Captain
Don Franklin

Member since March 2016 San Francisco, United States
Background
Captain Don ‘Sole-Man’ Franklin has been fishing for over 40 years, and for the last 14 years he has been running Sole-Man Sportfishing. He enjoys sharing the joy of fishing with everyone, and is great at teaching kids how to fish. So no matter your age or skill level, join Sole-Man for an exciting day on the water - everyone can have a great time fishing with Captain Don!

Hey, I'm Captain Don Franklin

San Francisco, United States
Background
Captain Don ‘Sole-Man’ Franklin has been fishing for over 40 years, and for the last 14 years he has been running Sole-Man Sportfishing. He enjoys sharing the joy of fishing with everyone, and is great at teaching kids how to fish. So no matter your age or skill level, join Sole-Man for an exciting day on the water - everyone can have a great time fishing with Captain Don!

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(27 reviews)
San Francisco
 Last booking: 3 days ago
trips from US $200

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
100%
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Ann G.
New York, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with the Best!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 24, 2023
This was such a fun experience. Being a young woman looking for some adventure, Captain Don and Becky made my day! Friendly...
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Craig R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Successful trip for all ages!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 1, 2023
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...
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Richard H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Sharks

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 11, 2024
Captain Don put us on the sharks. Niced sized sharks. It’s a good day on the water!
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Matthew A.
Denver, Colorado
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip with Sole-Man Sportsfishing

VERIFIED   3/4 day trip on July 9, 2023
I booked a shared three-quarter day, shared trip for my son’s 20th birthday present. My son caught 2 halibut and had a great...
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Mary R.
San Jose, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nice experience

VERIFIED   Half day trip on September 3, 2023
Good day on the water. Friendly Captain. 5 fishing which was perfect size. Would recommend.
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