David Rooney

(12) In demand!

David Rooney is one of the most professional and knowledgeable captains in Richmond, California. With over two decades of experience in sport fishing and commercial crabbing in the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, David has mastered the local waters and understands the true rewards of patience.

If fishing in San Francisco Bay appeals to you, you would absolutely love it aboard a 27-foot Aluminum fishing boat. It is a clean, seaworthy fishing machine that is well-prepared for the current bite. It comes powered by a single 175 HP Evinrude and performs great in the local waters. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the boat is equipped with Lawrence navigational electronics and other professional features.

David Rooney begins his season in January when the weather can be a bit cold but Sturgeon fishing is hot. Come spring, and it’s time to head to the reefs and offshore for some Salmon trolling action. Or cruise to the deeper waters with a heavier tackle for Rockfish. If you are looking for chasing Halibut, Captain David can show you the most productive spots. If you don’t want to expand the list of potential catches, you can go for Striped Bass, Halibut, and Lingcod.

Whether it’s a private charter for you and your fishing buddies or a shared trip with anglers all around the country, each trip with Captain David is fun and action-packed. You will be provided with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as bait. When you return to the shore, your catch will be cleaned and filleted, ready to jump straight into the frying pan.  You will need to purchase a license prior to the trip, grab something to eat and drink, and join the adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - King Salmon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Jun - 31 Oct (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Trolling for king salmon outside ocean King fishing is under way!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private (OCEAN)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 7 Apr - 31 Oct
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will see you fishing the productive waters of Richmond for a variety of species depending on the season. The package is ideal for any angler!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Rockfish Ling Cod
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Jun - 31 Dec (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $200
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Farahlon island or on the coast for rock fish ling cod live bait trips!!
  • Shared trip
    Bay Fishing - Stripers & Halibut
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $185
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is inside the bay for striped bass and halibut! Live bait!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private (BAY)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $185
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will see you fishing the productive waters of Richmond for a variety of species depending on the season. The package is ideal for any angler!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Sturgeon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Mar
    $185
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    If you don't have a fishing buddy but want to test the waters, this is your trip. Just bring something to eat and drink and join in the adventure!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon Salmon
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Tuff (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Captain

David Rooney
Richmond, California, United States
Member since May 2017
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I started fishing at the early age of 6 on my grandad's six-pack boat for Salmon, Striped Bass, and Rockfish in San Francisco Bay's outside ocean on the Marin coast. I loved to go fishing with my grandad and helping him with the boat. I got my captain license in 1992 and worked in Halfmoon Bay for different charter boat companies running the Huli Cat Capt. Jon Blue Horizon Princton Special, then worked out of Emeryville on the Capt. Hook. I also lived in a Alaska for 8 years, worked for charter boat services in Sitka and Ninilchick fishing for Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, and Lingcod.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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7 limits makes a great day
Full day halibut trip
Full day fishing.
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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Ariel S.
San Pablo, California
 5.00
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Full Day Trip Halibut and Bass with David Rooney

VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2019
We had an awesome trip with David Rooney! We got bass in the morning and then went for halibut the rest of the trip. We caught...
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Kenton R.
Sacramento, CA
 5.00
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Full day on the Bay with skipper David Rooney

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2019
This trip was one of the best yet!  It was hard to believe, but it seemed David was everywhere at once.  He spoiled...
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Charles B.
Travis AFB, California
 4.67
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9 hrs/All day halibut & striper best price for 4

VERIFIED   NEW  June 23, 2019
Great boat, plenty of room for 4. Even 6 if really needed but, no restroom for the girls. So tell the wives no private restroom,...
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Nick M.
San Anselmo, CA
 5.00
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7 limits makes a great day

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Dave showed us a great time! The water was pretty choppy, but we pushed on. A great day on the water and we were all heading...
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Netia M.
Sacramento, CA
 5.00
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Full day halibut trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
David was the best captain ever! We’ve taken a few of the big ship charters in the past, after yesterday’s trip...
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