Private Sportfishing Charters

Rated 4.5/5 stars on both Yelp and Trip Advisor. Get ready to reel in the big one!


Sportfishing Charter Trip Pricing

  • Half Day $3,000 (20 anglers -> additional people will be charged accordingly)
  • Full Day $4,000 (20 anglers  -> additional people will be charged accordingly)
  • Salmon -> Salmon Season closed for 2023.  Check back next year.

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Open Load Fishing
Lovely Martha offers open load sportfishing. The boat will mooch or troll, depending on conditions and recent successes. 

Deep Sea Fishing
Lovely Martha can fish anywhere inside or outside the Golden Gate, from the San Mateo to Marin coasts or straight out to the Farallon Islands.

Potluck Fishing
Conditions permitting, we often make stops for multiple species while on our sport fishing pot luck trips.

Fishing Season
Seasons and conditions permitting, Lovely Martha can fish for anything that swims in the greater San Francisco area including:

    •    Salmon (closed for 2023)
    •    Halibut (Year-Round)
    •    Striped Bass (Year Round)
    •    Rockfish (April 15-Dec 31)
    •    Lingcod (April 15-Dec 31)
    •    Dungeness Crab
    •    And More

If you would like to know what is biting you can check our Facebook page, our fishing report or call us at (650) 619-6629.

Fishing Tackle
The Lovely Martha primarily seeks Salmon, typically in the 10 to 30 pound range up to 50 pounds. Most of the fishing in this area involves fish of this size range, or fishing conditions that require suitably strong gear and tackle (such as deep-water rock cod fishing).

If you bring your own gear, trolling rods and reels should be stout enough to pull 2 or 3 pound lead balls. Mooching (drifting) rods should be sensitive enough to feel the fish nibbling a bait or lure.

Anchovies are the predominant bait and are supplied on the boat. If you prefer something else you should bring it along. Hooks are usually in the 4/0 to 6/0 size range.

Many fisherman prefer artificial lures, including Apex, Gitzit, Hoochies, Krocodiles and Needlefish, plus a host of local favorites.

Experienced fisherman may use their favorite tackle and gear. Others may find everything they need onboard.

Everyone is welcome to call or email to ask what is working best around the time you are going out.


  • Sportfishing License
    Purchase Here
  • Payment (if not pre-purchased)
  • Warm Clothes (Layers)
  • Food & Beverages
  • Sun Protection
  • Motion Sickness Remedies (If Prone)
  • Your Good Luck!


  • Gear
  • Rod
  • Live Bait 
  • A Good Time


  • No-Shows Will be Charged in Full