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    Sole-Man Sportfishing

    236 Jefferson St - Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, United States)

    The Sole-Man is a 32’ Uniflite, with a wide fishing deck and heated cabin. Sole-Man offers a smooth and quick ride out to the fishing grounds so you spend more time fishing and less time cruising. She is powered by Cummins 6 BT diesel engines, and has top of the line electronics including Furuno fish finder and HD radar, GPS and Horizon DSC Radios.

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    General Information

    Typemotorboat

    Length32

    Capacity6

    Enginepower. Cummin

    Boat brand

    Uniflite

    Facilities

    Cabin

    Features

    Stereo System

    Navigation

    GPS

    Fishfinder

    Radar

    Fishing Types

    Offshore

    Nearshore

    Fishing Techniques

    Bottom Fishing

    trolling

    Casting

    Drifting

    Included

    Rods

    Policies
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    Fishing Season in 236 Jefferson St - Fisherman's Wharf
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    What our customers are saying (65 Reviews)
    CV
    Awesome trip04 Feb 2016
    Captain Don "The Sole-Man" Franklin was a great guy to go fishing with. He baited all the hooks for us and gave us all the tips to reel in a big one! We caught big leopard sharks on our half-day trip! Well worth it and highly recommend.
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    CV
    Great Trip!27 Feb 2016
    A great day with a fishing expert. I took my 15 year old son out to fish for sharks and he landed two! We'll remember this day for the rest of our life.
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    CV
    Awesome crew26 Feb 2016
    Look no further. You cannot find a better fishing experience than with Captain Don. This fishing trip was both the most fun but also the best for catching tons of fish. will never go out on any other boat.
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    GG
    Halibut!!14 Mar 2016
    Booked Sole-man for my friends and younger brothers. Landed some nice Halibut and Don was awesome!! Can't wait til Salmon season kicks off. We will be back again and again and again!!
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    PG
    Fun Trip18 Mar 2016
    We booked last minute and Fishfishme got us out with Captain Don. We were joined by 2 other guest. My boys both enjoyed the trip and we caught 3 striped bass and 2 halibut! Was well worth seeing the smiles on my boys faces. Thanks Don!
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    CS
    Great Trip04 Apr 2016
    Had a great trip! Caught lots of fish. 8 Sharks, 3 Halibut, and 2 stripers. Was an awesome day on the water with my dad.
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    BS
    Fishing Trip16 May 2016
    Went with 5 friends yesterday with Captain Don "Sole-Man". We had a blast. We caught a 24lb Halibut!! This was our dream fish for us to catch. Already planning my next trip for August. Next on the bucket list...Salmon!
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    KL
    Sole-Man Sport Fishing20 Jun 2016
    Sole-Man Sport Fishing provides excellent service. Captain Don is an extremely competent guide and a truly nice person who enjoys his work.
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    RI
    "Sole Man"11 Jul 2016
    Captain Don was great! Even though the halibut weren't biting, he made sure we caught some nice stripped bass. He worked very hard to make sure we had a good time. I recommend him.
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    TM
    Fantastic Trip25 Jul 2016
    We had a great fishing experience with Captain Don. We caught 10 good sized striped bass plus several rock cod, sand sharks, and a sea ray. This does not count the big one that got away. We also were able to get a great view of San Francisco Bay and get a nice picture under the Golden Gate Bridge with our catch. Upon return, the captain went out of his way to package and freeze our fish for transport home the next morning. I highly recommend Captain Don.
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    TC
    Capt. Don is great!!17 Sep 2016
    Me and the wife fished a half day with Soleman. Everything went great!, he was very knowledgeable about the area and most importantly fishing. He definitely puts you where the fish are!!!..
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    MC
    Sole-Man Fishing Trip17 Sep 2016
    This was our first experience sport fishing on the bay. We had such a great time with Captain Don Franklin and is first mate Frank. Everyone on the boat caught enough fish to last a long time. I believe we caught 65 fish total. My wife and I caught 35 fish just by ourselves. The Captain cleaned the fish and sent us home with plenty to cook. We will certainly book this same trip in the future. Thank you for a wonderful time on the bay.
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    KH
    Soleman Fishing10 Oct 2016
    My eight-year-old son and I had a great trip aboard the Soleman yesterday, out under the Golden Gate Bridge and north along the coast of Marin County. We caught plenty of rock fish, lingcod and even a sea trout. Whales breached several hundred feet from our boat, and we spotted porpoises, seals and plenty of birds. The views of the Marin coast, the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco were superb.
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    SO
    Don and Sole-man fishing- it doesn't get any better24 Oct 2016
