About California Dawn Sport Fishing


The Captain

Captain James Smith Jr.
Capt. James Smith Jr.

The California Dawn is captained by second generation charter operator Captain James Smith Jr., who has been fishing the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985 and is US Coast Guard Certified to 100 Miles. Captain James' knowledge of the bay, along with his experienced and friendly crew, will guarantee everyone the ultimate fishing experience.

Capt. James & his 1st Mate


The "California Dawn"

50 foot Fiberglass boat, the California Dawn

The California Dawn is a Fast 50 Foot Fiberglass boat powered by twin diesel engines, featuring the latest in marine electronics. Scanning sonar, a heated cabin, full electric galley for hot meals, and complete restroom facilities make the California Dawn one of the most comfortable fishing charters available.

More importantly, the boat's large bait capacity and live well, along with the availability of fishing licenses, bait and tackle on-board, make fishing on the California Dawn easy and enjoyable.

Great day fishing on the California Dawn!


The Schedule

Darren...The best deckhand in the fleet !
Darren, the best deckhand
in the fleet.

Throughout the year, California Dawn Sport Fishing offers different fishing adventures from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sturgeon & Bass
Martinez Marina
December thru March

Halibut, Bass, Salmon, Rock Cod, Lingcod , Albacore & Crab Combos
Berkeley Marina
April thru October

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Captain James Smith, Jr.

Berkeley Marina
Martinez Marina

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