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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.
Store hours Wednesday thru Saturday 11am to 5pm. Check Weekly Specials for on-line Show Promotions.


 

 

DEPARTMENTS  
Ahi Assassin
United Composites
Daiwa Rods
RainShadow
Okuma Rods
Travel Rods
RodWraps
Rod Building
Gaffs and Releases

CharkBait offers some exceptional opportunities for folks looking for a fishing rod. We proudly feature the full lines of saltwater rods manufactured by Calstar, United Composites, Seeker* and Penn. We also carry Calstar, United Composites rod blanks for the custom builder. We stock several models of Okuma's manufactured rods, their most unique offerings, which are in the process of upgrading and expanding. Their travel rods and jigging rods are solid, innovative products. That's not something we often say about reel manufacturers expansion into the rod field.  Newest additions to our rod offerings are our own line of saltwater travel rods, the most extensive selection in the business.

CharkBait stocks what we sell, we maintain an inventory of products represented on the site.  That's unlike most operations you'll encounter on the Internet, and it's an advantage to you.  You'll get your rod shipped sooner - like immediately.  It means that the products offered are things we believe in, based on solid experience gained from first-hand use.  It also means that clients get a product that's been checked out and meets our demands for quality. It also should make you feel a bit more secure knowing that we are authorized dealers for all our product lines, and can handle replacement immediately in the unlikely event that we encounter a shipping problem.

Standard Size and Weight Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $20 - this is a change for 2015 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. Check our Weekly Specials for additional offers.

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. (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.)

What's New?

Daiwa Proteus Rods

 

Ahi Assassin
Jigging Rods

 

Saltwater Travel Rods 

United Composites
(formerly Graphite USA)
Back in production, new ownership, excellent designs and construction. New Custom Built Series Available.

FACTORY BUILT UC RODS NOW AVAILABLE!

bulletCharkBait Exclusives
bullet Ahi Assassin - Dedicated Jigging and Popping Rods
-
Unique and Superior jigging rods
bullet CharkBait Custom  Rods I  Custom built rods of the highest quality featuring blanks by United Composite
bullet Boat Rods 7' Graphite rods with excellent action, components and price.
 and Mini Tuna Sticks the funnest 4'6" of rod you'll ever fish.
bullet Travel Rods Our own designs in moderate to heavy line travel rods, as well as Okuma's excellent travel rods.
bullet RAINSHADOW RODS NOW IN STOCK!

 

bulletUnited Composites USA - (From $240 up)
bullet Factory Built Rods - Featuring Dual Helix Carbon Fiber and Composite designs with E and S 'Glass, power, lightness, moderate to thin diameters - These are the State of the Art.
bullet Custom Built Rods
bullet Blanks

 

bullet Rain Shadow Custom Built Rods - In the custom built category, RainShadow has received a great deal of popularity for certain saltwater oriented blanks. These are produced by the ALPS distributor, very popular and high quality rod building components. We have these rods produced by Salty Dawg for us, top quality builds and components designed for inshore and offshore applications. If you liked Calstar's Grafighter series, you'll love what Rain Shadow has created.
 
bullet Daiwa Proteus- (From $170 up)
bullet Factory Built Rods - Excellent blank material, upgrade Carbon Fiber and fiberglass composite construction and quality braid safe guides from Fuji, X-Wrap handles... Specifically designed for the West Coast with application for all anglers seeking great casting and fish fighting capability.

 

bullet Calstar Fishing Rods - we are in process of discontinuing this once great line of rods. Current inventory is on special at both our shops, first come gets the goods.
There have been serious supply problems for almost two years, owners are getting up there in years and they have been in discussions with potential buyers. Calstar has built great rods for almost 50 years now, Leon Todd is a true pioneer in this industry and is deservedly well respected. But, time progresses as does technology as is demonstrated by United Composites. We are committed to holding more UC rods in our inventory, they offer a wider range of more advanced designs, and have some new models and series of rods which will require greater space and investment in inventory. These are the factors which pushed us to drop this product line. In the future, once a change of ownership occurs, we will re-evaluate.

 

bullet Okuma Rods
bullet Cedros Jigging Rods (from $99-119) Speed jigging rods featuring Alps reel seats, blank through butt construction and lifetime warrantee.
bullet Nomad Travel Rods (from $179) Specialty Travel Rods complete in case, two tips for double action and application
bullet Cedros Inshore
bullet Makaira Offshore
 
bullet NEW
- under construction -
All components are available at our San Diego shop.
bullet Rod Building Blanks and Components
bullet Calstar Blanks
bullet Seeker Blanks - History
bullet United Composite USA Blanks
bullet Rod Building Components
 
bullet

Gaffs, Release Sticks, Tag Sticks...Precision, AFTCO,  and Pro Gear

 

bullet

ProMar - Gaffs, Tail snares, Nets

 

bullet

Rod Accessories - Socks, Cork Puppies & Sleeves

 
   
   

 

For rod belts, pads, harnesses...please check Fighting Belt page.

