Captain Paul Marshall

CompanyBragg About It Sportfishing
Type6-Pack Captain
VesselsHilda Mae
LocationsFort Bragg
SpeciessDungeness Crab, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, Salmon, Tuna

I have been fishing in Northern California for as long as I can remember. I began fishing lakes and streams as a kid until I moved to the Bay Area in 1995. Since then I have been fishing San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, the Sacramento Delta and the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Fort Bragg for Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish and Lingcod.

I began fishing out of Fort Bragg in 2012. I enjoyed fishing here so much that I now make Fort Bragg my home and offer charters for Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Albacore Tuna, and Dungeness Crab. 

We begin fishing for Salmon in April. Salmon season typically extends into September. In May, we begin fishing for Rockfish/Lingcod and that continues through December. Halibut also opens in May and the typically extends into September or October. Albacore typically begin showing up in June or July. Depending on the water conditions, Albacore can stick around into October. In November, we begin fishing for Dungeness Crab. Most of our trips from November through July can include crab. While January through March is considered our off-season, we can do whale watching trips or saddab trips.

I operate a 26ft Olympic with plenty of room to fish. I can accommodate up to 6 customers, with 4 being the most comfortable. We provide rods, reels, tackle and bait.  We offer fish cleaning and can provide additional processing such as vacuum packing for a nominal fee. I am USCG licensed with a 50 Ton Near Coastal Master's Credential.

You can book the entire boat for a private trip, or reserve individual spots. 

I look forward to fishing with you and putting a smile on your face.



Fort Bragg King Salmon

Guide/Captain Image Captain Paul Marshall

Well, salmon season finally opened this weekend and there are a few fish here. The water was 53-54 degrees on Saturday, but the water was very clear without a lot of bait. There were some fish caugt. The best count I heard of was 3 fish for two guys. They weren't big fish, but with crab closed all year, we were happy to be fishing. We got a late start Saturday and didn't end up with a fish. The salmon I heard of were all caught before 11:30am. Sunday, the water looked much better and temps were all over the board. I marked temps from 53-59 degrees. The water was a good looking green color. We found a lot more bait, but only picked up up one. It wasn't a big fish, about 24" but I only heard of one other boat with fish on Sunday. The meat looked great and was bright red. It is blowing today and tmorrow. We plan to be back out on Wednesday. The fishing will get better every day. Book your trip with me here on Fishing Guides 360.


Fort Bragg King Salmon