Explore the amazing waters off the coast of California with The Codfather Sport Fishing! Captain Justin Young is a local angler with over 10 years of experience fishing these waters, and he’ll make sure to take you to the very best spots and honey holes in the area. He loves sharing his knowledge and has something to offer to every type of angler.

Hop aboard his 38’ Mediterranean Sportfish convertible boat, accommodating up to 6 anglers. There is a fully equipped restroom and access to a microwave should you wish to warm your food. There’s a flybridge to protect you from the sun, as well as all-new electronics, floors, and paint. And let’s not forget the large cockpit for landing that big catch!

There’s a variety of fish species that call these waters their home, and you can come and take your pick. Capt. Justin will put you on some of the most prized fish in the area, including Lingcod, Rockfish, Tuna, Salmon, Halibut, and Striped Bass. At the end of the trip, he’ll clean and fillet your catch, so it’s ready to go straight to the table upon your return.

All the gear and terminal tackle will be provided for you when you book a trip. You’re welcome to bring your own equipment if you wish so. If you’re having a birthday gathering, let the captain know in advance and he’ll make it a very special trip.

Always extra “points” for those who bait their own hooks and have more experience, but for the first-timers, of course, the crew is there to teach you how to fish and guide you every step of the way. Most importantly, you will need at least a 1-day fishing license that can be purchased online from the CA Department of Fish and Game for roughly $16.50.

Book a trip with The Codfather Sport Fishing and come enjoy a fun-filled on the waters of California!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Crab Only (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jan 1
    $320
    This trip is for a morning crab only trip. You will board the boat at 6:00 a.m. and journey under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Crab grounds where you will pull the gear. Each person will return with their limit of 10 Crab per person. You will return to the dock between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Crab Only (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jan 1
    $320
    This trip is an afternoon crab only trip. You will board the boat at 1:00 p.m. and journey under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Crab grounds where you will pull the gear. Each person will return with their limit of 10 Crab per person. You will get back to the dock between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip – Halibut/Striper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    On this trip, you'll be fishing with live anchovies and target Halibut and Stripers in the bay. The trip will include the cost of live bait and all essential gear. Just bring your license, and come have some fun!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Rockfish/Lingcod
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Dec 31
    $550
    This 8-hour trip will take you on a journey to the Farallon Islands in the hunt for some big Rockfish and giant Lingcod. All the fishing equipment will be provided by the captain, just bring a fishing license, and you're ready to have the time of your life!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - May 31
    $550
    Spend a whole day out on the water outside Golden Gate Bridge trolling for some trophy Salmon. You'll have all the gear provided for you, so all you need to do is get a fishing license, and join the crew for a great day of fishing!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon Jun-Oct
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 23 - Oct 31
    $550
    Spend a whole day out on the water outside Golden Gate Bridge trolling for some trophy Salmon. You'll have all the gear provided for you, so all you need to do is get a fishing license, and join the crew for a great day of fishing!
  • Shared trip
    Crab/Rock Cod Combo
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 12 - Dec 31
    $600
    Along with your daily bag limits of Rock Cod and Ling Cod, you will also be able to bag up to 10 Dungeness crab per person.
  • Private trip
    Halibut/Striper Full Group
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,495
    This trip is for a full group of 6 and you will target all species of fish in the bay, including Halibut and Stripers. Additional guests beyond 6 can be added at an additional charge.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip –Private Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 23 - Oct 31
    $1,595
    Salmon trolling outside the Golden Gate Bridge for a group of up to 6 anglers or you can select this option to reserve the entire boat for yourself and your guests only. All bait and essential gear will be included, just bring your license and come have a great day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Farallon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Dec 31
    $1,595
    You'll journey to the Farallon Islands on the hunt for Rockfish and giant Lingcod. The price will include 4 anglers, live bait, and all essential gear, just bring your license, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - May 31
    $1,595
    Salmon trolling outside the Golden Gate Bridge for a group of up to 4 anglers or you can select this option to reserve the entire boat for yourself and your guests only. All bait and essential gear will be included, just bring your license and come have a great day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Private Crab/Cod Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 12 - Dec 31
    $1,750
    This is for a private charter of up to 6 people to fish for Rockcod/Lingcod at the Farallon Islands along with fresh Dungeness Crab.
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About the Captain

Justin Young
Alameda, California, United States
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97 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Justin is a local angler who's been fishing for over a decade now. He loves people and sharing his passion for fishing with others. What he enjoys most about his job is meeting new people and helping them make some new memories.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Boat specs

Mediterranean Sportfish (Convertible) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 750HP Cat 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips encouraged to the first mate
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Just let the captain know
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Nina P.
North Hollywood, California
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Salmon fishing!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Farallon on July 13, 2022
I purchased this trip for my dad for Father’s Day and Capt. Justin is beyond amazing! He made sure we had all the proper...
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Jose Y.
Chico, CA
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Epic Day trip with some of the best...

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Halibut/Striper on March 30, 2022
I HIGHLY recommended this boat. The captain and deckhand were rock stars. Hands down one of the best days of fishing I’ve...
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Douglas H.
Sunnyvale, CA
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Cod fishing at the Farallon Islands

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Salmon on October 17, 2021
We had an absolute blast cod fishing at the Farallon Islands. We were originally supposed to go salmon trolling but since the...
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Matthew T.
San Jose, CA
Excellent
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Salmon fishing with captain Justin

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Salmon Jun-Oct on August 8, 2022
My dad, my son, and I had an amazing adventure on the Codfather. Justin and Joe’s expertise and knowledge of the area was...
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Daniel K.
Fontana, CA
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8 hour trip with captain Young

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Salmon on October 9, 2021
It was an awesome experience! Though our original plan was to fish for salmon, Captain Young was kind enough to give us a few...
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FAQs about The Codfather Sport Fishing

The Codfather Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $160 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Crab Only (AM) (4 hours)
  • $160 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Crab Only (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 7 Hour Trip – Halibut/Striper (7 hours)
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Rockfish/Lingcod (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon Jun-Oct (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - Crab/Rock Cod Combo (8 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Halibut/Striper Full Group (7 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 8 Hour Trip –Private Salmon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Farallon (8 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 8 Hour Trip (Full Group) – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 8 Hour – Private Crab/Cod Combo (8 hours)

When you book a trip with The Codfather Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with The Codfather Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips encouraged to the first mate)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

The Codfather Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

The Codfather Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Codfather Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Tuna (Albacore)