About The Captain Steve Talmadge
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 allows for personal attention to all. With 3 children of his own, he is especially patient with children on the boat. Capt. Steve loves to fish! You will frequently find him fishing other waters on his vacations. Fishing with Capt. Steve is fun even on a slow day, like fishing with your buddy. He is open to all questions and likes helping people with their fishing skills. His aim is to make you smile and to watch your excitement! For examples of his success, go to the photo page and see some happy fishermen.
Fully Insured to Fishing in waters of California US Coast Guard License.
All Fishing Trips and Fishing Tours Include Quality Rods, Reels, Tackle & Bait.
Just Bring Your Fishing License & Lunch.
Fishing Instructions Included (When Needed).
Great for Beginners just starting to Fish in the San Francisco Bay Area.
All fishing trips include everything needed EXCEPT your fishing license and your meals. Complimentary snacks and beverages are available. Hand built custom rods by Vic’s Custom Rods are set up by Capt. Steve prior to each trip for the type of fishing booked. Capt. Steve uses Avet fishing reels on the custom rods. There are also rods & reels available for lefties! And, of course your own equipment is always welcome. Ask Capt. Steve any questions about how to best set up your rod & reel prior to your trip. Two speed reels are available for children (or anyone else who wants to use one). Deck chairs and cushions are available.
All bay area fishing trips include Capt. Steve’s personal service. He will assist with everything, even casting if needed. However, you should fight and land your own Bay area fish. Capt. Steve will clean and filet your fish before you leave. Bring your camera; the Capt. is also a photographer and always willing to take pictures of you and your bay area catch with San Francisco in the background!
Capt. Steve also conducts fishing seminars, so feel free to ask questions at any time. Onboard seminars can also be arranged.
San Francisco area has many species of fish to target. We have Halibut, Bass, many types of Sharks, Great White Sturgeon, White Sea Bass and King Salmon.
If you click on the photo album page, you will see photos from prior trips. These photos are dated so this will give you some idea of what type of fish and when you might expect them.
Types of fish you can catch...
When fishing San Francisco Bay, you may experience spectacular views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Farallon Islands, the Pacific Coast, sea otters, sea lions, many types of birds and if you are really lucky, an occasional whale may appear. People visit from all over the world to see these Bay area sights! Bay area fishing in San Francisco has never been better! Contact us today!