Shark Fishing in San Francisco Bay

Sharks are also caught in the bay and along the coast. The beautiful leopard sharks are the most common, but sixgill, sevengill, and soupfin sharks are also caught.

Like sturgeon, sharks are generally caught while bottom-fishing from a anchored boat using bait.

The season is open all year, except that white sharks may not be taken or possessed at any time. The daily limit for leopard sharks is three fish per day, with a minimum size of 36 inches. The limits for sixgill shark and sevengill shark are one fish per day, with no size limit. For shortfin mako shark, thresher shark, and blue shark, the limit is two fish per day, with no size limit.

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