California Dawn Sport Fishing

The 2022 Season has officially begun here at California Dawn Sportfishing and it feels great to be back on the water!  We have had a phenomenal start to Spring by trolling for Halibut & Striped Bass onboard the Original California Dawn.  These trips will continue until live bait is available sometime in May.  The California Dawn II is entering the final stages of her makeover in Southern California and is set to be back in action with a full galley in May.  Just in time for live bait fishing before late summer Salmon.   Check out our recent reports below for progress pics. 

We couldn’t be more excited to share this year with you all!  Thanks again for every bit of the support and encouragement. 

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 SportfishingSunday, May 15th, 2022 at 6:59pm
What a phenomenal week we are having on the water! Both boats finished up with limits before noon.
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105 halibut (35 limits) to 17 pounds!!

We have lots of room tomorrow on both boats

For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSunday, May 15th, 2022 at 6:40pm
20 limits of halibut by 11:15am!
I have room for tomorrow’s trip
Final count for both boats later.
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingSaturday, May 14th, 2022 at 10:49pm
What an epic day of halibut fishing!
2 boats out with full limits for the crew in flat calm sunny weather.
One of the largest grouping of halibut that I can ever remember.
We have room this upcoming Monday and trips throughout the week.

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Combined fish scores

43 anglers
129 halibut (43 limits) to 22 pounds

For reservations
(510)4175557

Testimonials

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.”

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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