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In the Bay and Out the Gate--Shark, Too!

In the Bay and Out the Gate--Shark, Too!

Captain Smith’s knowledge of tidal movements and fish activity have made him one of the top captains in northern California. Now he brings that experience and knowledge to the stage at ISE. Don’t miss his informative seminar on what our bays and North Coast have to offer—fishing, adventure and fun on the water.

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International Sportsmen's Expo

CAPTAIN JAMES "BASS" SMITH, popular 3rd generation Charter-Boat Captain of the 50-foot “California Dawn”, fishes out of the Berkley Marina into San Francisco Bay, the Farrallons and Northern Coast areas. His 29 years of expertise in putting his clients onto saltwater species of rockfish, lingcod, striped bass, shark, and crab make for interesting adventures.  

At age 12 he served as a deckhand on his father’s boat. A charter captain most of his life, James has a vast amount of experience and expertise regarding fishing the bays for stripers, sturgeon, shark, halibut, rock cod, ling cod, crab and salmon and just about everything in between.