These fishing spots along the Trail have something for everyone — whether you’re looking for a meditative spot or some adventurous sport fishing.


Pier 7 – San Francisco

The second longest pier in San Francisco (840 feet in length), Pier 7 is just southeast of Fisherman’s Wharf. Water gets close to 40 feet in depth — unusual for shoreline piers.

Candlestick Point (San Francisco)

While often windy (and/or foggy), perch, kingfish, shark, sturgeon, flounder and rays are just some of the fish found here. There are two public fishing piers on site - the main fishing pier is located at Sunrise Point. Park hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Fisherman’s Park (Burlingame)

This is a popular place for fishing along the rock wall with good views of Coyote Point and its windsurfers.

Dumbarton Pier (Fremont)

Running along the south side of the Dumbarton Bridge, this fishing pier is a popular South Bay fishing destination with opportunities to catch sharks, rays, sturgeon and other fish.

Emeryville Point

At the end of Powell Street and Marina Park at Emeryville Point, you’ll find the Emeryville Fishing Pier, which was built on top of a breakwater for the Emeryville City Marina. Easy to access, spend a lazy day fishing and watching sailboats go in and out of the marina.

Point Pinole Fishing Pier

This 1,250-foot pier is extremely popular and takes the adventurous fisher into the deeper waters of San Pablo Bay. Kingfish, perch, smelt, flounder, sole, sharks, skates and rays are common. Salmon, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon have also been known to be caught here occasionally. The pier also boasts panoramic views of San Pablo Bay and Mt. Tamalpais.

Eckley Pier, Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline 

This pier is located on the Carquinez Strait where people come to try to catch sturgeon and striped bass. While you try your luck, you can enjoy watching the cargo ships, tankers and recreational boats sailing by in the strait.