1961-64 & 1968-1978, 18 1961-1978, 34 1961-1978, 35 1961.
#900 Baby Pikie Wood
(not produced in wood after '63)
00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 03 1961-1963, 04 1961-1963, 08 1961-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961, 30 1961, 33 1961-1963.
#900 Baby Pikie Plastic
(No wood made in the #900 series from 1964-1978)
00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 03 1964-1978, 04 1964, 08 1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1964-1978, 21 (Fluorescent Red) 1972-1973, 33 1964-1973 & 1975-1978, 40(Chrome)) 1969-1978.
#1500 Injured Minnow Wood 00 1961-1964 & 1974-1978,  01 1961-1974 & 1974-1978, 02 1961-1964 & 1974-1978, 03 1961-1964, 04 1961-1964, 05 1961-1964 & 1974-1978, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 11 (Purple) 1974-1975, 13 1974-1975.
Note: Wood only was made through 1964. Plastic only from 1965-1973. Wood AND plastic from 1974-1978.
#1500 Injured Minnow Plastic 00 1965-1978, 01 1965-1978, 02 1965-1978, 05 1965-1978, 11 (Purple) 1968-1975, 13 1967-1975, 18 1965-1978, 19 1965-1978
#1600 Baby Injured Minnow Wood 00 1961-1964, 01- 1961-1964, 02 1961-1964, 03 1961-1964, 04 1961-1964, 05 1961-1964, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 18 1961-1964, 19 1961-1964, 33 1961-1964.
#1600 Baby Injured Minnow Plastic 00 1965-1978, 01 1965-1978, 02 1965-1978, 05 1965-1978, 11 (Purple) 1968-1978, 13 1966-1978, 18 1965-1978, 19 1965-1978.
#2000 Darter Wood 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 08 1961-1964, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1978, 14 1961-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1961, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#2000 Darter Plastic 00 1961-1968, 01 1961-1968, 02 1961-1968, 08 1961, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1968, 14 1961-1968, 17 (Coachdog) 1961-1964, 18 1961-1968, 19 1961-1968, 33 1961-1964.
#2000 Darter Salt Water 02 1961-1964, 07 1961 and 1964, 18, 1961-1964, 34 1961-1964, 35 1961-1964.
#2000-S Spinner Darter Wood 00 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 01 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 02 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 08 1961, 13 1968-1978, 14 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1961-1964, 18 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 19 1961-1964 & 1968-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#2000-S Spinner Darter Plastic 00 1963-1964 & 1968, 01 1963-1964 & 1968, 02 1963-1964 & 1968, 13 1968, 14 1963-1964 & 1968, 17 (Coachdog ) 1963-1964, 18 1963-1964 & 1968, 1963-1964 & 1968, 33 1963-1964.
#2200 Midget Pikie 00 1961, 01 1961, 02 1961, 04 1961, 18 1961, 33 1961.
* Note: 1961 was the last year for #2200 series.
#2300 Husky Pikie Wood 00 1961-1964 & 1967-1978, 01 1961-1964 & 1967-1978, 02 1961-1964 & 1967-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 12 (White w/ Red Eye) 1972-1973 & 1975-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1964 & 1967-1978, 20 (Mackerel) 1972-1973 & 1975-1978, 33 1962-1964 & 1967-1978, 34 1961-1964 & 1967-1978, 35 1961, 39 (Tiger) 1964 & 1967-1978.
#2300 Husky Pikie Plastic 00 1965-1978, 01 1965-1978, 02 1965-1978, 12 (White W/ Red Eye) 1972-1973 & 1975-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1965-1978, 20 (Mackerel) 1972-1973, 33 1965-1978, 34 1965-1978, 39 (Tiger) 1965-1978, 41 (Amber) 1972-1973
#2300 Husky Pikie Leaded
(Salt Water)
00 1961-1962, 01 1961-1962, 02 1961-1962, 04 1961-1962, 07 1961-1962, 08 1961-1962, 18 1961-1962, 34 1961-1962, 35 1961-1962.
*Note: 1962 was the last year for the #2300 Leaded
#2400 Wiggle Fish 01 1974-1978, 02 1974-1978, 03 1974-1978, 04 1974-1978, 05 1974-1978, 
18 1974-1978.
