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
    Full Day – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    Potluck Halibut/Striper, Shark hunting, Rockfish/Lingcod (Farlon trip fuel charges), Sturgeon fishing, big Striped Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,500
    Fish for hard fighting, great eating silver bullets! High-end rods and reels provided, as well as 2 weights per angler ($8 each on board). If you want to bring trolling weights, the captain recommends 2.5 or 2lb ones.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Potluck Halibut/Striper, Shark hunting, Rockfish/Lingcod (Farlon trip fuel charges), Sturgeon fishing, big Striped Bass.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Bay – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    Potluck Halibut/Striper, Shark hunting, Sturgeon fishing, or big Striped Bass.
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About the Captain

Anthony Langes
Richmond, California, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 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

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
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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Monster sharking
Monster sharking
July 25, 2021
Hard fighting great on the bbq
FULLDAY Halibut Rockfish Lingcod
FULLDAY Halibut Rockfish Lingcod
July 17, 2021
These guys got some halibut rockfish and lingcod on a livebait potluck
SHARKWEEK
SHARKWEEK
July 11, 2021
These guys wanted to go into the ocean for halibut, they had never been into our ocean waters before. The weather happened to pick up and the wind blew so it was a little rough and sloppy. They didn't make it past the lighthouse when more than half of their crew ended up sick first thing in the morning. I took them in but I never likevto take people out to get sick so for a backup i showed them something they would never forget Smiles on their faces say all!

Customer Reviews

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Shark expedition with Captain Anthony
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Mike F.
Sacramento, California
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Fantastic Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  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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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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Tom S.
Vacaville, California
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Pot luck

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day on July 17, 2021
Very dedicated and knowledgeable Captain worked hard and got us fish would recommend for everyone First time or experienced
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John G.
Brentwood, California
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July fishing trip

NEW  Full Day – Private on July 25, 2021
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FAQs about Help U Fish

Help U Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Bay – Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day – Shared (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day – Private (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day – 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)

Trips booked with Help U Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live or trolling bait provided)
  • Lures (Provided gear when applicable )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew works hard for tips )
  • Snacks (Chips granola bars soda cupcakes )
  • Drinks (Water soda)
  • First Mate (20%Gratituity is typical)

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