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Delve into a diverse range of hunting and fishing experiences, from the thrill of the chase to the satisfaction of a trophy bird or fish in hand.

Flooded Rice Field Hunts

Step into the serene landscapes of the Sacramento Valley with Northwind Outfitters and experience hunting in our iconic flooded rice fields. These vibrant ecosystems come alive with the flurry of pintails, teal, speckle belly geese and other waterfowl, offering hunters a symphony of sights and sounds. Each hunt promises not just an opportunity for a rewarding catch, but a chance to immerse oneself in nature's breathtaking spectacle. Join us and witness the dance of widgeons, shovelers, gadwalls, and geese against the backdrop of the golden Californian sun.

Diver / Sea Duck Hunting

Northwind Outfitters offers guided San Francisco Bay Diver and Sea duck hunts. These hunts are from shore blinds or from a boat. We have some very exciting hunts, clients take Lesser and Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, Canvasback, Buffleheads and Goldeneyes! Our hunts are throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Goose Hunting

Embark on a thrilling goose hunting hunt in the Pacific Flyway’s epicenter for Specklebelly and Snow geese. Led by our seasoned experts, each hunt promises an authentic outdoor experience, fusing challenge with the joy of the hunt.

Turkey Hunting

Our exclusive turkey hunting expeditions offer both seasoned and novice hunters the thrill of the chase in some of California’s most beautiful scenery. Whether you prefer archery or shotgun, our expert guides ensure a tailored experience that aligns with maximizing your chances of a successful hunt.

Special Duck Hunting

Dive deep into the exclusive world of waterfowl with Northwind Outfitters' Special Duck Hunting expeditions. For the avid hunter with a discerning eye, our tailored hunts cater to those on a quest to achieve the North American Waterfowl Species slam. From the elusive Northern Shoveler to the majestic Cinnamon Teal, our expeditions navigate the diverse habitats of California, presenting you with opportunities to add those trophy birds to your collection. Guided by our seasoned experts and under the canopy of California's vast skies, each hunt becomes more than a chase – it's a journey, a story, and a testament to the art of hunting.

Freshwater Fishing

California Delta Fishing… there’s nothing like it! Just 40 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the rich waters are a light tackle fishing wonderland in one of the most sought after natural environments. Northwind Outfitters introduces you to fishing spots in the area making light tackle fishing with us a true adventure. A year round fishery the Delta is home to Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Fly-fish, plug, troll or drift live bait, Northwind Outfitters does whatever it takes to connect you with fish!

Saltwater Fishing

Northwind Outfitters provides unique opportunities during the summer months in the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. A variety of species may be available, King Salmon, California Halibut, Striped Bass, Sharks, and a variety of Rockfish! The FV Sundance departs from the Richmond Marina daily around 5:30am. Expect cooler temps and lots of fun!

Plan the Hunt of a Lifetime

Diver/Sea Ducks (October - February)

$300 Per Angler

Experience the thrill of duck hunting with expert guidance in the serene landscapes of California.

  • Hunts tailored to match the season's best.
  • Expert guides to ensure a rewarding experience.
  • Scenic hunting locations that promise more than just a catch.

Join Northwind Outfitters in celebrating the art of duck hunting and immerse yourself in nature's beauty.

Puddle Ducks – Flooded Rice (October - February)

$325 Per Hunter

Experience the exhilarating rush of hunting puddle ducks amidst the stunning flooded rice fields of the Sacramento Valley.

  • Prime locations ensuring abundant game.
  • Expert guides with local knowledge.
  • Encounter mallards, teal, gadwall, and more.

Dive into an authentic hunting adventure with Northwind Outfitters, offering both excitement and a deep appreciation for nature.

Goose Hunting (October - March)

$375 Per Hunter up to 8

Experience the expansive skies of California as you engage in the age-old tradition of goose hunting.

  • Guided hunts in prime locations for optimal catch.
  • Suitable for small groups ensuring a focused hunt.
  • Equip yourself with expert tips and insights.

Northwind Outfitters invites you to be part of an exhilarating hunting journey, as the skies fill with the majestic flight of geese.

In Pursuit of a Special Duck?

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Northwind Outfitters is happy to cater to the hunter looking for a trophy bird. Many hunters are looking to harvest each North American Waterfowl Species, or the 32 species slam. The species we see are: Northern Shoveler, American Widgeon, Mallard, Pintail, Green Wing Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Ringneck, Lesser/Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, Barrows/Common Goldeneye, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Ruddy, Common Merganser,Canada Goose, Specklebelly Goose, Snow Geese.

To learn more and/or to plan a North Wind Outfitter duck hunt, contact Capt. RJ Waldron at 925-323-1928 or email at gotdux@yahoo.com

  • Tailored hunts for unique duck species.
  • Seasoned guides to ensure maximum chances.
  • Perfect for avid collectors and enthusiasts.

With Northwind Outfitters, you're not just hunting; you're embarking on a quest for that special duck, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Spring Turkey Hunts (March - May)

$600 per day / per hunt (one Turkey)

Embark on a thrilling turkey hunt during the vibrant spring season in California's lush landscapes.