    If there's fish biting Don will find them. I'm afraid to give too good a review because we'll never be able to get another reservation for his boat! Seriously he's truly a professional and you will be treated to an amazing day of fishing.
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    C
    Great time on the water05 Nov 2016
    Don is awesome had a great time on the water I can't wait to come back with the family and do it again thank you don for putting us on the fish
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    DE
    Great Day Out14 Nov 2016
    Don, really knew his stuff. He knew where and when to fish and he helped us catch a wide variety of shark (7-gill, leopard and Soup Fin). All in all a great day out I would highly recommend Don for a trip.
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    RJ
    Soleman24 Nov 2016
    A great day of fishing with an entertaining and knowledgeable captain!
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    AE
    Fishing24 Nov 2016
    Great trip
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    BE
    Sole Man28 Nov 2016
    Great trip! Captain Don knows the Bay better than anyone. He put us on Bass and Shark. We had a great time! Will go back for Halibut in the spring.
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    AC
    fishing trip28 Nov 2016
    Had a blast and caught lots of fish!
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    JO
    Great trip15 Jan 2017
    Had a great time with Don. We caught both sturgeon and several striper!
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    RM
    Sole-Man Fishing17 Jan 2017
    Fantastic day, great fishing and captain!
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    SB
    The Best Day Of My stay in San Francisco06 Feb 2017
    The Best Day Of My stay in San Francisco...my first big sturgeon, -) and the best opportunity 'to see the city' from the bay. Sole Man it's a big boat, perfect and well maintained, with every confort. after the first 5 minutes and a hot coffe on board prepared by the captain i feel at home. so... thanks to Captain Don who its really professional, and passionate. while every where in U.S.A people were preparing for the super bowl .. he and I we were fishing !! I do really recommend this SoleMan Boat experience to every one. professionals and beginners.
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    TM
    Great Trip...13 Feb 2017
    Amazing trip. Caught 58", 45", 42" and 40" Sturgeon. Plus two keeper Stripers. Would go again!
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    LJ
    Soleman Sportfishing13 Mar 2017
    Boat is about right size for a 6 pack and was very comfortable for the 4 of of us. Captain has awesome knowledge of the bay and fishing for the different species and is very friendly and courteous. We had a very short day as part of the group had to get back to Nevada to beat a storm. Would definitely ride with the SoleMan in the future.
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    AT
    Awesome Trip All-Around20 Mar 2017
    Online booking was easy and Captain Don answered a few additional questions I had before my trip. Once onboard, we had beautiful weather and Captain was informative of the fish available, where they were biting and of the area in general. We moved around a few times, which I prefer, and landed eight leopard sharks! The next time I visit San Francisco, I will definitely book a trip with with the Sole-Man!
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    KD
    Day of Gals fishing with token male26 Mar 2017
    Don was absolutely wonderful!!! What a great Captain. I felt safe with his driving and he is a great fisherman. I would highly recommend him!
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    DB
    Sole man03 May 2017
    The best fishing trip ever! I will be booking again soon. Thanks Dori
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    MH
    Very knowledgeable captain08 May 2017
    Captain Don is one of the most knowledgeable guides I've gone fishing with over my 30 years of fishing very determined to please his guest the day started out with no action so he went to his bag of tricks and put us on fish I would recommend this company to all of my friends and family who fish.
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    KA
    Fishing trip01 Jun 2017
    We had a great time my son said best fishing trip he's ever been on.
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    EC
    Captain Don The Soleman09 Jun 2017
    Very family oriented. I took my mom she's 80 years old and she had the time of her life. Captain Don is an awesome Captain. If it's your first trip or your a veteran he's the best to go out with. We had a fantastic time with the others on board. Scott and his two sons from Utah were out with us. They had a great time. Scott being on vacation gave us all the fish. A big shout out to you Scott. We truly were blessed to have a boat full of great people. Like I said Captain Don is very family oriented and helped all of us and by the end of the trip we were all on the same page. I have to give a shout out to my Mom!!!!!! Of course she landed an 18 lb Halibut the big winner of the bragging rites for the largest fish of the day. If your serious and want to have a good time It's all right here.
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    SM
    Amazing Day09 Jun 2017
    My family had an amazing and spectacular day on the boat with Captain Don Soleman. He made the experience very memorable and the highlight of our vacation. I would highly recommend to anybody.
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    KD
    Sole-Man sport fishing charters17 Jun 2017
