California Dawn Sport Fishing

California Dawn is a 50-foot fiberglass sport fishing vessel, running out of Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. California Dawn 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.

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Latest Reports


California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingThursday, August 13th, 2020 at 11:46pm
On our potluck trip today the Cal Dawn came in with full limits of ling cod 3/4 limits of rockfish
And a hand full of halibut

Final count

42 ling cod (18 limits plus crew)
To 21 pounds
130 rockfish
7 halibut to 12 pounds
2 cabazon

On our salmon trip today the New Eldorado 3 (NE3) came in with
24 salmon to 24 pounds
For 20 anglers

I have room this upcoming week for salmon

For reservations
(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingWednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Did some mixed bag fishing today.
Got a little bit of everything

Final count

180 rockfish (16 limits plus crew)
6 ling cod
10 halibut
1 striped bass

On our salmon trip today the New El Dorado 3 finished up with over a fish per rod.

Final

24 salmon to 25 pounds
20 anglers

We have room this upcoming week for salmon and potluck and are taking reservations for this upcoming crab combo season.

For reservations

(510)4175557
California Dawn Sportfishing
California Dawn SportfishingWednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 1:38am
We had some small tides and decided to mix things up.
We fished some local rocks for rockfish and lings. Finished up with over a fish per rod on the Halibut.

Final count

28 halibut
4 ling cod
130 rockfish
For 18 anglers

For reservations (510)4175557

Testimonials


G.A. B.

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

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.”


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