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Welcome to our Weekly
Some fun stuff this week. We
received some new Sunline which we've been anxiously waiting on,
some "tweener" tests and one basic to our needs. We still have
a few tests coming, and some heavier lines we'd like to see imported
by this firm. They finally have their 40# here, as well a 35#
test Fl line which will be a most welcomed addition. By mid month
we'll see their 45 and 55 lb tests arrive. I really like this
option, having a 5 lb increment for the moderate line tests we most
commonly use here. We have some nice lures to show off, a travel
rod, and several wonderful reels this week. The Rainshadow custom
built rods are all here now, all models and good stock for immediate
shipping. Thanks goes out to "SaltyDawg" (Bill Havens) for the
excellent workmanship and for moving our rods to the head of the
line for completion. These represent a wonderful value in quality
rods, beautifully built, high quality blanks and components.
I talked with the folks from
the Eclipse last week, our favorite short trip charter boat. We'll
again have our May exploratory trip (20th of May -
posted on our Charter page). While we've
had the first fish honors the past few years that's not going to be
the case this season given the current bite on bluefin going on now.
It's still going to be a wonderful trip and I encourage you to sign
up if you are looking for a good experience on the water next month.
We'll try to add another short 1 1/2 or 2 day trip aboard either the
Eclipse or the Commander (same ownership) later in the summer to
compliment our longer trips on the Red Rooster and Royal Polaris.
If you have not booked your trips for the summer and fall, you
really need to get going. Space is limited and the best boats get
spots filled early. Most of our trips are already filled, but there
can be cancelations so the wait-list can work out for you. It's
really looking great for this seasons fishing.
Thank you for
visiting our Weekly Specials!
Great Stuff, Mark Smith
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have my apology for not adding this series of reels to our mix earlier.
I, and perhaps others, missed this one, overlooked due to the ground breaking
baitcasting Lexa reels and other spinners from several manufacturers that
clouded the waters so to speak. Well, the guys from the shop re-directed
me...and now we're stocking the Lexa Spinners in depth. There are several models
in this line, perfect for inshore and surf fishing with lighter lines (noting
that the guys here typically work with 4-6 lb test for corbs, 'butts and perch).
The Lexa spinners have some excellent features, mentioned below, but you'll
probably note the same thing I did when I picked one up, they are smooth in
feel. Nothing quite as nice as a Daiwa spinner, one crank of the handle
demonstrates that fact. The features are right, the feel is super, right
bearings and attention to corrosion resistance, all features add up to the Lexa
spinners being just as solid and well thought out as their baitcasting brothers.
Daiwa discontinued the much appreciated Coastal spinners in 2012/13, the Lexa
takes off where the Coastals left off, a very positive improvement over what was
a very good reel.
Aluminum Alloy “HardBodyz®”
Strong, lightweight Air Rotor
5 Bearing System (4BB + 1 RB)
Digigear™ digital gear design
Air Bail® of lightweight, hollow
Micro-click front drag adjustment
ABS Aluminum Spool
Twist Buster II line twist
Advanced Locomotive Levelwind for
precise, even line winding
Lifetime® Bail Spring
from Zaion carbon composite, the Air
Rotor weighs up to 15% less than
ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape
reduces unnecessary weight while
distributing stress more evenly
throughout the rotor for maximum
FW / SW
(Lb. Test / Yards)
L / UL
4BB, 1 RB
6.0 : 1
6/135, 8/110, 10/90
ML / L
4BB, 1 RB
6.0 : 1
6/210, 8/170, 10/140
M / ML
4BB, 1 RB
6.2 : 1
8/240, 10/200, 12/170
MH / M
4BB, 1 RB
6.2 : 1
10/240, 12/210, 14/170
XH / MH
4BB, 1 RB
6.2 : 1
10/300, 12/260, 14/210
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4BB, 1 RB
6.0 : 1
4/155, 6/100, 8/80
FREE BRAID & MONO SPOOLING and FREE SHIPPING
Rigging: given the capability of these reels, there
are many rigging options available. Solid Toro Tamer Braid is no
charge, white, inshore brown or depth finder multi-color. We have
three versions of Toro Tamer Hollow lines, 8 strand and 16 strand
products. The 30# 8 strand is skinny and works great as a line used
with a knot connection where thin diameter is helpful in gaining
capacity. It's feel is far superior to standard 4 strand lines. ToroTamer's 16 Strand
Ultra Thin 20 and 30# Spliceable braids are the best lines of
their type on the market (and only spliceable lines available in
such thin diameters from any supplier). No doubt these would be the
best you can run on the Lexa, with the 30# 8 strand hollow being second
best and the 4 strand "solid" being what's typically used. (The 4
strand is a n/c option, 8
strand carries a +$15 charge, the 16 strand Ultra Thin $40 added expense for up to 300 yds. And, "solid"
braid with a tied connection is FREE).
