Warrior Poet Sportfishing

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Warrior Poet Sportfishing invites you to experience first class fishing in San Francisco, California. The charter is based out of the historic Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and offers half day trips in the morning and the afternoon, as well full day trips. Captain David King has been fishing the local waters for over 25 years and knows the best fishing spots.

Fishing in San Francisco is excellent for Rockfish, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Salmon, Shark, Dungeness Crab, Lingcod, Halibut, Skate, Ray, and lots more species. Depending on the time of the year you go out, you will target seasonal fish using a variety of techniques such as light or heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, or drift fishing.

Captain David operates a 34’ well-appointed Pelican Bay Boatworks commercial boat originally built in 1988. It is powered by new twin 225 HP Volvo D4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. This boat is excellent for fishing trips inside and outside of the Golden Gate Bridge featuring a GPS and a fishfinder, an ice box, a livewell, all the safety gear, and a toilet, which is a huge plus if you are taking the whole family out.

Warrior Poet Sportfishing provides full tackle with Avet reels and custom 270L rods from Surf City Anglers. They also include lures, live baits, snacks and drinks on all trips. Once you return to the marina, you will have a complimentary fish cleaning and filleting, so bring a cooler in order to transport it home or to a nearby restaurant to be cooked for you.

You’ll need to purchase a fishing license before the day. Don’t forget the Sturgeon Report Card if you’d like to be able to retain a white sturgeon!

If you are looking for a fun day on the water, fishing for delicious fish species and enjoying epic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Warrior Poet is an excellent choice for you and your family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    Take an exclusive 10 hour fishing trip with only your party aboard.
  • Shared trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $330
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip is for the person who wants the land to feel strange after they get off the boat because its not moving. This is a long day trip trying to catch the most out of multiple tides. It can also be for long runs to fishing grounds that are normally out of reach. Not for the faint of heart.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Crab & Rockfish Combo
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 4 - Dec 31
    $250
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this trip we will be putting down crab traps on the way out to catch rock fish. On the way back we will pull the traps. If everything goes well everyone will be going home with limits of rock fish and 10 crab each.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $220
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Depending on the season and the weather, you will be chasing fish inside or outside of the Golden Gate Bridge. For food or fun it is always an adventure. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Salmon, Halibut, Skate, Ray, Rockfish, Crab, and more.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $170
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a quick trip for Rockfish, Striped Bass, or Sharks that lasts 5 hours. Alternatively, you can just take a tour of "the Rock" and the local famous bridges.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $170
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a quick trip in the afternoon for Rockfish, Striped Bass, or Sharks that lasts 5 hours. Alternatively, you can just take a tour of "the Rock" and the local famous bridges.
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About the Captain

David King
San Francisco, California, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
201 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
I was born with a view of the Hudson River and grew up within walking distance from the Atlantic Ocean. I moved to the Bay Area 25 years ago and I have fished every bit of water in-between.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Crab
Halibut
Lingcod

Ray
Rockfish
Salmon
Shark (Leopard)

Skate
Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Pelican Bay Boatworks (Commercial) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 225HP Volvo D4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 201 reviews
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Half day fishing trip with Dave
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Connie P.
San Jose, CA
 5.00
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Half day fishing trip with Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  November 24, 2019
Where do I start?! This was hands down the best fishing experience for myself and my son Austin. This was an interactive...
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John V.
San Jose, CA
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Half Day Trip With Captain David (San Pablo Bay)

VERIFIED   NEW  November 23, 2019
If you want a nice day relaxing with friends and family then Captain David’s boat is perfect for it. He sorts out everything...
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Julian S.
San Jose, CA
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Thank you Captain David King and First Mate Mike for a wonderful day of sports fishing just outside of the San Francisco Bay!...
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Chad C.
San Jose, CA
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One of a kind trip

VERIFIED   September 20, 2019
One of kind trip, from the start of the morning going under the golden gate, to the end of the end watching whales and dolphins. The...
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Diane H.
San Francisco, CA
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Half Day Trip With Captain David

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
I took my 2 teenage boys on the half day trip at 12:30p and it was amazing!  We just wanted to catch and release so we...
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