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.

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

Latest Reports

California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, December 6th, 2021 at 12:05am
Weather was bumpy offshore so we opted to do a “crab only” trip today. We found full limits of Jumbo Dungeness crab. 23 limits in total (230)

We will be back out Tuesday
For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSunday, December 5th, 2021 at 1:12am
We had full limits of both Dungeness crab and full limits of rockfish.

Final count

17 limits of crab (170)
17 limits of rockfish (170)

For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSaturday, December 4th, 2021 at 2:25am
Solid crab and rockfish! We had limits all the way around on the crab. Lots of jumbos in the pots!

Final count

California Dawn and New El Dorado 3
Combined fish count

290 rockfish
370 Dungeness crab (37 limits)

For reservations
(510)4175557

Testimonials

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.”

G.A. B.

Spectacular fishing with an amazing crew. Boat is comfortable and well equipped. Makes for a great day of fishing.

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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