Gone for a Decade, Now
Back and Better Than EVER!
FREE BRAID + LOWER REEL PRICES THIS WEEK!
Initially $249 - NOW $219!
made quite a name for themselves in the '90's and
early 2000's before leaving the market. Their
driving force, Yishi moved on. But, now he's back,
the factory is pumping out reels and they are indeed
better than ever. PG just announced a lower price
for their reels. They are aggressively trying to
bring back these wonderful reels to the fishing
community. Lower prices will increased their sales,
allow them to increase volume and economies of
scale...and result in more new models from PG in the
future. At the new selling price, there's nothing on
the market that can touch their value. $219 for a
quality machined aluminum reel with this type of
performance...nothing like 'em on the market these
days, for sure.
ProGear earned their reputation by taking
standard Penn designs and upgrading
them...profoundly upgrading 'em. They'd take a
little Squider and stick in 4/0 sized drags, beef up
the construction, make use of machined aluminum over
bakelite type sideplates and less expensive parts.
The old PG's were brutes, and all this was really
before the super braided lines came into play. The
concept of catching big fish on smaller gear, well
PG had as much to do with that idea as any other
manufacturer. Because the reels spun so well, they
were widely favored by the jig tossers. But, I have
to say most of their sales were in the larger 4/0
sized reels rather than the smaller models. The
whole fishing landscape has changed, what we now
fish 40-50# line on is equivalent to what we used to
fish 15-20# on. ProGear's new production takes
fishing line's evolution into account. Their sizes
are much more sensible, given use of a line material
as a backing that's 1/3 the diameter of mono.
first two reels we're introducing are the Vengeance
50 and 40, and as you might have guessed most folks
will fish 'em at 50 and 40 lb. The reels are
star drags, not levers. And that's one reason why I
was so high on bringing 'em to your attention. There
are times a star drag is preferred, and times a
lever has advantages. Seems like most manufacturers
have forgotten the star drag. You can button down a
star drag without adversely effecting the reel's
performance or long term reliability. These are
single speed pieces, can't do 2 speed on a star drag
reel. But, the casting is exceptional, great casting
even at high drag settings. And, these will turn a
good 25 lbs of drag, more than enough to fish 60#
line on if that's your plan. Size-wise, the 40 is
about the size of an old Newell 332 or Avet JX. The
50 is just a tad wider, not nearly as wide as an
Avet LX or Newell 338. In mono
terms I think we're looking at 350 yds of 30 as a
benchmark for the 50 size and probably 60 yards less
on the 40. In today's world, I'd say load up 300 yds
of 50# braid as a backing, top off with 100-120 yds
of 40# mono for the 40. For the 50, you can make a
good case to bump up to 60 for the backing and top
with 40-50. Again, you have up to 25 lbs of drag to
play with, so you'll be fishing conservatively.
oh how they spin... These are some great casting
The gears are made from stainless steel, in the
old days brass was used for the main gear. Stainless
is the better material. Reels are available in
either silver or black - both look great. The
Vengeance 40 and 50 make use of carbon fiber drags
of course, a 5 stack, oversized. Gears are
oversized, at 5.2:1 ratio, 39 inches per crank on
the retrieve. Four bearings in the design of the
reels, not bushings, and the bearing quality is
excellent. ProGear reels also make use of both dogs
AND a one way anti-reverse bearing. When dogs are
used, there is an associated sound. That's a good
thing in our opinion. The alternative is silence,
and an AR system that will indeed fail at some point
as the bearing goes bad. That's a bad thing, use of
dogs provides the back up needed, it's more
conservative and more reliable. Pricing is very
reasonable at $249 for either model, however on 3/25
Pro Gear announced their new price at $219.
Two new models have been added to the
Pro Gear line, and are now in our
inventory. The 20 and 30 are the
smallest PG reels. Like the 40 and 50 they
share the same sideplates and components,
the frame is simply narrower on the 20. Like
the 40/50 the difference in width is small.
