fishSFbay welcomes you aboard! Join 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:

  • Private trip
    Farallon Islands Rockfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $1,800
    Fishing the Farallon islands for the many different species of rockfish as well as ling cod. (Weather dependent)
  • Private trip
    Salmon Trolling + Rockfish Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,800
    Salmon Trolling and Rockfishing Combo trip along the Marin Coast. This trip begins with trolling for salmon for the first part of the day then switching gears around 9am to fish for rockfish in the shallow reefs along the coast. The trip concludes at 3pm or when rockfish limits (10 per person) are reached. All rods, reels, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning included. No hidden costs! (Not included fishing license, lunch, deckhand tip)
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,500
    This is a full day trip that will see you target King Salmon outside the Golden Gate. The captain will supply you with all the fishing gear, bait, trolling weights, as well as fish cleaning. The trip starts at 5:30 a.m. Before you leave, make sure you have a California fishing license, drinks, and food.
  • Private trip
    Crab / Rockfish Combo (full day)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 6 - Dec 1
    $1,500
    Trapping dungeness crab off the San Francisco or Marin coast with the addition of coastal live bait rockfishing! Generous limit of 10 Dungeness crab and 10 rockfish per person per trip! (Weather dependent, 100% refund will be given for trips cancelled due to weather)
  • Private trip
    900 Rockfish-private charter 6 max
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,350
    Coastal rockfishing trip departing at 9:00am. Sleep in and target rockfish on the coast with bait and lures (all included) trip returns at 4pm or when rockfish limits have been reached. Rockfish limit 10 per person per day.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 15
    $1,200
    Fishing for Sharks in side the bay.
  • Private trip
    Dungeness Crab (crab only 1/2 day)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 6 - Dec 1
    $1,000
    Trapping dungeness crab off the San Francisco or Marin coast. Generous limit of 10 Dungeness crab! (Weather dependent, 100% refund will be given for trips cancelled due to weather)
  • Private trip
    Dungeness Crab (PM half day)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 6 - Dec 1
    $1,000
    Trapping dungeness crab off the San Francisco or Marin coast. Generous limit of 10 Dungeness crab! (Weather dependent, 100% refund will be given for trips cancelled due to weather)
  • Private trip
    Farallon Islands Rockfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Fishing the Farallon Islands for the many different species of Rockfish and Lingcod. (Weather Dependent, if trip is cancelled due to weather 100% refund is given)
  • Shared trip
    Salmon Trolling + Rockfish Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $600
    Salmon Trolling and Rockfishing Combo trip along the Marin Coast. This trip begins with trolling for salmon for the first part of the day then switching gears around 9am to fish for rockfish in the shallow reefs along the coast. The trip concludes at 3pm or when rockfish limits (10 per person) are reached. All rods, reels, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning included. No hidden costs! (Not included fishing license, lunch, deckhand tip)
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    This is a full day trip that will see you target King Salmon outside the Golden Gate. The captain will supply you with all the fishing gear, bait, trolling weights, as well as fish cleaning. The trip starts at 5:30 a.m. Before you leave, make sure you have a California fishing license, drinks, and food.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Live Bait Rockfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    Spend 8 hours on the water and enjoy fishing the Marin Coast for Rockfish and Lingcod. For this trip, you should bring a fishing license and the food and drinks of your choice. The captain will provide everything else from the fishing gear to bait to catch cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Live Bait Potluck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    Head out and spend the day fishing in the San Francisco Bay using live bait. If the fish aren't biting inside the bay, you'll head a bit further out to find your prized catch. The species you'll target include Striped Bass and whatever else bites. The captain provides you with all the fishing tackle, weights, live bait, and will also clean and fillet your catch. Before you leave, bring your California fishing licenses and some snacks and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 15
    $400
    Fishing for Sharks in side the bay.
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About the Captain

Sean Stafford
Richmond, California, United States
ID & License verified
4 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
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

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

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Herman S.
Modesto, CA
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Full day trip trolling salmon and rockfish

VERIFIED   Salmon Trolling + Rockfish Combo on August 21, 2021
Caught 4 salmon and a limit of rockfish for 4 fisherman my daughter caught her first salmon great trip Thank , Captain...
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Steve G.
Sacramento, CA
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Fishing with Sean

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon Trolling on July 27, 2021
Everything was great, Captain Sean and his first mate are very friendly and helpful, will be booking future trips for sure!
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Nancy A.
Biggs, CA
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Half day trip with Captain Shawn and Deckhand Kenny

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Live Bait Potluck on July 22, 2021
We had a blast and caught lots of sharks! We enjoyed the company of the Captain Shawn and Kenny.
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GERALD A.
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Fishing with Sean

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon Trolling on July 17, 2021
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FAQs about fishSFbay

fishSFbay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip – Live Bait Potluck (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon Trolling (9 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day – Live Bait Rockfishing (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - Farallon Islands Rockfishing (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - Salmon Trolling + Rockfish Combo (9 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Dungeness Crab (crab only 1/2 day) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Dungeness Crab (PM half day) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Shark Fishing (7 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 900 Rockfish-private charter 6 max (7 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Ocean Salmon (9 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Crab / Rockfish Combo (full day) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Farallon Islands Rockfishing (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Salmon Trolling + Rockfish Combo (9 hours)

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

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

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

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

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