fishSFbay

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:

  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip–Halibut / Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $1,100
    Fishing the waters of San Francisco bay targeting Halibut and Striped Bass using a variety of techniques including but not limited to live bait fishing and trolling. All equipment, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning included.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    A full day trip targeting King Salmon in the Marin and San Francisco coastal waters. All fishing equipment, bait, and fish cleaning are included. Two Salmon weights are included per angler, additional weights can be purchased on board if needed.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour–Halibut/Striped Bass Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,650
    Fishing the waters of San Francisco bay targeting Halibut and Striped Bass using a variety of techniques including but not limited to live bait fishing and trolling. All equipment, bait, tackle, and fish cleaning included. For private charters, lunch and soft drinks are also included.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - May 31
    $1,800
    A full day trip targeting King Salmon for up to 6 people. Fishing the Marin and San Francisco coastal waters. All fishing equipment, bait, and fish cleaning are included. Private charters also include specialty fish filleting, lunch, and soft drinks.
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About the Captain

Sean Stafford
Richmond, California, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
9 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
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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

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

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Full day trip
Full day trip
Full day trip trolling salmon and rockfish
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David T.
Citrus Heights, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour–Halibut/Striped Bass Private on May 14, 2022
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Herman S.
Modesto, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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.
Nancy A. recommends fishSFbay
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Cris M.
Manteca, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Crab / Rockfish Combo (full day) on November 27, 2021
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FAQs about fishSFbay

fishSFbay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour Trip–Halibut / Striped Bass (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 8 Hour–Halibut/Striped Bass Private (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon Private (8 hours)

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

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

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)