Bay Area Sturgeon Fishing Charters

Bay Area Sturgeon Fishing Charters

Top Bay Area Sturgeon Fishing Destinations

Best Sturgeon Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Top Sturgeon Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Sturgeon Fishing in Bay Area

Sturgeon
  • Size 180 to 800lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore

(Acipenseridae spp.)

If  going after monster fish is your thrill, the Sturgeon fishing the Bay Area boasts is something you shouldn’t miss out on! Going after these giants of the deep is as exciting as it gets and reeling them in will require a lot of skill and strength. Which is why, of course, so many anglers love Sturgeon fishing.
 
These magnificent, ancient fish can grow to be up to 7 feet long and weigh well over 300 pounds. Imagine the sight of something that colossal dragging your line and mercilessly fighting you every step of the way. Sturgeon always stick to the bottom in search of food, so to hook your next record, you need your bait to be on the bottom as well. Anchovies and mud shrimp will do the trick.
 
You can fish for White Sturgeon in the Bay Area year round, as long as you know where they gather at the time of your trip. Bear in mind that Sturgeon fishing in specific sections of the Bay is off limits at certain times. If you’re not certain where to cast your line, book a trip with an experienced charter captain. They will know where the fish congregate, where you’re allowed to target them, and how to get them to bite. Flats close to China Camp, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Antioch Bridge are some of the best hot spots in the area.
 
It’s important to note that Sturgeon fishing is strictly regulated, and that different areas have different fishing seasons. Your guide will tell you everything you need to know before you head out.
 
Before your Sturgeon hunt begins, remember to buy a California fishing license with a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card. You’re allowed to keep one Sturgeon, as long as it’s between 40–60 inches long. Stock up on food and drinks, and you’re ready for first-class Sturgeon fishing in the Bay Area!
 

Bay Area Sturgeon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Sturgeon fishing in Bay Area varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to March and December. Low season is May to September. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Sturgeon 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.