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Fishing near Sausalito

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One of the most frequent boating activities in the Sausalito area is fishing, whether it is from the pier at Fort Baker or from one of the many chartered vessels that take passengers out beyond the Golden Gate and into the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean off California’s coast. Salmon, albacore tuna, sturgeon, and smaller rockfish, perch, and many other species are prevalent in the area and can be caught from a number of spots around Sausalito.

Fishermen have been going out on the water from Sausalito since the inception of the city and the area directly around it is still prime fishing ground. Anglers who want an afternoon spent casting a line or two to unwind, or those looking to get out and catch a massive fish from a boat, will not be disappointed with the fishing or the atmosphere near Sausalito.

Note: Whether you are fishing from shore, the local piers, or from a chartered vessel, be sure that you are familiar with the Department of Fish and Game’s laws and regulations and that you have a valid fishing license and all applicable special tags.

Chartered Fishing Trips from Sausalito

Sausalito is home to a host of well known fishing charter services that take single clients and groups out for their time on the water. Generally captained by seasoned fishermen who know the area and the patterns and habits of local fish, these charters offer even novice fishermen the chance at getting their limit of larger ocean fish. Salmon, halibut, striped bass, rock and ling cod, albacore tuna and even sharks are common catches around the mouth of the San Francisco Bay and are regularly sought after by the local charters.

Get in touch with the Salty Lady or the Sea Turtle and arrange to have your family, group, or company taken out on the water for a few hours for the ultimate experience in bonding and fun.

Sightseeing Charters from Fishing Boats

Most of the Sausalito area fishing charter vessels will gladly take you and your party out on the bay or beyond for sightseeing or whale watching tours as well. Ask about any special cruises, area tours, evening dinner parties, or other special events that they regularly host and get out on the water to simply enjoy the scenery!

Fishing from the Pier

If you would rather stay on dry land and fish the San Francisco Bay from Sausalito, head over to the pier at Fort Baker and drink in some of the best views in the Bay Area while you try for your limit. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, and the cityscape across the water there simply isn’t a more scenic place in Northern California to fish.

Mostly catching perch, jack smelt, and smaller fish from the pier, local fishermen occasionally pull in one of the larger species such as striped bass that live in the area. With a predominately mud and sand bottom, and a small area of rocky shoreline, the pier is also prime ground for crabbing and rockfish.

Fishing Resources in Sausalito:


Salty Lady Sport Fishing
350 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965

AAA Sausalito Sportfishing
115 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Outer Limits
Sausalito, CA 94965

Sea Turtle Fishing Charters
310 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Blue Runner Sportfishing
350 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Hog Heaven
Sausalito, CA 94965

Bait Shops:

Bait Guys
41 Liberty Ship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965

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