fishSFbay welcomes you aboard! Join us for a memorable day on the water and have fun fishing the productive grounds around Richmond, California. Captain Sean Stafford will take you inshore, nearshore, as well as offshore and make sure you have a terrific time chasing many prized species. Join him in Richmond and create beautiful memories on the water!

Your adventure will start on a 29’ Defiance pilothouse that runs on two 250 HP Honda engines and can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat uses modern GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar technology that will keep you on the right track. There’s also a portable toilet you can use.

You and the captain will be bottom fishing and trolling the San Francisco Bay. The species you’ll have the opportunity to catch include Chinook Salmon, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Halibut, and Lingcod. You get to keep all the fish you catch and take it home to enjoy delicious meals. Kids are more than welcome to join aboard, so bring them as well and spend a wonderful time in nature together.

Captain Sean will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, and will also clean and fillet your catch. What you should bring before you live are your snacks, drinks, and fishing licenses.

Pay fishSFbay a visit and have a memorable time fishing the beautiful San Francisco Bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Rockfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 18
    $500
    A full day targeting rockfish and lingcod. Includes rods and reels, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour – Crab Rockfish Combo Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 5 - Dec 18
    $530
    The freezer filler! Generous limits of 10 crab, 10 rockfish, and 2 lingcod per person! Rod, reel, bait, and tackle included!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour – Crab/Rockfish Single Seat
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 12 - Dec 18 (Sat, Sun)
    $530
    Single seat for crab and rockfish combo. Select the number of seats your group wishes to occupy. All bait, tackle, fishing gear, and fish filleting are included! The trip lasts 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Crab Only
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 7 - Dec 18 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,200
    A private trip for Crab only.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Rockfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 18
    $1,500
    A full day targeting rockfish and lingcod. Includes rods and reels, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour–Crab+Rockfish Food & Drinks!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 5 - Dec 18
    $1,600
    The freezer filler! Generous limits of 10 crab, 10 rockfish, and 2 lingcod per person! Rod, reel, bait, tackle, fish cleaning, lunch, and soft drinks included at no extra charge! A holiday special!
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About the Captain

Sean Stafford
Richmond, California, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain Sean welcomes you to the gorgeous and productive waters around Richmond. Pick a day and join him for a memorable day of fishing full of fun and excitement!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Defiance (Pilothouse) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Honda engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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
You Keep Catch

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Half day halibut\/potluck
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Fishing with Sean
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dave M.
Socorro, New Mexico
Excellent
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Overall

Halibut fishing on the bay with Captain Sean

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Salmon Weekend Single Seat on October 30, 2022
We had a fantastic day on the bay fishing for halibut with Captain Sean and his charming wife Angelina.  I’ve lived in the...
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Darren B.
Nipomo, California
Excellent
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Excellent
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Great success!!

8 Hour Trip – Salmon on July 11, 2022
I have to tell you that this was one of the best times that my friends and my family ever had salmon fishing. Captain Sean...
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Cody C.
Dripping Springs, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day halibut/potluck

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Halibut/Potluck on August 31, 2022
We had an amazing morning trip with Capt Sean and Kenny today. The knowledge of the fish and the fishery these men have and...
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John Y.
Fresno, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day halibut trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Halibut/Potluck on September 4, 2022
Amazing experience out in San Francisco bay. The weather was perfect and the fish were bitting. Captain and crew worked hard...
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Patrick R.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Excellent
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Great crew, great boat, great fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour – Crab Rockfish Combo Shared on November 13, 2022
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FAQs about fishSFbay

fishSFbay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Rockfishing (8 hours)
  • $265 per person - 8 Hour – Crab Rockfish Combo Shared (8 hours)
  • $265 per person - 8 Hour – Crab/Rockfish Single Seat (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Crab Only (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Rockfishing (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour–Crab+Rockfish Food & Drinks! (8 hours)

When you book a trip with fishSFbay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with fishSFbay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

fishSFbay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

fishSFbay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with fishSFbay include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shark (Leopard)