Take Five with Eric Holthouse : Bodega Bay : Share A Fishing Charter

31' Grady White

Boat Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Toilet
  • GPS

Trip Includes:

  • Bait
  • Ice Water
  • Fishing Gear
  • Fuel
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fishing Licence
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Trip Offerings: Take Five

Fishing Charter | Starting at: $312
8 Hours | 6:00 AM View Details

Contact us at anglers@shareafishingcharter.com for trip details. Please let us know which boat and trip type you are interested in and we will get you all the details.

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About the Boat: Take Five

Powered with twin Yamaha 250 HP Four Stroke Outboards. Built for speed, comfort, and unsinkable safety at sea. Comfortable seating inside and out for 4 passengers Full galley, sleeping berths, and a private stand up head. Equipped with all of the most modern electronics.

About Eric

A passion for fishing and navigation drew Captain Eric into the charter business. He loves watching people land their first "big fish" or seeing them celebrate catching their limit. And Eric also enjoys just spending time on the water, enjoying the beauty of the California coast.
A fifth generation California native, he has followed his passion since he was a boy. He has successfully fished for everything from tuna on the famous Gordo Banks of Mexico to salmon and Halibut on the west coast of Vancouver Island and northwards to Alaska.
Our Captain is US Coast Guard Licensed and holds 50 Gross Ton Masters Certification. He has been safely operating his own sport and commercial boats in coastal waters from Monterey Bay to Vancouver Island for over 22 years. He's not just a fisherman who "goes fishing", he's a fish hunter, who employs information, technology and experience to insure you have a successful catch. Of course nothing is for certain, but he will give you the best opportunity to land your limit or trophy of targeted seasonal species.
When not "catching fish" you'll find him canning, smoking, or cooking them for family and friends. With a degree in food science from Cal Poly SLO, cooking is also a passion. After your fish is caught, Captain Eric is very particular about cleaning and icing it to keep it fresh until you return to the dock, where he'll be happy to fillet it for you, free of charge of course!

Take Five Location

California , California , Bodega Bay , Port Bodega

Arrival Information

Dress in layers to stay warm and waterproof boots or shoes come in handy when we wash the deck after landing fish. Bring a camera, sunscreen, lunch, something to drink (we discourage other than responsible alcohol consumption) and don't forget seasickness meds, just in case. Last thing you'll need is a fishing license if 16 yrs. or over. They are not sold on the boat! You can apply for one online or buy one at the CDFW License Service or at your local bait and tackle shop.
North Bay Charters LLC 1500 Bay Flat Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Take Five Fish Guide

What to Reel in on Your California Fishing Trip

Here's a list of our favorite species to fish for. Depending on the trip, we can target specific fish based on your fishing goals.

Halibut fishing in Bodega Bay


Ling Cod fishing in Bodega Bay

Ling Cod

Rockfish fishing in Bodega Bay


Sockeye Sallmon fishing in Bodega Bay

Sockeye Sallmon

Striped Bass fishing in Bodega Bay

Striped Bass

Tuna fishing in Bodega Bay


Reviews of Take Five

What Others are Saying about California fishing with Eric

Green with envy!!

October 5, 2015

We went out with Captain Eric and First Mate Jim during our stay in September. The expectation was for a good day but we soon realized our expectations were too low. Both Captain and Mate are very experienced and knowledgable about all the aspects of the area. We went to an area north of Bodega Bay and began catching Lingcod, regular and green. The green Lingcod are green to the bone. We also caught Rockfish and Salmon. It turns out that Jim the first mate is a Marine Biologist as well as an outstanding Fisherman. The knowledge he shared with us during the trip made every moment of the trip a learning experience as well. Do not miss an opportunity to fish and learn about the area as well!!

Fishing with Captain Eric of North Bay Charters

August 26, 2015

Our second time fishing with Captain Eric on his boat Take Five. Last year we fished Salmon south by Point Reyes. This year we went north about 18 miles to Timber Cove to fish Rockfish. Coast is equally beautiful from the ocean!When I am on the ocean I want to have confidence in the Captain and his boat. We have both in Captain Eric. My husband, a friend and I were out last weekend and had a great time. He obviously knows where the fish are. We barely got our lines in the water and were catching fish-fish i had never seen before: lingcod, assorted rockfish (vermillion, blacks, blues, yellowtail, copper and chinas). We released far more than we caught and still came away with plenty. The boat is clean, well kept and bathroom is spotless. A plus for me is the Captain baits the hooks and takes the fish off the line. I love to fish but don't care to touch either of those. Another plus was all of the sea life we saw: dolphins, sharks(!), mola mola, sea lions, seals. I enjoy that Eric takes the time to point out and name all of these creatures and enjoys the whole experience of being on the ocean. Eric is personable, helpfull and most important enjoys having you on the boat-its not just a job for him. Awesome day-thanks Captain!

Best chartered fishing experience

January 11, 2015

Had a great day on the water with Captain Eric. We started the day out by setting the crab pots and then went out to do some rock fishing. Eric knew exactly where to go, we spent little time looking for fish and limited out before noon. Afterwards, we went back to collect our crab pots and headed back to the marina. Eric had everything needed to boil the crabs and clean the fish. He made it such an enjoyable experience. Couldn't have asked for better weather or a better trip all around! Highly recommend and will definitely do again.

We'll be back again!!

December 7, 2014

Celebrated my wife's birthday by crabbing with Captain Eric, and it was a great day of memories. Weather leading up to the date wasn't great, but Eric was communicative the entire way through and provided great advice/instructions for the trip. We caught our limit of some huge, delicious dungeoness crab and learned a lot along the way. Captain Eric's boat is new, clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. Highly recommended and we can't wait to do it again.Thank you!

Great Day of Crabbing off the Sonoma Coast!!

November 25, 2014

Captian Eric took three of us out for a day of crabbing off Bodega Bay, and showed us a great time. He knew just where to go to find our limit of crab. His boat was well cared for and he had all the equipment we needed for a successful and enjoyable experience. Everything was exactly as I'd hoped for- a great day!