The gear ratio increases on
the two smaller reels, so their line
retrieve is actually the same as their
larger brothers. Similarly, the drag numbers
are the same for both sizes of reel. The
images below contrast the size of the Pro
Gear Vengeance 30 and 50.
All models are
in stock now, including the little V20!
And, pricing has been cut to
only $219 for all models!
The manufacturer did their job, designed a
dandy reel and reduced their prices.
We're doing our part by including the
rigging and shipping at no charge to you!
Model # V20 -
NOW IN STOCK! - no
reel clamp on this
one, all other
models come with a
Raptor Special Production
years ago Avet created a special production
run of "Raptorskin" colored reels. These
limited production reels were unique, and
became collector items - and darn nice
fishing pieces, too. At ICAST 2015 Avet
showed off their newest limited production
color - in Dorado. Availability is limited.
This multi-color anodization process is
expensive to create, but it's unique and
distinctive. Avet SXJ, SX, MXJ, MXL, JX, LX,
HX and HXW models are being produced - only
Raptor Series models are included in this
production. Raptors are Avet's best series
of casting oriented reels, high performance,
high drag capability and superior casting
qualities - with Magnetic Cast Control. The reels are only available in
standard right hand form - no lefties. From
$493 to $612.
SX & HX left, HX right image
and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING -
including spliceable hollow options!
- FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!
Two Speed Reels
here's another series of reels from Okuma that offer folks a very
nice alternative, good quality at a very good price point. The
Solterra line of lever drag reels are nothing less than a great
value, coupled to a very strong performing reel. There are single
speed and Two Speed reels in this line. For this weeks special we're
showing off the two speeds, and offering free braid rigging included
in their price. Okuma introduced an update
to these popular reels at ICAST 2015, which became available in
2016. The cosmetic upgrade was significant, the reels are much
better looking. But, that's on the outside, inside they have done
some updating as well. All in all, these are very nice reels,
especially for the private boater who typically doubles up on the
gear. There are no better two speed reels made for the money! Priced
from $220 to just under $300, the value is awfully strong, and this
week we sweeten the deal with free rigging - including Super Braid.
Outfitting a boat, need some new two speeds? The Solterra's deserve
a solid look, no doubt about that. Solterra models offer a one year parts and labor warranty.
SLX Series Reels Feature
Stainless steel main gears, pinion gears and
•Durable corrosion-resistant frame & side
•Stainless steel reinforcing side plate
•Forged aluminum spool with line indicator
•Carbonite drag system with Cal’s
universal drag grease
•2 thrust bearings reduce handle turning
force by over 50%.
blanks have been gaining a very supportive audience in
the custom rod building world. The firm that brings
these blanks to market also is the worldwide distributor
for ALPS rod building components, guides, reel seats,
etc. They know rods, they are astute and dedicated to
bringing quality to the market. They have a very strong
design team at work, and their blanks show the knowledge
gained through listening to the most demanding rod
builders in the world. As a consequence of their
listening they have a very broad range of blanks in
their catalog, made for specific purposes. We've been
hearing more and more from folks asking if we'd build
rods from these well proven blanks. We did our homework,
listened to the right folks, selected the right blanks, and
thankfully we are associated with one of the better rod builders
in SoCal (SaltyDog - Bill Havens) who we asked to produce several models of
rods which are made for our style of fishing.
For 2016 we've added to our
mix of custom made Rainshadow rods. We again made use of excellent
Rainshadow RX6 blanks, the RCJB 84H and 84XH 30-80#, RCLB 70M and ML live
bait rods all in seven foot length. We also produced an 8 foot
jigstick - RCLB80M which is great for fishing 30-40#.
We made a few changes for
this production from our earlier build of RainShadow blanks. Wraps are now in silver rather than gold, a bit
simpler wrap, added a metal ALPS reel seats on all seven foot rods with
ALPS soft gimbal. The jigstick make use of a durable sine-cord wrapped
RainShadow Rods: For this year's production we've incorporated
many of the same blanks as in our earlier 2014/15 production. The wrap color is
silver for the new production. All of the rods offered make
use of the RX6/E-Glass series blanks. These are composite blanks,
making use of graphite on the lower end of the blank for
sensitivity and relatively light weight. The tips are blended to
E-Glass for a boost in durability. The actions are fairly fast,
powerful and versatile. Very similar to Calstar actions and blank
design, given the transition to 'glass through the tip. Wonderful
rods to fish, great rods to own, and Bill Havens' (Salty
Dawg) custom build is second to none - the man knows
what he's doing and builds a very nice rod. Those points
are all easy to demonstrate once you put one of these in
your hands. If you are local, drop over to our shops and
check 'em out.
