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Astoria Salmon/Steelhead Trip

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California Delta Freshwater Trip

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Oyster Point Rocks And Reef Trip

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San Francisco Crabbing - Nov/Dec

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Striped Bass And Halibut Roundup

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Marin Salmon Fishing

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Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
Fishing in San Francisco
trip description for San Francisco Bay Premier Trip in San Francisco

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make the San Francisco Bay an angler's paradise. The inshore, nearshore, and offshore water here supports a superb marine ecosystem with a huge diversity of top-notch sport and game species, all of which you can go after with Captain Craig. On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out there to target King Salmon, Halibut, Leopard Sharks, Lingcod, Rockfish, Striped Bass, and Sturgeon! This is a unique mix of species that will give you a ton of different challenges and things to enjoy! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques including bottomfishing, trolling, drifting, jigging, and more. 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 Bay Premier Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,140
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

Inshore Fishing Charter near Stockton

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Stockton

Open Ocean Salmon Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $900
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

Inshore Fishing Charter near Stockton

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

Inshore Fishing Charter near Stockton

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 San Francisco Crabbing - Nov/Dec 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Stockton

San Francisco Crabbing - Nov/Dec

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Stockton

What are the best fishing charters in Stockton?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trips in Stockton, and the most popular trips in the area are Astoria Salmon/Steelhead Trip guided by Mark and California Delta Freshwater Trip guided by Mark.

Our guides in Stockton are rated a 4 out of 5 based on 3251 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 Stockton? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Stockton.

What types of fishing charters are common in Stockton?

Inshore fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Stockton as well as nearshore fishing, river fishing, and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Stockton are: 1. striped bass, 2. halibut, 3. rockfish, 4. chinook salmon, and 5. leopard shark.

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

How much do Stockton fishing charters cost?

Prices in Stockton can range anywhere from about $468 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip in Stockton is $719. The average price for a full day trip in Stockton is $934.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Stockton?

The most popular season for fishing in Stockton is winter, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Stockton

The most common types of fishing charters in Stockton, California are freshwater and saltwater fishing charters. Freshwater fishing charters are popular for catching bass, catfish, and crappie in the San Joaquin River and the Delta. Saltwater fishing charters are popular for catching salmon, halibut, and rockfish in the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Stockton fishing charters often visit landmarks such as the Port of Stockton and the Stockton Marina. The Port of Stockton is a bustling commercial port that offers access to the San Joaquin River and the Delta. The Stockton Marina is a popular destination for boaters and fishermen alike, offering easy access to the Delta and the San Francisco Bay.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Stockton fishing charters offer a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty and bounty of California's waterways. So grab your gear and get ready for an adventure you won't soon forget!

The Best Places To Fish In Stockton

Stockton, California is a great place for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous waterways, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Stockton, whether you're looking for a fishing charter or just a spot to cast your line:

1. Delta Fishing Charters - Offering guided fishing trips on the San Joaquin Delta, this charter service is a great way to experience some of the best fishing in Stockton.

2. Louis Park - This park has a large pond stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill, making it a popular spot for local anglers.

3. Buckley Cove - Located on the San Joaquin River, this spot is known for its striped bass and sturgeon fishing.

4. Ladds Marina - Another great spot on the San Joaquin River, Ladds Marina is a popular spot for both boat and shore fishing.

5. Mossdale Crossing Regional Park - This park has a fishing pier and access to the San Joaquin River, making it a great spot for both novice and experienced anglers.

6. Weber Point - Located in downtown Stockton, Weber Point has a fishing pier and is a popular spot for catching catfish and carp.

7. Oak Grove Regional Park - With several ponds stocked with trout, catfish, and bass, Oak Grove Regional Park is a great spot for family fishing trips.

8. Delta Kayak Adventures - If you're looking for a unique fishing experience, Delta Kayak Adventures offers guided kayak fishing trips on the San Joaquin Delta.

9. Whiskey Slough Marina - This marina on the Delta is known for its striped bass and sturgeon fishing, and also offers boat rentals and guided fishing charters.

10. Caswell Memorial State Park - This park has a fishing pond stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill, as well as access to the Stanislaus River for more experienced anglers.

Other Things To Do In Stockton

While Stockton fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant California city. Take a stroll through the Haggin Museum to explore the city's rich history, or visit the Stockton Arena to catch a concert or sporting event. For a fun family outing, head to the Micke Grove Zoo or the Children's Museum of Stockton. If you're looking for outdoor activities, check out the Stockton Delta Waterways for kayaking or paddleboarding, or take a hike through the beautiful Oak Grove Regional Park. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at one of Stockton's many restaurants and cafes.

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