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Round TWO begins at our San Diego shop Wednesday March 23-25
This is our largest sale of the year, and now our San Diego clients get to have some fun.
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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

CharkBait's Favorite
Attractors AND Bait Lights

I'd like to first suggest folks read over the PDF link to an article from Oceanus relating some of the research information gained from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Shedding Light on Light in the Ocean." A few minutes read will help explain how light changes with depth, and ultimately why lights can be of benefit for those of us fishing saltwater, at depth and shallower, too. I was presented this informative article by the kind folks at ESCA - and the findings helped shape and reinforce their innovative product.

HYDRO GLOW lights are the preferred night light for attracting bait, baitfish, squid, and predatory fish that feed on these critters. The Hydro Glow lights are the best available for private boaters, the most recommended fish attracting lights on the market, and they have been for many years. They are not the least expensive, but when the full package is considered, they represent a very worthwhile investment in fish catching technology.  If you are serious about catching white seabass off the SoCal coast, you need squid. If you need to "make" squid or other baits, you need a Hydro Glow!

HYDRO GLOW LED BAIT LIGHTS

A few years ago Hydro Glow updated their lights from big fragile tubes to LED lights. BIG improvement for most of us, the new LED's were VERY durable, you didn't have to be so careful since the LED's were much more tolerant of being tossed or banged on the boat. Well, there's another change coming and it's a very good one. The longer 2 and 4 foot LED lights are history, discontinued!  While we hate to see 'em go, the new lights are even better. Hydroglow has a new wrinkle in their design and it's a very good thing for private boaters. The new lights are smaller, take up very little room on a boat and they have a plethora of high output LED's. The new lights are brighter than their four foot cousins, and they take about the same space as a can of beer.

The LED's are VERY durable, capable of putting up with far more abuse than the older style lights. The new ones, well, more light, more bait, less room needed aboard the boat.

 

There are some benefits with the new lights that should appeal to a lot of folks. Since they are basically solid state, they can deal with natural abuse that's likely to occur on most boats, they can deal better with some bumping around that a tube-style light. The lights also have a proprietary coating on their bright LED's to help absorb shock and make them waterproof for use in the water and added durability for years of hard use. The LED's are also darn efficient, drawing just 1/2 to 1 amp of juice! For the private boater, these may be exactly what you have been wanting to keep on the boat - and use!

 

 

 

Buy Description Price
Hydro Glow 1 foot LED light $89.95
NEW Hydro Glow 30 watt, 12 volt, green 3600 Lumin Light
- New coming soon
$149.95
NEW Hydro Glow 45 watt, 12 volt, green 5400 Lumin Light
- New in stock now
$199.95

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ESCA
They're Back!
 


ESCA
I first came across this product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much interested, but at that point there was no way for me to bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway, and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em. I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures, imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in popularity. But, then something happened. Their USA manager disappeared, did not come to the ICAST shows for years, we could not make contact, and people kept calling asking about the esca lights, if we had any...  I'll cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do well to grab some.*

There are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is either a constant fade or blinking/strobe. They are powered by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most recently billfish. (They have been used in several tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds at getting bit.

Esca attractors weigh 7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but they are really best used together with spinners, jigs, iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling lures. For some rigging ideas please click this link.

 

We now also stock esca accessories, their squid and shrimp lures. These hollow bodied transparent lures are made to hold an esca light. Use them with a scent or fresh dead bait and be ready to catch some fish. Accessory lures are packed two per box, no light is included - just the two baits.

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Description Price
Esca Attractor - blue fade $19.99
Esca Attractor - green fade $19.99
Esca Attractor - blue blinking $19.99
Esca Attractor - green blinking $19.99
Esca Accessory - SHRIMP LURES $6.00
Esca Accessory - SQUID LURES $6.00

Promar Diamond Strobe

Our friends from Promar also have introduced a Diamond strobe light - very much the equal to the Lindren Pittman we've stocked for years. It's indistinguishable, functions the same way, lasts the same length of time, but is a better value. (Both lights probably are produced by the same factory overseas). The Promar LED light will work for 300 hours of use, and can be used at depths up to 3,500 feet. It's powered by a Lithium Battery, included. We sell these lights for $7.99.

Buy Description Price
Promar Submersible Strobe Light - green $7.99
Promar Submersible Strobe Light - red $7.99
Promar Submersible Strobe Light - blue $7.99
Promar Submersible Strobe Light - white $7.99

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Promar LED Glow Light Stick

The folks from Promar continually come out with nifty items for fishermen and boaters. Their newest addition to their line is an LED Glow Light Stick. Unlike other light sticks, these are reusable. The light's housing is luminescent, and uses replaceable batteries for power. It's a chemical-free means to shed some light on your bait cages, for use as markers, for whatever use you'd put your basic light stick to accomplishing.

Key Features

- Waterproof
- Reuseable
- Replaceable Batteries
- Glow Casing
- Chemical-Free
- Extra Batteries Included!

Buy Description Price
ProMar LED Lightstick Blue $4.99
ProMar LED Lightstick White $4.99

Nebo Flashlight + Laser

I'll admit, this is a strange little item for us to post on the website, but darn it's neat. This little 5 1/2 inch light is pretty incredible, and I owned one prior to offering 'em on sale here. This all aluminum light is a piece of precision, and it does some dandy things. It's O ring sealed, using three AAA batteries. it features 15 bright LED's and a laser pointer. There are three settings, 5 green LED's which provide illumination and help maintain night vision, there are also 10 very bright LED's that work with the green lights to provide a powerful beam of light, and there's even a red laser pointer. On the back of the flashlight there's even a darn compass! It's a trick little item, useful on a boat, useful around the house. I keep one in my tackle bag, and one on the truck....and there's another one somewhere at home that should be in the garage...but I think the wife took it.

 
Buy Description Price
Nebo Mini Flashlight $19.99

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