 

 

 

Any questions?
Please e-mail us, click on the image-button link below or give us a call:

Internet
Sales & Service

Product Information,
Order Processing
& Shipping


Office Hours:
8AM-4PM
Monday-Friday

(office closed on major holidays and weekends)

Staff: Mark, Leeana,  Nadiya, Ryan & Tom

Phone Toll Free
1-877-424-2751
1-714-840-4500
Mailing Address:
CharkBait Sportfishing
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

If you are trying to reach us after 5pm weekdays or weekends, our Huntington Beach shop staff can assist. *
1-800-823-4243*
 

Please note: We're closed major holidays, both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,  Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

On-Line Operations, Policies, Practices & Shipping

ONLINE SALES & SERVICE CONTACTS
Click on one of the characters below to email us.

Retail Shops

Huntington Beach
Chark
Shop
Open 6 Days a Week
Winter Hours
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Open Tuesday-Saturday
10AM-5PM

Huntington National
Shopping Center
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
1-714-846-6452

Staff: 
Beta &
Brandon
Co-Managers,
Lawrence, Blake & Sergey
Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above
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San Diego
CharkShop
Winter Hours
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Open Tuesday-Saturday
10AM-5PM

Midway Village
Shopping Center

3166 Midway Dr. #101
San Diego, CA 92110
1-619-224-1112

Staff: Manager
Eric Prather Mgr.,
   Kaleb Asst.Mgr.,
& Jeff
Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above

Product Info&Sales

Mark
Product Advice
& Technical Assistance

(Owner/Operator)
Mon-Fri

Offshore Private Boating & Long Range
Product Info&Sales

Brandon
Product Advice

(off Sat. & Tuesday)

Long Range and Local Offshore 
Private Boating

Beta
Local Fishing
Assistance

(off Mon. & Sunday)

Inshore, Surf & Offshore  Private Boating
Customer Support

Tom
Order
Expediting & Technical Assistance

(Warehouse  Manager)
Sun-Thurs

Inshore & Long Range
Customer
Support


Ryan

Shipping & Tracking
(Shipping Dept.)
Mon-Fri

Trout & Bass... knows nada about saltwater fishing
...but we'll work
on that...
Customer
Support

Leeana

Invoicing
& Billing Questions

Office Manager
Mon-Fri

Doesn't fish, nor play Candy Crush or Angry Birds...and if you ask if she's one of the models on our site you stand a good chance of being double billed.

skype us @ CharkBait-USA 

Skypen wir. Senden Sie uns ein eMail mit Ihren Kontaktinformationen und zur zeitlichen Planung der Kontaktaufnahme.

Skype мы. Пошлите электронную почту для данных по контакта и к контакту план-графика.

Skype nous.
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Skype εμείς. Στείλετε το ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο για τα στοιχεία επαφής και στην επαφή προγράμματος.

Skype noi. Trasmetta il email per informazioni di contatto ed al contatto di programma.

Skype私達。連絡先情報のためのそしてスケジュールの接触への電子メールを送りなさい。

Skype nosotros. Envíe el email para la información de contacto y al contacto del horario.

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. (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.)

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As a means to reduce spam, we change the above incoming email addresses regularly. 
Please don't bother adding them to your address book.  
We do apologize for any inconvenience this policy creates. But, it's the only way we've found to post an email address on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family member of a deceased "Nigerian" leader trying to move great sums of  $ out of the country...

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City of Huntington Beach Business License: A179880, A207574

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The CharkBait name, logos and other content of this website are trademarked
, as well, the names of our proprietary lures and travel rods are tradmarked and our exclusive use is reserved by us. These registered
names include: Toro Tamer, Surf Explorer, Offshore Explorer, Inshore Explorer and of course CharkBait!

Infringement upon our legal rights to exclusivity of use will be vigorously prosecuted. That's a promise.

CharkBait makes no guarantee on merchandise, product safety or suitability beyond those claims offered by the respective manufacturers. We only offer products that we believe in. CharkBait maintains a significant inventory of the products we represent, that saves shipping time for our clients, and proves our belief in the products we represent. We stock the gear we sell, we don't depend upon a third party to handle your order.  Your order with CharkBait is given personal attention. 

We do not provide any personal information regarding our visitors and clients to anyone. That's our privacy policy. We do have banner advertising on many pages.  We are the host for that service, the ads reside on our server. We do utilize "cookies" in order to increase user friendliness and functionality of this site. Cookies are required for building your "shopping cart." Bottom line, CharkBait respects our visitors and clients. 

We maintain the site daily, but please don't hold us liable for tyyppooographical errors or price changes which are beyond our control.  All transactions are confirmed prior to shipment.  All opinions expressed are those of the author, you can take 'em or leave 'em.  Shoes and shirts are not required for service. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  I think that about covers it.