* Note - This bait wasn't listed in the full catalogs but it was entered on the price update sheets that were inserted from 1974 (or possibly 1975) to 1978.
#2600 Jointed Pikie Wood  00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 30 1961, 33 1961-1965 & 1967-1978, 34 1965-1978.
#2600 Jointed Pikie Plastic 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 21 (Fluorescent Red) 1972-1973, 30 1961, 33 1961-1965 & 1967-1978, 34 1965-1978, 40 (Chrome) 1969-1978.
#2600 Deep Diver Jointed Pikie Wood 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 30 1961-1964, 33 1961-1964, 34 1965-1978.
#2600 Deep Diver Jointed Pikie Plastic 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1978 & 1974-1978, 13 1968-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 30 1961 & 1964, 33 1961-1964, 34 1965-1978, 40 (Chrome) 1972-1978.
#2700 Baby Jointed Pikie Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 03 1961-1963, 04 1961-1963, 08 1961-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 30 1961, 33 1961-1963.
* Note: 1963 was the last year for the #2700 series in WOOD & Deep Diver lips not available after 1958.
#2700 Baby Jointed Pikie Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 03 1964-1978, 04 1964, 08 1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964, 21 (Fluorescent Red) 1972-1973, 33 1964-1978, 40 (Chrome) 1969-1978.
#3000 Jointed Husky Pikie Wood  (No wood made 1965-1966) 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 08 1961-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 33 1961-1978, 34 1961-1978, 35 1961, 39 (Tiger) 1964-1978.
#3000 Jointed Husky Pikie Plastic  00 1965-1978, 01 1965-1978, 02 1965-1978, 08 1965-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1965-1978, 33 1965-1978, 34 1965-1978, 39 (Tiger) 1965-1978.
#3200 Plunker Wood
(No wood 1965-1966)
00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 021961-1978, 03 1973-1978, 04 1961-1964, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1978, 14 1965-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1961-1962, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#3200 Plunker Plastic 00 1965-1978, 01 1965-1978, 02 1965-1978, 03 1973-1978, 13 1967-1978, 14 1965-1978, 18 1965-1978, 19 1965-1978
#3400 Snook Pikie
(Not listed in 1965-1966)
00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1964 & 1974-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1967-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1978, 08 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 34 1961-1978, 35 1961.
#3500 Husky Injured Minnow (Last year, 1961) 00 1961, 01 1961, 02 1961, 18 1961.
#4000 Tarpon Pikie (Last year, 1961) 00 1961, 01 1961, 02 1961, 07 1961, 18 1961.
#4200 Midget Jointed Pikie (Last year, 1961) 00 1961, 01 1961, 02 1961, 03 1961, 18 1961, 19 1961, 33 1961.
#4900 Jointed Darter
(Not listed 1965-1969)
00 1961-1978, 01 1962-1978, 02 1970-1978, 13 1970-1978, 14 1970-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#5500 Jointed Snook Pikie (Not listed 1965-1968) 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 08 1961-1964, 13 1969-1978, 18 1961-1978, 30 1961-1964, 33 1961-1964, 34 1961-1978.
#5900 Midget Plunker  (Not listed 1965-1971) 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 03 1972-1978, 04 1961-1964, 13 1972-1978, 14 1972-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1961, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#6100 
(Old number #6400 Series) 
Tiny Tim
01 1970-1973, 02 1970-1973, 18 1970-1973, 21 (Fluorescent Red) 1970-1973, 22 (Fluorescent Green) 1970-1973, 23 (Fluorescent Yellow) 1970-1973.
* Note: This lure was out of production from 1955-1969. It was reissued a new number. I've broken ranks by listing it with a new number because its origins are based on a "Classic Series".
#6800 Jointed Striper Pikie 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 33 1961-1978, 34 1961-1978, 35 1961.
#6900 Striper Pikie 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 04 1961-1964, 07 1961-1964, 12 RE (White w/ Red Eye) 1972-1973 & 1975 to perhaps 1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1964, 33 1961-1978,  34 1961-1978, 35 1961-1964.
#7100 Snook Plunker (aka Salt Popper) 18 1961-1962, 34 1961-1962.
