Golden Gate

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Golden Gate

Seasons: There are seasonal closures for lingcod, rockfish, sturgeon, salmon and soupfin sharks. Fishing for striped bass, halibut and leopard sharks is open year round. 

 

Rockfish: The recreational fishery for rockfish is open to boat-based anglers from June 1 through December 31, 2014 from Point Arena to Pigeon Point. These species may only be taken or possessed in waters less than 180 feet (30 fathoms) deep. The recreational fishery for rockfish (Sebastes) is open year-round to divers and shore-based anglers. The daily bag and possession limit is 10 fish in combination of all species within the RCG Complex (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings) per person. There is a sub-limit on bocaccio of 3 per person, included in the 10 fish RCG Complex aggregate limit, as well as a 3 fish bag limit on cabezon. Yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, bronzespotted rockfish, and cowcod may not be retained.

Lingcod: The recreational fishery for lingcod is open to boat-based anglers from June 1 through December 31. The daily bag and possession limit is 2 fish with a minimum size limit of 22 inches total length.

Charter boats: Sportfishing boats from throughout the Bay Area target rockfish, lingcod, halibut, stripers and king salmon along the Marin County coast during their respective seasons. Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael features the Morning Star, (800) 464-1431,while the Bass Tub, (415) 456-9055, and Silver Fox Sportfishing, (415) 367-5600, depart from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Boats booking trips out of the Berkeley Marina include the California Dawn, (510) 417-5557; New Easy Rider, (707) 422-2050; Captain Hook, (510) 322-0493; Happy Hooker, (510) 773-4158, Hook’d Up Sportfishing, (707) 655-6736; Goldeneye 2000, (510) 610-0888; and Right Hook Sportfishing, (916) 417-5670. For more information, call the Berkeley Marina Sportfishing Center, (510) 849-3333.  The New Huck Finn, Sundance, Superfish, C-Gull II, New Seeker, New Salmon Queen, Sea Wolf and Wet Spot depart from the Emeryville Sportfishing Center, (510) 654-6040.   

Articles & Reports
Party Boaters Nail Crab And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 12, 2014

(San Francisco) The anglers aboard the Bass Tub on the opening weekend of crab season on November 1 and 2 experienced solid action on rockfish, lingcod and Dungeness crabs, though there was a groundswell both days.

The Bass Tub returned...

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Second Annual Gulp! Tournament Produces Rockfish, Lingcod And Halibut Second Annual Gulp! Tournament Produces Rockfish, Lingcod And Halibut

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
November 10, 2014

Here in Northern California we’ve been using soft baits for rockfish and lingcod for a long time. I distinctly remember a trip aboard the old black Salmon Queen out of Emeryville when we annihilated the rockfish on root beer color tubes...

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Crowds Get Lighter Despite Outstanding Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
October 19, 2014

(Berkeley) October is always a strange month for S.F. Bay/Golden Gate charter boats. The fishing is typically outstanding, yet crowds are light as anglers turn their attention to river salmon, Delta stripers and fall hunting...

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Party Boaters Nail Crab And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(San Francisco) The anglers aboard the Bass Tub on the opening weekend of crab season on November 1 and 2 experienced solid action on rockfish, lingcod and Dungeness crabs, though there was a groundswell both days.

The Bass Tub returned to Fisherman’s Wharf with limits...

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Crowds Get Lighter Despite Outstanding Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Berkeley) October is always a strange month for S.F. Bay/Golden Gate charter boats. The fishing is typically outstanding, yet crowds are light as anglers turn their attention to river salmon, Delta stripers and fall hunting opportunities.

These days East Bay charter...

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Salmon Action Up And Down As Rockfish Bite Rages

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Berkeley) Salmon scores are highly variable for anglers departing from East Bay ports. Some days the kings bite and anglers average over a fish per rod. Other days when the kings play hard to get the scores slump well below a fish per rod. Bottomfish anglers are...

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Rockfish, Lingcod, and Crab abound at the Farallon Islands

Written By: Forum Member: KidFishRelease,
December 26, 2013

By now waking up at four in the morning had become a routine for me. I packed my rod, reel, lingcod jigs, and food the night before and tried to get some sleep before the morning drive to Francisco's house. My thoughts revolved around giant lingcod as we drove to the Emeryville Sport...

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Phone: (209) 526-4120

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Tips & Tactics for Golden Gate
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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Surf Striper Lures Surf Striper Lures

Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau

It wasn't too long ago (or so it seems to old guys like me!) that surf fishing for stripers was a "manly" sort of endeavor.

The ten to...

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Targeting S.F. Bay Halibut With Live Bait Targeting S.F. Bay Halibut With Live Bait

Written By: Cal Kellogg

After an absence of a couple years, big numbers of halibut are once again holding within the confines of San Francisco Bay. With live bait...

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Weather Report for Golden Gate

Todays date: Monday November 24, 2014

Golden Gate Species
  • Saltwater Salmon
  • Saltwater Salmon
  • Rockfish
  • Rockfish
  • Halibut
  • Halibut
  • Albacore
  • Albacore
  • Crabs
  • Crabs
  • Saltwater Stripers
  • Saltwater Stripers
  • Lingcod
  • Lingcod
Whats Biting?

Saltwater Salmon

Rockfish

Halibut

Albacore

Crabs

Saltwater Stripers

Lingcod



Water Level for Golden Gate

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

Recent Reader's Photo
rsd
Caught by:

rsd

on: June 14, 2013
Species: Lingcod

caught it with a live anchovie along the marin coastline......Romel Delacruz Antioch, CA

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