    Very knowledgeable and approachable. Had a great time and lots of laughs. Highly recommended
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    AC
    fishing trip18 Jun 2017
    had a blast
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    AA
    satisfied customer01 Jul 2017
    Had a blast. Captain Don put us on a crazy school of stripers it was intense.
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    DA
    Terrific time!03 Jul 2017
    We had a really great time and caught a whole lot of fish! Captain and deckhand were awesome -- friendly and helpful the entire trip. Do be sure to tip your deckhand -- he works hard and fast, making sure he's right there whenever you need him.
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    HD
    A fantastic day fishing with Captain Don10 Jul 2017
    Captain Don is a salty old sea captain with a personality to match. He's so incredibly knowledgeable about his trade and he teaches in a way that is easy to understand. We loved him and we had a great time. We booked a 6 hour trip on a Sunday for 4 of us. My son loves fishing so I try to take him as often as I can stand it but I've always been terrible at fishing. When we arrived Captain Don and his lovely lady Stephanie offered us fresh hot coffee that they had purchased that morning and some hot tea. He gave us a tutorial before leaving the harbor. It was easy to follow. He chased the fishing grounds for us going from one spot to another so that we could get every opportunity to catch some fish. At first the fish weren't biting but when we finally found a good spot I tried out the method taught by captain Don and I kid you not, I'd drop my line and within 30 seconds I was reeling in a fish!! We caught our limit of cod and had a great day to boot. Even though we only booked a 6 hour trip we were out and fishing for almost 8 hours. When we arrived at the harbor captain Don cleaned our fish in quick style. My son had a great time and after years of trying I finally learned how to fish. The best captain ever! We won't be fishing with anyone else in SF that's for sure.
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    RR
    Sole-man11 Jul 2017
    Capt. Don gives you a fantastic charter experience. Outstanding knowledge and experience. Great boat with excellent equipment.
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    BA
    A must do in San Fran15 Jul 2017
    A great time on the water with Capt. Don. Sole-Man put us on some great sharks. He has a great personality and we enjoyed spending our trip with him. He was very insightful about the city and water as well.
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    DC
    The Best Fishing Trip EVER!18 Jul 2017
    The captain was an exemplar captain. He knew what he was doing and was kind and helpful throughout. My dad and I went out and had a fabulous experience catching not car sized fish. I recommend to all.
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    RL
    great day with Donn25 Jul 2017
    We had a great day with Don dispite very trying weather conditions.Donn worked hard finding the fish in the morning . He found them and kept us on them all morning. Getting back in the bay was a challenge to any boat drive but Don made it look easy. He has a great personalty and incredible passion for putting his clients on the fish. 100% professional Captain.
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    MK
    Sole-man is the best!26 Jul 2017
    Sole-man is the best charter we have ever used! We fish all over and he does far beyond what any charter we've ever been on. He's great with kids, very knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. (Great music too)
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    KC
    Awesome Fishing Trip26 Jul 2017
    Captain Don was patient, funny and a great fisherman. He knew exactly where we would get fish. He was also concerned for our safety. He took us back into the bay before the sea got too turbulent. It was the best trip we have had!
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    TE
    Trophy Halibut29 Jul 2017
    Went out with Captain Don "Soleman" on 7/28/17. Started out at 6am with the captain passing out coffee and giving general directions like don't fall out of the boat and do have fun! There were 5 of us on the boat which was not overcrowded. The boat has heat and a bathroom! Don put us on the fish, and I ended up catching a 42" 30 pound Halibut!!! Don coached me through the great catch and we all celebrated. Had other keepers as well but that halibut was a monster. Everyone caught fish and we had a blast. Don filets your fish for you and bags it up. This was my first charter experience and it was amazing!
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    BP
    Great Trip31 Jul 2017
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Captain Don. He was professional, knowledgeable and extremely funny. Ended up bringing home enough fish to feed 15 people!
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    KC
    A great day of fishing17 Aug 2017
    The first thing of the day was an exciting hit from a thrasher shark....we then went to where the Rockfish are hanging out. It was amazing and caught enough Rock Fish that we were calling them as we caught them by how many Fish Tacos it would make. "This one is a 5 taco fish!!" Hunter the deck hand was great and I can't say enough about the Captain "Sole Man" he is truly the best . The fog lifted as we came back in to see the skyline of San Francisco... An amazing day all around.
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    AN
    A fine day of fishing24 Aug 2017
