Flash Sport Fishing Charters - 32'

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For unforgettable fishing in San Francisco, look no further than Flash Sport Fishing Charters. Trips depart from the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can hop aboard an open boat trip or charter your own private excursion. Captain Steve Talmadge caters to anglers of all ages and skill levels, so bring your family along for an adventure they can all enjoy!

Step aboard “Flash 1” a 32’ Wegley commercial fishing boat previously used in Bristol Bay and the Bearing Sea in Alaska. This vessel features a 14’ beam and weighs nearly 12 tons, providing a safe and stable ride across the waves. Onboard you will find advanced fishing technology and all the gear you need. Many onboard amenities cater your comfort, including an onboard toilet, cushioned deck chairs, and a stereo system. On top of it all, Flash is also eco-friendly, meeting all the latest clean air requirements.

While fishing San Francisco Bay, you can target many sought-after species, from Salmon, Striped Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish, to a variety of Sharks. You will also have a chance to take in iconic views, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the vibrant wildlife of the Bay Area.

Capt. Steve and his crew are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your deep sea fishing experience. They provide hand built rods by Mac’s Custom Rods which are matched with Avet reels. Rods and reels for lefties are also available, in addition to two-speed reels for children and anyone who wants to use them. Capt. Talmadge keeps his trips limited to six passengers to maximize your comfort and fishing time. You will receive as much assistance as needed in order to land your very own Bay Area catch.

Flash Sport Fishing Charters provides everything you need. All you have to bring is a California fishing license and your lunch. Capt. Steve is also a photographer and is happy to take photos of you and your catch.

Come aboard today for a San Francisco fishing charter your entire family will love!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    up to 6 persons
    The boat is all yours! Come aboard and fish the bay for Salmon, Sharks, Sturgeon, Halibut, Rockfish, and more, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter(AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    Get the boat for yourself! You can enjoy deep sea fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Sharks, Lingcod, and more. This trip lasts around five-and-a-half hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter(PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    Get the boat to yourself for five-and-a-half hours! You can enjoy deep sea fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Sharks, Lingcod, and more, depending on the season.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Open Boat
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    One of the best trips you can get in Fisherman's Wharf! Come fish the magnificent bay for Salmon, Sharks, Sturgeon, Lingcod, Rockfish, and much more, depending on the season.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Open Boat (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $175
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    One of the best trips you can get in Fisherman's Wharf! The bay is magnificent, we do Salmon, Sharks, Sturgeon, Lingcod, Rockfish, and much more, depending on the season.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Open Boat (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $175
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    One of the best trips you can get in Fisherman's Wharf! The bay is magnificent, we do Salmon, Sharks, Sturgeon, Lingcod, Rockfish, and much more, depending on the season. This trip lasts around five-and-a-half hours.
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About the Captain

Steve Talmadge
San Francisco, California, United States
Angler's Choice
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since September 2017
Captain Steve Talmadge has been fishing the San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters since 1970. He has experience in sport fishing as well as commercial fishing. He knows that fishing is about more than reeling in a catch, which is why he strives to provide a professional and memorable experience for all his customers. Before he committed himself to fishing full time, Capt. Steve worked as a commercial photographer. Many happy customers bring home professional photos of their time aboard Flash!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Lingcod
Rockfish

Salmon
Shark (Leopard)
Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Wegley (Commercial) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 500HP Cummins Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

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:
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Visa
Mastercard
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Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.11
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Erik C.
United States
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
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Andriy G.
Sacramento, California
 4.33
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VERIFIED   September 2, 2019
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Charles P.
Moraga, CA
 4.00
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VERIFIED   June 6, 2019
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Zach A.
Oakland, CA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 1, 2018
Wonderful Experience, highly recommend!
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Kim L.
Oakland, CA
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2018
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