Topline Sport Fishing – Napa

Join Topline Sport Fishing and explore the Napa valley! Captain Nelson’s charter is family friendly and he welcomes anglers of all skill levels. He encourages everyone to be involved in the action and learn something new. You can join any time of year, as the fishing season never stops here.

You can also start your trip in Rio Vista and fish the waters of the Sacramento River. Just check out the captain’s second listing.

Capt. Nelson welcomes you and your group on his 23’ aluminum boat, which accommodates up to 4 anglers. She’s powered by twin 115 HP Suzuki engines and makes a safe and comfortable ride. There’s everything you need for a great day of fishing, including a fighting chair, a live bait tank, a cooler, and downriggers.

You’re most likely to catch Striped and Largemouth Bass, which are also favorite targets for all anglers in the area. There are also Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, and Halibut. But for those of you who want to level up and take the biggest challenge there is, go after Sturgeon! This magnificent, prehistoric fish fights hard and makes amazing leaps and jumps when hooked.

You’ll have Penn, Okuma, and Phoenix fishing gear on the boat, ready for you. The captain and his first mate will set everything and show you what you need to do when you feel the bite. Make sure to purchase your fishing license and prepare some snacks and drinks for the day.

Spending a day with Topline Sport Fishing is one of the best ways to explore the Napa River and have lots of fun on the way. Choose your trip and join Capt. Nelson!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
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    Go after some of California's most desired game fish. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and after the trip, his first mate will clean your catch. Tips are always welcome. You'll need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
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    Experience the excellent morning bite on this 4-hour excursion. Your captain will provide all the gear you need, and it's up to you to show up with a valid fishing license and some food and drinks to keep you energized. Military and senior discounts are available. Kids are welcome too, so bring your family along and let everyone learn how to fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
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    If you are not a fan of getting up early, this afternoon trip will put you on the bite. Spend 4 hours chasing the feisty fish and come home with some fillets for dinner. You'll need your fishing license, as well as some drinks and snacks. Military and senior discounts are available.
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About the Captain

Nelson Vineyard
Napa, California, United States
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2019
I grew up fishing and boating, and I have over 2 decades of experience under my belt. I was lucky enough to be mentored by great fishermen and decided to become a licensed charter boat captain. Today, I put my customers on memorable fishing action that will get them a sizeable fish to go with their satisfied smile.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Thunder jet boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 115HP Suzuki outboard engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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: