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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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12/31/2012 12:32:18 AM - Deep Reef 37.21.30 / 122.37.03
Shipwreck of destroyer USS Thompson (DD-305) in San Francisco Bay
4/23/2011 12:47:53 AM -
Sand Dab Hole
12/31/2012 12:58:05 AM - Sand Dab Hole 37.23.20 / 122.28.45
27 Fathom Reefs South
10/31/2018 10:51:33 PM -
Port of Redwood City
7/14/2016 11:25:53 PM - port of redwood city
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
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
5/5/2017 3:34:44 PM - Joeys Spot
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
2/20/2020 2:24:12 PM -
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There is a 23.08% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 48 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 22.12% catch rate for Sturgeon, based on 46 Sturgeon counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STURGEON COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.62% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 20 Bocaccio counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.69% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 16 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.21% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 15 Rainbow Trout counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.73% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 14 Largemouth Bass counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.81% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 10 Lingcod counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO LINGCOD COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.81% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 10 Starry Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.85% catch rate for Pacific Herring, based on 8 Pacific Herring counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO PACIFIC HERRING COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.88% catch rate for Flounder, based on 6 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SAN FRANCISCO FLOUNDER 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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S F Fishing report 3/20/23
3/20/2023 11:35:43 AM - Yesterday Flash 1 did a lot of sturgeon hunting and did find some fish. The girls landed 3. Enjoy the photos.Captain Steve TalmadgeBoat mobile and booking Phone number 510 85
S F Fishing report 3/18/23
3/18/2023 6:37:23 PM - Hey Fishermen We had late sturgeon trip yesterday 15:00 hrs start. We had to cover a lot of water before we found some fish. We did more running than fishing but we landed 4
SF Fishing report 2/5/23
2/5/2023 7:43:04 PM - Hey sturgeon fishermen Sturgeon fishing has been challenging the last couple of days. Flash 1 headed for the harbor early today because of weather. But not before landing som
San Francisco Fishing report 1/26/23
1/26/2023 8:39:32 PM - Hey Sturgeon fishermen Flash 1 got into some sturgeon today. There is still garbage in the water but the fish are there and they are biting. they had multiple bites and lande
SF fishing report 12/20/22
12/20/2022 11:48:06 PM - Hey fishermen The rock fish and lingcod are still doing good. The season is open until 12/31/22. The photos are from the last 1/2 day trip on Flash 2 two days ago. Give me a
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
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