us so darn special? Well, besides great prices,
a knowledgeable staff and an extensive selection, we stock what we sell. We
believe in the gear we offer, enough that we invest in the inventory. This
is one thing that makes us unique in the world of internet commerce apparently. Many of
our competitors do not actually maintain an inventory, we do! Because we stock
what we sell we can ship in a more timely fashion, and buffer periodic
shortages from suppliers. The items listed on
CharkBait are things we stock, in our warehouse and stores.
We are headquartered in Huntington Beach, have a shop there as well as in San
Diego, California. We maintain over a million dollar inventory of fishing equipment
so that we can supply our clients in a timely fashion. We are not some phantom
on the 'net, unlike many operations you'll come across on-line. Unfortunately,
we hear of these operations almost daily from clients who simply
trusted a website being legit. I encourage you to do your homework
on any internet purchase. Do a search on CharkBait, note we do have
stores and a history of working with folks, we're listed with the
Better Business Bureau and are members of the American Sportfishing
Association... Before you trust another E'tailer with your order and
credit card details ask a few questions. Does the retailer actually
have a physical location, a store or are you dealing with some kid
posting a website from their mom's garage? Sorry, there are such
operations out there and we hear the tales, almost daily. It's easy
to post stuff on-line, but if the "dealer" does not have a store
they won't also have inventory, and if they do have a store chances
are they won't have much inventory beyond what's needed for the
shop. We are different, we have fully stocked stores as well
as warehousing holding the gear we sell. We don't depend upon other
folks to fulfill our orders, we stock what we sell. You
can feel secure working with us, knowing that should there be any problem with
an item or order we'll work to resolve it properly. We've been serving clients
on-line and at our shop for 15 years time.
We are large
enough to purchase directly from our suppliers rather than solely
through a distributor or other third party. This cuts our operating
cost, which results in better values for our clients. It also
ensures warranty coverage should that be necessary down the road. CharkBait's been around for over 15 years now. We employ 15 people,
each committed to doing their best to serve our clients. We were the first on-line tackle shop, it's our goal to be your
favorite option for purchasing quality fishing gear. If ever there is a
time when you are dissatisfied with the service you receive from us, please
contact me directly. All of us working here recognize our responsibility to
serve our clients respectfully, and appreciate your patronage and support.
We also have a low
price guarantee on the gear we offer. If any other authorized
dealer beats our price for current in stock shipable* products whether online or
in print ads (doubtful prospect)
upon confirmation we'll gladly beat their price, and we
hold to this for 30 days after sale, too. We offer great gear, peace of
mind, and recognize the trust you place in us when you make an order.
(*it's easy to post stuff on the 'net, and have no intention of
fulfilling the obligation - that's why we qualify this guarantee by
CharkBait Sportfishing Supplies
Both your shopping convenience and security are high priorities here. We utilize
multi-level security provisions for Internet orders, providing state of the
art peace of mind for our clients. We do NOT keep your credit card info on file.
Your credit card details are purged, for your security. We do not "hold" your
credit card info, on-line, on our server, or at our offices - for your
security. Security is a greater concern than convenience for us. Further, the fact that we've been around, and grown, attests to our track record of providing our clients with good
tackle, good advice, and safe reliable service. We're real, and that's not something you can say for many of the
fly-by-night internet sites pretending to be "e-tailers."*
As a consumer, if the website does not have easy to find phone numbers
answered by real live people, and a physical address, it's a phantom and
should not be trusted with your information. Before giving your credit
card info to anyone, do a search, mapquest, google... and get a picture of who
you're really dealing with. The more you know, the better we compare.
Upon placing your order you'll receive an
immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time. Within 24
hours of your order you will receive a
follow-up email confirmation and final invoice reflecting your total charges
(Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we send you your final invoice.
Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out
of state orders are tax free. As well, standard size orders over $100 are shipped
(Within the USA via UPS ground. 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).
The index below lists
most product categories, but not all. If you're seeking something
not found after visiting the departments below you might
make use of the CharkBait! Search feature right or send over an
email or call during our business hours
(phone # and hours posted at the bottom of this page).
Avet Big Game,
Penn Custom Shop,
Blanks and Gaffs
(formerly known as Graphite USA),
Nets, Rod Wraps...
Iron, Divers, Chains and many more...
& Rod Storage
Gamakatsu, Mustad, Owner, Quickrig &
Braided and Mono Lines, Leader,
Wind-ons & Accessories
Toro Tamer Exclusive Products
Hardware, Kites, Downriggers, Outriggers, Kill Bags, Drift Socks/
Sea Anchors, Kites, Catch Flags, Rod holders, Chumming Devices, Bugs and Bait - lobster
and crab traps...
Deep Water Venting Tools, Tackle Storage, Lights, Esca Lights, Making Bait, Knives, Fighting Belts, Spectra
Rigging Needles, Wire, Cable, Crimps, Beads, Deckboots,
Sunscreen, Kites, Ocean Waves Sunglasses...lots of stuff!
Discontinued Product Page
Hats, Shirts, Accessories,
CharkBait logo reel bags, jackets,
duffle bags, etc.
Internet Security -
Introduction to CharkBait, business practices... returns, credits,
- Domestic and International Shipping, Contact
The CharkShop - Where's the store, who
are these characters?