California Dawn Sport Fishing

The New El Dorado III

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

Captained by 25 year commercial and sportfisherman Shawn Taylor, this high-powered 55' catamaran boasts twin Caterpillar engines, super sleek pontoons, and large cabin. The whopping 22.6' beam provides for extra-wide aisles and triple the seating capacity of ther 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!

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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 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 SportfishingWednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 11:58pm
We finished up just a couple fish shy of 2 around with a mix of nicer grade fish.

Final count

30 halibut to 18 pounds
5 Striped bass

For reservations
(510)4176657
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingTuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 12:42am
Finished up the day with over a fish and a half per rod.

Final count

21 halibut
12 striped bass

For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, April 19th, 2021 at 12:23am
More excellent fishing today! We finished up with close to 3 fish per rod for our group, with big fish up in the 20's

Final count

35 halibut to 21 pounds
18 striped bass to 12

For reservations
(510)4175557

Testimonials

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.”

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.”

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