Pacific Tradition

The waters off the coast of California have a wide range of species for anglers to target all day long. Pacific Tradition is keen to put you on top of all of them!

Get ready for a Pacific fishing adventure on board their 28’ Parker pilothouse. Her enclosed cabin allows you to take a break from the offshore action and the roomy back deck will provide you and 5 of your fishing partners ample space to chase the bite. You’ll get to your fishing grounds quickly, thanks to the twin Yamaha 250 HP engines pushing you along.

Captain Dennis White invites you to check the bite all over San Francisco Bay, as well as in the blue waters of the Pacific. While fishing the Bay, you can go after Thresher and Leopard Sharks, Halibut, Striped Bass, and White Seabass. You can also go after Chinook Salmon, but an extra fuel surcharge may apply.

Avid anglers who want to taste the sea spray should go after the prestigious pelagic predators offshore, available on longer trips. Here you’ll hook up Chinook Salmon, Bluefin and Albacore Tuna, as well as Rockfish and Striped Bass. You’ll head out up to 40 miles offshore in pursuit of these beasts.

The charter will make sure you have all the required fishing tackle available while Capt. Dennis and his first mate will cover all the instruction and assistance you may need. The captain is a California local and has been fishing for the better part of the last 4 decades – he’s got a lot of tricks up his sleeve to share with you.

Whether you’re a first-timer who wants to learn the basics or a seasoned sea-wolf looking to test his skills in the Pacific, booking a trip with Pacific Tradition is the right choice!



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  • Private trip
    Farralon Islands
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    The Farralon Islands are also sometimes referred to by mariners as the "Devil's Teeth Islands," The islands offer breath taking beauty and world class rockfishing. The islands are arguably the best spot on the planet for seeing great white sharks. This is a wild trip and only for the true adventurers
  • Private trip
    Crab/Cod Combo
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 4 Nov - 31 Dec
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    This is a coveted trip meant for those that want to crab and fish in the same day! We start off pulling crab pots until we have limits or we have run through all of our crab gear. Once we are done with crab we head out for Ling Cod and Red Snapper. Be prepared to take a lot of the oceans bounty home. This is an ocean trip outside the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    Head out for a full day on the water and target Chinook Salmon, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Halibut, and Albacore and Bluefin Tuna. The captain will provide you with all the required tackle for this trip. You'll fish waters approximately 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    Spend 6 hours fishing the famous San Francisco Bay for Halibut, various Sharks, Striped Bass, White Seabass, and whatever else you run into. You can also go after Chinook Salmon but a fuel surcharge may apply.
  • Private trip
    Dungeness Crab
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 4 Nov - 28 Feb
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    November is crab season! We will have pots in the already in the water, we will head outside the Golden Gate Bridge to pull our Dungeness Crab pots. There is an electric pot hauler on the boat to do the work. Each person with a fishing license is allowed 10 legal sized Dungeness Crabs per day These trips normally last 3 to 5 hours depending on how many pots we have to pull to limit out everyone.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    You'll go after a wide range of species on this 4-hour trip like Halibut, various Sharks, White Seabass, and Striped Bass. You can also go after Chinook Salmon, but a fuel surcharge may apply.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    Grab some sunscreen and polarized sunglasses and hit the water at high noon! You'll target a wide range of species who'll be enjoying the warmer water such as Sharks, Halibut, Striped Bass, and White Seabass. You can also hook up King Salmon, but an additional fuel surcharge may apply.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Open Freelance
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sun)
    $200
    per person
    Best option of the day could be salmon and or halibut
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Sturgeon Sturgeon
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha F250 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

About the Captain

Dennis White
Berkeley, California, United States
Member since March 2018
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Captain Dennis White has been fishing for both sport and profit for over 40 years now. That's a lot of time to pick up on all the tricks of the fish in California – something he's happy to share with his guests. He's a California local and knows the Golden State's waters like the content of his bait box. Capt. Dennis loves going out on trips with families, especially kids and beginners – teaching someone the basics of angling and sparking the passion for fishing is a special treat!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

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4.86
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Jeff's Big Fish
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Satoshi F.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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3/4 day for Salmon

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
I urgently booked a trip with Dennis the Captain and Steve the first mate after arrival to SF to see my son . Booking was easy...
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Timoth V.
FX STATION, VA
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Half Day Trip - Morning Salmon

VERIFIED   September 30, 2018
My wife and I were visiting San Francisco for a weekend and wanted to spend a few hours on the water trying to catch some fish. ...
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Megan S.
Napa, CA
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Dennis

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
This was the greatest experience! Nobody in our group had ocean fished before and captain Dennis and Trevor made it so easy...
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Tim A.
El Dorado Hills, California
 5.00
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No fishing today only Catching with Captain Dennis.

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
A fantastic day catching with Captain Dennis and his helpful mate Steve. When many on this day were merely fishing, Captain...
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Peter V.
Vacaville, California
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Fishing with Dennis

VERIFIED   September 26, 2018
It was a great day on the ocean, fishing for king salmon. Captain Dennis was a great instructor. Kevin, his mate, was...
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