San Francisco Bay Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay: 28 fishing charters available

Addictive Sport Fishing
Addictive Sport Fishing

Richmond • 30 ft • 6 persons

Based out of Richmond, Addictive Sport Fishing is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"Our family had an absolutely fantastic time with Captain John with Addictive Sport Fishing." —⁠ Dustin,
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trips fromUS $600
Help U Fish
Help U Fish

Richmond • 33 ft • 6 persons

Captain Anthony Langes of HelpUFish Sportfishing grew up fishing the SF Bay and has fished with and works with some the best fishermen in the area!

"We had a blast. Captain Anthony and Jeff were professional and made it a great experience." —⁠ Geoffrey,
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trips fromUS $1,200
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.

"I’ve known Ron for 3 decades and I’ve known Hunter (deckhand) for several years since they began on the Nautilus." —⁠ Norman, CA
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trips fromUS $450
David Rooney
David Rooney

Richmond • 27 ft • 6 persons

David Rooney is one of the most professional and knowledgeable captains in Richmond, California.

"Captain David and his sidekick Aaron were simply THE BEST. We had a wonderful outing with them." —⁠ Alice,
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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.

"My sons and I go charter fishing whenever we go on any vacation." —⁠ Justin,
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trips fromUS $390

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.

"Don woke up early to beat the fleet to the bait purveyor and..." —⁠ Stephen,
trips fromUS $400
fishSFbay
fishSFbay

Richmond • 29 ft • 6 persons

fishSFbay welcomes you aboard! Join us for a memorable day on the water and have fun fishing the productive grounds around Richmond, California.
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trips fromUS $400
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
Barbarian Sportfishing
Barbarian Sportfishing

Richmond • 28 ft • 5 persons

Barbarian Sportfishing invites you for an enjoyable trip in the greater San Francisco bay area.
trips fromUS $1,800
Here We Go Sport Fishing
Here We Go Sport Fishing

Emeryville • 30 ft • 6 persons

Here We Go Sport Fishing is currently located in Emeryville, California and is offering trips throughout the Central Bay and outside of the Golden Gate Bridge Capt.

"Captain Matt was outstanding - we had a wonderful day on the water." —⁠ Tyler,
trips fromUS $450
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in San Francisco Bay

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Fishing in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay needs no introduction. Its unforgettable beauty is matched only by the number of incredible fishing opportunities it boasts, and anglers from all over the country know it. And for every catch in these waters, there are a dozen San Francisco Bay fishing charters to help you reel it in.
 
The Bay offers access to some of the most popular game fish on the west coast, minus the long boat rides and choppy seas. Whether you’re in the mood for fantastic Salmon action, or you’d rather spend your day bottom fishing for Halibut, Lingcod, Flounder, and Rockfish, success on the water is all but guaranteed.
 
Another popular pastime is Shark fishing and there are more than 10 Shark species swimming in the bay, Leopard Shark being the most frequent catch. You can also enjoy the excellent Striped Bass bite, and if you’re looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, then set your sights on Sturgeon. These fellas will give you a run for your money with their acrobatic jumps and headshakes. 
 
When it comes to trip options, you’ve got a great variety of packages to choose from. Local captains organize both private and shared fishing excursions, so you can pick how much time and money you want to spend on your angling adventure. Half day trips seem to be the most popular choice for families and beginners, while avid fishermen prefer full days for a higher chance of catching their trophy.
 
If you’re not sure where to go, don’t worry. You’ll find San Francisco fishing charters in every corner of the bay, including Sausalito, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, and San Francisco itself.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you go fishing with a professional guide, all the essentials like bait, tackle, and regulations info are included in the price. Just remember that all anglers age 16 and older are responsible for buying their own California fishing license.

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San Francisco Bay Fishing Seasons

January
With most of the local fish off-limits or out of season, many anglers are casting their lines in other fishing holes around the Bay Area, targeting Halibut, Flounder, and Sturgeon.
February
The bite is slowly picking up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring home an unforgettable catch! Sturgeon, Leopard Sharks, Starry Flounder, and California Halibut are all open to harvest.
March
With any luck, the weather will be getting warmer. The fishing is about to heat up too! Striped Bass are biting a little more, and you can also go after Lingcod for a fun catch and tasty dinner.
April
April is a great time to test the waters in San Francisco Bay if you haven’t already. Stripers are hitting their peak and the season for Rockfish is open. As always, you can count on Leopard Sharks.
May
The season for Pacific Halibut is usually open by now, which makes bottom fishing all the more appealing. With Salmon open for harvest, the Bay is becoming crowded with visiting anglers.
June
June is all about variety here in SF Bay! Anglers from far and wide flock to these waters for Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, Sharks, Striped Bass, and more. Did someone say world-class fishing?
July
You can expect more great fishing in July, with virtually every species at its peak. Clear blue skies and warm weather offer the perfect opportunity for adventurous anglers to head offshore.
August
It’s the hottest month of the year, so come cool off in the Bay and treat yourself to some fresh seafood. You can still catch anything from Salmon and Stripers to Lingcod, Sturgeon, and Sharks.
September
There’s plenty of time to catch whatever is left on your angling bucket list, whether it’s Salmon, Halibut, Sturgeon, or Sharks. What’s more, there are fewer fishermen out there, so the chances of landing something epic are bigger.
October
Salmon fishing closes at the end of the month, so be sure to catch your share of King Salmon while you still can. The good news is that all the other species will still be here for weeks to come.
November
The season for Striped Bass is winding down. You’ll find fewer Flounder and Halibut, too, but they’re out there. Bottom fishing is still promising, with Lingcod, Rockfish, and Leopard Sharks on the menu.
December
December is your last chance to bring home Rockfish and Lingcod for the next few months. Sturgeon and Leopard Sharks will soon reclaim their positions at the top of the list as winter continues.

San Francisco Bay Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from San Francisco Bay

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What anglers said about fishing in San Francisco Bay

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Top Types of Fishing in San Francisco Bay

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Top Fishing Techniques in San Francisco Bay

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Top Targeted Species in San Francisco Bay

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