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
Halibut – March through September
Striped Bass – Year round!
Sharks – March through December (We throw back sharks)
Sturgeon – November through April
White Sea Bass – Some years only, April through July
Outside the Gate
Salmon – April to November
Rockfish – June through December
Crab – November and December