Bodega Bay

Maps and Info

Location: in Sonoma County off Highway 1, Bodega Bay, population 950, sits at an elevation of 45 feet. This popular town has great charter boats, restaurants, lodging and facilities to accommodate the angler.

Lodging and camping: For complete lodging, camping and recreational information, call the Bodega Bay Visitors Center, (707) 875-3866, or get on the web at: www.bodegabay.com

Fishing trips and information: Call Captain David Hammond, Delta Pro Fishing, (916) 479-349, Tim Wong, Norcal Sport Fishing Adventures, 707-228-8322; or Jay Lopes, Right Hook Sportfishing (916) 417-5670. For information about the New Sea Angler,  contact Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center, (707) 875-3344. For information regarding fishing or crabbing  in Tomales Bay, call Lawson’s Landing in Dillon Beach, 707- 878-2443, http://fishlawsons.blogspot.com.

Boat ramps: Public ramps are available at Doran Regional Park, Westside Regional Park and Porto Bodega Marina in Bodega Bay.

Kayaking: Bodega Bay offers some of the best kayaking north of Monterey Bay. Bodega Bay Kayak offers rentals and sales of tandem and single kayaks. You can kayak down the Estero Americano to the ocean, paddle around Bodega Bay or go down the lower Russian River. Call (707) 875-8899 or booking at (707) 875-3944.

Places To Visit:

Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory has been open to the public for tours since 1976. Volunteer docents give tours to drop in visitors on Fridays from 2 to 4 pm. Group tours are scheduled on other weekdays up to four times a week.  The BML is located on 2099 Westside Road, call (707) 875-2211.

Doran Regional Park is part of the Sonoma County Park system. Doran Beach offers camping, a boat ramp, beachcombing, surfing, body boarding and kite flying. Located off Highway 1 in Bodega; call (707) 875-3540.

Articles & Reports
New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Go Into Effect - Seasons Extended! New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Go Into Effect - Seasons Extended!

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 28, 2015

Over the past couple of months, anglers and charter boat skippers have been wondering when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would release the official notice of changes in the groundfish season that include the...

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Crabfest 2015 Crabfest 2015

Written By: Headwaters Fishing Team,
February 17, 2015

Another year of kayak tournaments has begun. We always start the year with Crabfest, a crabbing tournament hosted at Doran Beach.

This year’s tournament could not have come soon enough. The Central Valley has been pretty dreary as of...

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Spearing The Elusive Vermilion Rockfish! Spearing The Elusive Vermilion Rockfish!

Written By: Jim Russell, Jackson Kayak,
January 16, 2015

Vermilion rockfish are one of the most highly prized species on the NorCal coast for free dive spear fishermen.

Elusive, skittish and usually found at greater depths, it is always a cause for celebration when you get to bring one home.

...

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Salmon To 30 Pounds Bite Off Bodega

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Bodega Bay) Despite the fact that we are well into the month of October, salmon continue to bite for Bodega Bay anglers and most of them are big fish. The average weight is running right at 20 pounds and 30 pounders have been pretty common in recent days.

Captain Rick...

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Salmon, Rockfish And Lings Keep Anglers Busy!

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Bodega Bay) Anglers that visit Bodega Bay are enjoying outstanding fishing. Rockfish trips are yielding limits of rockfish along with solid numbers of lings. Salmon trips are not yielding limits, but many of the fish being caught are trophy class fish weighing  more...

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Big Salmon Appear Off Sonoma Coast

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Bodega Bay) After a July that featured outstanding rockfish and lingcod action, but sporadic salmon fishing, big salmon moved into the Bodega area around August 1 and the action has been hot ever since.

Captain Tim Wong of NorCal Sportfishing Adventures took out a...

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Bodega Bay Summer Salmon Rush

Written By: David Hammond,
July 1, 2013

Attention all saltwater anglers: Prepare yourselves and your gear for a epic salmon season on the big blue!

As a Northern California 6-pack captain, summer is a special time. The fall, winter, and spring has, once again, produced excellent action for my clients battling the mighty...

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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

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Eight decades ago, the Luhr-Jensen company was born in an unused chicken coop in rural Hood River, Oregon. It was the height of the...

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Tips & Tactics for Bodega Bay
Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait? Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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How To Mooch Up A Salmon Dinner How To Mooch Up A Salmon Dinner

Written By: Cal Kellogg

The conditions were ideal. It was late summer and a dense fog hung over the dark water. The groundswell was low and the surface was dotted...

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Deadly Salmon Trolling Techniques Using Hot Spot Flashers! Deadly Salmon Trolling Techniques Using Hot Spot Flashers!

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Designed and produced by successful fishermen, Hot Spot’s deadly trolling approaches have been proven to catch more and bigger salmon time...

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Weather Report for Bodega Bay

Todays date: Saturday March 28, 2015

Bodega Bay Species
  • Saltwater Salmon
  • Saltwater Salmon
  • Rockfish
  • Rockfish
  • shark
  • shark
  • Crabs
  • Crabs
  • Lingcod
  • Lingcod
Whats Biting?

Saltwater Salmon

Rockfish

shark

Crabs

Lingcod



Water Level for Bodega Bay

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for Bodega Bay. Our information comes from the USGS.

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