California Dawn Sport Fishing

Summer is here and live bait is in full swing here at California Dawn Sportfishing.   Halibut & Striped Bass fishing has been phenomenal onboard both the Original California Dawn and the newly renovated California Dawn II.  Both boats will continue chasing Halibut & Striped Bass until the end of June when Salmon re-opens.  We are excited to offer a full Salmon schedule onboard the California Dawn II starting late June.  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

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California Dawn SportfishingFriday, January 27th, 2023 at 7:41pm
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California Dawn SportfishingThursday, January 26th, 2023 at 2:02am
Hit a few bumps coming out of Morro bay but me, captain Shawn and crew made the 400 plus mile journey south to Newport Shipyard. Going to start the process of a repower this week.
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California Dawn SportfishingMonday, January 23rd, 2023 at 2:29pm
The 2023 ISE show is in the books. We had a great turnout and I appreciate all that stopped by.
Lots of you grabbed charters. Our books are now open for the 2023 season. We also have some sponsored trips that are now open.
We plan on starting the season around mid to late March.
Hope to see you all on the water!

Testimonials

Mike M.

Best boat I have ever been on. Captain James is the most knowledgeable fishing guide ever. The food was absolutely delicious. He put us on plenty of fish. 10/10 if… Read more “Mike M.”

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.”

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.”

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