First Day out on a Shake Down Trip

Photo Credit: Courtesy of California Dawn Sportfishing

by James Smith

First day out on a shake down trip with a light load. We scored 4 halibut for our 9 anglers on board. I wanted to blame the low pressure but another charter fishing on the other side of the bay scored a dozen. I know there has been lots of fish already taken so far. It’s early season and we are just at the beginning of the halibuts return back into the bay. I am taking reservations for this upcoming weekend and will be offering halibut and bass trips through the spring 7 days a week! I will also update everyone the availability of live bait the moment it happens.

For reservations


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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