Saltwater Stripers General Information

Live bait fishing will provide the most consistent fishing in bays and estuaries. Particularly San Francisco Bay. Anchovies and sardines are the most common bait. Terminal tackle consists of a three way swivel with a sinker on a short dropper and the bait hooked through the nose on a short shank hook. Look for structure into which the tide will push bait fish. In the San Francisco Bay, popular spots are the South Tower of the Golden gate Bridge and the rocky underwater spots near the islands in Marin County.

Recent Saltwater Stripers 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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New Salmon Queen Spanks S.F. Bay Halibut

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
April 1, 2015

(Emeryville) It’s only the end of March, but the San Francisco Bay potluck season is already underway with both stripers and halibut showing in the catches. The fishing should only get better as we move into spring!

The crew of the New...

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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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Tips & Tactics for Saltwater Stripers
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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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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