Located just a short boat ride away from San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the open waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Tiburon fishing scene offers superb action for anglers who prefer casting their lines away from the crowds. With San Francisco a stone’s throw away, in Tiburon you get to mix up productive days on the water and crazy nights out on the town.
These brackish waters are home to many prized species, and catching any (or all!) of them is equally fun for anglers of all skill levels. Here, you can hook hard-fighting Striped Bass all year, and maybe even land your next trophy.
Chinook (King) Salmon pass the Tiburon Peninsula on their run to the spawning grounds in late summer and autumn, and having one on the line is always a rewarding experience. Add to that the possibility to catch delicious Halibut, magnificent Sturgeon, abundant Rockfish, and even Rays, and you’ve got a full package.
The foolproof way to find a good bite in Tiburon is to join a local charter captain. Most guides offer both private and shared trips, lasting anywhere from 4–12 hours. Shorter excursions will keep you in the bay, while longer expeditions will take you out into the ocean, to chase something bragworthy. Fishing equipment, the boat, and plenty of expert advice are included in the price of the charter.
Rules & Regulations
Before you come aboard, remember to get a valid fishing license and bring appropriate clothing, drinks, and food. After that, you can fully commit to exploring the abundance of angling opportunities Tiburon has to offer!