Phenix Rods and Optima Baits Sponsored Trip

Photo Credit: Courtesy of California Dawn Sportfishing

by James Smith

We had a Phenix rods and Optima baits sponsored trip today. Ocean conditions were a bit tough for swim-bait so we opted to say in the bay and cash in on the good halibut fishing. We finished right at 2 fish per rod on the Halibut and landed 13.
Striped bass mostly on swim baits. Jackpot fish came on a Optima bait caught by JP Gano.
Big thanks to our sponsors Vince Borges at Phenix and Optima

Final count
31 halibut to 15 pounds
14 striped bass

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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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