Fishing Near San Francisco


Fishing Reports for San Francisco Bay

See also our guide to fishing on San Francisco Bay and out the Golden Gate, and our list of online fishing resources. San Francisco Bay Fishing Reports San Francisco Bay San Pablo Bay  Read more



Fishing on San Francisco Bay

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 …  Read more



Fishing for Striped Bass in San Francisco Bay

Striped Bass are found in many places in San Francisco Bay, and up into the delta. Trolling is the most popular fishing method for stripers, and the best fishing is on a strong incoming tide after a low low tide. Stripers are caught year-round in San …  Read more



Fishing for Albacore in Northern California

Albacore Tuna stay farther offshore than Salmon, making them more of a challenge. They are prized for their fight as well as their good eating. Albacore are found off the California coast from June through December, but they're typically much closer to …  Read more



Fishing for Rockfish Out the Golden Gate

Rockfish and Ling Cod are caught along the coast and offshore. The season for rockfish, cabezon, greenling, and ling cod is June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. These species may only be taken in waters less than 180 feet deep. The daily limit is …  Read more



Shark Fishing in San Francisco Bay

Sharks are also caught in the bay and along the coast. The beautiful leopard sharks are the most common, but sixgill, sevengill, and soupfin sharks are also caught. Like sturgeon, sharks are generally caught while bottom-fishing from a anchored boat …  Read more



Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon can grow to more than 13 feet long, but you must release any that are not between 46 and 66 inches long. Sturgeon fishing is best in the winter, and most fishing is done in San Pablo Bay and up into the delta. Sturgeon prefer murky water, and …  Read more



Halibut Fishing Near San Francisco

Halibut are caught both inside the bay and along the coast outside the Golden Gate. Fishing for Halibut means bouncing a weight along the bottom, where halibut stay. Common spots for halibut in the bay include Crissy Field, the south side of Angel Island, …  Read more



Salmon Fishing near San Francisco

In the spring and early summer, many salmon are typically caught along the northern California coast. The most common fishing areas near the Golden Gate are the coast of Marin, south of Bolinas, and the Duxbury Reef area off the southern tip of the Pt. …  Read more