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Topline Sport Fishing

Topline Sport Fishing welcomes you to Bodega Bay, California. Come join Captain Nelson Vineyard on the town’s nearshore and offshore waters and have a great fishing experience with a friendly crew in beautiful surroundings. The captain knows how to put you on the fish and make your stay on the water fun, so join him and have a great time fishing in Bodega Bay!

Your trip starts on a restored 21’ Thunder Jet aluminum fishing boat. It can sit up to 4 guests, runs on twin 115 HP Suzuki engines, and uses GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar electronics for safe and quick navigation. There’s also a livewell to provide you with live bait and you’ll also have the help of a first mate during the trip.

The species you and the crew will target are Striped Bass, Chinook Salmon, and Halibut. Using light and heavy tackle, you’ll catch them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, as well as drift fishing. The fish you catch is yours to keep if you want it and you’re free to bring kids on board.

The captain provides you with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and will also clean and fillet your fish free of charge. Yours is just to bring your fishing licenses as well as food and drinks.

Come to Bodega Bay and enjoy a day on the water together with Topline Sport Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 4 Person Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Save money by booking for four people. Starting from 6:00 a.m., you and the crew will have fun chasing Chinook Salmon, Striped Bass, and Halibut. Before you depart, make sure you have a license and some food and drinks. All trips are weather permitting and last for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Live Bait Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $825
    Relax and enjoy the sites while fishing for big Halibut and Striped Bass. The crew provides everything you need, so just bring a fishing license and a small cooler with snacks and drinks. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and lasts for 8 hours.

About the Captain

Nelson Vineyard
Bodega Bay, California, United States
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 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 (Striped) Striped Bass
Halibut Halibut
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat Specs

Thunder Jet (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 115HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Full day trip with Nelson.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Live Bait Fishing on July 25, 2021
Only one fish after 8 hours. Asked Nelson after catching only one fish to try something else so that we could get more fish....
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FAQs about Topline Sport Fishing

Topline Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip – Live Bait Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – 4 Person Special (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Topline Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Topline Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Topline Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Topline Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)