Northern California PENN-sponsored trips aboard the California Dawn

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All trips aboard Captain James Smith's "California Dawn" out of Berkeley Marina
Departs 6:00 AM, returns 4:00 PM
Passenger load TBD by Health Dept.
No Galley, soft ice chests only please
June 3 [halibut/striper]- $TBD
August 17 [rockfish/lingcod]- $TBD
August 18 [rockfish/lingcod]- $TBD
These trips are very popular; call for reservations- 510-417-5557





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    I'm gonna have to do.it this year...love that boat!
     
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    2019 was the best year for halibut in NorCal history; with luck we will see a repeat in 2020.

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    Thanks for the info Steve! Looking forward to it. Always a great time with you!
    Nice pic of Richard!
     
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    Like most Bay-Area boats, the Cal Dawn is on temporary hiatus.
    We are hoping things will open up again for our first trip on June 3.
     
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    STILL working on getting the SF Bay fleet running again!
     
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    GREAT fishing on our June 3 trip.
    Limits of striped bass up to 12 pounds, and just 3 fish shy of limits on halibut to 21 pounds.


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    Glad you were able to get out fishing and it looks like great results. The photo shows you are getting the Nor Cal folks to turn the halibut to the "top side" for the photos, half way.

    Was wondering if you drove up or if you flew up. figure you drove as you always bring so much gear and gifts but wondering what flying is like now.

    I know the taste of halibut but what is a stripped bass like ?

    The number of days till the ridge trip goes is coming fast
     
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    Glad you were able to get out fishing and it looks like great results. The photo shows you are getting the Nor Cal folks to turn the halibut to the "top side" for the photos, half way.

    Was wondering if you drove up or if you flew up. figure you drove as you always bring so much gear and gifts but wondering what flying is like now.

    I know the taste of halibut but what is a stripped bass like ?

    The number of days till the ridge trip goes is coming fast



    The halibut fishing has been so good this year, it becomes a challenge to arrange them on deck in a way that does not look like you just posted the previous day's catch again.
    Striped bass is very good on the table. White meat with a fairly large grain.
    BTW, the catch was made with an absolute armada of private boats, along with at least 5 other party boats all in close proximity.
     
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    Our Monday August 17 trip experienced some weather challenges, but captain James Smith put us on fish that wanted to bite.
    Full 10-fish limits of nice rockfish [browns, reds, canaries mostly] for 16 anglers, plus an excellent bonus catch of halibut to add to our good haul of lingcod.


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    Fishing was about the same on our Tuesday, August 18 trip aboard the California Dawn, but the weather was substantially better. Again we had easy limits of quality rockfish for 17 anglers, plus a good number of lingcod, and a nice whack at the halibut on the way home.


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    What with the safety pin?.
     
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    What with the safety pin?.



    Smaller fish like rockfish go into bags like usual. Larger fish get tagged with the angler's number, and are stored in a cooling box.
     
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    I also got to do some "field-testing" of the new PENN Slow-Pitch System, Reel is the brand-new Fathom FTH10XNLD and Battalion 250gr. rod.

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