California Dawn Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of California Dawn Sportfishing

by James Smith

After a visit to my brothers lodge in Alaska it felt good to be back in the chair again. Seems that little has changed since I last said “drop them in”. We had a wide open striped bass bite, (limits) and a healthy pick on the Halibut over a fish per rod again, not to mention releasing a green sturgeon.

We didn’t hit the century mark but finished up with 91 keepers on the day.
I have lots of room Wednesday and Thursday this week and next week as well.

Final count

60 striped bass (27 limits plus crew)
30 Halibut to 20 pounds
1 ling cod

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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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California Dawn

Captain James Smith Jr.
California Dawn Sportfishing
Berkeley, CA

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