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
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
San Francisco
trips from $200

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Half Day Trip with the Best!
David H. San Fransisco 8 hour trip with Captain Don
David H. San Fransisco 8 hour trip with Captain Don
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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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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Geoffrey G.
San Francisco, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day fishing in the Bay - November

VERIFIED   Half day trip on November 18, 2022
I wanted to take my out-of-town brother-in-law and a friend for a relaxed half-day fishing excursion in the Bay. Don was great....
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Beau H.
San Ramon, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day with captain Don Halibut fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 day trip on July 24, 2022
What a awesome day on the bay with Captain Don ! He did a great job making our trip successful for my wife one of my...
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David H.
Tracy, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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David H. San Fransisco 8 hour trip with Captain Don

VERIFIED   3/4 day trip on October 6, 2022
I’m glad that we choose Sole Man for our fishing trip out of San Fransisco. Capt. Don and his crew were very courteous...
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Jose V.
San Leandro, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The best!! Sole Man

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 12, 2022
In short, a fabulous day in the company of friends and the kindness and experience of Captain Don and his first officer Jhon,...
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