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’ 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.

Now, simply take a look at the packages offered below, book one that best fits your needs, and start counting down the days until your next adventure!

The lead balls used for Salmon fishing are charged 10$ per weight.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $500
    If you're looking for a trip that will give you the opportunity to get a proper taste of the local fishery and a chance at some impressive catch, this is the one for you. This trip will see you fishing the productive waters of Richmond for a variety of species depending on the season. Some popular targets include Striped Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, and others.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Oct 31
    $500
    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 anglers of all experience levels! Likely targets on this trip will be species such as Striped Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, and others.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 30
    $500
    If you don't have a fishing buddy but want to test the waters, this is your trip. You'll spend the full day exploring the most productive Sturgeon spots in the area looking for your next trophy catch. Just bring something to eat and drink and join in the adventure!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – King Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 17 - Oct 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    If you've been dreaming of hooking one of these prized beasts and are anxious to see if you've got what it takes to land a trophy specimen, this is the perfect trip for you. This package will see you trolling for Chinook Salmon in the surrounding waters, covering a large area in search of the best bite! The lead balls used for Salmon fishing are charged 10$ per weight.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Rockfish and Lingcod
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 10 - Dec 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Join Captain David Rooney on a trip to Farahlon Island or to the various hotspots along the coast as you pursue Rockfish and Lingcod using live bait! This trip is great for anglers of various skill levels as the amount and variety of targets in the local waters is enough to give any visitor a challenge that tests their skills.
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour Trip – Striper and Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Enjoy a trip to the rich fishing grounds inside the bay where some of the captain's favorite Striped Bass and Halibut spots are located! To give you the best shot at landing a catch you can brag about, you'll be using live bait and have expert assistance and guidance on this exciting trip!
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About the Captain

David Rooney
Richmond, California, United States
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45 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
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.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Great captain and 1st mate

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – King Salmon on July 24, 2021
Dave is a great captain he’s very experienced           The day we went the waves were real bad , but he handled...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bay on August 22, 2021
Fishing trip with 4 of us. One of us landed a 40 pounder! We caught full limits. Captain David Rooney is amazing! He’s helpful,...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bay on June 19, 2021
I can’t even to begin to tell you how badass, Captin David & Arron was. These guys work their butts off and wanted to keep...
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Acampo, CA
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Nothing Better Than Fishing!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bay on June 23, 2021
Had a great day fishing.  Started off a little slow in the morning but David stuck with it and put us on the fish later in...
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Great day out!

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Striper and Halibut on April 23, 2021
All in all we had a great experience with Captain Dave. He’s knowledgable and tireless (he was willing to stay out later...
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FAQs about David Rooney

David Rooney offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Bay (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Sturgeon (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 9 Hour Trip – King Salmon (9 hours)
  • $250 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Rockfish and Lingcod (9 hours)
  • $250 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Striper and Halibut (9 hours)

When you book a trip with David Rooney, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Live bait trips for Halibut, Striped Bass, rockfish)
  • Ice Box (Ice chest)

Trips booked with David Rooney include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Lead sinkers not included)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

David Rooney offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod)
  • Reef Fishing

David Rooney offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Striped Bass, Halibut in the bay)
  • Heavy Tackle (King Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut)
  • Bottom Fishing (Heavier tackle Rockfishing deep water)
  • Trolling (Trolling for King Salmon)

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