Fishing charters & tours in San Francisco

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Fishing Charters & Tours in San Francisco

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  • Frequent_TravelsSF
    San Francisco, California31 contributions
    My 11 year old son and I plus two adult friends went on a fishing trip aboard the Gold Rush with Brian and Melinda in May 2023. I did not know what to expect and getting on a fishing boat at 6 am on a dark and rainy morning was a bit outside my comfort zone. However, I did not need to worry - we had a wonderful time. Brian and Melinda took a lot of time and effort to ensure everyone had a good experience. Melinda was very patient explaining things to my son, from how to bait his hook to reel in a fish. She was likewise patient with me as live-baiting hooks was a new thing for me. We caught loads of fish - 6 California Halibut and some Striped Bass. The boat was nice with a cabin for getting out of the rain during a short period of rainy weather at the beginning. The boat felt quite big and stable; the ride in the water was calm - no waves and no seasickness. We saw terrific views of SF and surrounding areas from the water. At the end the crew filleted all the fish for us to take home. We had so much fish we had to give some away to friends. We will definitely be back. Tip - get a vacuum sealer so you can preserve your catch.
    Written 9 May 2023
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  • Neelie E
    1 contribution
    Fishing with Craig was the highlight of our trip! If you are looking for a fishing trip don't hesitate to book with Craig.
    Written 17 March 2023
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  • Jennifer K
    3 contributions
    I took my 13 year old son and his two good friends out for a day fishing on the Bay. Tom was a great captain, knew where to go, was very knowledgeable and we caught a lot of fish and had a great time. Boat was clean and in good shape. Tom recommended fish tacos for our striped bass, which were insane. I would definitely recommend going out with his boat. Just bring a warm jacket as it’s chilly on the water in the morning.
    Written 2 August 2018
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  • Paul L
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    Took my buddy out for his first fishing experience in the bay, and boy was it as good as it gets. Captain Mike was spotting patches of birds (indicates where fish are) from miles away I couldn’t even pretend I could see. We all caught our full limit of halibut and bass on a half day, I stayed fed for about 2 weeks off the fish alone - after the deck hands generously filleted and bagged our catch for us. The greatest part was the rapport of the crew - I really felt like they all were happy we were there, and they were vocal about their fishing strategies - really helped me pick up on tips I was never aware of. Bring cash for tips, you won’t find fishing this good for this cheap anywhere else!
    Written 13 July 2023
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  • jeff
    Redding, CA3 contributions
    Fat hog Halibut… all between 15-22 pounds… went hime with over 30 lbs of halibut filet. Capt. Steve great organizer, Captain Charles was the epitome of “salty” Capt .
    Written 21 August 2023
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  • Emily B
    Anchorage, AK18 contributions
    All I can say is this is one of the best charter fishing experiences I have ever had. Captain Patrick was absolutely amazing. And deckhand Jeff was just such a hard worker and so sweet. I've never seen a charter put so much effort in for their clients. We did a potluck charter. And caught rockfish, lingcod and even got a surprise doing some salmon fishing at the end. What a treat that was. Captain Patrick and Jeff I just want to thank you both so very much for the memories I made with y'all! Cannot wait to go out again. I wish you all nothing but the best and luck in the future.
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Johnathan R
    Pittsburg, CA4 contributions
    My friends and I had a great time fishing with Captain Zach and Captain Virginia they put us on some quilty fish. I would recommend them to anybody looking to experience an exciting fishing adventure.
    Thanks again
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • John_Allwright
    Swanscombe, UK354 contributions
    Absolutely a must trip saves you a lot of money compared to others services, the crew are very friendly and it’s very informal, we booked our place then went to the supermarket got some snacks and beers on recommendation by the crew. Outstanding revel of the Golden Gate Bridge, highly recommended
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • Nathan R
    London, UK7 contributions
    Briliant day out on the water with Warrior Poet Fishing! Dave and his crew gave us a first class morning with shark and a huge Bat Ray hauled in. The calm, relaxed and egoless atmosphere was a real joy. Thanks Guys!
    Written 2 April 2023
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  • Idan L
    Haifa, Israel35 contributions
    We took the one day tour to Yosemite from san Fransisco. Our guide Leo was great, helpful and knowledgeable. We got a great comfortable SUV and got to see all the great parts of the park. Highly recomending this tour and specially recomending our excellent super nice, kind pleasent and proffesional guide - Leo.
    Written 29 September 2019
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  • Morgan H
    Raleigh, NC17 contributions
    Our family had a great time fishing with Don in the bay. We have two boys (10 and 13) that caught good size fish including a leopard shark, which my teenager was so excited about! He knew a lot about exactly where to fish at what time so we were at the right spot at the right time. He even dropped us off at a restaurant on pier that cooked some of our catch (stripped bass) It was excellent! Being able to schedule online was also a plus. The only thing that I would recommend is for him to touch base with his clients a day in advance to confirm and answer any questions (which almost no one does), or you can just call like I did the day before. Thanks Sole-man for a great adventure!
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Brad B
    1 contribution
    We did a charter with Captain Roy yesterday and had a great time! The fishing weren't biting very well but that's certainly not his fault as he is incredibly skilled at this craft. Captain Roy has to be one of the friendliest and most gracious hosts you could hope for and pulled out all the stops to ensure we had the best time possible. His immense fishing knowledge and experiences are wonderful to hear about and he shares this humbly. There were three children on board who must have asked a thousand questions in relentless fashion and Captain Roy was amazingly patient and kind with them and truly interested in helping them learn more about all of this. Deckhand Ensei was also a hard worker and really busted his butt to give us the best time possible. We will without question look Captain Roy up again for our next trip out in the bay. As one who is engaged in this profession I can say this is a first rate charter service.
    Captain Brad, Chenai Charters Alaska
    Written 27 April 2019
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  • Matt D
    1 contribution
    You know you’ve got a good captain when the other boats are asking for advice while you head in early after everyone limits. We even had someone on our boat who had never fished before, he still landed a slot white sturgeon with the help of Captain Steve! They clean any fish you keep for you so bring a cooler, highly recommend.
    Written 14 October 2023
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