Help U Fish strive to provide a professional experience for fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Book your fishing adventure with captain Anthony Langes, a Bay Area native who’s been fishing the local ocean, bay, and delta waters his whole life. Target all of the local species available off the SF coast in the Bay or Delta. Capt. Anthony provides hands-on instruction, coaching for beginners, as well as providing higher-level trips for Advanced Anglers.

The "Reel Escape" boat was customized for live bait fishing in 2002 for SoCal waters. She was repowered with twin fuel-injected Vortec engines and all the modern conveniences. Perfect for a group of 4, with plenty of space for a full load of 6 anglers.

The boat has a flushing toilet, kitchen sink, refrigerator, granite food prep area, and magma SS propane barbecue for nice days with light winds. Newly upgraded Lowrance HDS-12s chart and sounder, pioneer marine stereo for your enjoyment.

Your Captain provides high-quality rods, reels, and fishing gear for all anglers. You are set for a comfortable day on the water, whether you’re drifting live bait, trolling on the bay or ocean, or looking for comfy day or night winter Sturgeon trips!

Help U Fish proves hard work pays off at the end of a successful day on the water! Keep the catch and enjoy a tasty meal when the trip is over. But first, you need to choose the date!



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  • Private trip
    Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 27 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    San francisco coast offers great king salmon fishing. Hard fighting great eating silver bullets 2 trolling weights per anglers are provided -suggest u bring 2 & 2.5 balls- $9 each additional weight onboard
  • Private trip
    Full day
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    These trips range from live bait in the bay for halibut stripers or rockcod & lingcod along the coast Or sharkfishing trips U can choose!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fish local inshore bay waters close to the home port. Target any local species, including Striped Bass, halibut, coastal Rockfish, or Lingcod.
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About the Captain

Anthony Langes
Richmond, California, United States
12 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
I've always loved to fish since a very young age. I consider it an honor to take people fishing I've been a deckhand, ran other 6 pack boats, ran a small boat for private trips, held a 50-ton captain's license for 8 yrs, and now owner operator of the "Reel Escape". I enjoy seeing happy people share in the fishing experience. It's rewarding to help others achieve their fishing goals!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)

Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Sturgeon Sturgeon
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

Sportcraft 300 Sportfisherman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2002. Powered by 2 340HP Indmar fuel-injected Vortec 5.7 Direct Drive engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

BIG SHARKS!
BIG SHARKS!
June 13, 2021
Hard fighting fish great on the BBQ! Soupfin are sharks biting good right now...
FULL Day Potluck
FULL Day Potluck
June 5, 2021
Fishing has been consistent this year so far with steady halibut bite mixed in with striped bass and this trip found a lingcod in the pot!
Great Shark fishing!
Great Shark fishing!
May 16, 2021
Had 10 sharks today for these guys they cranked on then until they were wore out... Saw some big leopards as well as a couple nice soupfin sharks!

Customer Reviews

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Shark expedition with Captain Anthony
Shark expedition with Captain Anthony
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Russell Y.
Oakland, California
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Shark expedition with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Shark on April 10, 2021
We spent Saturday on a sharking expedition, dedicating our morning to targeting elusive big sharks and the afternoon to targeting...
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Devin R.
Danville, CA
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Great Day Out with Anthony and Steve

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on May 3, 2021
When out for a full day of halibut fishing with my 2 boys. Fished hard all day and then some. Anthony put us in several spots...
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Pleasanton, CA
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Great day on the bay!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full day on June 12, 2021
Started out with catching sharks. Everyone caught two or more, moved to Halibut in the afternoon and got several. Great weather,...
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FAQs about Help U Fish

Help U Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full day (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Help U Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Lowarance hds 12)
  • Fishfinder (Lowarance hds 12)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well (Live anchovies, or other local bait fish)
  • Kitchen (Sink, prep station, BBQ propane)
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Help U Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live or trolling bait provided)
  • Lures (Provided gear when applicable )
  • Snacks (Chips granola bars)
  • Drinks (Water soda)
  • First Mate (Deck hands work for tips don't forget to thank the)

Help U Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (We fish Sacramento River for sturgeon and striped )
  • Inshore Fishing (Inshore bay waters for sharks bass sturgeon halibu)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Nearshore for lingcod halibut sharks bass salmon)
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon lingcod rockcod tuna halibut )
  • Reef Fishing (Lingcod rockfish)
  • Wreck Fishing (Lingcod rockfish)
  • Flats Fishing (Sturgeon bass halibut shark )

Help U Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Help U Fish include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Rockfish
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Sturgeon
  • Tuna (Albacore)