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

California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingWednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 6:55pm
Fridays weather looks flat! I have a light load going out to the islands on the CD2 with lots of room. The rockfish and ling cod bite has been absolutely wide open!
Give us a call. (510)4175557 or book online. We may even get a piece of the practice air show on the way in.
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingMonday, October 3rd, 2022 at 11:00pm
We did a Blue Fin Tuna trip today with my crew and a couple of friends. We found lots of jumpers and managed 3 fish from 100 to 150 pounds! Just 36 miles out! What a blast we all had today. Great weather and fresh tuna for dinner tonight.
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSunday, October 2nd, 2022 at 10:31pm
Lingcod and rockfish was epic today!
28 limits of rockfish (280)
28 limits of ling cod (56)
For reservations
(510)4175557 or book online


G.A. B.

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

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.”

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.”

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