There is nothing like a day out on the San Francisco bay, Flash Sport Fishing Charters provides you with an all inclusive guided fishing trip! Bring yourself and your loved ones and we have the boat, the equipment and the captain! Make sure to give us a call today and book your deep sea fishing trip, it will be a great and unforgettable adventure! Make sure to give us a call at 510-851-2500 and ask for Captain Steve!
About the Boat!
The Boat, Flash is a 32 foot Wegley with a 14 foot beam (14 feet wide). She was built for commercial fishing and used in Bristol Bay and the Bearing Sea in Alaska. She weighs nearly 12 tons. What this means to you is a very stable, comfortable and safe boat. When you come aboard it is like walking on a dock. She has just been repowered with a new Cummins commercial marine 500 HP diesel engine. She now meets all the latest clean air requirements; she is an environmentally GREEN vessel. The exhaust stack is very high so you will not smell any diesel. She holds 380 gallons of fuel and 65 gallons of fresh water. She has been sea tested and made 26 knots, which is very fast for a boat of this caliber. She has 5 bunks, a clean head (bathroom), a Magic Chef range/oven/broiler, a barbeque, 2 refrigerators and a tiled counter on deck with a bait station and duel sinks. She also has a CD stereo system and deck chairs with cushions for your pleasure. Electronics, Flash is outfitted with state of the art commercial electronics. She has a commercial grade Furuno Navnet system. She has two 1000 watt fish finder and was just outfitted with a new technology Furuno FCV 295 commercial fish finder as a second fish finder. She is equipped with a 48 mile radar, 2 GPS systems, a GPS plotter and 4 communication radios, including 2 VHF radios. She has a 3000 watt inverter and is outfitted with 110 household outlets.
Captain Steve is a stickler when it comes to Fishing Gear. He likes Vic’s custom hand built rods and Avet reels (www.avetreels.com). He outfits the boat with the same type of gear he uses personally so you will be fishing with top quality gear just like he does. He likes to use light tackle and light line on the boat. If trolling for salmon, everyone will have the pleasure of trolling with light tackle as the boat is outfitted with 6 Scotty electric down riggers. If you would like to use your own equipment, you may. The fishing deck could fish 10-12 people, but Captain Steve only takes 6. He wants to make sure everyone has plenty of room for a great adventure.
About the Captain!
Captain Steve Talmadge has seriously fished the San Francisco Bay and Ocean waters since 1970. He has commercial and sport fished these waters. He has a Coast Guard Masters License and is fully insured. He likes to guide small groups; no more than 6 anglers per trip. This allows for personal attention to all. With 3 children of his own, he is especially patient with children on the boat. Capt. Steve loves to fish! You will frequently find him fishing other waters on his vacations. Fishing with Capt. Steve is fun even on a slow day. It is like fishing with your buddy. He is open to all questions. You may ride with Captain Steve up in the wheel house and ask him questions and watch him look for fish on the electronics. He likes helping people with their fishing. His goal is to create that big smile on his fisherman’s face and watch the excitement. For examples of his success go to the photo page and see some happy fishermen.