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Flash Sport Fishing Charters of San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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SAN FRANCISCO'S PREMIER SPORTFISHING CHARTERS AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF - GUIDED FISHING TRIPS ON THE BAY AND OCEAN For an Intimate and Personalized Fishing Experience no more than 6 anglers per trip. The Bay and ocean provide a great variety of fish: Striped Bass, Halibut, Sturgeon, Shark, White Sea Bass, King Salmon, Lingcod and Rockcod. To accommodate tourists we also offer half-day fishing trips. Captain Steve Talmadge
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Linnea wrote a review Oct 2019
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It's worth to go with Capt. Steve. Great guy which has been in business for years. I think the fish actually talk to him now. :) I would suggest him to anyone for a few reasons. First, he only has up to 6 people that can book on his boat. Pay the very small amount more to go with him. We saw so many other boats with 15 + people fishing off of them and really is that the kind of fishing you want? He makes anyone feel comfortable. I was fishing with a friend of mine and there was three others with us. We all got our limit of striped bass (which was a first for me) Great fun. Two others got a couple of Halibut that were keepers. There really should be more reviews on here then there is as he's great. Small note I'm not one to right reviews normally, unless I feel my experience was worth it. Keep up the good work Capt. Steve
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paul G wrote a review May 2015
Citrus Heights, California9 contributions4 helpful votes
May 16th. 2015. I am a 54 year old IT professional who just moved to Citrus Heights, CA. one month ago. Arrived at Fishermans Wharf and Captain Steve met us right where he said he would be. Captain Steve has 2 boats - Flash and the Flash II. I found out I was going on the Flash II and was a little disappointed that I wasn't going with Captain Steve. That feeling did not last long. I can honestly say that Captain Jonathan (CJ) and deckhand Mike (DC) provided the best service that I have ever received on a fishing charter. Although this was my 1st charter in San Francisco area, I have been on 30+ fishing charters over the last 2 years (Long Beach Sport Fishing out of Long Beach, New Del Mar, Betty-O, & Tortuga out of Marina Del Rey, The Indian out of Redondo Beach, the Tanquery 2 out of San Pedro, etc.) to name just a few. All good boats, by the way. But, I can honestly say that without a doubt, this was the best service I have ever received - Period. CJ worked very hard to put us on fish. It was a very tough day and all the boats struggled to get fish. We had to work very hard. We even stayed out late, but it paid off as we did finally all get our limit of Striped Bass. During all this, CJ & DC were absolutely sensational. They talked to everyone.. They knew our names. They kept track of everyones fish. they kept deck clean and uncluttered. They netted every fish. They quickly resolved every tangle and backlash. Every time someone needed bait - they were there - most times with bait in hand. After landing my 1st fish, I took a picture with it. By the time I turned around, My hook had been baited and my rod was back in the rod holder, ready for me to start fishing again. CJ and DM also made us feel comfortable the entire time. The most amazing thing is that we received this unbelievable service form both CJ & DM, and not at any time did they treat it as a job. It was just sincere, quality, professional service. In addition to providing great service, both CJ and DM had nothing but praise for Captain Steve and his boats, his experience, his knowledge, and his long history of offering outstanding and respected service in the San Francisco area. That kind of sincere admiration is truly refreshing I was so pleased with the service and over-all experience, that I gave both Captain Jonathon and Deckhand Mike a $100.00 tip to show my appreciation. I honestly can not imagine how you could make a better choice for a days fishing than to choose Captain Steve and Flash Sport Fishing. Thanks again for a great day of fishing. Paul Green 602.931.3543...
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Dennis C wrote a review Apr 2015
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain1 contribution
Fished with Capt. Steve numerous times. Always a great time. Been into fish every trip. This last trip, 1 shaker, 3 magnum keepers, 1 major over sized, 1 "OH MY GOD I CAN'T STOP IT" that spooled the reel. Can't wait for my next trip. I've fished with a number of the fleet. Capt.Steve is tops for Sturgeon.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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Dirk S wrote a review Feb 2015
Ashbourne, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
I chose Capt. Steve Talmadge for my first Sturgeon Trip. Rule is though, a 10 in 1 chance for this illusive creature. But if you listen to the Chief you can better the odds... 7500mls from home and I did not go empty handed, bags of memories, thanks to Capt. Steve and all the other guys on the boat. Sound advice, plenty of information, nice boat, stunning scenery and that all important first catch. Thank You Capt. Steve!!
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Date of experience: February 2015
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Response from Steve T, Owner at Flash Sport Fishing Charters of San Francisco
Responded Mar 5, 2015
Thank you Dirk, I am glad you had a great time. Capt. Steve
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Bucklistlady wrote a review Aug 2013
Castro Valley, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
If you want to fish anywhere around SF Bay you want to go with Capn Steve. He knows where to find the fish and is very entertaining throughout the day. He really caters to kids too. Our grandkids were just thrilled with their fishing trip and now want us to take them every year!!
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Date of experience: August 2013
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