The 8 ft. jigstick makes use of a sine-cord wrapped handle
- deckhand style with no reel seat.
Nice cosmetic work on the rods, like the upper end of the
handle on the jigstick, very smooth and exactly what one
would expect on a custom built rod.
All 7 ft. rods come with a METAL double lock down ALPS
reel seats. This is certainly not something expected on
rods at the price points we're achieving on these rods.
- for jigging, casting & bait
OFFSHORE EXPLORER 15-25 & 20-40 NANO
PIECE TRAVEL ROD
newest effort in travel rod design for 2016, two models available in
both spinning and conventional reel format made for fishing 15 to 40
lb lines. The new rods feature use of Nano Resins and carbon fiber
for durable, high strength fishing success.
These new 7 foot rods travel at
only 24 inches
in their hard case (with protective soft case, too). Toro
Tamer's newest rods are nice casters, made for that application.
They belong in your hands rather than a boat's rod holders. But,
they do come with gimbals and protective cap should you need to make
use of a rod belt or boat's rod holder.
The newest Toro Tamer Offshore Explorer is a casting rod, not
really intended as a trolling piece like the heavier models we
produce. The piece does well casting, jigging and one can swim a
live bait quite nicely, too. The guides are "spectra safe" meaning
they can deal with even the cheaper super braids without failure or
premature wear. Reel seats are appropriately sized for most all
models of fishing reel a person would use on a rod designed for the
line classes intended.
7 foot length, travel at 24 inches, Nano
resins, carbon fiber, hard case, spinning or conventional guides, 15
to 40# line test application, moderate to fast actions...very nice,
CharkBait Diver Minnow
- Regularly $15 SALE
offered here, our Floating Diver Minnow
Series Yellowtail Coffin Nails, can be
cast and retrieve baits - in both shallow
and deep diver forms. In 2012 we expanded
this series to include some shallow divers
and a BIG Deep Diver designed for trolling
duty. The lures in this series make use of
good quality VMC 3X hooks, and the lures are
thru-wired for greater strength, necessary
when tangling with better grade fish. That's
something they will be doing a lot of,
they're proven fish catching designs and
given that we are the direct producer we're
able to bring these great lures to you at a
savings of darn close to 50%. The closest
competing lure in terms of design and shape
retails at something darn close to $20, and
we offer them at $17. Like our Metal
Swimmers and Metal Sliders, we also upgrade
some things that we think important. In this
case, we added SOLID rings to the nose of
the lures. That sure beats using a loop for
your tie-off or the bulk and weight of a
note the solid rings on the lures - photo
These lures are best used as
either a cast and retrieve bait OR a light
line trolling lure. By light line, I mean
20# mono or 50# Spectra. Heavier line will
reduce their tracking and negatively effect
depth. For the
troll, please go with the LARGE 270mm lures
listed below. These are made for exactly
that application, prospecting for better
grade yellowtail and tuna.
Yellowtail? Troll these lures near
working birds and you will indeed get
bit by a nice yellowtail. The lighter
the line the better, say 25-30 lb mono
and 20 can work great too - just set
your drag appropriately. With the larger
size you won't be wasting time
de-hooking mackerel, and you'll target
the larger 20 lb plus yellowtail. For
local yellowtail drag blue, green,
brownback, black/silver lures for best
Old Favorites Return - Made in
the USA (Huntington Beach Ca to be exact)!
SURFACE IRON - Left Coasters well know the
productivity and pure fun of fishing surface
irons. Nothing like it, with the exception of
tossing poppers to tuna. Surface iron will take
yellowtail, barracuda and a host of aggressive
gamefish. Many of our East Coast clients have
discovered the merits of this type of fishing
for stripers, bluefish and more. It takes a bit
of experimenting to get the speed just right, to
entice the most aggressive strikes. But, a very
little bit of time getting the speed dialed in
for the day pays off with big dividends.
are two old time favorite West Coast "Iron" lures which are
coming back into production. The old Pep and Killer jigs were
favorites from about 30 years back. There have been a few on the
used tackle sites over the years, quickly gobbled up. Both lures
have strong adherents who well remember them from the older
days, guys who knew surface iron and swore by these designs.
