What’s Biting, and When

Fish bite at different times in the Bay area from year to year, but here are the general times you can catch various type of fish. For up-to-date reports, sign up for our weekly newsletter by filling in your name and email address in the boxes on the right. Or check for the latest in Argo fishing news on our Fishing News page.

In San Francisco Bay

Halibit Sport Fishing SFHalibut – March through September

Smiling man holding large striped bass on boatStriped Bass – Year round!

Father and three children holding large leopard shark on boatSharks – March through December (We throw back sharks)

Three young men smiling holding large sturgeon boatSturgeon – November through April

Man smiling on boat holding a 65 pound white sea bassWhite Sea Bass – Some years only, April through July

Outside the Gate

Smiling woman holding large salmon on boatSalmon – April to November

Bob Lingcod

woman holding a large red vermillion fish on a boatRockfish – June through December

Crab – November and December