California Dawn Sport Fishing

California Dawn is a 50-foot fiberglass sport fishing vessel, running out of Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. California Dawn 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 is captained by second generation charter operator Captain James Smith. Captain James has been fishing the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985 and is US Coast Guard Certified to 100 Miles. His knowledge of the Bay, along with his experienced and friendly crew, will guarantee everyone the ultimate fishing experience.

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.

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Latest Reports


California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingTuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 10:19pm
We had the Cal Dawn out today. Excellent grade on rockfish and crab!
Seas were calm. I have room for tomorrow morning on both boats.

Final count

210 rockfish (21 limits)
210 Dungeness crab (21 limits)

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(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, November 30th, 2020 at 10:41pm
Full pots of crab and full limits of rockfish as commercial season remains closed, the sport fleet has benefited.
I have room tomorrow and a few spots throughout the entire week. Sunday’s trip on the Eldorado 3 has lots of room with seas forecast to be calm.

Final count

Californiadawn
210 rockfish (21 limits)
210 Dungeness crab (21 limits)

New Eldorado
190 rockfish (19 limits)
190 Dungeness crab (19 limits)
1ling cod

For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, November 30th, 2020 at 9:34pm
We have room starting tomorrow and lots of room this Sunday on the E3. The weather is forecast flat calm seas.
For reservations

(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing

Testimonials


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.”

Jer G.

I can’t say enough about the California Dawn!! Captains James and Mike are no nonsense professionals that know the waters and their targeted species. They have a great senses of… Read more “Jer G.”

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.”


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