San Francisco California fishing trips for king salmon, shark, halibut, sturgeon, rock cod, crab.

SOLE-MAN SPORTFISHING FISHING CHARTERS
Located at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

CAPTAIN DON FRANKLIN

Captain Don Franklin ('Sole-Man') has been fishing for 41 years and has been captain of Sole-Man Sportfishing for the last 14 years. Captain Don, operates, one of the finest, best equipped Fishing Charter Boats in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. When fishing with Sole-Man you will be able to experience some of the finest Salmon, Halibut, Rock Fish, Sturgeon, and Shark fishing anywhere! Captain Don has  many years of local fishing experience, and knows the Bay and Ocean like the back of his hand. Get ready to catch a trophy fish with Captain Don "The Sole-Man" Franklin. If you have children, they will be in good hands with Captain Don and be able to enjoy the trip along with you! Captain Don is great with kids and will teach them to fish! Sole-Man Sportfishing caters to all ages, and all levels of expertise, from the novice angler to the experienced angler, young to old, everyone can have a great time fishing with Captain Don.


THE BOATthe boat

The Sole-Man is a 32' Uniflite boat, with a very comfortable fishing deck and a heated cabin for those colder mornings.  Uniflite's are noted for their smooth ride and their rugged reliability. The Sole-Man is professionally maintained, licensed, and inspected by the US Coast Guard. The Fishing gear and electronics is some of the finest available for the kind of fishing we do around here. We keep this boat and its gear, in a state of absolute readiness, so our customers, will have the maximum opportunity to bring in a fantastic game fish.

You will find the experience on the Sole-Man, a very friendly, service oriented one.  We do our absolute best to assure the comfort and safety of each customer, and to be sure to give the very finest guided charter fishing experience in San Francisco. When we pull into the slip with your catch, we can process your fish to your specifications.  From fine fillets which you can take to a local restaurant that will cook your catch to order, all the way to providing fish smoking service for you, and shipping it back to you at home.  Your entire experience on the water, and afterwards has to be the best, because that is what we want to give you, our very best!

Fishing Charters for everyone,Young to Old, Novice to Experienced Angler.kids fish

If you have children, they will be in  good hands with Captain Don and be able to enjoy the trip along with you!  Captain Don is great with kids and knows how to teach them to fish!  Sole-Man Sportfishing caters to all ages, and all levels of expertise, from the novice angler to the experienced angler, young to old, everyone can have a great time fishing with Captain Don.

If you want to see how good Captain Don is with kids, watch him in action as he teaches the fishing tradition to new generations each year. The Department of Parks and Recreation put on a Fishing Camp for youth onboard Sole-Man Sportfishing. Youth get to experience different aspects of fishing. The children participating get to fish from a pier and fish from a boat (Sole-Man). The Fishing Camp goes over the basics of fishing and types of fish caught in San Francisco Bay and reviews different kinds of equipment used to fish.


WHAT SPECIES OF FISH DO YOU TARGET?

We have a awesome fishery in the San Francisco Bay and nearby Pacific Ocean. Some of the fisheries are limited based on regulated seasons, like Rockcod (Rockfish) and Salmon. Other fisheries are limited only based on seasonal availability, like Stripers, Halibut, and Sturgeon. Some species are available year-roundcapt Don
without exception, like Sharks. While abundance and regulations can change from year to hear, the following is a guide to usual availability.

  • Shark: Available and abundant year round, and no regulatory date restrictions on targeting sharks

  • Halibut: No regulatory date restrictions, but most abundant from Spring to Fall

  • Striped Bass: No regulatory date restrictions, but available and abundant from Spring to Fall

  • Sturgeon: No regulatory date restrictions, but most abundant from Winter to Spring

  • Rockcod & Crab: Regulatory dates change annually, but generally available June through November

  • Salmon: Regulatory dates change annually, but generally available and abundant July through October

FISHING CHARTER RATES & TIMES

If you're an individual, couple, or group, Sole-Man Sportfishing can accommodate your needs! We have Full Day Fishing Charters and Half Day Fishing Charters. the big fish
You can book the whole boat, or individual/multiple spots on the boat.

Full Day Shared Trip
Departure time: 6:00AM
Duration: 10 hours
Capacity: Up to 6 persons
$200.00 Per Person

Half Day Shared Trip
Departure time: 6:00AM
Duration: 6 hours
Capacity: Up to 6 persons
$150.00 Per Person

Half Day Private Charter
Departure time: 6:00AM
Duration: 6 hours
Capacity: Up to 6 persons
$750.00 Entire Vessel

Full Day Private Charter
Departure time: 6:00AM
Duration: 10 hours
Capacity: Up to 6 persons
$1,150.00 Entire Vessel  



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