  • Exclusive access to hand-selected ranches.
  • Expert guidance ensuring a high success rate.
  • Both archery and shotgun hunts available.

Join Northwind Outfitters for an unforgettable spring turkey hunt, blending tradition, skill, and the beauty of nature.

Fishing (Year Round)

$325 per angler

Experience the thrill of fishing in the bountiful waters of California, guided by seasoned experts.

  • Perfect for both novice and experienced anglers.
  • Discover hidden fishing spots teeming with fish.
  • Year-round fishing opportunities to match every season.

Embrace the calm, listen to the gentle splash, and feel the exhilaration of the catch with Northwind Outfitters.

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Andrew Bogan

President of The Teal Club

I’ve hunted and fished all over California, across the United States, and around the world—mostly on my own—but also with many elite guides, outfitters, and captains. RJ is among the best anywhere
I have hunted diving ducks and fished for salmon or halibut with RJ and his team at Northwind every year for over a decade. They are the best guides in California.

Carl Moyer

Concord, CA

I have been fishing on the Sundance with good Captain RJ for more than 10 years. I tell my friends this is a luxury boat. The biggest 6 pack in the bay area. His deck hand is very accomplished, and I always feel they work hard for me. I recommend them to you without reservation.

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Bill Dutra

Alamo, CA

I’ve been fortunate to have had many adventures with RJ over the past decade plus. From catching striped bass in the delta, halibut and white seabass in the bay, salmon in the ocean and hunting ducks and geese in the field, he is always professional and passionate. He works hard to ensure that each client has the best experience possible, regardless of the conditions. Did I mention that he is a hell of a lot of fun to hunt and fish with? Book a fishing or hunting trip with him today and find out yourself. You won’t be sorry!

Travis Barbeiri

Pacifica, CA

I’ve been on several guided trips for waterfowl and turkeys with Northwind Outfitters and have consistently been impressed. RJ and his partners are phenomenal hunters and work incredibly hard for their clients. I’m looking forward to many more great hunts and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

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Brion Beetz

Hercules, CA

I have fished on the Sundance with Captain RJ Waldron since 2018. I typically do about 10-15 trips a year on the Sundance. RJ always puts us on the fish whether they be salmon, halibut, stripers, rockfish or seabass. His deckhand AJ Gammon is the best salmon netter in the Bay Area Sportfishing Fleet. The Sundance in my opinion is the largest and most comfortable 6-pack boat in the entire Bay Area. If you have not chartered the Sundance our to Emeryville, you need to give the Sundance a try.

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Mike Schussel

We have been booking hunts with RJ and Northwind for many years, and we look forward to each upcoming season to get back out with him and the great group of guides that work hard to put us on the birds. Northwind has given us the opportunity to create memories with family and friends with a great selection of hunt types.

Olivier Kerautret

Walnut Creek, CA

My friends and I have been enjoying fishing on the Sundance for the past 10 years. Every trip is different, the consistent factor is the quality of the experience. I personally always come back happy, relaxed and tired. RJ, his crew and the boat itself are the reasons we keep and will keep on coming back. Their knowledge, professionalism and good humor are priceless.

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Zac Rigdon

I have had wonderful experiences with RJ and his team. I found them to be professional, friendly, and dependable. For someone new to waterfowl hunting, they have gone out of their way to offer tips and guidance, which has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend their services.

Darren Solaro

California Waterfowl Association

My name is Darren Solaro I work for California Waterfowl an outdoor organization. It's a nonprofit we do a lot of veterans outreach programs and habitat work. I'd like to give a testimonial to RJ Waldron of NORTH WIND OUTFITTERS. I've been using him for almost 20 years he's always been on time and very professional he also donates to organization to help raise money for the outdoor causes that we do, and to get veterans in the field that are well deserving. Rj is a true professional in the fishing and hunting field and I can be used as a reference. He has my number if you'd ever like to contact me.

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The Essence of Duck Hunting with Northwind Outfitters

Duck hunting is more than just a sport; it's an art, a tradition, and a way to connect with nature's rhythms. At Northwind Outfitters, we elevate this experience by offering guided trips in some of the most scenic and abundant waterfowl habitats of California. From the pristine flooded rice fields of Sacramento Valley to the expansive shores of the San Francisco Bay Area, we promise an experience like no other.

Our expert guides, armed with years of experience, ensure that both novices and seasoned hunters have an unforgettable outing. With state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated hunting dogs, and intimate knowledge of local terrains, every hunt becomes a memory you'll cherish.

  • Guided Hunts: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our seasoned hunting guides.
  • Diverse Terrains: From floating bay blinds to Sacramento Valley rice fields, we offer a variety of hunting experiences.
  • Dedicated Duck Dogs: Trained Labrador retrievers that enhance your hunting experience.
  • Tailored Expeditions: Personalized hunts to help you pursue special ducks or your first North American Waterfowl Species slam.