Running angling trips out of San Francisco, Garrison Fishing Guides invites you to check out the local fishery in style.

Capt. Max will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in fly fishing, all to get you on that bite. This involves 2 to 4-hour trips, mainly fishing for Bass, Halibut, Shark, and Sunfish, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip.

Bait isn’t included in the trip price, so make sure to check with the captain what your options are before the trip. Garrison Fishing Guides offers only catch and release trips, so any fish you catch will be returned to the water.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Garrison Fishing Guides.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing Intro
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $240
    Max offers a variety of “intro-to-fly-fishing” sessions for first-time or beginning fly anglers. Get a quick but in-depth intro to the sport and fly casting before a full session on the water. Garrison Fishing Guides will help you crawl, walk, then run!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Freshwater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $480
    A fishing trip on some of the beautiful freshwater spots of Marin County. You'll learn to navigate the lakes and reservoirs to find and hook some fish. You and the captain will also focus on the fundamentals of the sport and make sure you're ready to rock on the water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Saltwater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    This trip will take place along the saltwater shores. The captain will teach you to navigate the tides and natural structure of the coastline. You'll learn the tactics of saltwater fly fishing including the rigging, peculiarities of flies, and much more to ensure you're ready to tackle the coastline.
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About the Captain

Max Garrison
San Francisco, California, United States
1 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since April 2022
Max Garrison specializes in fly fishing and offers both introductory sessions and fishing trips for experienced anglers. Let him take you to some of California's most beautiful lakes or coastal spots, as you make some unforgettable memories while casting a line!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Ages 9 and up
Catch and Release Mandatory
Learn the tactics to catch and harvest on your own

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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2-Hour Beginner Casting/Fishing Lesson

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing Intro on June 2, 2022
Great lesson from Capt. Max. I do feel that I now have the basic knowledge required to start fly fishing as a hobby.
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FAQs about Garrison Fishing Guides

Garrison Fishing Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • $120 per person - 2 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing Intro (2 hours)
  • $240 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Freshwater (4 hours)
  • $240 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Saltwater (4 hours)

Trips booked with Garrison Fishing Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Garrison Fishing Guides offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Garrison Fishing Guides offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Garrison Fishing Guides include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Sunfish