Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing

Fish On Charters welcomes you to Bodega Bay, California! Here you can fish nearshore and offshore for some of California’s most coveted game. If you’re lucky, you may even take some home for dinner!

Step aboard a 28’ Design Concepts boat, built in 2004 and powered by a 225 HP Honda engine. This vessel is equipped with GPS and a fishfinder, leading you straight to the good stuff! She’s got enough room for up to 6 anglers, so be sure to bring along some friends for the ride.

Running this boat is Capt. Les Fernandes, an experienced fisherman who knows the waters of California well. Ask him to share his insights with you, or to simply show you some beautiful views around the bay. No matter your skill level, he’ll show you how to have a good time in these waters.

Expect to be trolling and bottom fishing for Salmon, Trout, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Crab. You catch it, you keep it! Capt. Les will clean and fillet it for you, so it’s straight from the dock and into the pan!

Fish On Charters provides all the gear you need for a successful day out on the water. All you need to bring is a California fishing license.

Chances are the sun is out and the fish are biting, so come join Capt. Les on the bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Crabbing Combo
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Jan 1
    $560
    If you're looking to fully explore the local fishery, this trip is for you. Not only will you have a chance to do some awesome fishing for the likes of Salmon, Trout, Rockfish, and more, but you'll have a go at crabbing too! Just make sure to bring a valid fishing license with you.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    Come fish Bodega Bay for Salmon, Trout, Lingcod and Rockfish. Some Albacore Tuna may show up too! All fishing gear is included. You keep your catch and Capt. Les will clean and fillet it for you. Remember to bring a California fishing license.
  • Shared trip
    1/4 Day Trip – Crabbing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Mar 31
    $240
    If you're aiming to do some crabbing, look no further. Capt. Les has everything you'll need for a trip focused on crabbing action. Departure times are flexible.
  • Shared trip
    1/4 Day Trip – Crabbing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Mar 31
    $240
    This trip is all about getting some great crabbing done. Departure times are flexible, so feel free to contact the captain about making it work.
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About the Captain

Les Fernandes
Bodega Bay, California, United States
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2017
Captain Les Fernandes has been a fisherman all his life. He is originally from Half Moon Bay, California, and has experience fishing in all kinds of waters. Capt. Les offers charters in Bodega Bay and various local lakes. He loves fishing and being outside, even hunting and racing stock cars. But for him, the most important thing of all is his family. Join him on one of his boats and have an unforgettable day out together.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Lingcod Lingcod
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Boat Specs

Design Concepts (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Brittany S.
Citrus Heights, California
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Les is the Best

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 4, 2021
We went out for my husbands birthday, and we had the most incredible time. Les and Deck mate Mike were both professional, prompt,...
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Sebastopol, California
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Just what the type of Birthday I needed

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2021
Capt. Les and Mike are a great bunch of guys. Curteous and helpful. Everyone caught fish with an exciting start to hitting...
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Murrieta, CA
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My daughter had a great trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 3, 2021
We decided to go out with Captain Les and deckhand Mike. Even though we had hoped to fish for salmon the decision to go for...
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Alameda, CA
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Extremely conscientious

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 17, 2021
Les helped us to organize a second boat for our group, which was a huge help, but then also called s ahead of time to let us...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2021
My son and I fished with Captain Les and mate Mike yesterday and had a great time. The boat was spotless and the equipment...
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FAQs about Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing

Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $120 per person - 1/4 Day Trip – Crabbing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $120 per person - 1/4 Day Trip – Crabbing (PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $280 per person - Full Day Trip – Crabbing Combo (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish On Charters – Bay Fishing include:
  • Crab
  • Lingcod
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Tuna (Albacore)