California Dawn Sport Fishing

Another project-filled winter has passed and we here at California Dawn Sportfishing couldn’t be more excited for you all to see the results!  While The California Dawn II was in SoCal having new motors installed, The California Dawn I was receiving a full cabin renovation; complete with spacious seating areas and a full, gourmet galley.

We’re excited for another phenomenal year on the water starting in early April for Halibut & Striped Bass.  Check out our calendars for availability! 

The California Dawn II

Attention sport fishing enthusiasts! We are happy to introduce the newest member of the California Dawn Sportfishing family - The California Dawn II, formerly known as The New El Dorado III.

This high-powered 55' catamaran boasts twin Caterpillar engines, super sleek pontoons, and large cabin with full galley. The whopping 22.6' beam provides for extra-wide aisles and triple the seating capacity of their party boats, making it perfect for private gatherings, as well as individuals looking for a memorable day on the water for fishermen of all ages and experience levels!

If you have any questions about our services, please visit our FAQs page.

California Dawn

California Dawn is a 50-foot fiberglass sport fishing vessel, running out of Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is powered by twin diesel engines, features the latest in marine electronics, scanning sonar, large bait capacity, a heated cabin, and a full galley with a variety of delicious meals.

California Dawn runs open party full day trips nearly year round, but is also available for charter. We offer the highest quality fishing rods for rent, as well as tackle for purchase.

If you have any questions about our services, please visit our FAQs page.

Latest Reports

California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingTuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 6:17pm
Solid fishing today!
Limits of bass and excellent halibut!
Final counts
California Dawn 1
25 limits of Striped bass (50)
26 halibut
California Dawn 2
25 limits of bass plus crew (56)
25 limits of halibut (75)
For reservations
(510)4175557 or reserve online
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, May 29th, 2023 at 4:52pm
Happy Memorial Day from the California Dawn Family!
We enjoyed some beautiful weather and great fishing today.
Over 2 fish per rod on the halibut between both boats.
Final count
California Dawn 1
36 halibut to 15 pounds
4 striped bass for 18
California Dawn 2
54 halibut to 15 pounds
8 striped bass
For reservations
(510)4175557 or book online
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSaturday, May 27th, 2023 at 7:52pm
Over 3 fish per rod today! Action remains solid
California Dawn 1
18 limits of bass (46 limits plus crew)
And 35 halibut to 20
California Dawn 2
58 striped bass
38 halibut for 25
For reservations


Drew V.

Went fishing on Sunday and despite rough seas it was a great time. Amazing crew and captain. They kept us on fish and got us full limits of crab. I… Read more “Drew V.”

Sara M.

Our company took a fishing trip yesterday with the California Dawn, such a cool bonding experience. Being a beginner myself I would recommend this trip for other beginners because the… Read more “Sara M.”

Dan M.

The boat never disappoints. They will stay until the very end to try and get everyone fish. The atmosphere is great and you will get your full days money worth.… Read more “Dan M.”

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