About Fishing Captain Steve Talmadge

Fishing Captain & Guide San Francisco Bay

Captain Steve Talmadge has seriously fished the San Francisco Bay and Ocean waters since 1970. He has commercial and sport fished these waters. He has a Coast Guard Masters License and is fully insured. He likes to guide small groups; no more than 6 anglers per trip. This allows for personal attention to all. With 3 children of his own, he is especially patient with children on the boat. Capt. Steve loves to fish! You will frequently find him fishing other waters on his vacations looking for sturgeon, shark, halibut, rockfish, and many more. Fishing with Capt. Steve is fun even on a slow day. It is like fishing with your buddy. He is open to all questions. You may ride with Captain Steve up in the wheel house and ask him questions and watch him look for fish on the electronics. He likes helping people with their fishing. His goal is to create that big smile on his fisherman’s face and watch the excitement. For examples of his success go to the Gallery page and see some happy fishermen.

Captain Steve is top notch as is his boat, tackle and crew. He got my Dad on a 72″ sturgeon up at the mothball fleet. Then I booked him with friends/clients (and 3 kids age 6-9) in the summer and he got the kids thick into the bass – limits up to 19 lbs. Capt Steve is as good as they get whether you’re a hardcore experienced angler or a kid tugging on his first fish ever. Don’t waste your time with anyone else – Flash is the way to go!
– Rick F., Marin County, CA

Captain Steve is personable, warm, informative, laid-back, efficient, humorous and VERY professional. He has high tech equipment that can see where the fishes are and he’s more than happy to explain everything. I’m glad I went because my guy caught a keeper sturgeon that was 73 lbs and 65″! You might be a bit spoiled after going with Cpt. Steve though – just a warning! I don’t think anyone has come remotely close to what he has to offer!
– Mueyana S., Bay Area, CA

The boat is back at Fisherman’s Wharf if you want to catch halibut.rockfish,striped bass,salmon,sharks and more then the flash is where you want to be there is also a bbq on board so you can bring some food to grill drinks and snacks he also provides just bring a lunch and be ready to catch some fish enough said
– Steve F., South San Francisco, CA