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Welcome to Half Moon BaySportfishing

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Welcome to Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle, located on the coast about 20 miles south of San Francisco, the only stop you have to make for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! We have the supplies you need for a fantastic day on the water onboard our charterboats as well as all the basic gear, bait, and tackle you need for a great trip on your own boat or from the shore. You can also purchase day and annual fishing licenses as well as commercial fishing and hunting licenses at our shop. Our staff has unsurpased knowledge of gear and techniques for salmon, rockfishing, surf fishing, Dungeness crab and other various species of ocean dwellers that live in our part of the ocean.

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Got Bait?

We've always had a complete array of the best bait that's available for sale in our shop that is constantly rotated to be as fresh as possible. But now we've gone one step further...Half Moon Bay Sportfishing is one of the first bait and tackle shops in California to own its own frozen bait vending machine available outside our front door 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Even when the shop is closed or we're crazy busy getting our charterboat customers out first thing in the morning, you can purchase your frozen bait from the machine using either cash or credit cards and get on out to the water quickly and easily.

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Our Charter Boats

Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle is proud to be the booking agent for four of the most experienced boat operations in our area. All of our vessels are Coast Guard licensed and inspected, insured, well maintained, and have impeccable safety records.

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts with either Captain Bob Ingles or Captain Wallace Klughers at the helm is ready to taking you fishing in our productive grounds.  The Queen of Hearts is well know for offering outstanding rockfishing trips, but also fishes for salmon when in season, albacore when in range, and will offer crab combos beginning with the 2019 crab season.  The Queen of Hearts has taken more folks fishing for over the last 25 years than any other charterboat in the area.  Whether you want to catch a big Lingcod or a huge Red, salmon or crab … the Queen of Hearts is for you!
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The Riptide and Captain Smitty enjoy the opportunities available out Pillar Point Harbor.  We can take you to our productive salmon grounds or put you on some quality Rockfish.  We are available for charter as the "small charter specialist" as well as individual and group reservations, and would love to take you fishing.

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New Captain Pete

Captain Dennis Baxter and the New Captain Pete are ready to take you fishing.  We enjoy Salmon fishing and Rockfishing, and will be offering "crab only" trips when the dungeness season opens in November.  We often produce memories of a lifetime so give us a call for individual, groups or a private charter.
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Reel Screamer II

The Reel Screamer II is a 35 foot Carolina Classic cruiser built in 2006 owned and operated by Don Giberson, who has fished out of Pillar Point Harbor for several years.  The RSII takes a maximum of 6 anglers, and includes all equipment, gear and bait for your trip (your only extra is a fishing license available for purchase at our shop when you check in).  It is an extremely clean, luxurious vessel catering to those looking for a high end experience.
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(650) 728-3377
27 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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