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, December 5th, 2023 at 1:48pm
We had a "crab only" trip today. Weather was exceptional and lots of "jumbos" in the hoops
370 Dungeness Crab (37 limits)
We are off for the next two days, but will return Friday with the next good weather cycle
For reservations (510)4175557 or reserve online
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, December 4th, 2023 at 3:42pm
Froth boats out today on some nice weather. Limits of rockfish and Jumbo crabs.
California Dawn 1
16 limits of rockfish (160)
16 limits of crab (160)
California Dawn 2
23 limits of rockfish (230)
28 limits of crab (270)
For reservations
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 3:13pm
We had both boats out on the crab combo grounds today. Fishing was solid with some nice rockfish on improved weather. Limits of Jumbo Dungeness crab. We have availability this upcoming week.
Final combined score California Dawn 1 and 2
52 limits of rockfish (520)
52 limits of Dungeness Crab (520)
For reservations
(510)4175557 or reserve online


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.”

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.”

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