Petaluma SUP offers a variety of fishing options customizable to your experience level. Our fleet includes Hobie Compass fishing kayaks with Mirage Drive (peddles) and tandem fishing kayaks perfect to hold both guide and fishing client.
Proffessionally outfitted and licensed, shooting-tip fly fishing by motor boat is also available. Your adventure is curated for your fishing experience and style on one of the many waterways in the Northern Reach of San Pablo Bay, rich with fish habitat. With over 9000 acres of preserved estuary, our expert guides will recommend the best location to fish on your desired day.
Both resident and migratory Striped Bass are abundant. Rivers on the San Pablo Bay also serve as an upstream migrant route for adult steelhead and downstream spring migration of the juvenile and adult steelhead. Some of the best spots on the Napa River and Petaluma River are accessible only by paddle, where baitfish hide and motorized boats can not access. Set to a vineyard backdrop, paddlers glide across the tide with Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. DIablo looking large on the horizon. Twist and turn through shallow sloughs, spy on birds feeding and catch fish in one of the most biologically diverse regions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our fleet includes Hobie Compass fishin kayaks with Mirage Drive (peddle) capable of speeds up to 15 mph. Our tandem fishing kayaks are designed to hold both guide & fisherman. Both are ideal for fishing and carrying gear fully equiped with rod holders, paddle seating, storage containers and dry well. Fishing rod, reel and tackle is provided with all guided tours.
Your adventure begins at the scheduled meeting time at Petaluma Marina, Hudeman Slough or the Napa River. After checking in with our guide, you will either prepare for launch or follow him via car to the fish/ launch location. At the launch site, you will be fitted for a life-preserver, given a paddle and fit for your kayak. Spinning rod or fly rod will be rigged with the "hottest" flies or lures for the day. Our fleet cosists of 2018 Hobie Compass Fishing Kayaks with Mirage Drive (peddles) capable of speeds up to 15mph. Our Tandem Fishing Kayaks are designed to carry both client and guide in a single vessel. All our fishing kayaks are stable and well suited for fishing. They also have compartments and bungee straps for locking down water bottles and belongings. The adventure will begin with a safety briefing and introduction to the region's tides and weather. Next, review the equipment and receive complete instruction on paddling and fishing techniques for Striped Bass. Once on the water, your guide will get you to the fishing holes.
On the San Pablo Bay, you may see red-tail hawks and golden eagles hunting from the groves of trees over the marsh, migratory birds like American green-winged teal, buffleheads and Canada geese. Fish species commonly found in these waters are Striped Bass, Diamondback Sturgeon, Steelhead and Salmon. We fish for Stripped Bass exclusively with a range in size up to 30 pounds. The average catch is in the 2 - 6 pound range. You can expect to spend 4 hours on the water.