About The Captain

Man holding up large salmon on boatCaptain Craig Hanson is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with more than 40 years of fishing experience on San Francisco Bay and the surrounding waters. As a fourth generation San Franciscan, Craig knows the history of the area and is always happy to share stories.

Captain Craig spent many years as the outdoor reporter for KRON-TV in San Francisco, and created the award-winning video series, Hooked on Fishing the Golden Gate. He lives with his wife (a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist, among other things), daughter (a student and part-time deckhand on the boat), and dog (he likes to swim) near Ocean Beach in San Francisco.