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On this trip, Captain Bill will get you out there aboard his 24' pilothouse fishing vessel, built in Bandon, OR for urchin divers on the north coast of California. She's a versatile vessel with the most stable fishing platform for a boat this size, plus 8x13.5' of rear deck fishing area, and a 52-gallon live bait tank....Read More
Captain Bill will take you fishing after a wide range of exciting species that live in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in the Pacific Ocean. You will bottom fish for Rockfish, Halibut, and Lingcod, while you can drift fish for Striped Bass. If you’re up for a solid battle in the Bay, you can also target the famous Leopard Shark!
You will use light and heavy tackle on this charter. High-quality gear is provided to you for use, such as Phoenix rods, Shimano reels, and custom Calstar rods. The captain will clean and fillet your catch, so don’t forget to bring a cooler to take your hard-fought dinner home.
If you’re looking to spend the afternoon relaxing in San Francisco Bay or feel the heart-pounding action of battling huge beasts in the ocean, Captain Bill is your man!
Captain Bill has been fishing the waters of San Francisco Bay and beyond for more than 30 years. He's also been fishing the waters surrounding Sacramento for over two and a half decades now. That amount of fishing has given him tremendous knowledge of the local fish, and he's keen on sharing that with his customers. He's a true angler, spending 12 months of the year on the water—when he's not fishing he's maintaining his boat, exploring the waters, or looking for hotspots. Book a trip with him and get to know all the ins and outs of this terrific fishery!
George S.· ·
My son in law, grandson and myself had a great day with Captain Bill went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience even though us older guys didn’t catch any fish that we could keep the boy caught 6 and got to bring home 2 ...Read More and that was what it was all about. We will be using Captain Bill again probably the Sacramento River Adventure next going after some Sturgeon.
Joe S.· ·
Captain Bill was a great host for me and my two young sons. The boys had a really great time and he was good and patient with the kids. Very family-friendly experience, and some fishing success too!
David S.· ·
Captain Bill is very knowledgeable, fun to be around and the perfect guide if you are looking for a small group personalized charter….my buddy’s son caught his first halibut and it was a big 18lbs 34” toad!!!
Christopher G.· ·
My 12-year-old and I had a great time with Captain Bill. He was incredibly knowledgeable about fishing the bay, and let my son tinker around with the rods (even when it wasn’t necessary) so he could stay engaged in the trip. We caught some halibut and striper, and had a ...Read More great time on a beautiful day.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
California Fishing Licenses
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
1340 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804, United States