San Francisco Fishing Guides and Charters

San Francisco Fishing Charters

Everything from salmon fishing to whale watching is available on the local San Francisco fishing charters. The San Francisco fishing region is a great place to fish and a great sportfishing destination for visiting outdoor enthusiasts looking to pull a nice fish out of the chilly Pacific waters. And in addition to the great fishing you can book a San Francisco fishing charter for other things like sight seeing and some really fun whale watching.

Charter Fishing in San Francisco

During the summer months which would be from May to October you can expect to catch striper, salmon, and halibut if you are charter fishing in San Francisco. Even in the summer you will want to dress warm for fishing the San Francisco Bay and the Delta. Charter fishing in San Francisco means live bait fishing for big striper and for the highly prized trophy sized halibut.
When it is time for salmon fishing then it is usually time for trolling which means it’s time for some of the most action packed and exciting San Francisco charter boat fishing. Rods doubling over, reels screeching as the line is quickly stripped off, and anglers jumping into the fighting chair is the start of a day of successful charter fishing for salmon in and around the waters of San Francisco.

Northern California Charter Fishing Regions – Eureka, Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay, San Pablo Bay, Sausalito, Farallon Islands, San Francisco Bay, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Santa Cruz

We use San Francisco as our main reference for charter boats that fish the northern California coast but there are many more regions with great fishing charter services available that extend south and north away from San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden gate fishing area.

  • In the north there are Fort bragg and Eureka charter boats offerings services from fishing to whale watching and even burials at sea.
  • Bodega Bay – Fish the well known Cordell Banks, a spot 25 miles west of Bodega Bay that is about 250 feet deep and is full of the areas many species of fish including the tasty Rockfish.
  • San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Sausalito, Farallon Islands, Golden Gate – Lots of charter boats in these cities and locales offering fishing trips for salmon, striper, halibut, albacore, sturgeon, and lingcod plus shark fishing (leopard shark) and other specialty trips.
  • South of San Francisco is Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Santa Cruz – Fishing charter boats in this region offer basically the same fishing as the San Francisco charter boats with charter trips for everything from salmon to striper to leopard shark fishing.

California Fishing Regions

San Diego | San Francisco | Sacramento – Northern California | Marina Del Rey

San Francisco Charter Boat Trips

A trip on a charter boat doesn’t have to mean fishing, especially in San Francisco and the surrounding bays and ocean waters. San Francisco, Oakland, and Sausalito are big tourist spots and many of the guides and charters offer whale watching charters which is something the entire family can enjoy. While the wife and kids may not want to head out into the chilly pacific to catch a rockfish they will certainly enjoy watching these giant mammals in their natural habitat.

The most common whale watching trip in northern California is for the California Gray Whale. Other marine animals you may see off the North Coast would include dolphins, seal lions, marine birds and the occasional sightings of sharks.

A Few San Francisco Saltwater Fish Species

  • King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Striper, Sturgeon
  • Albacore
  • Ling Cod, Rockfish, Halibut

Longfin Sport Fishing – San Francisco Bay Charters – Longfin Sport Fishing specializes in light tackle deep sea Albacore, King Salmon, Sturgeon, Halibut & Striped Bass, Rockfish, and Shark fishing charters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our Boat is a 29 ft Parker loaded with state of the art electronics, top of the line fishing tackle, and coast guard approved safety equipment. Call 415-425-3800

Regular Guide and Charter Listings
Action Charters Corte Madera, CA 415-927-4529
Adventures by the Sea Inc Monterey, CA 831-372-1807
All Aboard Adventures with Captain Tim Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-1881
Baywatch Cruises Monterey, CA 831-372-7151
Big Game Fishing Inc Oakland, CA 510-531-3701
Capt Harry Seeker Sport Fishing Fairfax, CA 415-453-7335
Capt Joe’s Pacific Sportfishing Charters San Francisco, CA 415-752-5886
Captain Ron’s Pacific Charters San Francisco, CA 415-285-2000
Caruso’s Sportfishing Sausalito, CA 415-332-1015
Cavalier Charter Fleet Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-4550
Central Coast Fly Fishing Carmel, CA 831-626-6586
Chucky’s Pride Sport Fishing San Francisco, CA 415-564-5515
El Dorado Deep Sea Adventures Richmond, CA 510-758-3474
Executive Charters San Rafael, CA 415-460-9773
Fish on Line Richmond, CA 510-237-3474
Fishing Connection Guide Services South San Francisco, CA 650-583-3333
Fin Addict Sportfishing San Francisco, CA 209-367-4665
Five Star Yacht Charters Sausalito, CA 415-332-7187
Happy Hooker Sport Fishing El Sobrante, CA 510-223-5388
Hot Pursuit Sport Fishing San Francisco, CA 650-965-3474
Kappas Marina Sausalito, CA 415-332-5510
Lady Irma II Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-3854
Lovely Martha Sportfishing San Francisco, CA 650-871-1691
Miss Farallones San Francisco, CA 510-352-5708
New Captain Pete’s Salmon Fishing Half Moon Bay, CA 650-726-6224
New Edibob San Francisco, CA 415-564-2706
North Coast Fishing Adventures Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-3000
Oakland Marinas Oakland, CA 510-834-4591
Rapid Transit Sport Fishing San Francisco, CA 800-678-0004
San Francisco Sport Fishing San Francisco, CA 650-359-4815
Sea Turtle Charters San Francisco, CA 415-863-2855
Stagnaro Fishing Trips Santa Cruz, CA 831-427-2334
Salty Lady Sportfishing San Francisco, CA 415-674-3474
Seeker Sport Fishing In Emeryville, CA 415-453-7335
Santa Cruz Boat Rentals Santa Cruz, CA 831-423-1739
Salty Lady Sport Fishing Sausalito, CA 650-348-2107
Sea Hawk Sport Fishing Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-1881
Shamrock Charters Santa Cruz, CA 831-476-2648
Tally Ho II Sport Fishing Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-2079
Tom’s Sport Fishing Moss Landing, CA 831) 633-2564
Wacky Jacky San Francisco, CA 415-586-9800