First Dawn Charters Fishing Reports

Summer Calicos!!

July 24, 2017

The summer fishing fun continues!! Joe and his boys got treated to some epic 1/2 day calico bass fishing today!! As soon as we dropped the anchor the bass fishing was wide open!! Read Full Report →

Island time!!

July 22, 2017

Another good day at the Island this time with Sam and his group!! We started off right away with a yellowtail as soon as we dropped the anchor. It was non stop action until we head to head home!! Read Full Report →

Catalina yellowtail!!

July 21, 2017

Did another full day trip to Catalina and the boys had a blast. It was great action on the calicos barracuda and the yellows came out to play!! Read Full Report →


July 18, 2017

Took out Gilbert and his buddy to Catalina today. They had yellowtail on their minds so we filled the bait tank with Sardines and took off to Catalina. We got to the spot and got bit right away. First… Read Full Report →

Island time!!

May 25, 2017

Took the guys out for a nice calm day at the Island!! Perfect weather and great bait!! Started at grey light and got bit on the live squid by the right kind! We also caught numerous calico bass and… Read Full Report →

Red city!!

April 06, 2017

Beautiful day out at Catalina with my client Todd! Started out getting live squid for bait at the Island, went to the spot and proceeded to get him his limit of rockfish. The red vermillion were loving the whole… Read Full Report →

Rock cod heaven!!

December 29, 2016

Got the candy bait for the Cod!! Live squid got our group the quality they wanted. We fished Catalina in superb sunny SoCal weather!! Read Full Report →

Sand Bass Slay!!

December 08, 2016

Ran trips Thursday and Friday this week. First one Rick wanted some bass and I filled his order with some grumpys and added a few cod!! These are all on live squid!! Second trip was a solo mission and… Read Full Report →

Catalina Island again!!

November 06, 2016

Again our group of 2 anglers opted to skip the tuna chasing to fish the Island. It was a wise choice as they ended up landing 4 yellowtail and numerous bonito!! Can't believe it's November and we're still catching… Read Full Report →

Island fun!!

November 04, 2016

Had a group today that wanted to skip the tuna chasing and just chill at Catalina Island. Once we got to the spot the yellows wanted the sardines big time!! Great group to fish with!! Read Full Report →

Big time tuna!!

October 27, 2016

Took 2 clients out and got them their fish of a lifetime!! So great to have the pleasure of fulfilling lifetime catches!! These fish weighed 55 to 70lbs. Fishing gear used was Shimano Torium reels with 30lb line. It… Read Full Report →


August 02, 2016

Took Wei and his two friends out for a relaxing day at Catalina Island. Had a steady pick on the smaller grade yellows and eventually limited out with 15 yellows and 5 bonito for the 3 guys!! Good times… Read Full Report →

Fun family fishing!!

December 29, 2015

Took out a family last week and they had a blast!! Found the right ledge and it took off!! Beautiful sunny day out too!! Read Full Report →


September 19, 2015

Fish of a lifetime!! I've never seen this in my ten years in the water!! Father and son got this Wahoo 20 miles off of Dana Point trolling a black and purple Marlin jig. They were stoked to say… Read Full Report →

Tuna frenzy!!

September 02, 2015

9 miles outside Dana Point at first light we hit the magic kelp!! As soon as Matts bait hit the water he was on. Within two hours Matt had his limit (10) of the yellowfin tuna!! Read Full Report →

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