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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Farallon Lingcod
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,200
    Chase monster Lingcod and big Rockfish out at the Farallon Islands. You can now fish depths that have been closed for decades! Your bait is provided by the crew. $20 rod rental. $20 Tackle pack Includes 2-2lb weights 2 pack shrimp fly. Gas surcharge for offshore will apply.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Salmon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 17 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    Get your fresh King Salmon! Some of the best fighting, best tasting fish, fresh ocean run King is some of the best fish you'll catch and ever eat. Off this beautiful coast, there's truly some great Salmon fishing so don't miss out! $20 avet reel cousins rod rental. Trolling weights are not provided. $10 per ea weight on board. Offshore gas surcharges will apply.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Sturgeon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $1,200
    Sturgeon is on every angler's bucket list! Catching a living fossil dated back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth is no easy task. There's fish over 10 ft long and over 500 lbs swimming in these waters, with many keeper size fish 4-6 ft long in the area. You're in luck because this crew has landed hundreds of Sturgeon, from first-timers to sturgeon fishing vets. Bait and tackle are provided. $20 avet reel and cousins rod rental
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    Have you ever caught a huge seven gill Shark, Thresher, or Soupfin?! You'll have great chances at huge Sharks patrolling the Bay. For this trip, the captain provides specific baits for all the gear and heavy tackle. Light tackle trips are a blast for advanced anglers and fisherman of all ages!! Pound for pound is the hardest fighting Shark!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Trophy Striped Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    $1,200
    Seasonally you can target trophy list Striped Bass in the fall and winter into spring months, while using big live bait or trolling big lures. This is a bucket list fish. The captain encourages catch and release on breeder fish over 40 inches. Bait and tackle provided $20 avet reel cousins rod rental
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Explore the nearshore spots on this bay trip. You can use live bait or troll for your trophies. Target Halibut, White Seabass, Striper, Rock Cod, Lingcod, and more. $20 avet reel cousins rod rental. Trolling weights not provided bring suggest your own 2 minimum. 1lb & 20oz weights are available on board.
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About the Captain

Anthony Langes
Richmond, California, United States
8 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)
Sturgeon Sturgeon
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

Sportcraft 300 sportfisherman (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2002. Powered by 2 340HP Inmar fuel injected vortec engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Awesome halibut bite
Awesome halibut bite
May 1, 2021
Started the day picking away, as the afternoon went on we had doubles and triples to stack the deck! Lots of action 50 shorts tons of bites
Halibut bite going strong
Halibut bite going strong
April 25, 2021
Took my son out today he ended up with a couple of nice ones we had lots of action many shorts we lucked into a few fish that almost spooled us! Next time they won't get away... Www.helpufish.net
Good halibut bite!
Good halibut bite!
April 23, 2021
The Halibut bite is heating up we got great weather coming up!

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Shark expedition with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   NEW  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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FAQs about Help U Fish

Help U Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 9 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Farallon Lingcod (10 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Salmon (10 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Sturgeon (10 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Shark (9 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Trophy Striped Bass (9 hours)

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

Trips booked with Help U Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (20 per rod rental $10 per weight for salmon )
  • 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
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Sturgeon
  • Tuna (Albacore)