Book your trip with Help U Fish!

Capt. Anthony Langes has been fishing the ocean, bay, and delta most of his life. Target all of the local species in season! We provide coaching for beginners and customized trips for advanced anglers.

The "Reel Escape" is a 1986 33’ Sportcraft 300 Offshore Sportfisher. She’s a fish-catching machine built for overnight fishing trips in Southern California with a great layout for live bait fishing, casting, jigging, and trolling and on anchor!

Freshly repowered 2022 with twin GM Vortec HD 5.7 fuel-injected MPI engines and 2to1 Velvet Drive Transmissions. With a max cruising speed of 35 knots!

With plenty of room on the fishing deck and a comfortable cabin for cold or wet or not so calm conditions. There is a flushing toilet and cabin seating space for a full load of 6 anglers.
Newly upgraded Lowrance electronics HDS-12" monitors chart and sonar, Bluetooth stereo for your enjoyment, and lockers for your personal effects.

Your captain provides quality rods, Avet reels, bait, and fishing gear needed. 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 a cold day or night trip for Sturgeon and Striped Bass.

Hard work pays off after a successful day on the water, with lots of fish to bring home!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    These trips are perfect for beginners who want to get a feel for sport fishing! Typically 4-5 hours on the water, these trips are inside the Golden Gate. Fishing and getting to see the sites of the beautiful San Francisco Bay!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $600
    An 8 to 10-hour trip for king salmon – great-eating, hard-fighting, sought-after table fare! Everything is provided including 2 salmon weights per person.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    An 8-hour trip. Go light tackle leopard shark fishing fun for beginners and family or veteran fishermen using light gear! Or, try your luck for trophy 400+ lbs seven gill cow shark, thresher shark, and hard-fighting great eating soup fin (tope) shark!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Sturgeon/Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    In winter months, you can fish inside the bay for giant sturgeon or big striper for 8-10 hours! All gear is provided, you just need lunch, a license, and dry warm clothing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Halibut Potluck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,650
    Go for delicious light tackle California halibut! Live bait or trolling, you never know what you can catch drifting or trolling the bay while halibut fishing. You could catch seabass, striped bass, rock/ling, and shark family easy to do for all ages!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Rockcod / Lingcod
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,700
    An 8 to 10-hour trip fishing for a variety of rockcod and hard-fighting lingcod! Fun on bass gear, bring your swimbaits and don't forget waterproof shoes.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 1
    $2,900
    For the last few years, we've been catching more and more bluefin up here off our coast which can be productive for big bluefin tuna! Everything is provided. Be prepared for a long day at sea on a 12-hour trip!
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About the Captain

Anthony Langes
Richmond, California, United States
52 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
I've always loved fishing! Im from the BayArea and have fished the Bay/Delta most of my life. Charter Captain for the past 13 yrs, started as a deckhand, ran other local sport boats, 4 pack owner, and now own the "Reel Escape" 6 passenger sportfisher. Its rewarding to share my local knowledge and to make great fishing experiences for others!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sportcraft 300 offshore (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 350HP GM Vortec 5.7 MPI 2to1 velvetvdrive engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
We fish Sacramento River for sturgeon and striped
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Rock/lingcod halibut sharks striped bass salmon
Offshore Fishing
Salmon rock/lingcod halibut
Reef Fishing
Salmon halibut striped bass rock/lingcod
Flats Fishing
Sturgeon striped bass halibut shark

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Halibut striped bass rock/lingcod
Heavy Tackle
shark sturgeon salmon lingcod
Bottom Fishing
Lingcod rockfish sturgeon sharks
Trolling
Salmon striped bass halibut
Spinning
Jigging
Sometimes jiging for lingcod or rockfish
Drift Fishing
Drift with live bait
Deep Sea Fishing
Lingcod rockfish

Amenities

Toilet
Flushable private
GPS
Lowarance HDS 12
Fishfinder
Lowarance HDS 12
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
When available
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
2 weight are included per for salmon 10 ea
Live Bait
Live or trolling bait provided
Lures
2 rockfish rigs included. $10 ea extra rig on boa
Catch cleaning & filleting
Crew works hard for tips %20 is customary
First Mate
20%Gratituity is customary deckhands work for tips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 yrs old and up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Elliott E.
San Francisco, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day on the bay !

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on August 14, 2022
Anthony and Ethan are expert fisherman who have a deep knowledge of the bay. They put us on top of fish quickly and we were...
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Jason E.
Citrus Heights, California
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip w/ Captain Anthony!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on September 3, 2022
I booked this trip for my daughter, for her birthday!!  It couldn’t have been better!! Captain Anthony and Deck...
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Matthew J.
Concord, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing King Salmon Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon Fishing on August 28, 2022
Captain Anthony - thank YOU for the amazing trip fishing off the coast. You created memories of a lifetime for my son and nephew....
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Daniel G. S.
Napa, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Anthony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on October 2, 2022
Brought my two kids on the trip. Anthony and Joe were amazing with them. Got us onto the halibut and just made it a great day...
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Leonard S.
Sudbury, MA
Excellent
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (PM) on September 25, 2022
Captain Langes took us to some hot spots. The grandsons got halibut and loved their first fishing trip. Highly recommend this...
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FAQs about Help U Fish

Help U Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Sturgeon/Striped Bass (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Halibut Potluck (8 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Rockcod / Lingcod (8 hours)
  • $2,900 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Help U Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Flushable private
  • GPS Lowarance HDS 12
  • Fishfinder Lowarance HDS 12
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well When available
  • Radar

Trips booked with Help U Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (2 weight are included per for salmon 10 ea )
  • Live Bait (Live or trolling bait provided)
  • Lures (2 rockfish rigs included. $10 ea extra rig on boa)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew works hard for tips %20 is customary )
  • First Mate (20%Gratituity is customary deckhands work for tips)

Help U Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (We fish Sacramento River for sturgeon and striped )
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing ( Rock/lingcod halibut sharks striped bass salmon)
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon rock/lingcod halibut )
  • Reef Fishing (Salmon halibut striped bass rock/lingcod)
  • Flats Fishing (Sturgeon striped bass halibut shark )

Help U Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Halibut striped bass rock/lingcod )
  • Heavy Tackle (shark sturgeon salmon lingcod )
  • Bottom Fishing (Lingcod rockfish sturgeon sharks )
  • Trolling (Salmon striped bass halibut)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Sometimes jiging for lingcod or rockfish )
  • Drift Fishing (Drift with live bait)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Lingcod rockfish )

Top targeted fish species with Help U Fish include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Rockfish
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Shark (Tope)
  • Sturgeon
  • Tuna (Bluefin)