What would you recommend to anglers fishing in San Francisco, California for the first time?

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Jennifer Dombek
San Francisco, CA
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Went fishing with Nautilus Excursions on July 11, 2019
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!

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Maddington, Western Australia
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Went fishing with Nautilus Excursions on September 4, 2018
If your unsure of your sea legs, take a motion sickness medication. Be prepared for Karl to take your sight of land. Have your camera ready for some sensational photos. Prepare for weather and a healthy appetite to consume your catch.

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Wallace Coon
Auburn, CA
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on July 30, 2018
Layer up for the weather. It was chili out on the ocean. There were a couple of extra jackets on the boat (and the captain offered my wife a blanket and pillow when she was falling asleep in the cabin) but it's always nice to have your own stuff. Sunblock!!!

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Sheng Gu
Palo Alto, CA
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on June 30, 2018
Salmon fishing needs a long ride toward the ocean, so not very pleasurable for people susceptible to sea sickness. Prepare well before the trip, probably by limiting your meal before the trip and take some pills to combat the motion sickness. Wear thick clothes as well because it could be quite windy even in a sunny afternoon.

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Ben Cowan
Evansville, WI
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Went fishing with Argo Sportfishing on March 31, 2019
Go out to the open ocean and make sure your trip is that, dont stay in bay its boring

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Dan Beveridge
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on March 30, 2019
Bring layers. California doesn't always mean sunny and warm. But bring sunscreen too.

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Baldwin Louie
San Francisco, California
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on July 24, 2018
Book a trip on the Warrior Poet. Capt. Dave King will do his best to assure that you have a good time. He's very knowledgeable and will get you on the fish quickly

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Christopher Tooker
Sunbury-on-Thames, ENG
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Went fishing with Argo Sportfishing on June 28, 2018
Fish with an experienced captain, like Craig Hanson. He knows the water, knows where the fish are likely to be, and has the correct tackle and bait.

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Jacqueline Rees-mikula
Benicia, CA
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on April 8, 2018
Morning tends to be best because of the tides, and the weather is sometimes better then, too. More fish are available starting around May.

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Larry Bryan
Vallejo, CA
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Went fishing with Argo Sportfishing on April 9, 2018
When leaving, be prepared for traffic out of there..it could take a while..worth the drive over of course..patience..

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Kelvin Chua
Los Angeles, California
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Went fishing with Sole-Man Sportfishing on November 19, 2017
A total new experience for us who are used to living in tropical countries. The weather, the range of fish, the environment, etc... Fantastic experience.

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Lynn Bauman
San Francisco, California
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on September 25, 2017
Don't expect too much except an enjoyable day with a great Capt and spectacular views and weather. Fish were not as cooperative but Dave did his best and we caught fish.

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Stevan Koncar
San Francisco, California
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on September 15, 2017
Avoid the party boats at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf. Look for the 6-pack boats like Warrior poet, Flash Sportfishing, Argo Sportfishing and you will have much better experience.

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Michael Frost
Emeryville, CA
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Went fishing with Nautilus Excursions on October 21, 2018
The Fall is the summer in San Francisco and the Bay is teeming with fish!!! You can't go wrong.

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Chase Bacon
Fernley, NV
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on August 4, 2018
Bring a jacket because it gets pretty windy. Bring some snacks if you plan on doing the full day.

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Paul Buschman
Burke, VA
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on July 30, 2018
Go with the Warrior Poet and dress warm. It can get really chilly on the water in July

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Douglas Wolff
Roseville, California
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Went fishing with Sole-Man Sportfishing on April 15, 2018
Dress in layers, can get a little chilly out on the bay.Rubber boots are nice but not needed .

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Charles L Hubach
Merced, California
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on September 20, 2017
Make sure you have warm clothes,weather can be unpredictable.The views are unbelievable.

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Kameron Petee
Carmichael, California
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Went fishing with Warrior Poet Sportfishing on September 9, 2017
Talk to your Captain, if he is good taking his advise will make it a great trip.

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