Tradition Sportfishing is located in Berkeley and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Dennis will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 6 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Halibut, Rockfish, Bass, Shark, Salmon and Seabass, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing and jigging.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 28’ Parker boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet and ice box. 

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Tradition Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fleet Week Airshow
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 6 - Oct 9
    $400
    View the Airshow front and center from the Alcatraz area while you fish for Halibut. October 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Dungeness Crab
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Hoop netting for Dungeness Crab season is here.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    Depending on the season and weather trips could be halibut, salmon, white seabass, rockfish or possibly tuna 8 full hours, typically trips start at day light, however; start times can be adjusted to hit the tides better
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 5
    $1,000
    Nine hours of trolling.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Freelance (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    A 5-hour live bait trip for Halibut, Striped Bass, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $950
    A 5-hour live bait trip for Halibut, Striped Bass, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Halibut/Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    An 8-hour charter targeting specific tides. The start time is negotiable.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $1,150
    Shark fishing in the bay for Leopard Shark, 7-Gill Shark, and large Ray. We have also caught Thresher Shark on these trips. The trips have lots of action and are a favorite for kids.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day–Freelance\Islands
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $1,600
    The best option to catch Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, and Seabass (late summer / fall).
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About the Captain

Dennis White
Berkeley, California, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since January 2022
I have been sport and commercial fishing since i learned to walk. I tagged along with my grandfather, he was a fishermen. I bought my 1st boat in 86 when i was 16 years old

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Sleeper
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Bluefin Tuna at the Islands!
Bluefin Tuna at the Islands!
October 17, 2022
October was great! We landed some trophies
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Wonderful trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Olga A.
San Francisco, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on September 1, 2022
Captain Dennis and his team were excellent, educating my kids, assisting in reeling in the fish, and entertaining with stories...
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Dylan H.
Piedmont, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Halibut Trip with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on September 24, 2022
Had a great time going for Halibut and finding spots in the bay. Dennis was always patient and made sure we were having a great...
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Jose P.
Galt, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Dennis

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Halibut/Salmon on November 5, 2022
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Jaeheon J.
Palo Alto, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Freelance (AM) on October 1, 2022
Had a wonderful family time thanks to Captain Dennis and Kevin. I found them most friendly and knowledgeable so far among my...
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Nabil M.
Sacramento, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Dennis

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on August 26, 2022
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FAQs about Tradition Sportfishing

Tradition Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Fleet Week Airshow (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Dungeness Crab (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $500 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (9 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Freelance (AM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (11AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Halibut/Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $175 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Extended Full Day–Freelance\Islands (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Tradition Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Sleeper
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tradition Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Tradition Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tradition Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tradition Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Albacore)