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San Francisco is located on the Pacific coast in California, and has a rich and diverse history. Fishing has been a significant part of San Francisco's history since the earliest days. The Ohlone people who lived in the area prior to European arrival relied on fishing as a major source of food. When Spanish colonists arrived in the late 1700s, they established a thriving fishing industry in the Bay Area.
During the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, many immigrants from around the world came to San Francisco, including a large number of fishermen from Portugal and Italy who established the city's fishing industry. The industry boomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with hundreds of fishing boats working the waters of the Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
However, the industry declined in the mid-20th century due to overfishing and pollution, and many fishing communities in San Francisco struggled to survive. Despite these challenges, fishing remains an important part of the city's history and culture, with a small but dedicated group of fishermen continuing to work the waters off the coast of San Francisco to this day.
The waters surrounding San Francisco offer a diverse array of fish species, both in the Bay and in the Pacific Ocean. Some of the most commonly caught fish in the area include Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon in the rivers, bay, and ocean. Striped Bass is a popular target among anglers that are frequently found in the bay and delta. Nearshore and offshore fishing San Francisco can product many different species of Rockfish, including Black Rockfish, Canary Rockfish, and Yellowtail Rockfish. There are also many Bocaccio, Cabezon, Halibut, Lingcod, and White Seabass. Albacore Tuna and Bluefin Tuna are also commonly caught when trolling baits offshore. One of the record fish catches in San Francisco was a 78.2-pound White Seabass in the San Francisco Bay. It came close to breaking the state record of 79 pounds.
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There is a 15.6% catch rate for Sturgeon, based on 22 Sturgeon counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STURGEON COUNTS CHART
There is a 14.18% catch rate for Pacific Herring, based on 20 Pacific Herring counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO PACIFIC HERRING COUNTS CHART
There is a 12.06% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 17 Spiny Dogfish counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.93% catch rate for American Shad, based on 14 American Shad counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO AMERICAN SHAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.93% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 14 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.8% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 11 Rainbow Trout counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.09% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 10 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.38% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 9 Bocaccio counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.96% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 7 Common Carp counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.26% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 6 Chinook Salmon counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART
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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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for San Francisco are the following:
Deep Reef 37.21.30 / 122.37.03
Shipwreck of destroyer USS Thompson (DD-305) in San Francisco Bay
Sand Dab Hole
Sand Dab Hole 37.23.20 / 122.28.45
27 Fathom Reefs South
Port of Redwood City
port of redwood city
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
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
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
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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
S F Fishing report 12/1/23
Hey fisherman Flash 2 had a half-day trip on 12/1 with plenty of action. There were fish released and this group had never done this before so they wanted to take some home.
S F Fishing report 11/30/23
Hey fisherman Flash 2 had limits of bass by 10:30 am on Thursday then they switched over and caught release leopard sharks. They kept one to try. Fishing is very good right n
S F Fishing report 12/25/23
Hey Fishermen I had the pleasure to run a 1/2 day shark trip on Flash 2. There is still a lot of action on the shark grounds. We had landed 15 to 20 before 10:00 am. We had s
S F Fishing report 11/19/23
Both Flash 1 and Flash 2 were out yesterday. They both did very well getting close to limits of bass and some halibut. Not bad for 1/2 day trips. Flash 1 failed to get me pho
S F Fishing report 11/14/ 23
Hey all like I said in the last report I have been off the grid for a while. While I was gone Flash 1 and Flash 2 have been still landing halibut. The big news is the bass fi
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