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 Continue To Gobble Eel And Roe

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
April 1, 2015

(Martinez) Sturgeon are on the prowl in Suisun Bay and the Carquinez Straights. The fish are taking a variety of baits, but lamprey eel and salmon roe are producing the most consistent results.

Captain James Smith of California Dawn...

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Halibut And Stripers Show Early In Bay

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 18, 2015

(San Francisco) The Bass Tub is now booking halibut and striper trolling trips on San Francisco Bay, according to Captain Erik Anfinson.

“Our latest half day trip on Saturday, March 7, yielded 2 halibut weighing 14 pounds for 12 anglers...

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Early Halibut Success Points To Productive Spring

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
March 18, 2015

(Berkeley) Good numbers of halibut have been caught inside San Francisco Bay and it looks like there is a concentration of fish holding beyond the Golden Gate.

“The halibut scores are looking very decent right now. There have been fish...

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Sturgeon Continue To Gobble Eel And Roe

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Martinez) Sturgeon are on the prowl in Suisun Bay and the Carquinez Straights. The fish are taking a variety of baits, but lamprey eel and salmon roe are producing the most consistent results.

Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing landed a pair of...

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Halibut And Stripers Show Early In Bay

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(San Francisco) The Bass Tub is now booking halibut and striper trolling trips on San Francisco Bay, according to Captain Erik Anfinson.

“Our latest half day trip on Saturday, March 7, yielded 2 halibut weighing 14 pounds for 12 anglers on the start of the incoming...

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Early Halibut Success Points To Productive Spring

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Berkeley) Good numbers of halibut have been caught inside San Francisco Bay and it looks like there is a concentration of fish holding beyond the Golden Gate.

“The halibut scores are looking very decent right now. There have been fish caught by both trollers and...

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Tips & Tactics for Suisun Bay
The Fine Points Of Bay Area Live Bait Fishing The Fine Points Of Bay Area Live Bait Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Both halibut and stripers are showing in San Francisco Bay and there is already a substantial amount of bait in the form of anchovy...

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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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Weather Report for Suisun Bay

Todays date: Sunday May 24, 2015

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

Saltwater Stripers

Saltwater Sturgeon



Water Level for Suisun Bay

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