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Bodega Bay Roundup

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Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
trip description for Marin County Bay Trip in Richmond

If the fish are biting, Captain Anthony is fighting 'em on this 4-hour morning trip on San Francisco Bay! And if the fish aren't biting, Captain Anthony will change locations, baits, and tactics until they do. And no matter whether the fish cooperate or not, you'll start your day off right with a beautiful sunrise on the Bay! On this trip, you'll be able to target a diversity of inshore and nearshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! You'll drift and bottomfish for Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Rockfish, Halibut, and more. These fish are fun for anglers of all levels, and are excellent eating as well! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Anthony will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. This trip is a great way for beginners to get on a boat and get a feel for sportfishing, without feeling totally exhausted at the end of the day. Anthony runs a newly-refinished 30' Sportcraft fishing vessel that's ideal for this water, and comes equipped with great amenities to enhance your experience, including a full cabin, flybridge, trolling gear, and more. Get out there and catch a bunch! Read More

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Marin County Bay Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,150
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
trip description for Open Ocean Salmon Trip in Richmond

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

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Open Ocean Salmon Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $900
Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
trip description for San Francisco Crab Trip (Only available November/December) in San Francisco

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make the San Francisco Bay an angler's (or a crabber's) paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay to drop down for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. In addition, hitting the bottom for Crab will also let you get hooked up on Rockfish and potentially other bottomfish as well! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard his 33' Crown Custom sportfisher. Originally built in 1979, she's a purpose-built vessel that can handle anything the Bay can throw at you. She runs a 250-HP Scania engine and sports bait wells, bathroom, and a full suite of electronics to enhance your fishing. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses. Get out there and hook 'em! Read More

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San Francisco Crab Trip (Only Available November/December)

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Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
trip description for Marin Salmon Fishing in Richmond

If the fish are biting, Captain Anthony is fighting 'em on this 4 to 5-hour morning trip on San Francisco Bay! And if the fish aren't biting, Captain Anthony will change locations, baits, and tactics until they do. And no matter whether the fish cooperate or not, you'll start your day off right with a beautiful sunrise on the Bay! On this trip, you'll be targeting King Salmon on the way to the spawn. These fish are big, beautiful, and fun to catch—plus, they're excellent eating! Captain Anthony provides all the gear and tackle, and he'll clean your keepers at the end of the trip as well. This trip is a great way for beginners to get on a boat and get a feel for sportfishing, without feeling totally exhausted at the end of the day. Anthony runs a newly-refinished 30' Sportcraft fishing vessel that's ideal for this water, and comes equipped with great amenities to enhance your experience, including a full cabin, flybridge, trolling gear, and more. Get out there and catch a bunch! Read More

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Marin Salmon Fishing

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,150
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
Fishing in Richmond
trip description for Striped Bass and Halibut Roundup in Richmond

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

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Striped Bass And Halibut Roundup

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $675
Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
trip description for Crabbing Trips in San Francisco

Come aboard this trip and discover the Central Coast river estuaries, rich in Dungeness Crab! This fun-filled experience delivers non-stop action and an opportunity to make some exciting and delicious memories. You’ll spend the trip aboard a 2019, 21’ Willie Raptor boat, powered by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard. It can accommodate 5 guests comfortably, all of who can fish at the same time. The boat features heated deluxe seats, the latest onboard electronics, and all the necessary safety equipment. There is also cold storage for both drinks and the catch – giving you everything you need for a fun and productive trip. Water, coffee, and soft drinks are included on all trips. All you need to bring is food, fishing license, and warm clothing. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Bodega Bay

What are the best fishing charters in Bodega Bay?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Bodega Bay with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Bodega Bay: Bodega Bay Roundup guided by Ty.

Our guides in Bodega Bay are rated a 4 out of 5 based on 2880 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Bodega Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Bodega Bay.

What types of fishing charters are common in Bodega Bay?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Bodega Bay as well as inshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Bodega Bay are: 1. halibut, 2. rockfish, 3. chinook salmon, and 4. striped bass.

The most common fishing techniques in Bodega Bay are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and drift fishing but live bait fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Bodega Bay fishing charters cost?

in Bodega Bay prices can range anywhere from about $522 to $1,416, but the average price for a half day trip in Bodega Bay is $785. The average price for a full day trip in Bodega Bay is $1,216.

What month is best for fishing in Bodega Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Bodega Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Bodega Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Bodega Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Bodega Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Bodega Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Bodega Bay.

Popular Types of Fishing In Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Bodega Bay are rockfish, salmon, and crabbing charters.

Rockfish charters are perfect for those who want to catch a variety of fish, including lingcod, rockfish, and halibut. Salmon charters are popular during the summer months when the salmon run is at its peak. Crabbing charters are a fun way to catch Dungeness crab, which is a local delicacy.

When it comes to the types of fish you can catch in Bodega Bay, it depends on the type of fishing you're doing. Rockfish charters typically catch lingcod, rockfish, and halibut. Salmon charters target Chinook and Coho salmon. Crabbing charters focus on Dungeness crab.

Some popular landmarks that Bodega Bay fishing charters visit include Bodega Head and the Bodega Bay Harbor. These areas are known for their abundant marine life and are great spots for fishing.

The Best Places To Fish In Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, California is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its diverse marine life and stunning coastline, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking to fish from shore or book a fishing charter, here are some of the best places to fish in Bodega Bay:

1. Doran Beach - This popular beach offers great surf fishing opportunities for species like perch, surf smelt, and striped bass.

2. Bodega Head - The rocky cliffs and deep waters around Bodega Head make it a prime spot for fishing charters targeting salmon, rockfish, and lingcod.

3. Spud Point Marina - This marina is home to several fishing charters that specialize in crabbing and bottom fishing for rockfish and lingcod.

4. Salmon Creek Beach - This secluded beach is a great spot for surf fishing for species like perch, surf smelt, and striped bass.

5. Tomales Bay - This scenic bay is a popular spot for fishing charters targeting salmon, halibut, and striped bass.

6. Westside Regional Park - This park offers great shore fishing opportunities for species like perch, surf smelt, and striped bass.

7. Bodega Bay Jetty - The jetty at Bodega Bay is a popular spot for shore fishing for species like rockfish, perch, and lingcod.

8. Lawson's Landing - This campground and marina offers fishing charters for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod, as well as great shore fishing for surf perch and striped bass.

Other Things To Do In Bodega Bay

While Bodega Bay fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming California city. Take a hike along the stunning Bodega Head Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. For a more leisurely activity, visit the Bodega Bay Farmers Market to sample fresh local produce and artisanal goods. Wine enthusiasts will love exploring the nearby Sonoma County wine country, while history buffs can visit the Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery to learn about the area's rich maritime history. And of course, no trip to Bodega Bay is complete without a visit to the iconic Bodega Bay Harbor, where you can watch fishing boats come and go while enjoying a delicious seafood meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

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