Bills Sportfishing and Guide Service in Richmond, California

Guided by Bill Clap

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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!

Bills Sportfishing and Guide Service Trips

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. 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! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Richmond

Striped Bass And Halibut Roundup

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $225 / person

Captain Bill invites you to join him aboard his 24’ pilothouse fishing vessel, a custom-built boat manufactured by H&F Radon. She can fit up to 4 anglers at the same time, so gather your fishing crew! State-of-the-art Raymarine electronics and navigation equipment is present on board, so you can quickly find your fish and not waste time searching. She's also an excellent offshore vessel, with 8x13.5' of rear deck fishing area, and a 52-gallon live bait tank. On this charter, you'll target Chinook (King) Salmon on trolling gear. This is a fantastic way to hook these big, fast fish! You can also "mooch" for Salmon, using light tackle rigged with a sinker and a plug or other lure. Captain Bill is happy to show you the ropes at this technique if it's new to you! Catching Salmon on light tackle is truly a blast, and plus these fish taste great! 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 here to help! All you need to bring is proper clothing and your California Fishing Licenses—everything else is provided for you. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Richmond

Open Ocean Salmon Trip

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person

Recent Reviews of Bills Sportfishing and Guide Service

Adelind R

Fishing

We couldn't have asked for a better trip! We will definitely be back and do this again.

Joe S.

Fishing

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!

George S.

Fishing

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 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.

David S.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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 great time on a beautiful day.

Species

Chinook Salmon, Halibut, Leopard Shark, Lingcod, Rockfish, Striped Bass

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

1340 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804, United States

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