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Half Moon Bay Fishing



Half Moon Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Half Moon Bay, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Shortbelly Rockfish

  2. Shortbelly Rockfish

    There is a 25.42% catch rate for Shortbelly Rockfish, based on 2284 Shortbelly Rockfish counted.

    Half Moon Bay Shortbelly Rockfish Counts Chart
    Shortbelly

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY SHORTBELLY ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART


  3. Lingcod

  4. Lingcod

    There is a 17.74% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 1594 Lingcod counted.

    Half Moon Bay Lingcod Counts Chart
    Lingcod

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY LINGCOD COUNTS CHART


  5. Rex Sole

  6. Rex Sole

    There is a 6.51% catch rate for Rex Sole, based on 585 Rex Sole counted.

    Half Moon Bay Rex Sole Counts Chart
    Rex

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY REX SOLE COUNTS CHART


  7. Cabezon

  8. Cabezon

    There is a 5.06% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 455 Cabezon counted.

    Half Moon Bay Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY CABEZON COUNTS CHART


  9. Chinook Salmon

  10. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 4.26% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 383 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Half Moon Bay Chinook Salmon Counts Chart
    Chinook

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART


  11. Starry Flounder

  12. Starry Flounder

    There is a 4.07% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 366 Starry Flounder counted.

    Half Moon Bay Starry Flounder Counts Chart
    Starry

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  13. Chub Mackerel

  14. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 4.03% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 362 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Half Moon Bay Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  15. Arrowtooth Flounder

  16. Arrowtooth Flounder

    There is a 4.01% catch rate for Arrowtooth Flounder, based on 360 Arrowtooth Flounder counted.

    Half Moon Bay Arrowtooth Flounder Counts Chart
    Arrowtooth

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY ARROWTOOTH FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  17. Coho Salmon

  18. Coho Salmon

    There is a 4.01% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 360 Coho Salmon counted.

    Half Moon Bay Coho Salmon Counts Chart
    Coho

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY COHO SALMON COUNTS CHART


  19. Sharpchin Rockfish

  20. Sharpchin Rockfish

    There is a 4.01% catch rate for Sharpchin Rockfish, based on 360 Sharpchin Rockfish counted.

    Half Moon Bay Sharpchin Rockfish Counts Chart
    Sharpchin

    ENLARGE HALF MOON BAY SHARPCHIN ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 35 species of fish and 8985 fish counted for May around Half Moon Bay.

To date, there are 67 species of fish and a total of 19758 fish counted for Half Moon Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (171 years).

Last Update: 5/24/2024 5:47:04 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Half Moon Bay Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Half Moon Bay are the following:

  1. Deep Reef
    Deep Reef 37.21.30 / 122.37.03


  2. Shipwreck of destroyer USS Thompson (DD-305) in San Francisco Bay

    37.553413000 -122.157656000

  3. Sand Dab Hole
    Sand Dab Hole 37.23.20 / 122.28.45


  4. Port of Redwood City
    port of redwood city


  5. JAMES ROLF
    Attributes RECRD 50127 VESSLTERMS JAMES ROLF FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 37.474939 LONDEC -122.484422 GP_QUALITY Poor DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY SURVEY REQUIRE


  6. Joeys Spot
    Joeys Spot


  7. OBSTRUCTION
    Attributes RECRD 54137 VESSLTERMS OBSTRUCTION FEATURE_TYPE Obstruction - Submerged LATDEC 37.784722 LONDEC -122.270639 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 17 SOUNDING_TYPE Feet and tenths Y


  8. del valle
    cAtch


  9. Anita Rock Light


  10. Potato Patch Shoal


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Latest Half Moon Bay Fishing Reports

  • S F Fishing Report 5/13/24
    Hey Fishermen Flash 1 is still in the yard getting work and paint done. Mean while Flash 2 is doing well on the fishing grounds. Call me if you would like to join the fun. En


  • S F Fishing report 4/29/24
    Hey fishermen Flash 1 is still in dry dock getting upgrades and paint. Hopefully she will be back in service in 2 weeks.Meanwhile Flash 2 enjoyed some good fishing and great


  • S F Fishing report 4/21/24
    Hey fishermen Flash I is in the yard getting an face lift upgrades and some paint. Flash II has been fishing and doing good. Here are some photos from last weekend. Enjoy the


  • S F Fishing report 4/7/24
    Hey Fishermen Flash Fishing is back in the game after a long winter. We had a productive weekend even with the conditions we enduredI have not received all the photos yet so


  • S F Fishing Report 4/1/24
    Hey everyone I am back in the Castro Valley office.Flash Fishing has officially started the season. Striped bass leopard sharks and a 38 in halibut! Here are the photos from


  • S F Fishing report 12/10/23
    Hey Fishermen Flash 2 had a 1/2 day shark trip today. They had some great action. They landed leopard sharks up to 56 inches!!!! They even landed a bass great fun! Call me if


  • S F Fishing report 12/9/23
    Hey Fishermen Yesterday Flash 2 is still enjoying some great fishing. Striped bass limits again and releasing the smaller keepers. Again on a 1/2 day trip. Give me a call if


  • S F Fishing report 12/7/23
    Hey fisherman Flash 2 is still having great action on bass and sharks. Today they finished a half-day trip with eight limits of bass. They were actually releasing keeper bass


  • S F Fishing report 12/3/23
      Well today Flash 2’s 1/2 day trip landed limits of bass again by 10:30 in the morning. That is four trips in a row with limits whether it be half-day or full day trip. Capt


  • S F Fishing report 12/2/23
    Yesterday Flash 2 had a full day charter with plenty of action. Quite the mixed bag. Good job guys. Flash 2 is on a half-day today. Let’s see what they come up with. Captain


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Top Half Moon Bay Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle
    Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle, located on the coast about 20 miles south of San Francisco, the only stop you have to make for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! We have the supplies you need for a fantastic day on the water onboard the char

  2. Gus' Discount Tackle


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Top Half Moon Bay Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle
    Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle, located on the coast about 20 miles south of San Francisco, the only stop you have to make for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! We have the supplies you need for a fantastic day on the water onboard the char

  2. Flash Sport Fishing
    Captain Steve Talmadge has seriously fished the San Francisco Bay waters since 1970, both commercial and sport fishing. He has a Coast Guard Masters License and is fully insured. He likes to guide small groups; no more than 6 anglers per trip. This a

  3. Riptide Sportfishing
    Offering deep sea fishing and whale watching tours off the San Mateo, San Francisco Bay area coast. Rock Fish (shallow water - light tackle, and deep sea) seasonal, Salmon and tuna (in season)

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Top Half Moon Bay Marinas

  1. Lake Chabot Marina


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