Come and learn all about the Wild Trout, Largemouth Bass, and Stripers that call North California’s rich waterways home. Explore the rivers and creeks, along with the expansive delta with Home Waters Guide Service. Captain Mark Pinto has been fishing these waters since 1971, guiding anglers to the fishing hotspots since 1984. With a lifetime of experience fly fishing, he promises a productive and exciting trip.

Decide between exploring these rich waterways on foot or aboard a charter boat. If you choose an on-foot trip, make sure to bring some waders, as getting in the water will prove the most effective means of casting to attract the bite of your target fish. You can also cast from the 17’ Pro-Line center console. Up to 3 guests are always welcome to come along, and Capt. Mark will make sure you have everything you need for a productive day out.

If you have your own fly fishing gear, Capt. Mark suggests that you bring it along, but he can also provide plenty of equipment. Just let him know before your trip and away you go. He’ll even provide plenty of water and he can arrange for lunch on longer trips. Take advantage of this opportunity, as you’ll need all the energy you can get after battling it out with the prized fish on offer here.

Largemouth and Striped Bass are the kings of the Delta, while Rainbow Trout promise to keep you on your toes in the rivers and creeks. Wherever you head, rest assured that you’re in for a fun-filled day, as these creatures will stop at nothing to get off the end of your line.

With the prospect of a thrilling day of fishing in stunning surroundings, you’d be mad to turn down the chance to come fishing with Home Waters Guide Service. All you need to do is grab your CA freshwater fishing license, get in touch with your captain, and you’re good to go. Come and enjoy a thrilling fishing experience like never before!

Prices are for one, two or three anglers!

Gratuity is not included but appreciated.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Charter)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Explore the range of stunning waterways out of Stockton, CA, over the course of 4 hours, as you traverse the winding bodies of water by boat. Get your fish on against some prized creatures, as you test your fly fishing skills in incredible surroundings. Go after Largemouth and Striped Bass, and Rainbow Trout on what promises to be a thrilling morning out. Departure time can vary depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (On-Foot)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Get in touch with your guide to let him know where you'd like to fish, and you can have the pick of the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Calaveras, American River, the Delta, and many more exciting fishing grounds. These waters are home to some of the best, strongest freshwater fish in California, so get ready for a thrilling day battling it out on the fly against Bass and Trout. Departure time can vary depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Charter)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Make the most of the numerous productive waterways that make up Stockton and California's freshwater fishing grounds. You're in for a treat as you spend 8 hours exploring the Delta, the Mokelumne, Calaveras, American, and Stanislaus Rivers, testing your fly fishing skills from the boat to land a prized Bass or Trout. On this trip, you'll even have the benefit of stopping for lunch in the delta to recharge your batteries, on a true Californian freshwater adventure.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (On-Foot)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Get back to nature and spend a full day exploring the productive fishing grounds out of Stockton, CA. Your professional guide will take you around the rich waterways of numerous rivers, creeks, and even the delta, as you settle in for a thrilling fly fishing experience. Get ready to put your skills to the test, going after tough-fighting Largemouth and Striped Bass, along with Rainbow Trout. Your guide can even arrange for lunch to help you break up the day, so get in touch and figure it all out.
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About the Captain

Mark Pinto
Stockton, California, United States
12 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since November 2019
An avid angler since 1971, Captain Mark Pinto knows all the tricks of the trade. He's been guiding since 1984. and likes nothing more than sharing his passion with others, especially beginners. He hopes to welcome you and help you develop your fly fishing skills by sharing his knowledge and seeing you land that prized catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Pro-Line (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Johnson Ocean Runner 115 hp. engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fly rods, reels & terminal tackle
Lures
Flies
Drinks
Water
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Discuss with the captain regarding age
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Phil L.
Woodbridge, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day w Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Charter) on June 14, 2022
Captain Mark knows fly fishing on the delta.  His boat is immaculate, his gear top rate, and his instruction some of the best. ...
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Scott K.
San Francisco, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Underrated Delta and Marks your guide

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (Charter) on July 30, 2022
My son , brother and I never fly fished on the delta before. Mark gives a master class in fly fishing. He is a great teacher...
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Tom F.
Walkersville, MD
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (On-Foot) on April 25, 2022
Captain Mike was very knowledgeable and personable. He had a verity of rods each rigged for a different situation. I learned...
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Todd J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Charter) on August 16, 2022
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Cheryl P.
Windsor, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Charter) on May 21, 2022
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FAQs about Home Waters Guide Service

Home Waters Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Charter) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (On-Foot) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (Charter) (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (On-Foot) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Home Waters Guide Service, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Home Waters Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fly rods, reels & terminal tackle)
  • Lures (Flies)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Home Waters Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Home Waters Guide Service offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Home Waters Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)