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Fishbites® are the result of a lifelong passion for fishing and decades of scientific research. Carr Specialty Baits, Inc. (CSB), maker of Fishbites, is a family-owned business founded in 2000 in St. Augustine, Florida, by avid angler and world renowned marine researcher Dr. William Carr and members of his family.
Our very first plant was a small 300sqft lab at the Whitney Marine Laboratory in Marineland, FL. It was there that manufacturing techniques were developed and sales began to flow. In 2003, we moved into a larger 1500sqft space and in 2005, growth was such that we needed an additional 4500sqft. In 2007 we moved into a 12,000sqft factory and were there until June of 2015. Today we are located on a 3 acre facility that sits on the San Sebastian River just outside of historic downtown St. Augustine, FL. Fishbites® isn’t a Chinese import. Fishbites® is manufactured by Carr Specialty Baits, Inc. – a family owned and operated company. Each of our baits are Made With Pride in St. Augustine, FL USA. You’ll find this printed on the back of every package we sell. Our original mission when we started in 2001 is still the same one we have today, provide effective baits for all types of fishing at a reasonable cost to your wallet and at almost NO cost to the environment.
Fishbites® use a concentrated formula that replicates the natural chemicals fish use to detect and track their prey. Fishbites® gradually dissolve in water, releasing a trail of powerful feeding stimulants. When fish bite they hold on longer because the flavor and texture is similar to their natural prey, offering anglers more chances to set the hook. Fishbites® are known to catch more than 85 species of saltwater fish, including red and black drum, flounder, pompano, speckled trout, grouper, snapper, and black seabass.
Fishbites® are always ready to go. Anglers can get out on the water sooner because they won't have to make a trek to the bait store. Fishbites® are versatile. They can be used just as they are or cut up in any shape or size. They also supplement the effectiveness of lures, flies, and even live bait. Fishbites® are easy to use. They're a great idea for new anglers, who can be skittish about handling live or natural baits.
Fishbites® require no refrigeration-and they retain their scent and durability for at least a year when properly stored. Fishbites® are not easily stripped off the hook-they're designed to withstand bait stealers, numerous strikes, and long casts. They allow anglers to spend less time re-baiting and more time with a line out. Fishbites® scents are sure to lure fish but they're barely perceptible to humans. Anglers can forgo the strong, lingering odors of natural baits. Fishbites® are non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally friendly products. Fish can digest Fishbites without any harmful side effects. Our original mission when we started in 2001 is still the same one we have today, provide effective baits for all types of fishing at a reasonable cost to your wallet and at almost NO cost to the environment.