Fishing on San Francisco Bay
And Out the Golden Gate
San Francisco Bay offers many salt water fishing opportunities, whether you want to fish from your own boat or are looking for a party boat (fishing charter boat) to go out on. There's deep sea fishing, fishing along the coast, and fishing within San Francisco Bay from boats or piers.
Fishing Charters: From nearly any part of San Francisco Bay, there are "party boats" that will take you fishing for half a day or a full day. Depending on the season, the same boats may fish for halibut, salmon, rockfish, sandabs, or striped bass.
Fishing Supplies and Bait are available in most areas around San Francisco Bay.
Fishing reports, as well as other tips on fishing in San Francisco Bay and outside the Golden Gate are available from several web sites.
Fishing reports from Fishhound.com, for San Francisco Bay and nearby coastal waters.
What to Fish For in San Francisco Bay
Check the weather before heading out on San Francisco Bay, and especially before heading out the Golden Gate.
Books and videos about fishing on San Francisco Bay and along the coast.
California Fishing Regulations
See what's open now for fishing, from the Department of Fish & Game. We've included in our descriptions below a brief summary of the regulations as of this writing for each species, but you should depend only upon the official regulations.
Download and print the California 2013-2014 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations for a complete reference.
Fishing Reports and Fishing Information
Looking for a fishing trip?
Don't call or email us, since we just run this web site and don't operate any boats.
Instead, contact any of the Fishing Charter companies that we list.