(Grady-White express 305)
Come JOIN US FOR A GREAT DAY OF FISHING!
We specialize in Bodega bay fishing charters for salmon, Rockfish, crab, halibut, tuna & many other species.
Bodega Bay Fishing Charters
Book a fun filled adventure on the fishing vessel "Take Five". The pride of our fleet is a beautiful 31 foot Grady-White, Express 305. Our knowledgeable captains will have you fishing for salmon, crab, halibut, tuna and many other species listed on our fishing page. All necessary fishing gear is provided, of course, though anglers are free to bring their own.
We also visit wildlife habitats, from those of coastal fish and birds to the deep water domains of Gray Whales. Further details of our nature tours can be found on the excursions page.
After twenty plus years of fishing the California coast, from Monterey Bay to Shelter Cove, Captain Eric has the depth of experience to help you find your "big fish". He also ensures that everything's ship-shape and safe at sea. We have two four passenger boats, one for ocean fishing and the other for inland fishing. Both are fast and reliable vessels, fully equipped with the latest electronics and Coast Guard approved safety gear. We provide everything you need to catch it, then we'll fillet it and pack it up in a zip-lock bag so you can take it home and freeze it, all for a reasonable price.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Here is the the current forecast in Bodega Bay. Please bring layers, its better to have it
and not need it.
Top of the line fishing gear and tackle
The newest Scotty downriggers
The latest Electronics with 3D Mapping
Our Favorite Catches
Here are just some of many species of fish will target throughout the season.
Certain times of year are better than others depending on species.
Take a look below and see what you may expect to catch!
King Salmon (Chinook)
King Salmon run from spring to fall with the season typically closing at the end of October. Peak time of year for salmon fishing is typically July. As fall sets
in you will see less numbers but a bigger grade fish.
Various Rock Fish
Rockfish season starts in April and will go to the end of the year. early season you can find these fish off deeper reefs, but will move into the shallows as the season progresses.
Albacore Tuna can be caught in the late summer and fall months, but only if the warm water comes in close enough and has very distinct temp breaks and blue water. August thru October can be good.
Although Halibut is open year round, the most productive months are during the summer months from June thru September. July and August being
the best months to fish for them.
Lingcod opens in the spring and is typically open all the way through December. Although you can catch these fun fighting fish all year, the bigger ones are typically landed late in the season.
This elusive fish can show up in numbers one year and not the next. It all depends on if we have a good squid spawn, which means a good Seabass season. July thru September being the most productive.