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James Smith
Captain, Owner & Operator

The California Dawn is captained by second generation charter operator Captain James Smith Jr., who has been fishing the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985 and is US Coast Guard Certified to 100 Miles. Captain James’s knowledge of the San Francisco Bay, along with his experienced and friendly crew, will guarantee everyone has the ultimate fishing experience.

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Brian Chan
Captain & Operator

USCG 100 Ton
15 Years Experience

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Julie Hilton
O/P Reservations & Charter Booking
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Gary Furtado, Jr.
Deck Hand

Lifelong fisherman who has been fishing professionally for 8 years.

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Scott Brace
Deck Hand

A lifelong fisherman, Scott began fishing professionally this year. He has 10 years of experience fishing in the Bay Area.