Sole-Man Sportfishing

236 Jefferson Street
San Francisco CA, United States

Sole-Man Sportfishing are located at world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and offer Bay and Ocean fishing charters. Captain Don Franklin (aka ‘Sole-Man’) has been fishing for 41 years, and has been operating Sole-Man Sportfishing for the last 14 years. He has a lot of knowledge and experience, and knows these waters like the back of his hand.

Join Capt. Don aboard one of the finest and best equipped fishing charter boats on Fisherman’s Wharf. His 32 ft Uniflite boat offers a smooth and sturdy ride, and can accommodate up to six anglers in comfort on its spacious fishing deck. It is powered by a 210HP Cummins 6BT engine, and comes equipped with Furuno GPS and radar, Garmin fishfinder, and VHF radio. It features a flybridge, live-bait tank, air-conditioned or heated cabin, on board toilet, as well as a grill ready to sizzle up some tasty food.

When you fish with Sole-Man, you will get to experience some of the finest Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sturgeon, and Shark fishing anywhere! Trips include high-quality fishing equipment and lures, live bait, and drinks (water, coffee and tea), while the crew are happy to process your catch to your specifications.

Get ready to catch a trophy fish with Captain Don “The Sole-Man” Franklin!


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 6 persons
    Head out for a full-day of fishing with Sole-Man on the bay and ocean waters of San Francisco. You will target species such as Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sturgeon, and Shark. Trips include high-quality fishing equipment and lures, live bait, and drinks (water, coffee and tea), while the crew are happy to process your catch to your specifications.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Join Sole-Man for a half-day trip fishing the bay or ocean around San Francisco, targeting Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sturgeon, and Shark. Trips include high-quality fishing equipment and lures, live bait, and drinks (water, coffee and tea), while the crew are happy to process your catch to your specifications.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Rockfish
Salmon

Shark (Blue)
Shark (Leopard)
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)

Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Uniflite () originally built in 1974. Powered by a 210HP Cummins 6BT engine.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Don Franklin
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since March 2016
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Captain Don ‘Sole-Man’ Franklin has been fishing for over 40 years, and for the last 14 years he has been running Sole-Man Sportfishing. He enjoys sharing the joy of fishing with everyone, and is great at teaching kids how to fish. So no matter your age or skill level, join Sole-Man for an exciting day on the water - everyone can have a great time fishing with Captain Don!
Response time: 26 hours
Response rate: 53%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Experience
Half day Haibut trip in the bay.
Half day Haibut trip in the bay.
My boy got a catch!
+3
Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kelvin Chua
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Don Franklin

VERIFIED   November 19, 2017

Don is very friendly and we chanced upon him one day before the actual day of fishing at the Pier. He makes sure that we know...

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Lucas Mulder
San Francisco, CA
 5.00
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Half day fishing for rockfish and lingcod

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018

We had a great outing with the Sole-man fishing for rockfish and lingcod.
Although it was a little nautical going out...

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Douglas Wolff
Roseville, California
 5.00
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Half day Haibut trip in the bay.

VERIFIED   April 15, 2018

Our group had a great time, the deckhand Hunter was the best. The Capt. Don put us on to fish and knew where the fish were,...

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Gerard Larios
Newark, California
 5.00
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1/2 day trip - crew went extra mile

VERIFIED   May 12, 2017

Overall it was a great trip with my team from work. The crew went the extra mile to try and get us all good catches for the...

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