They'd catch fish when other more well known designs were not
getting a bite. Both the Pep 5, 6 and Killer 65 lures offered are surface iron,
great for yellowtail, calico bass, striped bass and more. The
lures are both about six inches in length and weigh 2.5 ounces.
For those traveling south, they are also excellent lures for
Roosterfish and really any fish which reacts to surface lures.
They swim great, that's their big strength. You'll find more
uniformity of that characteristic, they all swim great - by
These are unique jigs, not copies. The old molds
were purchased many years ago, now the owner in expanding beyond
the garage stage to bring the jigs back into full production.
What was a part time hobby is now a full time venture.
All jigs come with Mustad treble hooks.
Killer 7 - 3.25 oz 93 gm, 7" @ $12.95
Killer 65 - 2.4 oz 68 gm, 6.5" @ $11.95
Killer CB1 - 1.9 oz 53 gm, 6" @ $10.95
Pep - 8 - 5.5 oz 157 gm, 8" @ $14.95
Pep - 6 - 2.2 oz 61 gm, 6" @ $11.95
Pep - 5 - 1.85 oz 52 gm, 5" @ $10.95
Pep - 3 - 1.65 oz 48 gm, 4.5" @ $9.95
Two new models have been added to our mix, the
HUGE Pep 8 and slim Killer CB1. These surface
irons are great additions. The thin bodied
Killer CB1 will really be appreciated by those
targeting stripers, roosters and yellowtail when
they are feeding on smaller baits. The BIG Pep 8
covers territory given up by Tady with their 77
(stopped production several years ago). The lure
is also a good inch longer than the Salas 7.
Great action on the big Pep, lots of kick to the
jig on retrieve and with the bigger profile,
it's going to bring strikes from the big ones.
Trying to get a 50 lb yellowtail at Cedros to
come up and grab your jig, this one is the
ticket no doubt about it.
Japanese Quality - Exceptional Value
New Line Tests Now Available!
Who says 100% Fluorocarbon has to be expensive?
Sunline is an
interesting addition to our product mix.
Background, Sunline has produced lines for
several well known brands offered here in
America as well as Europe and Oceana. As a
company, they are actually very large, the
largest line only manufacturer in the world!
Pretty funny that no one knows 'em except those
in the business, but we've all probably fished
Their lines are made in Japan, to
very high standards. They produce mono,
Fluorocarbon (14 different
types!), braided lines - nothing but line
and pretty much anything considered fishing
line. Their FL lines have gained some
significant success, and they are reaching out
to the saltwater community next. Under their own
brand name they've been moving forward quite
well in the bass community, with many top
performing angers using their FL lines and other
products as well, Aaron Marten won at Havasu
fishing their line, 1st, 2nd and 4th place
angers on the B.A.S.S. tournament trail are
fishing their FL lines, etc. Some of the top
names in pro bass fishing use their lines
exclusively, and that says something. I met
these folks at ICAST this year, 2015 and was
given a sample of the line for evaluation.
Specifically their System Leader - Tournament
promoting the line's
thin diameters, good stretch
characteristics, and high abrasion resistance as
key features of their specialized line. Their
intent was to make a superior line which targets
specific properties those of us fishing braid to
leader seek - excellent knot strength, abrasion
resistance, consistent stretch. It's not a
limp line which would reduce abrasion
The System Leader offers a predictable stretch
factor, hard finish for excellent abrasion
resistance and good diameters when
compared to other lines on the market. Line test
rating is conservative. We did our own testing
once the product arrived, confirmed earlier
testing we did prior to bringing it into
inventory. Testing confirmed manufacturers
statements: conservative break strength, high
stretch, hard finish for abrasion resistance and
improved knot strength when tied directly to
I've fished it on two of our charters, both in
September - it's a very good line. The line is made with 100% FL resins,
it's a true Japanese quality product, made in
Japan, strong in
the Japanese market and making an entry to the
USA. Might well be worth checking this line out.
