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.