Bodega Bay

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Bodega Bay Fishing Charters

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5.0 / 5
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trips from $1,700
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4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
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trips from $120
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(21 reviews)
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trips from $175
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(51 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Bodega Bay

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Bodega Bay, California are: Full list of top fishing charters in Bodega Bay

The average price for a private 8 hour Bodega Bay fishing trip is $1,123 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Bodega Bay that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Bodega Bay are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Bodega Bay are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Bodega Bay are:

Many fishing charters in Bodega Bay provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Bodega Bay are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Bodega Bay are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $138
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $919
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $4,500

Many recognize Bodega Bay as the site where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” but it’s the fish that are catching people’s attention here nowadays. This is shaping up to be one of California’s premier angling destinations, and one outing with a Bodega Bay fishing charter is enough to understand why that’s the case.
 
Here, fishermen delight in catching Lingcod, Rockfish, and Halibut most of the year. In summer, Chinook Salmon and Albacore Tuna turn up the heat with intense fighting action. Want a change of pace? Spend a sunny day crabbing on one of the piers or beaches of the bay, and you’re all but guaranteed a delicious seafood dinner.
 
If you’re coming to Bodega Bay for a fishing adventure, but you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of guides that can help you out. For anglers looking to fish and make new friends, shared trips are a good and affordable way to go. If you’re coming to the bay with your family or fishing buddies and prefer to have the boat to yourself, you should choose a private trip and enjoy to the max.
 
To get a taste of local culture and try something new, why not sign up for the Kayak Crabbing Tournament? This is a unique opportunity to snatch your limit of Dungeness Crab and work on your kayaking skills.
 
The best spot to find a fishing charter to your liking is Porto Bodega Marina in the quaint town of Bodega Bay.
 

Rules & Regulations

Bodega Bay fishing charters do not include fishing licenses. Anyone in your group age 16 and older must have a California state fishing license ahead of time. Your captain will let you know how many fish you can keep and they may even clean and prepare the catch for you after the trip.

Bodega Bay
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25577 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January is a great time for crabbing! You won’t find many charter boats running trips at this time of year, but shore fishing can be excellent. Maybe you could even land a Leopard Shark, which is always fun.
February
If you’re eager to mix things up a little, try clamming at low tide, or fish the incoming tide for Perch and Flounder. The weather is heating up already, and anglers are preparing for the peak fishing season.
March
Rockfish season is just around the corner. Until then, most catches will consist of Crab and Leopard Sharks. It’s also possible to fish for Halibut most years, which means you could go home with a few nice fish fillets.
April
Spring is here and Rockfish are open to harvest! In years when plenty of Squid are around, White Seabass will start showing up to feed on them. As always, you can count on plenty of Crab.
May
Halibut fishing starts to heat up in May. By now, Bodega Bay fishing charters are fully up and running, carrying anglers offshore to catch Lingcod, Rockfish, and more.
June
June is one of the best times for fishing in Bodega Bay. You can expect clear, sunny skies all month, with temperatures in the eighties, and plenty of fish. Chinook Salmon season is open and Rockfish are at their peak.
July
Salmon season is in full swing, with plenty of 20 lb fish on the horizon. Halibut are also biting left and right, which makes bottom fishing especially productive. The season for Dungeness Crab will close this month.
August
Dungeness Crab are off the menu, but you can still catch plenty of other Crab species in Bodega Bay. Salmon fishing is still going strong, while Rockfish, Halibut, and Seabass are all at their peak.
September
Come September, ocean Salmon are scarce. But the Tuna action offshore makes up for it! Fall boasts some of the best weather of the year, so indulge in smooth sailing and some awesome catches.
October
You can still catch Albacore offshore, along with almost every other species. With only a few days of rain forecast this month, you can expect fair weather and a full cooler at the end of the day.
November
Dungeness Crab season opens with a bang when these delicious critters are at their peak! Fishing for Lingcod is excellent, and you can also target Rockfish and Halibut while you’re at it.
December
December marks some of the coldest and wettest weather of the year, with average temperatures slipping back down, but have no fear! Bodega Bay continues to offer superb bottom fishing and crabbing.

