Bay Area Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Bay Area Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Deep Sea Fishing in Bay Area

There are countless things California is famous for, and deep sea fishing in the Bay Area is definitely one of them. This fishery is abundant and there’s something for every fishing appetite. Here, you don’t have to venture far out to be in the deep waters and sometimes you can land trophy fish merely 10 miles from shore.
 
If you’re after the more prestigious and elusive fish, local fishing guides will take you to a big drop off in the ocean floor, about 30 miles from  shore. Then it’s time to hunt the bluewater royalty!
 

What to Catch

 
Whether you’re going after delicious Chinook Salmon, mammoth Lingcod, or impressive White Sturgeon – the Bay Area is the place to be. With over a dozen Rockfish species, a short – but productive – Albacore Tuna season, and a variety of Sharks, adventure is  but one cast away. Striped Bass and White Seabass are also popular year round. Anglers can come any time of the year and have the best time reeling in their targeted species, or a mixed bag of catch, if they so prefer.
 

What to Expect

 
To get the most out of your fishing trip, team up with a local captain and head out. Depending on the species you’re targeting, there’s a variety of techniques you can use – from trolling and bottom fishing to drifting and popping.
 
When you’re going deep sea fishing, booking longer charters (8 hours or more) is customary, because the trip to the fishing grounds usually takes about an hour. You can reserve your spot on a fishing boat for $250–$350 per person. There are charters that also offer group prices, and you can pay anywhere from $1,000–$1,300 for a group of six people.
 
For your fishing jaunt, you’ll need a valid California fishing license, rain gear, layered clothing, and plenty of drinks and food. Your captain will take care of the fishing equipment, live bait, and some will even clean your catch after the trip. If you’re ready to experience deep sea fishing in the Bay Area, you’re one booking away from your next fishing escapade!
 
Bay Area
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Bay Area

Awesome place to fish, plenty of action year round. Halibut are especially delicious!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Awesome place to fish, plenty of action year round. Halibut are especially delicious!
Argo Sportfishing
Argo Sportfishing
We went out when the tides were making it very challenging to catch halibut. Other boats we were hearing had zero catches for the day but Captain Justin and Joe were able to still get us MANY catches - each person left with 2 above average size halibut.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went out when the tides were making it very challenging to catch halibut. Other boats we were hearing had zero catches for the day but Captain Justin and Joe were able to still get us MANY catches - each person left with 2 above average size halibut.
The Codfather SportFishing
The Codfather SportFishing
It’s one of the best fisheries in the world and there are hundreds of miles of water to explore. Getting a guide like Frank is a great way to get started.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s one of the best fisheries in the world and there are hundreds of miles of water to explore. Getting a guide like Frank is a great way to get started.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Get out there and do it. Some days you catch a ton of fish, some days just a few. But we have always had a great time doing it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out there and do it. Some days you catch a ton of fish, some days just a few. But we have always had a great time doing it.
Nautilus Excursions
Nautilus Excursions
Plan for all possible weather conditions. Wear layers as the wind picks up in the afternoon. Sunglasses and a neck gator are a must. Wear waterproof or rubber shoes. Your feet will get wet at some point.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for all possible weather conditions. Wear layers as the wind picks up in the afternoon. Sunglasses and a neck gator are a must. Wear waterproof or rubber shoes. Your feet will get wet at some point.
fishSFbay
fishSFbay
The fish we caught were fillet by the first mate. They were absolutely delicious. Thank you so much.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish we caught were fillet by the first mate. They were absolutely delicious. Thank you so much.
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Not as good fishing conditions as other months, but you can still catch fish. We weren’t able to catch any fish from the dock on Bethel Island where we were staying but much of that was limited by stormy weather. On a bass charter we were able to catch 1 largemouth bass and 1 striped bass. In February fishing is OK but not as good as spring and summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not as good fishing conditions as other months, but you can still catch fish. We weren’t able to catch any fish from the dock on Bethel Island where we were staying but much of that was limited by stormy weather. On a bass charter we were able to catch 1 largemouth bass and 1 striped bass. In February fishing is OK but not as good as spring and summer.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Weather was perfect for a T shirt and jeans or a lightweight sweater. 10 out 10 would recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was perfect for a T shirt and jeans or a lightweight sweater. 10 out 10 would recommend
SF Boat Support
SF Boat Support
Get upstanding about parking and the time you need to be so that you are not to early
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get upstanding about parking and the time you need to be so that you are not to early
fishSFbay
fishSFbay
A nice captain and a well run boat BUT the captain is a chain smoker and in the confines of the forward cabin we found that a MAJOR problem.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
A nice captain and a well run boat BUT the captain is a chain smoker and in the confines of the forward cabin we found that a MAJOR problem.
Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service
Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service
Great fishing boat and expert Captain. Arrive to dock at least 30 minutes early for best parking.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing boat and expert Captain. Arrive to dock at least 30 minutes early for best parking.
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Good options with lots of parking and cleaning areas. Dock and location wasn't packed or rushed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good options with lots of parking and cleaning areas. Dock and location wasn't packed or rushed.
David Rooney
David Rooney Milpitas, CA
All the fish you want to catch are spawning and hitting and being caught at this time of year. Book charters out of san fran in july/august
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All the fish you want to catch are spawning and hitting and being caught at this time of year. Book charters out of san fran in july/august
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Warrior Poet Sportfishing East McKeesport, PA
Go with a positive attitude fishing is fishing and can go either way just have a great time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go with a positive attitude fishing is fishing and can go either way just have a great time.
fishSFbay
fishSFbay CEDAR E BETHL, MN
Make sure you have warm clothes on. Take something for motion sickness because the water is VERY choppy.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure you have warm clothes on. Take something for motion sickness because the water is VERY choppy.
fishSFbay
fishSFbay Holt, MI
Bring sunscreen, windblazer, snacks, and friends to relax with as you all wait for the bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, windblazer, snacks, and friends to relax with as you all wait for the bite.
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Warrior Poet Sportfishing Cottage Grove, MN
If you are fishing the area for the first time, don't hesitate to book with Captain Frank. You will be glad you did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing the area for the first time, don't hesitate to book with Captain Frank. You will be glad you did.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service Stockton, CA
The fishing on SF Bay is the same as anywhere.except if there not biting great you get some iepic views of the bay! Some days are better fishing than others so hope for the best and enjoy the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing on SF Bay is the same as anywhere.except if there not biting great you get some iepic views of the bay! Some days are better fishing than others so hope for the best and enjoy the day!
New Captain Pete Sportfishing
New Captain Pete Sportfishing Felton, CA
Actually speak with the captain and make sure you know where you're fishing and what you're fishing for.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Actually speak with the captain and make sure you know where you're fishing and what you're fishing for.
Argo Sportfishing
Argo Sportfishing Red Bluff, CA
It's not like fishing for bluegill or other varieties in technique listen to the captain and you will do great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's not like fishing for bluegill or other varieties in technique listen to the captain and you will do great!
Warrior Poet Sportfishing
Warrior Poet Sportfishing North Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Bay Area