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 very spacious seating area.

The boat has a flushing toilet, refrigerator, 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Big striped bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    During the fall and winter go after trophy size striped bass up to 40lb not uncommon these are not small keeper fish
  • Private trip
    Full day Shark trips
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Go for light tackle leopard sharks Or Heavy tackle huge sevengill
  • Private trip
    Full day or night Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Go after big sturgeon late fall thru spring great eating hard fighting pre historic dinosaurs
  • Private trip
    Full Day Rock Cod/Lingcod
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Fish for coastal Rock Cod and Lingcod. You'll be using live bait (if available) or squid. The captain will take care of the fishing equipment so just bring some drinks and snacks. Farlon trips are also available with a fuel surcharge.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $750
    Fish for hard fighting Kings, great eating, hard fighting, silver bullets! High-end rods reels and bait is provided. Trolling weights are required (2 per person, $8 each on board). If you want to bring trolling weights, the captain recommends 2 or 2.5 lb balls.
  • Private trip
    potluck halibut striper rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Use live anchovies when available or troll for halibut or bass possible rockfish
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About the Captain

Anthony Langes
Richmond, California, United States
30 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 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) Striped Bass
Black Rockfish Black Rockfish
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

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

Sturgeon Sturgeon

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 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef 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
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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awesome group of guys!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan M.
Castro Valley, California
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Help U Fish salmon trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Salmon Fishing on August 29, 2021
Captain Anthony was a real down to earth guy who really went the extra mile to help me and my group catch fish. He gave us...
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Mike F.
Sacramento, California
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Fantastic Experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day on July 4, 2021
Capt Anthony, deck hand Ethan, and our entire day fishing was great. Extremely thoughtful and very focused on ensuring we were...
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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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Mike H.
Rancho Cordova, CA
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Whole day rockcod lingcod

VERIFIED   Full Day Rock Cod/Lingcod on August 22, 2021
Whole day rockcod lingcod. Not an easy day of fishing took most of the day but we finally limited out on rockcod. Few captains...
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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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FAQs about Help U Fish

Help U Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Big striped bass (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full day Shark trips (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full day or night Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Rock Cod/Lingcod (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Salmon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - potluck halibut striper rockfish (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 (Lots of decksoace for 6 anglers)
  • Live Bait Well (When available )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Help U Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Salmon weights $8 bottom rigs $6 ea)
  • Live Bait (Live or trolling bait provided)
  • Lures (Provided gear when applicable )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew works hard for tips %20 customarily )
  • First Mate (20%Gratituity is customary )

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)
  • Flats Fishing (Sturgeon bass halibut shark )

Help U Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Halibut )
  • Heavy Tackle (Monster shark trip)
  • Bottom Fishing (Lingcod rockfish)
  • Trolling (Salmon striped bass halibut)
  • Spinning (If u chose to bring your own gear to cast lures )
  • 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 (Chinook)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Sturgeon