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
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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Penn Fishing University Shark Excursion Yields Good Fishing Penn Fishing University Shark Excursion Yields Good Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
September 29, 2014

The 15 Penn Fishing University anglers aboard the California Dawn out of Berkeley Marina recently found that the some of the Bay Area’s largest saltwater game fish are fun to catch, excellent eating, and a true challenge to both angler...

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Team Fish Sniffer’s Do It Yourself Golden Gate Salmon Adventure! Team Fish Sniffer’s Do It Yourself Golden Gate Salmon Adventure!

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
September 28, 2014

The surface of the ocean was greasy calm with no swell or chop. The sound of chattering birds filled the ears. In the distance massive grey whales exposed their backs. Occasionally a porpoise would swing in close also showing some back....

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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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Trollers Bag Big, Bold Chinooks

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(San Francisco) If you want to hook big, hard-fighting Chinooks outside of the Golden Gate, now is a good time to do it.

The 20 passengers fishing aboard the Bass Tub on Saturday, August 23 bagged 10 salmon to 22 pounds. They trolled with anchovies at 40 feet deep in...

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Coming Soon

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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Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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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...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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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: Friday October 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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Hammering Northern California Lingcod Aboard The California Dawn



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