Half Moon Bay
Sportfishing and Tackle

27 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-728-3377
Open daily 8am to 4pm and Saturdays until 5pm
As of April 5 we're open at 5:00 a.m. daily
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Half Moon Bay Sportfishing has all your tackle needs!

Welcome to Half Moon Bay Sportfishing, located on the coast about 20 miles south of San Francisco, the only stop you have to make for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! We have the supplies you need for a fantastic day on the water aboard our charterboats as well as all the basic gear, bait and tackle you need for a great trip on your own boat or from the shore. We also specialize in whale watching and wildlife trips.

Our staff has unsurpassed knowledge of local waters and fishing techniques for salmon, rockfish, albacore, surf fishing, Dungeness crab and more, constantly updated during the season by the best method of all: on the water experience. Isn't it time you experienced our great coast and all it has to offer?

Salmon Season Opens as of Saturday, April 5!
Season for Rockfish, lings opens May

 Salmon Season opens Saturday, April 5!

We had a fantastic early salmon season last year and all signs are pointing to a promising beginning for this year.  The 2014 season opens on Saturday, April 5, with a two fish limit with a 24 inch minimum as was the case last year.  We anticipate the minimum will be decreased to 20 inches by early summer.  The larger starting size was not been a problem last season, with good numbers of high quality Chinooks hitting the decks.  As is the case with most boats along the Bay Area coastline, we will be trolling for salmon which allows us to cover more territory and has been the salmon's method of choice the last several years resulting in the best catches in our area.  We will be offering salmon trips daily as of April 5, weather and interest permitting, through the end of April.  Once the rockfishing season opens, we'll be offering salmon or rockfishing trips on a regular basis for as long as the salmon stay within range.  The salmon season stays open in our area through Sunday, November 9, but some of the best fishing along our coastline takes place during the early part of the season. 

Check our schedule/reservations page and book a trip now! 

Rockfishing season opens May 1!  We will be scheduling rockfishing trips when the territory below Pigeon Point, about 18 miles south of our harbor, opens on May 1st.  The territory above Pigeon Point opens a month later on June 1st and will kick our rockfishing trips into full gear.  We had outstanding rockfishing last season and expect the bite to be great this year as well.  The rockfishing and lingcod season lasts all the way through the end of December again this year.

Tuna, tuna, tuna...we will be keeping an eye on offshore conditions and reports and if the albacore bite comes together, you can be sure we will have trips on tap!  If the tuna are going to grace us with their presence, they usually start showing up by the early to mid summer months.