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
Red Hot Lingcod Action Leads Angling Parade

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
July 20, 2014

Fishing has been outstanding for East Bay Charter boat enthusiasts departing from the Berkeley and Emeryville Marinas. Lingcod are providing the best action, but big rockfish, salmon, halibut and stripers are in the mix too.

Captain James...

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Rockfish And Lingcod Dominate Recent Catches

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
July 11, 2014

There are stripers, halibut and salmon available for East Bay charter boat anglers, but the action for these species has been up and down. The most consistent bite is coming from rockfish and lingcod.

Captain James Smith of California...

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Take The Captain’s Advice When Rockfishing Take The Captain’s Advice When Rockfishing

Written By: David Hurley,
July 10, 2014

Are those white shrimp flies on your rod, Dave,” said Captain Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker peering out of the wheelhouse on our way to the Marin coast, adding, “Those don’t work very well along the coast.” 

I replied, “Really, OK,...

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Red Hot Lingcod Action Leads Angling Parade

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

Fishing has been outstanding for East Bay Charter boat enthusiasts departing from the Berkeley and Emeryville Marinas. Lingcod are providing the best action, but big rockfish, salmon, halibut and stripers are in the mix too.

Captain James Smith of California Dawn...

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Rockfish And Lingcod Dominate Recent Catches

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

There are stripers, halibut and salmon available for East Bay charter boat anglers, but the action for these species has been up and down. The most consistent bite is coming from rockfish and lingcod.

Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing has been working...

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Rockfish And Lingcod Take Center Stage

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

It is shaping up to be a classic live bait potluck season for Bay Area anglers. There are big numbers of stripers in the bay and solid numbers of halibut. To compliment the bass and halibut action, the rockfish and lingcod bite has been outstanding both inside and...

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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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Guides and Services

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C & C Marine C & C Marine

Full Service Ranger Evinrude Mercury Dealer
Two Locations
747 S 9th Street 
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: Monday July 28, 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

Video of Golden Gate

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Rockfish And Lingcod On Gulp!

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Hammering Northern California Lingcod Aboard The California Dawn


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