    Despite the fickle fish not biting, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the company of Captain Don and Frank. They were professionals that were very easy to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to sport fish the SF bay.
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    WR
    Sport fishing29 Aug 2017
    I was very pleased with all aspects of my fishing trip with sole-man! Service was excellent and crew was pleasant and very helpful! Would definitely recommend everyone to go with this boat!
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    FF
    BEST FISHING TRIP EVER01 Sep 2017
    Captain Don Franklin was great. The crew was great. We had so much fun and caught several shark. It really was an amazing trip. I highly recommend going on a fishing trip with Fishfishme and Captain Don. We hope to do it again.
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    RW
    hot weeken fishing05 Sep 2017
    good trip 1/2 day ,geared for for newbie fisherman and tourist .not for the regular fisherman to much attention to attention and not fishing
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    RJ
    First class fishing trip05 Sep 2017
    Had an amazing day out on the water! Couldn't have asked for a better Captain. We were on the fish all day long, with plenty of nice ling cod to go around. Would recommend anyone book a trip out!
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    SB
    Fishing with Don07 Sep 2017
    We wanted fish and thats what Don got us. Went out in less than ideal conditions on a half day trip. Don was focused on finding the fish and we moved and drifted until we caught our limit on several species. Don was great in assisting us with bait, fish landings and teaching us about the species and how different ones require different techniques. Would definitely fish with Don again!
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    TN
    Charter trip11 Sep 2017
    Had a wonderful time catching a variety if species! Would definitely look to book again if in the area!
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    MH
    Krazy Cajun cookin !!13 Sep 2017
    Had a great time and couldn't have had a better trip!!! From the get go we, come a board to here's your fish we cleaned for u. Very nice and helpful!! We all always want to catch the big one but sometimes it just doesn't happen. This Captin and deck hand did there part and more it just didn't happen. Thanks for a great trip and I will be coming back again!!!
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    DS
    Halibut & Stripped Bass26 Sep 2017
    We had a great time fishing with Capt. Don. Topped out our limit on stripped bass. Randy pulled in a 24 lb Halibut that we promptly eat for dinner that night. It was incredible. Thanks for the memories.
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    RM
    Excellent experience05 Oct 2017
    Captain Don and Brian where a great team for hooking up with fish! Two kids and I had the best day. These two will do there best to put you over fish. Very fun!
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    DY
    Great day09 Oct 2017
    Had a great day fishing. Caught a leapord shark and a limit of stripers . Caught a huge mud marlin and caught a few halibut. The Captain set us up to watch the Blue Angels which was a huge bonus. I highly suggest the "sole man" .
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    MR
    Fish on15 Oct 2017
    Great captain, very friendly and great guide to were the big fish is at . I defiantly recommend for your next fishing trip.
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    AC
    Shark fishing15 Oct 2017
    Had a great time
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    MP
    Great trip!27 Oct 2017
    I was a little thrown off by a scheduling mishap, but once Capt. Don arrived we had a spectacular time. Despite catching 2 fish, we'll be back again.
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    JF
    Would recommend Sole-Man30 Oct 2017
    Sole-Man sport fishing is a great charter. Weather and bite were not good but Don was able to still put us on fish and get us back to shore with limits of striper. Had a few sand and leopard sharks as well. Overall given the conditions it was a successful trip and I would definitely book again !
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    AB
    Amazing experience21 Nov 2017
    The soleman trip was an amazing experience. The captain was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and fun! I caught all sorts of bass, sharks, bat rays, and other fish. I would highly recommend booking your trip and I look forward to going on another trip in the future!
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    JQ
    Outstanding!17 Dec 2017
    I have never gone fishing let alone a charter. The captain was both knowledable and personable. Caught myself a shark on the charter and the Capt. prepped it and everything for us. I will definitely be using his services again for the coming summer months and you should too!
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    KC
    Fishing with Soleman29 Dec 2017
    As always we have a great time fishing with Don (Soleman) but yesterday was a late Christmas present. My son I caught our limit which included a large Brown, two huge Canaries and two Lingcods. Hunter was fantastic too. The other two guests were fun as well. I hope the ratings below mean that 5 is the highest.
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    CB
    Great trip!!31 Dec 2017
    Great crew and boat! Don and Hunter were on point with fishing! Will be booking another trip if I head back to San Francisco!
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