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
    1/4 Day Trip – Crabbing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Jul 1 (Mon)
    $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 Jul 1 - Jul 1 (Mon)
    $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.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    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
    Full Day Trip – Crabbing Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Jan 1
    $660
    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.
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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)
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $330 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
  • Radar

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)

About the Captain

Les Fernandes
Bodega Bay, California, United States
104 Customer reviews
Response time 2 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

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
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
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What a great trio!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Garry S.
United States
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Memories are forever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Crabbing Combo on November 19, 2022
Thank you Les! You are a man of men. The guys had a great time and caught their limit. As for the birthday boy who couldn’t...
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Bob W.
Santa Rosa, California
Excellent
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8 hr trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 23, 2022
Great time, captain (Les) and deck crew ( mike ) made a great day for us, we were all loving the trip and the crew were professional. ...
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Chris D.
Fresno, California
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great time again

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 30, 2022
This was our second trip with Captain Les and deckhand Mike. They are both great got our limits and where very helpful and...
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Kyle F.
San Rafael, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Bodega Bay Fish On

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 4, 2022
Limits of king salmon and rockfish for the boat and a fun day on the water. Captain Les and Mike put us on fish and I had a...
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David M.
Davis, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Day Fishing with My Mom Son

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2022
Captain and deckhand on the fish!  The expertise of the leadership of Captain Les and the skill set of deckhand Mike equals...
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