Bay Area Halibut Fishing Charters

Bay Area Halibut Fishing Charters

Top Bay Area Halibut Fishing Destinations

Best Halibut Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Top Halibut Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Halibut Fishing in Bay Area

Halibut
  • Size 20 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore

(Hippoglossus stenolepis / hippoglossus)

When you’re looking for a fish that is both abundant and fun to catch, Halibut is the best of both worlds. If you’re eager to explore the Halibut fishing the Bay Area has, all you need is a day on the bountiful waters and a seasoned guide to take you to that hot bite.
 
Numerous fishermen hit the waters in the Bay Area year round to catch their limit of so-called “butts,” and there are two varieties. You’ll find California Halibut primarily in the San Francisco Bay, and what they lack in size they make up for in quantity. Pacific Halibut is available throughout the area, but bear in mind that regulations can change in different bays.
 
Whether you’re trolling or drift fishing, getting your live bait to the bottom is absolutely crucial. Keep the bait moving along the sand bottom and wait for the Halibut’s predatory instincts to work for you. It’s only a matter of time before you hear the reel screaming. You’re allowed to keep up to five Halibut – plenty for a fish fillet feast for dinner.
 
Local fishing captains have spent years chasing their prey in rivers, bays, and estuaries, and they’re incredibly adapt in putting you on the bite. Whether you book a shared trip for $150 per person, or you go fishing with your family and make a day of it, there’s a charter that can cater to your needs.
 
Because the Bay Area is quite big, there’s a long list of fishing grounds you can test out. Monterey Bay, Paradise Beach, Crissy Island, and Muir Beach are just some of the treasure troves where the fishing action never stops.
 
So what do you need for your angling trip? Your captain will provide all the fishing tackle, including live bait, so you don’t have to worry about it. It’s up to you to have a valid California fishing license with you, dress in layers for the occasion, and pack food and drinks. If you don’t believe the rumors about the excellent Halibut fishing Bay Area has to offer, go and check it out yourself!

Bay Area Halibut Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Halibut fishing in Bay Area varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to September. Low season is January to March and October to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Halibut Fishing in Bay Area

Capt. RON KOYASYKO
Michael W. fished with Nautilus Excursions on May 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Try a half day, wear layers, waterproof shoes, take drinks and snacks.
Half day trip with captain Aaron
David C. fished with Sva Marine Charters on December 16, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress appropriately. Listen to the captain.
Full day ocean private
Salvador S. fished with David Rooney on September 1, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring a jacket and lunch. If you not sure how your stomach will hold take meds ahead of time.
Half day with Captain Ron and Hunter
Donna L. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 28, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Being your ice chests for the fish fillets you'll take home.
Full day on the Bay with skipper David Rooney
Kenton R. fished with David Rooney on July 15, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A trip with David Rooney is your best bet.
Full day trip
Bryan C. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 13, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Listen to the captain and mate and you'll hav the trip of a lifetime
Best Team-Building Event!
Jennifer D. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 11, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beautiful weather and great views. It is cold on the water, though, so dress warm, as in a warm layer, windbreaker, and hat. Wear rain boots, if you have them. Put sunscreen on your face. Bring any personal items in a waterproof bag. If you plan to take photos, put your camera or phone in a zip-lock bag or waterproof case, because your hands will be full of fish scales and fish guts. Bring extra bags to carry your fish off the boat. Stock your car with an ice chest, for the drive home. If the fishing trip is in the Bay only, and not out in the open ocean, then the waves aren't very bad, so you shouldn't get sea sick. Or if you do, you only need the "less drowsy" version of your motion sickness medication. Have fun!
Half day bachelor trip with Brent and Greg.
Seaton N. fished with SF Boat Support on July 6, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared with someone knowledge and just have fun.

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