Kingfish(10 Fish Limit)                            Jacksmelt(No Fish Limit)

Staghorn Sculpin(bullhead)
(No Fish Limit) 

bat ray
Bat Ray                                                                   Striped Bass
(10 Fish Limit)                                                          (18" Minimum Size, 2 Fish Limit)

Halibut                                                            Starry Flounder
(22" Minimum Size, 3 Fish Limit)                        (No Fish Limit)

(5 Fish Overall Limit In SF Bay**)           
Black  Perch
Pile Perch
Rubberlip Perch
Striped Perch
Rainbow Perch
Barred Perch   

And here's a new source for perch identification and comparison:
dfg (courtesy kirk lombard)



Rockfish, Lingcod, Monkeyface Eel


(46" Minimum Size,66" Maximum Size) (Special regulations for limit: need card now)

leopard shark
Leopard Shark
(36" Minimum Size, 3 Fish Limit)


Please Note: 27.60of the ocean sportfishing regulations: "No more than 20 finfish in combination of all species with not more than 10 of any one species".


Outside San Francisco and San Pablo Bays:

The recreational fishery for surfperch (family Embiotocidae) is open year-round. The daily bag and possession limit is 20 fish in combination of all species (except shiner surfperch), with not more than 10 fish of any one species. Shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) have a separate bag and possession limit of 20 fish. Redtail surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus) have a minimum size limit of 10 1/2 inches total length.

Inside San Francisco and San Pablo Bays:

The recreational fishery for surfperch (family Embiotocidae) inside San Francisco and San Pablo Bays is open from August 1  through March 31 (shiner surfperch are open year-round).  Five perch bag limit except for shiners.

Sturgeon fishing in the Bay Area has a restricted period January 1 through March 15.  Also, special rules apply to certain species of Rockfish.
Make sure you have a copy of the regulations on you at all times.



California Department Of Fish & Game
Marine Sportfish Identification


Love Lab Database

Fish Base (With Thanks To Black Marlin)