As mentioned, Sunline
produces 14 different types of Fluorocarbon
leaders, they do specialize and produce lines
with specific characteristics matched to
targeted applications! The System Leader is a unique blend,
designed to offer fishermen specific features:
●The evolution of a new concept: 100%
fluorocarbon leader. Non-stress spooling to
avoid crushing or flattening of the line.
Comes in 30m/100m spools ideal for offshore
●Balanced design is line weight specific:
emphasis on suppleness and minimum
interference on lure movement to light game
lines, and a focus on hardness and the
ruggedness to withstand abrasion and strong,
sharp teeth to the limit for big game lines.
●TRP (Triple Resin Processing) to
outstanding abrasion resistance against
rocks, debris, weeds, and the fish’s body.
●Knot strength has been boosted for
lightweight lines designed for light game,
since these lines are often tied in uni
knots or blood knots. Now you can use a much
thinner leader than was previously possible
– be prepared to get more hardness and
tenacity so the line would not be cut by PE
lines or the eye of your lure.
●Super PE Shift! Designed with enhanced
surface hardness for strengthening knots
made with super PE lines like PE Jigger 8 HG
and Deep One. No more problems with your
braid cutting into your leader.
Length : 100m ●Color：Natural
Line Test - lbs
Standard Diameter (mm)
For anglers running
straight Fluorocarbon leader on top of braid,
this line was developed for just that purpose.
That is it's intent, though it certainly can be
used in shorter lengths. Most will run 25 feet
to 25 yards as a topper above the braid. Spool
size is 100 meters, 110 yards - NOT FEET! Do the
math, it's priced quite well, enough so that it
should embarrass one well known supplier quite
clearly. My gosh, 110 yards of this excellent
product runs less than 50 yards of Seaguar FL line! You can understand why we brought
in the line, it's a good product and very good
value. Compared to other Fl lines, Sunline is
now offering better value, less
hype and every bit as good a result - it's a
top quality Japanese produced line.
jigs are workhorses, productive for a wide
variety of fish, and successfully fished in a
few different styles. They can be used cast and
retrieve and vertically. They can be dragged
along the bottom, they can be used with a slab
from fresh cut bait, with a curly tail grub,
bottom line they are flexible producers of
gamefish. Over the past 15 years we've stocked
some wonderful bucktails from several
manufacturers, SPRO, P-Line and ProFishCO. Every
one of them had some characteristics we liked,
and some features we desired to see...but
didn't. Sadly, two of those suppliers stopped
production of their lures. So, ToroTamer came
along and made their own, based on what we
wanted to see.
At our shop in Huntington Beach we are fortunate
to have a very talented private boater, Beta,
who is one of the best white seabass fishermen I
know. Several years ago he began using a jig
(that I'll claim credit to introducing him to) a
simple bucktail jig. Beta fished 'em with a
fresh dead squid and found it was perfection,
almost a do-nothing bait that was his most
productive secrete weapon for WSB. There were
hook could be improved, and even more of a
problem, the supplier for the jig went out of
business. ToroTamer's design is not unique, far
from it, it's simply a refinement of an already
very good lure - and it's made with the right
kind of skirting and right kind of hook. There
are four color patterns available for the jigs,
white, glow, red and white and blue and white.
lures all feature a fishskin with unique UV
properties and glow. All lures are hand tied,
and then reinforced so that they'll hold up
well. For those of you who know the productivity
of bucktail jigs and are familiar with their
use, you'll find plenty of things to appreciate
with these designs. To those new to fishing a
bucktail, put some time in fishing them and you
will discover a new go-to lure for sure.
questions? Please e-mail us,
click on the image-button link below or give us a call:
Sales & Service
Office Hours: 8AM-4PM
(office closed on major holidays and weekends)
Staff: Mark, Leeana, Blake, Nadiya, Ryan
Phone Toll Free
Mailing Address: CharkBait Sportfishing
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
you are trying to reach us after 5pm weekdays or
weekends, our Huntington Beach shop staff can assist. *
Please note: We're closed major holidays,
both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Easter, Memorial Day,
Veteran's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
& Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if
there's a great local bite...
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16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 1-714-846-6452
Lawrence, Tosh & Sergey
our shop click link
Open 5 Days a Week
Tuesday through Saturday
Closed: Sunday & Monday
3166 Midway Dr. #101
Diego, CA 92110
Eric - Asst. Mgr.,
Alex & Jeff
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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
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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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reduce spam, we change the above incoming email
Please don't bother adding them to your address
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
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
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.