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San Francisco Fishing Charter

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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About San Francisco Fishing Charter
"The Fishin' Game" is the most highly recommended fishing charter boat in San Francisco Bay. Our level of service and dedication has earned our fishing trips more 5 Star Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews than any other fishing charter boat in San Francisco. Our fishing charters are geared towards a fun, comfortable experience for anglers of all skills and ages. Our charters carry a maximum of 6 passengers, guaranteeing each guest the simple luxury of elbow room, inside and out, and the personal attention of the crew. San Francisco's waters offer excellent charter fishing for salmon, halibut, striped bass, shark, sturgeon, lingcod, and rock fish. Our primary goal is to help you catch fish in the most comfortable conditions available. Contact us to learn how we can help you customize your ideal San Francisco fishing charter.
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504DavidD504 wrote a review Aug 2021
Orinda, California2 contributions
We had a wonderful day outside the Gate with these folks. We were on the larger boat, the Flying A, first owned by Ken Hoffman, who was owner of the Oakland A's. You can tell this was a zillionaire's boat. It is an extremely comfortable Delta (Seattle) fishing boat. The deck area is large, spotless, and uncluttered. You can easily walk around the whole boat. The interior cabin is very clean and comfortable. Trolling for salmon is a time consuming process, and the waiting period between strikes was not miserable like on some smaller, less comfortable boats. Our captain was José, and he is kind, informative and friendly. A charter fishing trip is mostly about the personnel, so we were very happy to have had such a great crew. José knows where to go to find fish. Our deck hand (or first mate?) was Melinda. I can't say enough good things about her! She was friendly, expert, competent and cheerful. She constantly ran around the boat checking the bait. Then when I had my first salmon on, she stood next to me coaching my technique, for which I was very grateful because it has been a few decades since I have been out salmon fishing. I later caught a 21 pounder which took 30 minutes to fight and land. I got worn out and had to give the rod to my friend two times! I didn't know salmon could fight like this. I had the fish in close to the boat 3 times, and then it ran and ran and I lost all the ground I had gained. Melinda was right there throughout the experience, ensuring that the other lines didn't foul mine, ready with the net, doing all that was necessary and helpful so I didn't lose the fish. Barbless hooks are now required, and If you are not on your toes the fish can get away. But finally we landed the fish and it turned out the hook was in the back behind the head, which explains why the fish never seemed to tire. Excellent fishing action. Overall, an excellent day with some great people.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Lucien W wrote a review Aug 2021
Hayward, California5 contributions
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I booked a trip with San Francisco Fishing Charter on 07 Aug 21 for a colleagues retirement party. I COULD NOT have picked a better charter. Captain Brian was not only very knowledgeable of the best fishing spots, he was also polite, kind and a gracious host. The boat was impeccably clean and well maintained. Everyone in my party was beyond impressed with quality of service we received. The first mate, (AL), was on top of things from start to stop. Never an unbaited hook or issue with gear. On top of that, AL offered such knowledge and experience that even the greenest of anglers would have left the boat feeling a bit like Jeremy Wade. I will most definitely be using San Francisco Fishing Charter in the very near future. It was a very memorable experience for me. A HUGE thank you and kudos to Captain Brian and Al for a fantastic fishing adventure.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Freddie M wrote a review Oct 2020
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These guys were absolutely awesome! They took care of everything, all we had to do was catch fish and have fun. I found them by searching through reviews like this one, and had such a good time I felt compelled to write one myself. We will be back! Tips: make sure you get the necessary license, bring some drinks, and a windbreaker. It will be awesome.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Shannon J wrote a review Sep 2020
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These guys are a blast!! They had knowledge of the area, we threw out and two minutes later we had our first fish!! We will definitely be back!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Traci O wrote a review Sep 2020
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I planned a trip for my boss and several associates, none of whom know anything about fishing (myself included). Brian was AMAZING. Helped with everything and was just so easy to work with. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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