Intro to Coastal Foraging: SF

For beginners or old pros, this two-hour class will meet at Pier 52 in San Francisco, and teach you how, where, and when, to find fish and other marine life in Northern CA. Think of it as “Fishing the Bay Area 101". Taught by our favorite fisherman, and the author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard will teach you (among other things):

·       How to catch halibut, lingcod, herring  and more!

·       How to tie fishing knots

·       Where and how to find clams

·       How to throw a cast net

·       The basics of seaweed

·       Crabbing and how to set crab snares

·       Shore casting for striped bass

Please note that there will be no actual fishing in this class. It’s purely educational, but we’ll teach you the skills you’ll need for a lifetime of fishing!  


Where: Pier 52, San Francisco

When: Dates throughout the year, click Book Now for current schedule

Cost: $75 per person, plus booking fee

Duration: 2 hours (9am-11am)


The class will meet at a San Francisco's  Pier 52 where Kirk will teach you everything you need to know about Bay Area fishing. If you’ve ever longed to explore our coast but don’t know where to start, this class was designed for you! If you love the sea, then you’ll love this class.

Kirk Lombard is the award-winning author of The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast. His band Rube Waddell was a mainstay on street corners and dive bars in San Francisco for many years. He is also the founder of Sea Forager, Inc. (and will happily talk your ear off about sustainable seafood, if you so desire). Kirk has worked with us for years, and his tours were recently voted Best Walking Tour in SanFrancisco by SF Weekly.  To hear what some our past walkers have to say, check out our Yelp reviews


*Please note that we do not accept cancellations within 14 days of the class. You're welcome to sell or gift your tickets to a friend—just imagine how excited they'll be!