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 can be cleaned and filleted at an additional fee and 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.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – King Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 17 - Oct 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    If you've been dreaming of hooking one of these prized beasts and are anxious to see if you've got what it takes to land a trophy specimen, this is the perfect trip for you. This package will see you trolling for Chinook Salmon in the surrounding waters, covering a large area in search of the best bite! The lead balls used for Salmon fishing are charged 10$ per weight.
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About the Captain

David Rooney
Richmond, California, United States
Angler's Choice
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48 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod
Reef Fishing

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

Amenities

Toilet
Portable
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live bait trips for Halibut, Striped Bass, rockfish
Ice Box
Ice chest
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lead sinkers not included
Live Bait

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, 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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George L. M.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – King Salmon on September 4, 2022
There’s no head or wash basin on the boat, it’s the old fashion bucket. There’s no room in cabin in poor weather.
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Jenn L.
Livermore, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Striper and Halibut on July 12, 2022
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Max T.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – King Salmon on July 31, 2022
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Leon K.
Nixon, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day Salmon trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – King Salmon on October 9, 2021
We had a blast with David, thank you again for the great experience.
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Sidney F.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great captain and 1st mate

VERIFIED   8 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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FAQs about David Rooney

David Rooney offers the following trip to customers:
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – King Salmon (8 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
  • Radar

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

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