One of America's best cities has some of America's best fishing.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like reel in a gigantic Chinook salmon or sturgeon with the Golden Gate Bridge as the background? We have, and that’s why we’ve listed so many outfitters in the San Francisco area. Fishing is good year round here, and there is a multitude of different species to target. You can go out to sea to chase salmon and sturgeon, or you can stay close to shore and cast to tasty rockfish and lingcod.
Many of San Francisco’s fishing charters are based out of the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf and have been for generations. The Wharf is teeming with reminders of the old San Francisco, but what better way to get in touch with the Jack London days of old than to head out on the water and catch some dinner!
Whether you’re a corporate group, a family, or just looking to get away for day, a fishing trip in the Bay Area might be exactly what you need.
- 57° 46° Dec-Feb
- 63° 49° Mar-May
- 68° 55° Jun-Aug
- 69° 54° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in San Francisco, CA
Flash Sport Fishing
The Captain Captain Steve Talmadge has seriously fished the San Francisco Bay and Ocean waters since 1970. He has commercial and sport fished these waters. He has a Coast Guard Masters License and is fully insured. He likes to guide small groups; no more than 6 anglers per trip. The Boat The Boat, Flash is a 32 foot Wegley with a 14 foot beam (14 feet wide). She was built for commercial fishing and used in Bristol Bay and the Bearing Sea in Alaska. She weighs nearly 12 tons. What this means to you is a very stable, comfortable and safe boat. When you come aboard... The Wharf Most of the boats berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf belong to a third generation of fishing craft piloted by descendants of the fishermen who have made their livelihoods on the waters of San Francisco Bay for many generations. From the days of the Gold Rush until the turn of the Century...
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Fishin' Game Fishing Charters
San Francisco, CA
Welcome aboard San Francisco Bay's premier sport fishing charter boat “The Fishin’ Game” is the most highly recommended fishing charter boat in San Francisco Bay. Our level of service and dedication has earned our fishing trips more 5 Star Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews than any other fishing charter boat in San Francisco. Our fishing charters are geared towards a fun, comfortable experience for anglers of all skills and ages. Our charters carry a maximum of 6 passengers, guaranteeing each guest the simple luxury of elbow room, inside and out, and the personal attention of the crew. San Francisco’s waters offer excellent charter fishing for salmon, halibut, striped bass, shark, sturgeon, lingcod, and rock fish. Our primary goal is to help you catch fish in the most comfortable conditions available.
San Francisco, CA
Captain Don Franklin (aka 'Sole-Man') has been fishing for 41 years, and Captain of Sole-Man Sportfishing for the last 14 years. Captain Don Franklin, operates, one of the finest, best equipped Fishing Charter Boat on Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. When fishing with Sole-Man you will be able to experience some of the finest Salmon, Halibut, Rock Fish, Sturgeon, and Shark fishing anywhere! Captain Don has many years of local fishing experience, and knows the Bay and Ocean like the back of his hand. Get ready to catch a trophy fish with Captain Don "The Sole-Man" Franklin. Our Golden Gate caught Salmon, are some of the finest King Salmon anywhere in the world. Our size ratio is FANTASTIC. We get some Hogs out in the Pacific, but also late in the year, we get Big River Run Hogs. Right here in San Francisco Bay! The feed that the Salmon have here around the Golden Gate is some of the richest anywhere. They love to eat Krill, which is very plentiful here, as well as there being plenty of Herring, Anchovies, and Sardines. Simply put, That's why our Salmon are the BEST! We also fish Rockcod (Rockfish) where you can load up on multiple species of Cod, some of the best eating fish there is! Hog Halibut and Big Stripers (Striped Bass) are also caught through the spring, summer, and early autumn. They are a great challenge to catch, and taste great too! Great White Sturgeon are caught in San Francisco Bay year-round as well. These pre-historic fish affectionately known as 'Diamond-Backs' are some of the largest (and rarest) game fish you can catch! Oversize Sturgeon (over 66" in overall length) are routinely caught. Although Captain Don is a master at catching all these fish, he is particularly passionate about Shark fishing. San Francisco Bay has one of the greatest abundances and varieties of Sharks in the world. Leopard Sharks, Soupfin Sharks, Sevengill Sharks, Sixgill Sharks, Blue Sharks, and Smoothhound Sharks are readily caught in San Francisco Bay.
The Trip Emeryville Sportfishing wants to make sure you have the most enjoyable fishing adventure possible. In order to make that goal a reality we are providing you with some suggestions for making your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The Charter Unless otherwise specified you should expect on arriving at Emeryville Sportfishing at 5:30 AM to begin your fishing adventure and anticipate returning in the late afternoon. Where you will be fishing from on the charter is determined by when you arrive and get situated. Essentially, the early you get onboard, the better selection of fishing positions you will have to choose from. If you are bringing several people and want to fish together you should make sure you get onboard early. Throughout the day you will be fishing and you should remember that this is supposed to be a fun experience. During the day there's always the chance your line will become tangled with other fisherman and that's just fishing. Wait for the deckhand to untangle you and keep on fishing and having fun! If you need any help or have any questions you should never hesitate to ask the captain or deckhands. Good luck and happy fishing!
San Francisco, CA
Captain Joe's is located at World Famous Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. We want to take you SALMON FISHING! We offer daily fishing trips on one of our two boats. All our boats come with a professional crew to allow you to enjoy your experience. Our fleet is owned and operated by Captain Joe.
The TIGERFISH is one of the finest charter boats in the fleet. Recently refurbished throughout, she is a 50 foot DELTA/DELTA fiberglass vessel built in 1977 inspected and certified annually by the United States Coast Guard. Equipped with twin 400 horsepower diesel engines, she is capable of cruising quickly to the fishing grounds. The TIGERFISH bolsters state of the art electronic and safety equipment and a well experienced crew to make your fishing excursion safe and enjoyable. Captain Allen Chin has the knowledge and experience to get the job done. See Policies & Additional Info below for rates, ages for trips, and what each includes.
Mark Lassagne Guided Trips
Marine Bass Angler – Mark Lassagne, from San Ramon, California is a popular pro bass angler, former US Marine, outdoor writer, guide, promoter and top competitor. In addition Mark is the editor-in-chief of Bass Angler Magazine Guided bass trips on the California Delta, Mark will take anglers who are interested in learning how to catch largemouth bass (on a tidal waterway) on an adventure through the Delta. Mark specializes in: Punchin, Chatterbaits and shallow cranking; however, your day may encompass several different techniques.
Longfin Sport Fishing
The Longfin specializes in Light tackle deep sea fishing in the San Francisco Bay area. Capt. Jason is experienced working with both new comers and Professional fishermen. Come San Francisco deep sea fishing with Longfin Sport Fishing. Whether its a Salmon fishing trip out to the Farallon Islands, a Halibut trip in San Francisco Bay or a Delta Sturgeon trip. We make sure your fishing trip is one you’ll never forget. Longfin Sport fishing is one of the best San Francisco 6-pack fishing charter services around. Our boat “The Longfin” is a 29′ Parker with twin 250 horse power Yamaha outboard engines. It has a fully enclosed cabin with inside and outside seating, making for a dry comfortable ride to the fishing grounds. There is also a queen sized v bunk if you want to catch some zzzz’s and an enclosed Marine bathroom. Our boat has a 9′ wide by 12′ long deck, providing the ultimate fishing platform, allowing up to 6 people all the room they need for fighting big fish. Our custom fuel tank holds over 250 gallons, giving us a 500 mile range, which is great for Albacore fishing. We also have a custom 90 Gallon bait tank, that holds 8 scopes of live bait.