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No guarantee can be made for shipping and delivery speeds once your order has left Johnston Bait & Tackle. Every effort is made to ensure your order can be delivered as soon as possible.

However, due to the large increase in the volume of shipped goods, environmental factors, and other external variables beyond our control, we cannot guarantee delivery times on any order. Thank you for your understanding of these circumstances.

General Shipping
Terms & Conditions

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Order by 12pm for Same Day Shipping Top

$6 Flat Rate Shipping

Next Day Delivery to IA

Live Bait ships Wednesdays to IA only

Shipments sent out Monday through Friday

Some Oversize Fees apply

1-2 Day Delivery to the Midwest

Shipping Damages

Order by 12pm for Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 12pm Monday through Friday will be shipped via the carrier of choice the same day. This means that possession of the order will be transfered to the shipping carrier. You will be sent tracking information that may take several hours to update depending on carrier.

Orders are not shipped on Weekends or Holidays.

Shipments sent out Monday through Friday

We ship 5 days a week with FedEx, UPS, & the USPS to ensure on-time delivery. We ship with Spee-Dee delivery Monday through Thursday to IA. For other states in Spee-Dee Delivery Zones we ship Monday through Wednesday. 

$6 Flat Rate Shipping

Most items qualify for $6 Flat Rate Delivery Charge – even next day delivery. Items that do not will be clearly marked with applicable charges. Standard $6 Flat Rate Shipping orders are Shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Spee-Dee Delivery when applicable. 

Oversize Fee

Some items require additional packaging and handling which includes a higher cost. We do our best to share these costs however some additional fees do apply. Items with additional fees are labeled on their product page. Generally, these items include;

1pc Rods

Large Landing Nets

Live Bait

Next Day Delivery to IA

Orders shipping to Iowa addresses qualify for next day delivery via Spee-Dee Delivery. Orders must be placed by 12pm for Next Day Delivery.

This service is available Monday through Thursday. Spee-Dee Delivery does not deliver on Weekends.

If you would like your order delivered on the Weekend, please choose another shipping service.

1-2 Day Delivery to the Midwest

Orders shipping to other Spee-Dee Deliverable zones qualify for 1 to 2 Day Shipping via Spee-Dee Delivery. Please use Spee-Dee’s Shipping Calculator to see if you qualify and the estimated Shipping Transit Time.

This service is available Monday through Wednesday. Spee-Dee Delivery does not deliver on Weekends.

If you would like your order delivered on the Weekend, please choose another shipping service.

Live Bait Shipping

Live fish delivery service is available to Iowa delivery addresses only.

Live bait delivery service available only to Spee-Dee deliverable areas at this time. See Spee-Dee Delivery map here.

All Live Bait Shipping Orders are only shipped Wednesday’s at this time. Orders placed prior to Wednesday will be fulfilled on the upcoming Wednesday. If you wish to cancel please contact us.

Shipping Damages

Johnston Bait & Tackle will make any and all efforts to ensure all product is packaged safely and responsibly for quality delivery. Johnston Bait & Tackle is not liable for any products damaged or lost during shipping. If you received your order damaged, please complete the following steps to ensure that product is replaced or cost reimbursed;

  • Immediately document all damages upon inspection including;
      • How the order looked upon arrival before opening
      • Any visible product damages
      • Other circumstances that were noticed upon delivery
  • Send an Email to with the following information;
      • Order Number
      • Pictures and any other Information about Damages or Shipping Issues
  • Keep all items in unused condition in original packaging as we complete your damages claim.

Additional Shipping Information


Shipment confirmation & Order tracking

You will receive a Shipment Confirmation email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s). The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.

Customs, Duties and Taxes

Johnston Bait & Tackle​ is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.).