Half Moon Bay Fishing



Top Half Moon Bay Fishing Spots

  1. Deep Reef
    12/31/2012 12:32:18 AM - Deep Reef 37.21.30 / 122.37.03


  2. Shipwreck of destroyer USS Thompson (DD-305) in San Francisco Bay
    4/23/2011 12:47:53 AM -

    37.553413000 -122.157656000

  3. Sand Dab Hole
    12/31/2012 12:58:05 AM - Sand Dab Hole 37.23.20 / 122.28.45


  4. Port of Redwood City
    7/14/2016 11:25:53 PM - port of redwood city


  5. JAMES ROLF
    4/17/2012 10:53:57 AM - 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
    5/5/2017 3:34:44 PM - Joeys Spot


  7. OBSTRUCTION
    4/22/2015 10:50:48 PM - 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
    3/2/2013 12:57:56 PM - cAtch


  9. Potato Patch Shoal
    10/31/2018 10:51:27 PM -


  10. Yellow A Buoy
    5/19/2018 10:29:34 AM -



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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. Lingcod

  2. Lingcod

    There is a 19.56% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 80 Lingcod counted.


  3. Cabezon

  4. Cabezon

    There is a 15.16% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 62 Cabezon counted.


  5. California Sheephead

  6. California Sheephead

    There is a 13.45% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 55 California Sheephead counted.


  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 13.45% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 55 Giant Sea Bass counted.


  9. Kelp Bass

  10. Kelp Bass

    There is a 13.45% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 55 Kelp Bass counted.


  11. Bocaccio

  12. Bocaccio

    There is a 7.33% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 30 Bocaccio counted.


  13. Striped Bass

  14. Striped Bass

    There is a 3.18% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 13 Striped Bass counted.


  15. Blue Shark

  16. Blue Shark

    There is a 1.96% catch rate for Blue Shark, based on 8 Blue Shark counted.


  17. Common Carp

  18. Common Carp

    There is a 1.71% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 7 Common Carp counted.


  19. Largemouth Bass

  20. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1.71% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 7 Largemouth Bass counted.


Recommedations above based on 24 species of fish and 409 fish counted for September around Half Moon Bay.

To date, there are 53 species of fish and a total of 10881 fish counted for Half Moon Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/24/2022 12:02:22 PM

*** 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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Latest Half Moon Bay Fishing Reports

  • S F Fishing Report
    9/8/2022 7:26:21 PM - Hey Fishermen We have been busy. After the last report the salmon was doing pretty good but has slowed. I am surprised how good the halibut fishing is in the bay during the l


  • Fishing Report 8/23/22
    8/23/2022 12:53:00 AM - Hey Fishermen The best action for Flash 1 and Flash 2 have been sharks and halibut. The halibut in the bay has been surprising very good. We have been landing 2 fish a rod on


  • Fishing Report 8/12/22
    8/12/2022 3:21:59 PM - Hey everyone I have not posted a report in 9 days. The problem is we have been so busy. Both Flash 1 and Flash 2 have been landing a verity of fish. Some trips are in the oce


  • Fishing report 8/2/22
    8/2/2022 12:51:00 AM - Hey Fishermen Here is the report from the last few days. We started our salmon trolling trips. Interesting grade just keepers up to 26 lbs. Sharks are doing great and we star


  • Fishing Report 7/27/22
    7/27/2022 5:47:44 PM - Hey Fishermen A mixed bag of fish this last few days. Still having a lot of fun. Call me if you would like to get into the fun. Enjoy the photos Captain Steve Talmadge Boat m


  • S F Fishing Report 7/20/22
    7/20/2022 7:16:27 PM - Hey Fishermen the shark fishing went wide open today. Flash II went in early with 6 fishermen that were worn out. It is not too often that you end early on a 1/2 day trip. I


  • S F Fishing Report 7/13/22
    7/13/2022 9:10:17 PM - Hey Fishermen Today both Flash 1 and Flash 2 fished half day trips. We started with halibut fishing on the north bar but the tides were just not the best. We did not have the


  • S F Fishing Report 7/4/22
    7/4/2022 9:14:00 PM - Happy 4th Fishermen!Well the tides are slowing and the halibut bite is picking up. Both Flash 1 and Flash 2 are seeing the scores grow and the weather is getting a lot nicer.


  • S F Fishing report 6/28/22
    6/28/2022 8:34:01 PM - Hey Fishermen Today Flash II had a half day shark trip. They did very well during the nice weather. Flash I had a 2 man charter. These gentleman had never touched a fishing r


  • S F Fishing Report 6/26/22
    6/26/2022 12:54:00 AM - Hey Fishermen I am back in the Castro Valley office. While I was gone the crews did a great job keeping all our fishing clients happy on Flash I and Flash II. They had some g


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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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