Bay Area Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Bay Area Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Bay Area

Top 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!
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea 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.

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