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Pat's brother, Bill, talks about how he got started as a fisherman and discusses our awesome boat and crew! Have a listen… he talks about the Pacific Dawn at about 12:40!!


- Friedman Adventures Podcast

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Winner winner Red rockfish dinner. Finally won my first jackpot with this 9# Red. Had a great time fishing on this overnight outer islands trip with Shannon, Brad, Chris, Nate Dogg and Dave. Weather was terrible on the way out last night but the capt and crew on the @pacificdawn_sportfishing put us on some great fish today. Until the next adventure...

- Chris Porter

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Awesome! Thanks for an amazing 1st trip! Memories that will never be forgotten!

- Greg

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Good comfortable boat, good highly experienced skipper. I'd just like to find out more about possible charter openings during the first weeks for May and June and I can provide references!

- Richard Rudd

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Best boat and crew... this boat puts u on the fish. Hands down this is a 5 star boat!

- Angela Laird

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Great boat and crew! Had a great time.

- John Rupe

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I went sea bass fishing in rough weather yesterday April 23rd and although the crew could not change mother nature, wow they sure made it happen regardless, we were all rewarded with limits of white sea bass before 7:30 am in the morning. It was a Chinese Fire Drill and the crew
worked flawlessly though out the battle. Blood, tangles you name it
all passengers were ignited, full of adrenaline. We were actually told
to keep our lines up and NOT hook any more fish. It as that good and that fast a sea bass bite. I wish I was wearing my GoProI got from my wife for Xmas, next trip. I am going next week again we will warm the camera up and hope we get another shot at what most people do not get to see or experience even when they fish alot, these fish are that elusive,
[gray ghosts] ........

I have held a 100 ton USCG captains license most of my younger years
running sport boats and private yachts from California to Costa Rica
and I know what it is like firsthand and just how much of a grind working these back to back long rough weather trips can tax the captain and crew. These guys grind it out and make it happen time and again.

Do yourself and friends a favor and ride this boat and check out its crew.
I was waited on hand and foot by the captain [Dog-Mike] [Jim 2nd capt]
[JJ in the galley] and the fabulous crew. During the entire trip it brings back the vast memories of many years of working on boats trying super hard to make money and memories for all around me.

Pacific Dawn ROCKS.....................

- Ed

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'Mad Dog' Mike put us on the quality fish during our overnight freelance trip out of Ventura Sportfishing. Very nice reds and no problem getting limits by mid-morning. Whitefish were a bit picky this trip, but we mad a lot of stops looking and grabbing a few each time. Lings also were picky, but a few ended up in bags as well.

In terms of the boat, it had very clean bunks, a roomy deck, plenty of galley seating and amazing food. Very well run in all aspects... deckhands were quick to clear tangles and re-rig for those that needed help. The decks were kept clean and bait fresh and ready all day.

I have zero complaints or criticism on this boat and will surely plans more trips on the Pacific Dawn, both out of Ventura for Rockfish/White See Bass and San Diego on a tuna trip.

- Paul

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Fantastic comfortable boat with an excellent crew and a fantastic chef in the galley!
No matter what type of trip you are on they go above and beyond to not only put you on fish but to also make sure you're enjoying your trip.
With the current Covid situation cleanliness and safety are on everyone's mind. Both restrooms have fresh running water, soap and sanitizer along with multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the boat.
Been my go to boat for quite a while and I look forward to many more trips with them!

- Luke

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Been going on this boat for many years. Captain Pat and Captain Mike know those waters like its there own backyard. Whether you get aboard it in Ventura in the winter or on it when it relocates to San Diego for the tuna bight during summer months, they never disappoint. They run a tight ship with clean accommodations. Stellar crew, fantastic food, always there to lend hand and educate. Highly recommend this boat for your next trip!

- Jason

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The best charter boat in So Cal. Best bunk room, crew and Galley.
the fact that they catch a ton of fish is just the icing on the cake.
Captains Mike and Ben with Richie in the galley work to make every trip memorable.

- Don

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This is the Boat you want to go on to catch fish!!! The Boat and the Crew are Amazing helpful and Fun! All ages are welcome my family kids and grandkids who are younger and this boat is comfortable and accommodating! The food is top notch! And they get you on the fish! I highly recommend looking to go fishing for White Sea Bass or Rock fishing.... This is the boat to go on!

- Christine

Exceptional captain and crew! The boat is maintained very well and has an excellent layout. One of the most friendly, outgoing, energetic, fun and helpful crews I have ever fished with! And Captain Mike will put you on the fish! Just got back from an overnight trip with them and brought my 7 year old daughter along for her first over-nighter. The crew did an outstanding job of helping her out, and even helped her land her first Yellowtail! I can’t say enough good things about this operation. We can’t wait until our next trip on the Pacific Dawn!

- Chris Waite

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