Watch your bobble wobble and see your bait’s fate as you go fishing, license-free this Saturday, Sept. 3. Celebrate the end of summer with the second of two annual free fishing days in San Francisco. You’ll need to find your own equipment, but keep the extra $14.04 it costs for a one-day fishing license.

Anyone 16-years-old or older normally needs a license to catch fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates or amphibians from any inland or ocean waters.  July 3rd was the other day celebrating license-free fishing—celebrating the traditional summer activity across the city.

There are a lot of different areas around San Francisco to go fish.  The only lakes within the city are near the SF zoo. North Lake and South Lake are stocked with catchable trout. The best bet is to throw a line straight off the pier. From Fort Mason to Fisherman’s Wharf, Mission Rock to Municipal Pier, find some folks at the end of the pier and wait in anticipation of the big one to bite your line.


Photo Credit: Mohammed Al-Naser