Barbarian Sportfishing runs angling trips out of Richmond and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

Capt. John will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle trolling and drift fishing, all to get you on that bite. This involves 6 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Halibut and Salmon, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 30’ Farallon boat that can safely take up to 5 anglers. This boat features a toilet. When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. Don’t forget to buy a fishing license before the trip!

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip. This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Barbarian Sportfishing.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 23 - Oct 31
    $580
    We will be Halibut or Salmon fishing until the end of October. Kids under 16 yrs go at 1/2 price. You will need a CA fishing license. Minimum one-day fishing license.
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About the Captain

John Badger
Richmond, California, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Captain John grew up in Rodeo, CA, and started commercial Halibut fishing in the 80s. He wanted to expand his business by taking other people fishing. Even though he charges people to fish, a genuine smile is the best tip for him and his crew! He believes that if he can make you happy, his job is complete.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Farallon 28 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 330HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Calstar, Seeker, Avet, and Penn
Live Bait

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Payment

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Great full day of Halibut fishing with Captain John & Richie
Great full day of Halibut fishing with Captain John & Richie
Great full day of Halibut fishing with Captain John & Richie
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David S.
Rancho Cordova, California
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Full Day Trip rock Cod Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2022
Have a great trip with Captain John and his crew. Beautiful scenery on the way out to fish, under the Golden Gate bridge, around...
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Cynthia V.
Meridian, CA
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Great full day of Halibut fishing with Captain John & Richie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 26, 2022
Wow what a day, so much fun. Captain John and Richie are a great team. Not a dry line in the boat, kept the bait...
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Larry P.
Tracy, California
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Day Trip with Captain John!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 18, 2021
I took my son, and my neighbor treated his two workers on a day of a sturgeon fishing.  The trip was awesome!  Everything,...
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Octavio M.
Parlier, CA
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 26, 2021
Capton John gave me a great experience I will never forget. I can not wait for my next trip with him. I recommend anyone to...
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Treena E.
Turlock, CA
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Amazing fishing day!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 27, 2021
Such a great day..caught some monster stergon! Captain John is so fun and gave us such a amazing experience
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FAQs about Barbarian Sportfishing

Barbarian Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $290 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Barbarian Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Radar

Trips booked with Barbarian Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Calstar, Seeker, Avet, and Penn)
  • Live Bait

Barbarian Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Barbarian Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Barbarian Sportfishing include:
  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)