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Top San Francisco 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. 27 Fathom Reefs South
    10/31/2018 10:51:33 PM -


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


  6. 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


  7. OBSTRUCTION
    4/22/2015 10:50:49 PM - Attributes RECRD 52646 VESSLTERMS OBSTRUCTION FEATURE_TYPE Obstruction - Submerged LATDEC 38.028417 LONDEC -122.141361 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 35 SOUNDING_TYPE Feet and tenths Y


  8. Joeys Spot
    5/5/2017 3:34:44 PM - Joeys Spot


  9. 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


  10. wreck-481
    2/20/2020 2:24:12 PM -



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San Francisco Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing San Francisco, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Pacific Herring

  2. Pacific Herring

    There is a 25.25% catch rate for Pacific Herring, based on 77 Pacific Herring counted.

    San Francisco Pacific Herring Counts Chart
    Pacific

    ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO PACIFIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  3. Cabezon

  4. Cabezon

    There is a 17.38% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 53 Cabezon counted.

    San Francisco Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

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  5. American Shad

  6. American Shad

    There is a 11.48% catch rate for American Shad, based on 35 American Shad counted.

    San Francisco American Shad Counts Chart
    American

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  7. Coho Salmon

  8. Coho Salmon

    There is a 9.51% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 29 Coho Salmon counted.

    San Francisco Coho Salmon Counts Chart
    Coho

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  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 6.89% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 21 Striped Bass counted.

    San Francisco Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

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  11. Sturgeon

  12. Sturgeon

    There is a 3.93% catch rate for Sturgeon, based on 12 Sturgeon counted.

    San Francisco Sturgeon Counts Chart
    Sturgeon

    ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STURGEON COUNTS CHART


  13. Common Carp

  14. Common Carp

    There is a 2.95% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 9 Common Carp counted.

    San Francisco Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  15. Spiny Dogfish

  16. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 2.95% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 9 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    San Francisco Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart
    Spiny

    ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Smallmouth Bass

  18. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 2.62% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 8 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    San Francisco Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

    ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO SMALLMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  19. Chinook Salmon

  20. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 2.3% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 7 Chinook Salmon counted.

    San Francisco Chinook Salmon Counts Chart
    Chinook

    ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 27 species of fish and 305 fish counted for December around San Francisco.

To date, there are 62 species of fish and a total of 17405 fish counted for San Francisco and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 2:32:35 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.

View full San Francisco Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest San Francisco Fishing Reports

  • S F Fishing report 11/26/22
    11/26/2022 3:59:40 PM - Hey Fishermen I am back working at the Castro Valley office. My deckhands went out on their own 2 days ago and had some great action. They landed an oversized and a slot fish


  • S F Fishing Report 11/17/22
    11/17/2022 2:22:18 PM - Hey Sturgeon Fishermen I am back working in the Castro Valley office. Flash I is having great sturgeon action this morning. Many fish landed before 10:30 am. They released 3


  • SF Fishing Report 11/5/22
    11/5/2022 7:12:02 PM - While Flash 1 is hooking sturgeon out of Pittsburg Flash 2 was up the coast roping the lingcod. They ended early with limits of lingcod. They also had more than they needed o


  • SF Fishing Report 11/3/22
    11/3/2022 8:58:00 PM - Hey Fishermen The rockfish are biting! The sturgeon are also doing very well. Flash II did a half day kids rockfish trip today. They had a blast! Flash I is fishing sturgeon


  • SF Fishing report 10/31/22
    10/31/2022 6:43:24 PM - Hey Fishermen I am back home from the meat hunt in Wyoming. All the meat is processed and in the freezer. Had some breakfast sausage this morning and it is great just like la


  • S F Fishing Report 10/21/22
    10/21/2022 5:52:06 PM - Hey Fishermen Flash 1 was in early with limits of bass and halibut today. It was a light charter. I have room tomorrow. Give me a call.Captain Steve TalmadgeBoat mobile and b


  • S F Fishing Report 10/16/22
    10/16/2022 9:47:22 PM - Hey Fishermen We had a great day fishing today. The fish are on the bite. Flash 2 had a full load of 6 fishermen. They had a limit of bass a couple halibut and a mess of rock


  • S F fishing report 10/10/22
    10/10/2022 4:16:32 PM - Hey Fishermen I just returned from my Wyoming deer hunt. It was the deer hunt of a lifetime for me. That report is coming next on Steve Talmadge Facebook page. My captains ke


  • S F Fishing report 9/29/22
    9/29/2022 4:54:19 PM - Hey Fishermen Fishing has been good since the last report. We had some good halibut fishing in the bay. I am going to keep both boats fishing the bay and ocean through Octobe


  • 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


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Top San Francisco Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Gus' Discount Tackle


  2. Martinez Marina
    Martinez Marina is just north of San Francisco. This Almar Marina is minutes from the historic town of Martinez, along the Carquinez Strait, just west of Interstate 680. Our marina is a perfect location to call your vessel’s new home.

  3. 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

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Top San Francisco Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. Blue Runner Sportfishing
    Join us for a day of salmon fishing on the Pacific Coast just beyond the San Francisco Bay.

  4. New Rayann Sportfishing


  5. Salty Lady Sportfishing
    Captain Jared Davis offers a lifetime of fishing experience - and a large, fast, comfortable 56’ boat to fish from. There may be big fish, there may be many fish. You will always be given the best possible chance to catch your next limit whether we

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Top San Francisco Marinas

  1. Safe Harbor Emeryville
    Blending scenic park space and beautiful landscaping with the unmatched boating of San Francisco Bay, Safe Harbor Emeryville is a sailor's paradise. Unrivaled waterfront recreation is within reach whether your cruising under the Golden Gate for a

  2. Martinez Marina
    Martinez Marina is just north of San Francisco. This Almar Marina is minutes from the historic town of Martinez, along the Carquinez Strait, just west of Interstate 680. Our marina is a perfect location to call your vessel’s new home.

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Bouy Conditions

Station 46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA
December 8, 2022 5:10 pm PST
Location: 37.754N 122.839W
Wind Direction: SSE (160°)
Wind Speed: 19.4 knots
Wind Gust: 23.3 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.18 in (1022.0 mb)
Water Temperature: 52.7°F (11.5°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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