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Fishing SF Bay for Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod on 20ft North River Boat

If someone would ask me to describe what it’s like to fish the San Francisco Bay in one sentence, I would have to say “The smell of salt is intoxicating and the views are spectacular”. A day on the water, fishing in the Bay is a special experience and I highly recommend everyone to try it at least once.

This week we're headed out into the San Francisco Bay to chase Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod. Alex and Austin were joined by The Salty Dog, Tom. He tagged along this week to show us around SF Bay and take us to some of his favorite fishing spots. Tom used to be a commercial Halibut fisherman here in San Francisco Bay, so he knows a thing or two about fishing the Bay.

First things first, we stopped by Per 47 in San Francisco to get some live bait. Once we got to the fishing grounds, we started trolling for Halibut using live Anchovies. We did one long pass but had no takers. We then picked up and ran out the Golden Gate Bridge for Rockfish and Lingcod. We stopped at the first rock pile and it didn’t take long for us to put our first fish in the ice box. We just drifted live bait along the rock piles, staying in the 30ft of water. The boat wasn’t running well and wouldn't get on plane so we had to adjust our day to that.

All in all a great day on the big pond and can't wait to do it again. The smell of salt is intoxicating and the views are spectacular

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