#7200 Surfster Wood "Pregnant" 02 1961-1968, 03 1961-1968, 07 1964 & 1966, 12 (White w/ Red Eyes) 1964-1968, 18 1961-1968, 34 1961-1968.
*Note: 1964 was the first year a wood "Pregnant" body was listed. It was actually the standard Surfster body. A wood & plastic Surfster w/ a smaller diameter #700 series Pikie body was also made, accounting for the new Pregnant  term for the standard model.
#7200 Surfster Wood (#700 body) 02 1965 & 1967-1968, 03 1965 & 1967-1968, 12 (White w/ Red Eyes) 1965 & 1967-1968, 18 1965 & 1967-1968, 34 1965 & 1967-1968.
#7200 Surfster Plastic (#700 body) 02 1964 & 1966, 03 1964 & 1966, 07 1964, 12 (White w/ Red Eyes) 1964 & 1966, 18 1964 & 1966, 34 1964 & 1966.
*Note: The 1965 catalog copy I have is the CCBCO owner's edition w/ penciled changes. The final edition MAY have listed the plastic model for 1965.
#7300 Husky Surfster 02 1964, 07 1964, 18 1964, 34 1964.
*Note: The last year of this series was 1958, then reoffered in 1964 only. Possibly leftover stock.
#7400 Salt Surfster 02 1964, 07 1964, 18 1964, 34 1964.
*Note: This series was last made in 1958, then relisted only in 1964. Possible leftover stock.
#8000 Midget Darter 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1978, 14 1961-1978, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#8000 Midget Darter Concave Belly Wood 00 1961-1978, 01 1961-1978, 02 1961-1978, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1978, 14 1961-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1963-1964, 18 1961-1978, 19 1961-1978, 33 1961-1964.
#8000 Midget Darter Concave Belly Plastic  00 1961-1973, 01 1961-1973, 02 1961-1973, 09 (Shad) 1962-1964, 13 1967-1973, 14 1961-1973, 17 (Coachdog) 1963-1964, 18 1961-1973, 19 1961-1973, 33 1961-1964.
#9000 Spinning Darter Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 09 (Shad) 1962-1963, 14 1961-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 33 1961-1963, 38 1963.
#9000 Spinning Darter Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 13 1967-1978, 14 1964-1978, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964-1978.
* Note This series made in wood only through 1964 & plastic only from 1965-1978. An Ultra-Light series also made in this series beginning in 1961.
#9200 Spinning Plunker Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 09 (Shad) 1962-1963, 14 (Coachdog) 1961-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 33 1961-1963,  38 1963.
#9200 Spinning Plunker Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 09 (Shad) 1964, 13 1967-1978, 14 1965-1978, 17 (Coachdog) 1964, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964-1974, 33 1964, 38 1964.
*Note: The Ultra-Light series also made in the same colors.
#9300 Spinning Pikie Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 09 (Shad) 1962-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 33 1961-1963.
#9300 Spinning Pikie Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 09 (Shad) 1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964-1978, 33 1964-1978.
*The Ultra-Light series also made in this model.
#9400 Spinning Jointed Pikie Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 09 (Shad) 1962-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 30 1961-1963, 33 1961-1963.
#9400 Spinning Jointed Pikie Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 09 (Shad) 1964, 13 1967-1978, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964-1978, 30 1964, 33 1964-1978.
*The Ultra-Light series was also made in this model.
#9500 Spinning Injured Minnow Wood 00 1961-1963, 01 1961-1963, 02 1961-1963, 09 (Shad) 1962-1963, 18 1961-1963, 19 1961-1963, 33 1961-1963.
#9500 Spinning Injured Minnow Plastic 00 1964-1978, 01 1964-1978, 02 1964-1978, 09 (Shad) 1964,11 (Purple) 1968-1978, 13 1967-1978, 18 1964-1978, 19 1964-1978, 33 1964-1978.
*The Ultra-Light model was also made in this series with some variances in colors.
If you can confirm any errors or omissions in these tables, please contact me showing copies of dated catalogs. The compilation of this data encompassed hundreds of hours of hand entries. It is inevitable there will be entry errors or differing interpretations of the old CCBCO catalogs.

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