In 1978 Don and Marella Stephens started Pitman Creek Wholesale in Somerset, Kentucky near the Lake Cumberland tributary where the company gets its name. Initially the company was a custom lure manufacturer and evolved into a full line tackle distributor. James S. Coffey purchased the company in 1993 and moved the company to Stanford, Kentucky. At that time the company primarily focused on central Kentucky tackle shops and marinas. After many years and moves, Pitman Creek is now located back in Stanford, Kentucky, and services over 2,000 retail locations in 49 states and several foreign countries. We sell only to stocking dealers. We are not your competition, but your business partner.
Pitman Creek’s roots were established in the bass segment growing to become the nation’s leading distributor of freshwater tackle supplying retailers coast to coast. Now offering a full selection of in-shore saltwater, catfish, crappie, trout and walleye, Pitman Creek is providing its dealers with leading edge products, hard to find special color items, and proven favorites.
We currently stock over 30,000 items from over 300 vendors. Need a special order from a manufacturer? We gladly place special orders from most of the vendors in our catalog. Need a special color not found in mainstream market? We offer over 1,600 different custom color/size combinations.
Need next day service? Our sales representatives will get your order out our door and delivered to yours. Our sales people are located in our warehouse and not at a remote location.
Left to right: Don Stephens, Marella Stephens, James Coffey
The original jobber truck.