Damn good fishing guides in San Francisco, California

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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in San Francisco

What are the best fishing charters in San Francisco?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trips in San Francisco, and the most popular trips in the area are San Francisco Bay Premier Trip guided by Craig and San Fran Crab Combo Trip guided by Craig.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include San Diego, Long Beach and Dana Point.

What types of fishing charters are common in San Francisco?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in San Francisco as well as nearshore fishing and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in San Francisco are: 1. rockfish, 2. chinook salmon, 3. crab, 4. striped bass, and 5. halibut.

The most common fishing techniques in San Francisco are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and trolling but live bait fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do San Francisco fishing charters cost?

in San Francisco prices can range anywhere from $900 to $1,700, but the average price for a full day in San Francisco is $1,283.

When is the best time to go fishing in San Francisco?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Where can I get a San Francisco fishing license and what are the bag limits in San Francisco?

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

Fishing San Francicso

San Francisco has always been a strong fishing destination. It started because of its proximity to the ocean and the natural harbor that protects it from the weather. These aquatic roots are still present today with the cities love for seafood and an abundance of fishing options. Whether you want to fish close to shore for striped bass or offshore for giant deepwater species, you can find it here.

San Francisco Inshore fishing

The striper fishing in San Francisco is great for anglers of all skill levels and the action gets even better in the summer and fall when they are spawning. Aside from the popular striper, chinook salmon is a favorite among anglers here. Most frequently caught while trolling, the "king" of all salmon is fun to catch and delicious to eat. Artificial lures and live bait are popular options for targeting striper and salmon whether casting or trolling. Both of these fish are incredibly powerful and are formidable fighters. Inshore fishing San Francisco is sure to be action-packed and send you home with some tasty fish.

San Francisco Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing for halibut, lingcod, and rockfish in a great time with a more laid-back approach to fishing. Drop bait down to the depths where these predators hunt and wait for a bite. While you are waiting it can be calm and relaxing but when one of these fish crushes your bait, everything changes. These bottom-dwelling species grow huge and will make you battle to get them on board. For anglers who want a true prize, there are sturgeon in these waters but catching one is not for the faint of heart. This dinosaur of a fish can grow to 12 feet long and easily overpower tackle that is too light. If you are set on catching sturgeon, make sure to book a dedicated trip.

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