San Francisco Fishing Charters

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San Francisco: 34 fishing charters available

Nautilus Excursions
Nautilus Excursions

San Francisco • 30 ft • 9 persons

If you are looking for a fantastic family fun-filled adventure, then you need to book with Nautilus Excursions today.

"Captain Ron and deck hand Hunter were great they kept us talking and switching spots until we got fish." —⁠ Todd,
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trips fromUS $450

San Francisco • 34 ft • 6 persons

Warrior Poet Sportfishing invites you to experience first-class fishing in San Francisco, California.

"Amazing and incredible first day of sport fishing for both my husband and myself that we’ll NEVER forget with Captain David and Neil aboard the Warrior Poet!" —⁠ Jackie,
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trips fromUS $390
Barbarossa Fishing SF
Barbarossa Fishing SF

San Francisco • 25 ft • 6 persons

Barbarossa Fishing SF is located in South San Francisco and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"My 9 year old and I went for a salmon trip, however the weather did not want to cooperate unfortunately." —⁠ Nathanial, CA
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trips fromUS $500
SF Boat Support
SF Boat Support

San Francisco • 38 ft • 10 persons

SF Boat Support is a family-owned business specializing in luxury fishing charters in the San Francisco Bay.

"We caught two delicious halibut on the crew’s boat. The crew were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to our party." —⁠ Julian,
trips fromUS $1,600
Reel Time Charters, LLC
Reel Time Charters, LLC

San Francisco • 28 ft • 4 persons

Reel Time Charters offers nearshore and offshore fishing trips out of Sausalito, CA.

"We had the best day fishing with Phil! He was a very quick to stay in communication with us prior to our trip and provided information on licenses, parking, what to." —⁠ Jon, California
trips fromUS $600

San Francisco • 32 ft • 6 persons

Sole-Man Sportfishing are located at world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and offer Bay and Ocean fishing charters.

"Grandpa, Dad, and two 12 year olds had a great time! Captain Don worked his magic getting us fish when it could’ve been really difficult." —⁠ Craig,
trips fromUS $400
SF Boat Support – Bravo
SF Boat Support – Bravo

San Francisco • 43 ft • 15 persons

Explore some great fishing out in the San Francisco Bay with SF Boat Support, a family business specializing in luxury fishing charters.

"We were very thankful for accommodating our group on Easter." —⁠ Amelia,
trips fromUS $1,900
San Francisco Pier Fishing
San Francisco Pier Fishing

San Francisco • 4 ft • 6 persons

Ready to go fishing in San Francisco? That's what Francisco Pier Fishing is here for.

"Mitchell was a great guide and very knowledgeable about fishing in the area." —⁠ James,
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trips fromUS $240

San Francisco • 33 ft • 6 persons

Departing from S.F. Fisherman’s Wharf, the Argo is a world-class experience with incredible on-the-water views of the surrounding San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
trips fromUS $390
Help U Fish
Help U Fish

Richmond • 33 ft • 6 persons

Captain Anthony Langes of HelpUFish Sportfishing grew up fishing these Bay waters and works with some the best fishermen in the area.

"We were a party of 3 adults and 3 teens and we all had an epic day on the water with Captain Anthony and Joe." —⁠ Myly, CA
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trips fromUS $1,200
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Fishing in San Francisco

Nothing can quite describe the beauty of San Francisco – you have to see it for yourself. Passionate anglers would say that superb fishing opportunities significantly add to the city’s charm, and it’s true, the very identity of San Francisco lies in its surrounding waters. The good news is that you can always hire one of the many San Francisco fishing charters to take you out.
 
As one of the largest estuaries on the West Coast, San Francisco Bay is teeming with a wide array of fish species. The prize catches include Chinook (King) Salmon, Striped Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, as well as a dozen Shark species. Many of these guys stick around all year, so whenever you visit the Golden City, there’ll be something to target.
 
Cast a line from one of San Francisco’s many piers for Flounder, Perch, Skates, Rays, and Rockfish. You could also try fly fishing for Surfperch along various stretches of the beach. Only a few miles from the city center, you will find rivers, lakes, creeks, and reservoirs, perfect for freshwater adventures. There, anything from Bass and Trout to Catfish is in the cards.
 
When you pick a charter to your liking, it’s time to choose that perfect trip, and the offer is very diverse. You can go for a half day excursion around the bay, catching a mixed bag along the way. Some guides organize specialized expeditions, so you spend your day chasing Salmon, bottom fishing, crabbing, and even spearfishing.
 
The most popular spot to find San Francisco fishing charters is by far the magnificent Fisherman’s Wharf.
 

Rules & Regulations

Both freshwater and saltwater anglers over the age of 16 are required to have a valid California fishing license. Bear in mind that seasonality and regulations change annually. To make sure you're always fishing within the law, look for a reputable guide to lead the way.

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San Francisco Fishing Seasons

January
Even in the dead of winter, coveted catches are biting! Winter in San Francisco is mild, which makes for some perfect fishing conditions. Fish the depths for Flounder and Halibut, and take home delicious fillets.
February
One of San Francisco’s many perks is its gorgeous weather year-round. In February, Leopard Shark, Halibut, and Flounder are biting. If Lady Luck is on your side, you might catch Striped Bass, too.
March
The Striped Bass are starting to bite more! Continue fishing for Leopard Shark, Halibut, and Flounder for memorable fishing moments on the water.
April
You know it's springtime when all the most desirable fish become available. Salmon season is still closed, but you can go after Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, and more. Plenty to do in the bay and beyond!
May
Dinner table favorites are here to stay! Fish for Halibut, Salmon, Flounder, White Seabass, Striped Bass, Rockfish, and Lingcod. For a change of pace, go after Sturgeon and Leopard Sharks for sport.
June
This time of year is the reason why San Francisco is known for “potluck fishing.” Target White Seabass, Salmon, Striped Bass, Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Sturgeon. Delicious seafood feast anyone?
July
At the height of summer, you can land favorites like Halibut, Salmon, Striped Bass, Flounder, and White Seabass. Sturgeon, Rockfish, and Leopard Sharks are biting, too.
August
More of that magic summer fishing, when almost everything is biting! Catch Striped Bass, White Seabass, Salmon, Flounder, Lingcod, Halibut, and more. Whatever you’re in the mood for, it’s out there in August.
September
The summertime crew is still biting! Chinook Salmon, Halibut, White Seabass, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Striped Bass are all on the menu. The weather is divine and you'll see some of the biggest Lingcod and Salmon of the season.
October
This is your chance to freely target everything that's biting in the bay while you still can! Fish for Halibut, Salmon, White Seabass, Rockfish, Lingcod, Striped Bass and Flounder. Make this last hurrah count!
November
Salmon is closed for the season and the Striped Bass won't be biting as hard. But plenty of other fish are still around, including Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod. Set a few traps for Dungeness Crab on your way out.
December
Just because summer is over doesn't mean great fishing has to be! Flounder, Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod, Sturgeon, and Leopard Shark are in season. It might be chilly on the water, but the action will keep you warm.

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