Phoenix Rods and Optimum Baits Co Sponsored

Photo Credit: Courtesy of California Dawn Sportfishing

by James Smith

What a great day on the water! We had a Phoenix Rods and Optimum baits co sponsored swim bait tournament. We fished lots of shallow water for rockfish, lings, bass, and Halibut. Everything was eating the swimbaits today, even better than the live bait. A few really nice bass were taken and the biggest one of the day was released. Big thanks to our sponsors for this highly anticipated once a year event.

Final count on the day

62 ling cod (27 limits plus crew) to 18 pounds
137 rockfish
25 striped bass to 25 pounds
4 cabazon
1 Halibut

I have a couple spots open tomorrow and room this week

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The California Dawn operates out of Berkeley Marina. We are the the only boat in the bay area with a hot galley. If you would like to go fishing with us please call (510) 417-5557. For more information please visit our website

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Captain James Smith Jr.
California Dawn Sportfishing
Berkeley, CA

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