Captain Don Franklin (aka ‘Sole-Man’) has been fishing for 41 years, and Captain of Sole-Man Sportfishing for the last 14 years. Captain Don Franklin, operates, one of the finest, best equipped Fishing Charter Boats in Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. When fishing with Sole-Man you will be able to experience some of the finest Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sturgeon, and Shark fishing anywhere! Captain Don has many years of local fishing experience, and knows the Bay and Ocean like the back of his hand. Get ready to catch a trophy fish with Captain Don “The Sole-Man” Franklin.
Our Golden Gate caught Salmon, are some of the finest King Salmon anywhere in the world. Our size ratio is FANTASTIC. We get some Hogs out in the Pacific, but also late in the year, we get Big River Run Hogs, right here in San Francisco Bay! The feed that the Salmon have here around the Golden Gate is some of the richest anywhere. They love to eat Krill, which is very plentiful here, as well as there being plenty of Herring, Anchovies, and Sardines. Simply put, That’s why our Salmon are the BEST! We also fish Rockcod (Rockfish) where you can load up on multiple species of Cod, some of the best eating fish there is! Hog Halibut and Big Stripers (Striped Bass) are also caught through the spring, summer, and early autumn. They are a great challenge to catch, and taste great too! Great White Sturgeon are caught in San Francisco Bay year-round as well. These pre-historic fish affectionately known as ‘Diamond-Backs’ are some of the largest (and rarest) game fish you can catch! Oversize Sturgeon (over 66″ in overall length) are routinely caught. Although Captain Don is a master at catching all these fish, he is particularly passionate about Shark fishing. San Francisco Bay has one of the greatest abundances and varieties of Sharks in the world. Leopard Sharks, Soupfin Sharks, Sevengill Sharks, Sixgill Sharks, Blue Sharks, and Smoothhound Sharks are readily caught in San Francisco Bay.