Suisun Bay

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Suisun Bay

Location: Suisun Bay, located between Pittsburg and the Benicia/Martinez area, is where the salty water from San Pablo Bay and the fresh water of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers mix. The water ranges from mostly fresh in times of heavy freshwater flows to salty and brackish during low water periods. 

Fishing Season: Sturgeon and stripers are caught in Suisun Bay during every month of the year, but there are peaks and valleys in the action. The spring months provide the best sturgeon action, but the action can be very consistent in early fall too. Striper fishing is at it’s best for Suisun anglers in May and June and then heats up again in September, October and November.

Boat launching/marina facilities. Boat launching is available at the Pittsburg Marina, 51-E Marina Boulevard, Pittsburg, CA. 94565, 925-439-4958;  McAvoy Yacht Harbor, 1001 McAvoy Road, Bay Point, California  94565, 925-458-2568; Martinez Marina, 7 North Court Street, Martinez, California 94553, 925-313.0942; and Benicia Marina, 266 East B Street, Benicia CA. 94510, 707-745-2628.  

Camping:  Three “Enroute” Campsites are available for an overnight stay on a first come, first-served basis, with no reservations possible, in the Benicia State Recreation Area. This camping is limited to motor homes or vehicles with trailers, which must be fully self-contained. Tents are not permitted.  Contact: Benicia State Recreation Area, 707-648-1911, or www.parksca.gov 

Charter Boats: James Smith of the California Dawn, 510-417-5557, Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker, 510-223-5388; Steve Mitchell of Hook’d Up Sportfishing, 707-655-6736; Chris Smith of Captain Hook Sportfishing, 510-322-0493; and Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sportfishing, 916-417-5670, offer striper and sturgeon adventures out of the Martinez Marina. Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing chases Suisun Bay stripers and sturgeon from Decker Island and Pittsburg, 916-479-3492. Captain Jack Chapman of Lovely Linda Sportfishing, 916-730-5417, hits the waters of Suisun Bay from Lauritzen’s Yacht Harbor

Fishing information: Dockside Market, Pittsburg, 925-252-0151; McAvoy Bait, Baypoint, 925-458-1710; Martinez Bait and Tackle, 925-229-9420; Benicia Bait and Tackle, 707-745-4921.

Articles & Reports
Sturgeon Fishing Requires Knowledge, Patience, and Persistence Sturgeon Fishing Requires Knowledge, Patience, and Persistence

Written By: Ernie Marlan,
December 9, 2014

Sturgeon fishing on Suisun Bay and the Delta can be quite challenging. First, you need to decide where you want to fish. You can read the reports and online forums but how do you decide on where you should go?

If you’re familiar with the...

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Thousands Of Pacific Herring Entrained At Delta Pumps This Year Thousands Of Pacific Herring Entrained At Delta Pumps This Year

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 16, 2014

For commercial fishermen, the Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is the target of a valuable roe fishery in San Francisco Bay every winter. 

For recreational fishermen, the Pacific herring is a popular bait to fish for salmon, lingcod,...

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Sturgeon Take Spotlight As Striper Bite Slacks

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
June 12, 2014

The West Delta and Suisun Bay are quickly transitioning from spring to summer conditions. Water temperatures are on the rise and the outstanding spring striper fishing that Delta anglers had been enjoying has largely come to an end.

On...

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Sturgeon Take Spotlight As Striper Bite Slacks

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

The West Delta and Suisun Bay are quickly transitioning from spring to summer conditions. Water temperatures are on the rise and the outstanding spring striper fishing that Delta anglers had been enjoying has largely come to an end.

On the other hand sturgeon remain...

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Live Drifters Battle Big Halibut In Central Bay

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Halibut and striped bass fishing continues to be excellent on the good tides in San Francisco Bay.

“We had a pretty good day yesterday, 13 fish for 16 tanglers,” quipped Gordon Hough, Captain of the Morning Star. “We're off today. My Mom wanted to go for Mother's Day,...

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Striper Limits Are The Rule And Sturgeon Are On Tap Too!

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

The West Delta is the scene of red hot action these days with both striped bass and sturgeon cooperating with anglers. The best bass action is taking place in the Rio Vista area, while sturgeon are hitting in the lower part of the Sacramento River and throughout Suisun...

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Tips & Tactics for Suisun Bay
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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Bank Fishing The Fantastic Waters Of San Francisco Bay! Bank Fishing The Fantastic Waters Of San Francisco Bay!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I grew up in the Bay Area and learned the productivity of fishing the rich waters of San Francisco Bay at an early age. Indeed, some of my...

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Anchovy, I Love You! Anchovy, I Love You!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Just the other day I found myself setting on a deer stand on a ridge high in the Tahoe National Forest. The hunting was great except for...

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Weather Report for Suisun Bay

Todays date: Friday December 19, 2014

Suisun Bay Species
  • Saltwater Stripers
  • Saltwater Stripers
  • Saltwater Sturgeon
  • Saltwater Sturgeon
Whats Biting?

Saltwater Stripers

Saltwater Sturgeon



Water Level for Suisun Bay

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

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Suisun Bay Sturgeon With Right Hook Sportfishing



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