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If you’re in the Bay Area, visiting Berkeley should definitely be on your to-do list. The city is nestled on the glistening San Francisco Bay, giving it easy access to the bay’s fantastic fishing. The convenient location means that you can find a lot of avid anglers here year-round, and there are even more Berkeley fishing charters, who make it their business to put you on the best catch.
One of the great things about Berkeley is its proximity to both freshwater and saltwater fishing grounds. If you head to one of the nearby lakes, you can expect excellent action for Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Catfish, and Largemouth Bass. If you’re not sure when to go, spring trolling in Lake Chabot for Trout is a well-established tradition among the local freshwater fishers.
On the saltwater front, the bay is open for fishing throughout the year, with anything from Striped Bass, Flounder, and Halibut to first-class Chinook Salmon, Sharks, and Crab at your disposal. If deep sea fishing is the name of your game, go beyond the Golden Gate Bridge for the chance to hook Lingcod, Rockfish, White Seabass, and even Albacore Tuna.
When you’ve picked a species to target, it’s time to choose a fishing trip that will serve the right purpose. If you’re up for a relaxed day on the water with your family, a half day trip is a good idea. Fishermen who set their sights on a trophy-sized catch will have a better chance of doing just that on a full day expedition. In Berkeley, fishing fun is all but guaranteed!

Rules & Regulations

Anglers over the age of 16 going out with Berkeley fishing charters still need to have a valid California fishing license. If you have any concerns, talk to your guide – they’ll know all about local regulations.

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Winter in this part of California is mild when compared to other parts of the country. It’s a great time to be bottom fishing for Halibut and Flounder.
February’s not only good for bottom fishing, but also for family trips where you can go after Leopard Sharks and have fun together! Flounder action is superb this time of year, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Winter coming to a close means the Striper bite is picking up as the month goes on. With a good guide at your side, those Stripers won’t know what’s hit them. Halibut and Flounder are also biting.
April in Berkeley means anglers getting excited about the deep sea fishing season that starts around this time. Fishing conditions are perfect in the bay, with Striped Bass, Halibut, Flounder, and Leopard Shark bite at its peak.
Whether it’s in the bay or offshore, saltwater or freshwater, it’s world-class fishing wherever you go. It’s especially worthwhile for those in the market for Stripers and Halibut. The Chinook season usually opens in May!
The entire San Francisco Bay Area is known for its “potluck fishing,” and Berkeley is no exception. Expect to see lots of variety all around, with Chinook, Lingcod, White Seabass, and Rockfish as the most popular catches.
If you can choose when to come down to Berkeley for some fishing, July is the perfect time! Halibut, Lingcod, White Seabass, Rockfish, and Salmon are just some of the species available, and they’re biting left and right.
As though the fishing wasn’t good enough already, August has Albacore Tuna joining the fray! Add that to stupendous Salmon action, top-notch bottom fishing, and excellent lake bite, and you’ve got fishing paradise.
Summertime is over, but you could hardly tell with all the fish around. Fishing around the Farallon Islands is awesome this time of year, especially for Albacore Tuna and delicious bottom dwellers.
October is your final chance at getting your share of the local Albacore Tuna action. If King Salmon is on your to-catch list, now is the time to go after it before the season closes for the year.
Tuna and Salmon have left the scene, but fishing is still going strong. From Halibut and Lingcod to Rockfish and Sharks, there’s plenty to catch in November. On top of that, the crabbing season usually opens this month.
The end of the year corresponds with the end of the deep sea fishing season. Closer to shore, fishing is still up to par, with Lingcod, Rockfish, Flounder, and Crab eager to gulp down your bait.

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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Berkeley

According to customer reviews, Topline Sport Fishing – Berkeley, Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service, and David Rooney are some of the most popular fishing charters in Berkeley, California. Full list of top fishing charters in Berkeley.

Topline Sport Fishing – Berkeley, Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service, and David Rooney all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Berkeley.

The best way to experience fishing in Berkeley is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Berkeley, California.

The most popular fish species you can target is Halibut. Top fishing techniques include light tackle and drift fishing. River fishing and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

October is your final chance at getting your share of the local Albacore Tuna action. If King Salmon is on your to-catch list, now is the time to go after it before the season closes for the year. Check availability for local fishing charters in Berkeley.

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