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Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Ty and deckhand Nick were the absolute best. We caught our limit and got some bonus rockfish while we were waiting for the crabs to enter the traps.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Santa Rosa, CA
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Went out for an afternoon crab trip and had a great time and a limit of crabs. Came back and Kelly cleaned cooked and cooked them for us so it will be a" crabsgiving" for us this year
Richard  L.
Richard L. Murphys, CA
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The trip was very fun , had limits on rockfish very quick, tried for salmon but salmon has been slow , both deckhand and captain wouldn’t hesitate to make conversation with you , both super nice people and helpful , super excited to go back out in November for some crab and rockfish
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Rohnert Park, CA
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Very enjoyable day, limited out on rockfish , great weather, experienced crew. Would definitely recommend! Will be booking again soon for November crab/cod trip!
Jerry  L.
Jerry L. Minden, NV
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We scheduled for the first week of September which is late in the fishing season. Captain Mike was great! He’s knowledgeable and experienced. We had our first catch within 5-minutes of dropping the first lure. We ended up catching 5 salmon weighing a total of 80+ lbs. The heaviest was 26 lbs. Captain Mike was patient since we first timers. Remember to bring a large ice chest. We’re already ready to schedule the next trip with Captain Mike!
Guillermo  T.
Guillermo T. Woodland, California
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Even though he only had 3 customers, Captain Ty decided he wanted to fish because the weather and seas were so good. Rather than wasting time fishing for salmon that weren't biting for anyone, we fished for rockfish and ling cod, and limited out with very nice-sized fish by noon. Captain and the crew were friendly and helpful, and the whole experience was great. We will be back.
Glenn  W.
Glenn W. Vacaville, CA
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Mike. The fish were scattered but Mike was able to find some and we were able to catch our limits Thanks Mike
Mike  T.
Mike T. Roseville, CA
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Great day fishing! We all caught limits of salmon and rockfish! Capt Bob was awesome and very helpful in planning our trip. Deckhand was also great! Looking forward to going again!
Chris  S.
Chris S. Rohnert Park, California
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
This was our first time deep sea fishing and did not have any idea what we were doing. So we leaned on Mike for guidance. Mike was a great host! He knew his trade, was knowledgeable and delivered! Great conversationalists sharing stories and made us feel welcome. We appreciated his support and guidance.
JohnVanDusen  V.
JohnVanDusen V. Wexford, PA
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Greylight Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Unbelievable fishing experience for our group! Caught limits of nice grade salmon with excellent service! Would highly recommend fishing with Captain Mike. Already planning another trip with him!
Lewis  M.
Lewis M. Hidden Hills, CA
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Caught so much fish…. Crew knew the places to fish and made everything effortless.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Petaluma, California
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Today limits meet. Great get together. Great boat hospitality. Helped with everything from finding the fish and crab. To cleaning the fish and crab. No complaints. Please tip this company for their well earned work and boat hospitality.
Anthony  J.
Anthony J. Elk Grove, CA
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
My friends and I booked a full day with Tyja for salmon last year. We all walked away stoked on our catch. It’s clear he knows his local waters and puts you on fish. The rods and reels he uses are also high quality and his boat is great. I’m already planning another trip for this season.
Nic  L.
Nic L. Watsonville, California
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Everything about Reel-lentless is First Rate. From the time you book the trip with Captain Bob, to Sam the deckhand making sure you get your fish hooked and on deck, to the end when you head back to the dock with limits of fish.

 I have fished other charters and Reel-lentless is my favorite .

 You will have a great experience!
Sam  M.
Sam M. Woodland, California
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Reel-lentless Sportfishing – Bodega
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
I had the best fishing trip of my life. Got put on excellent fish, everyone on the boat was constantly reeling in a fish. The captain as well as the deck hand was phenomenal with helping everyone bait their lines and tackle and get them back into the water as fast as possible. Great experience defiantly recommend Reel-lentless.
Kellen  M.
Kellen M. Citrus Heights, California
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Great captain and crew! Made the experience extra special fishing with my family.
Richard  M.
Richard M. United States
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bodega Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain and deck hand 🤪 were so AWESOME!! Very fun, energetic, happy people! And we caught some Monster Halibut!! (Because the captain wouldn’t give up, even a bit after our time had already ended)‼️ Would highly recommend ✅ and will be back again, Thanks so much 🙏🏼🤩
Carl  C.
Carl C. Sacramento, CA