Flash Sport Fishing Charters - 33'

(15) In demand!

Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome aboard with Flash Sport Fishing Charters. You will find Captain Steve Talmadge and “Flash 2” at Fisherman’s Wharf, ready to take you deep sea fishing in San Francisco Bay. Come reel in the fish these waters are famous for while taking in sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and more!

Step aboard “Flash 2,” a 33’ Tierra originally built in 1991 and restored in 2016. Powered by twin 355 HP Cummins engines, this vessel a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots. There’s room on board for as many as 10 to 12 passengers, but Capt. Steve keeps it limited to six so that everyone is comfortable. Many onboard amenities provide the luxury of home, including a full toilet with a vanity and a table with seating in the cabin.

Depending on the season, you can enjoy fishing San Francisco Bay and the surrounding waters for Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, and Leopard Shark. Your captain and First Mate are standing by to assist in any way you need, whether you are a seasoned angler or just casting your very first line.

The crew specializes in light tackle fishing. Depending on the species, they will help you reel in your catch using the most effective technique, from drift fishing and trolling to jigging. Fishing gear of the highest quality is provided for you, featuring hand built Mac’s Custom Rods matched with Avet reels. Two speed reels and equipment for lefties are also available, or you are welcome to bring your own gear.

Flash Sport Fishing Charters provides snacks and fresh Starbucks coffee. Just be sure to bring a California fishing license and your lunch.

Book your trip today and experience the thrill of fishing in San Francisco!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    up to 6 persons
    This private charter is a chance for you and your family or friends to enjoy a great day out on the Bay! There is room on board for up to six people to fish in comfort. Fresh coffee is served at the start of your trip. You can fish for Salmon, Leopard Shark, Striped Bass, Lingcod, Halibut, and more, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter(AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    You can have the boat all to yourself on this five-and-a-half hour private charter. Fresh coffee is served on board. Depending on the season, you will fish San Francisco Bay and the surrounding waters for Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Leopard Shark, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter(PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    The boat is all yours for five-and-a-half hours! Depending on the season, you can catch Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Leopard Shark, and more.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Open Boat
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This open boat trip is the perfect way to experience fishing in San Francisco Bay without flexing your wallet! Depending on the season, you might catch Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, Lingcod, Leopard Shark, Striped Bass, and more.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Open Boat (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $175
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Come fish in the magnificent San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters. Here you can target 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 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $175
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Come fish in the magnificent San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters for Salmon, Sturgeon, Lingcod, Rockfish, and much more. This trip lasts around five-and-a-half hours.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Lingcod
Rockfish

Salmon
Shark (Leopard)
Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Tierra (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 355HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
33 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

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Steve Talmadge
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since September 2017
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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!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 98%

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4.98
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Greg M.
Omaha, NE
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VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Steve and crew, were nothing short of outstanding. The entire experience was so much more than we expected. They are...
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I can’t even put into words what a phenomenal fishing experience you get. Captain Steve and his crew make sure you have...
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Sacramento, California
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Hayward, California
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VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Although we didn’t get our limits, we had a great time. Captains Charles and Lucas worked very hard to locate the fish....
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