Kraken Sportfishing is ready to show you what these plentiful waters have to offer! Departing out of San Diego, you’ll be in prime position to explore everything from fish-filled kelp beds to offshore hotspots. Even better? Your guide is lifelong angler Captain Leng Bai, who has plenty of tips and tricks up his sleeve.

Capt. Leng runs an impressive variety of shared and private charters, which are all customizable. No matter your skill level, you’ll find something to suit you perfectly. Newer anglers or families can opt for exciting, budget-friendly shorter trips to nearshore waters, where Halibut, Calico Bass, and Rockfish can be found. More experience under your belt? Head out for a full day and battle oversized Tuna!

You’ll be fishing from the “Kraken,” a 2004 Grady White Islander. She measures a spacious 29 feet, with room for up to 4 guests, and is powered by twin Yamaha 4-stroke 150 HP outboard engines. Capt. Leng has had the boat outfitted for all types of fishing, and you’ll find top-quality navigational electronics on board to guide you to the hotspots.

Capt. Leng employs a wide range of fishing methods, including deep sea fishing, fishing with live bait and artificial lures, sight casting, bottom fishing, bay fishing, and spearfishing. Using a mix of these methods, he’ll have you targeting a wide range of species, including Tuna species, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Halibut, Sea Bass, Lingcod, Sheephead, and Rockfish.

If you’d like to spearfish, you must have some experience and bring your own gear along. Prefer to try a more conventional technique? Your captain has mounted grand-slam outriggers for trolling, as well as Penn, Phoenix, and Calstar rods paired with Penn and Accurate reels. These are all included in your trip! 20% customary tips for the Capt. are welcome.

Your trip also includes lures, live bait on longer trips, and snacks and drinks. Grab a fishing license and cast off on an adventure with Kraken Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,400
    More experience under your belt? This is the perfect option if you're after bigger game fish! There's plenty of time to explore various locations, or just stick with where the fish are on fire. You'll go after species like various Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Halibut. If there's anything you'd like to target in particular, just let your captain know. He'll provide rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle for you, as well as snacks and drinks. Just bring a fishing license and your best game face!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,050
    This longer trip gives you plenty more time to explore other locations, or just stick with where the fish are on fire! Expect to go after species like various Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Lingcod, Rockfish, Kelp, Halibut, and whatever else is biting. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome, but your captain recommends this trip especially for more experienced fishermen. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle, as well as snacks and drinks. All you need to bring is a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    This trip is perfect for big groups or families who want the boat to themselves – as well as the chance to experience some awesome offshore fishing! You'll have time to fish the banks and look for kelps patties, where you'll target species such as Yellowtail and Calico Bass. Even better, you'll be back to the dock for dinner. Your captain will provide rods reels, bait, lures, and tackle, as well as snacks and drinks. All have you to bring is a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $995
    If you're traveling with a big group or want the boat to yourself, this is the trip for you! You'll be fishing around Mission Bay. This includes locations such as the harbor mouth, the 9-mile bridge, the kelp beds, La Jolla, Imperial Beach, San Diego Bay, the back bay, and the Coronado Bridge. Calico Bass, Yellowtail, Rockfish, Halibut, and some local species are all on your target list. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear, as well as snacks and drinks, so just bring along a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $895
    Have a lie-in before heading out for an afternoon of fishing with your family or best fishing buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing in and around Mission Bay, including the harbor mouth, the 9-mile bank, the kelp beds, La Jolla, Imperial Beach, San Diego Bay, the back bay, and the Coronado Bridge. Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rock Fish, Halibut, and some local species are all up for grabs, and your fishing gear will be provided. Just bring a license!
  • Private trip
    Lobster Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 3 - Mar 17
    $500
    Lobster trip for 4. All gear included just bring your lobster card.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (Late Am)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $495
    Fish Mission Bay for Local Spotted Bay bass, calico bass, sand bass, halibut and and other bay fish that is out there. Perfect way for beginners to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day to day life. Flexible departure time. (Just ask in advance). Drinks and snacks provided.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $495
    Fish Mission Bay for Local Spotted Bay bass, calico bass, sand bass, halibut and and other bay fish that is out there. Perfect way for beginners to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day to day life. Flexible departure time. (Just ask in advance). Drinks and snacks provided.
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About the Captain

Leng Bai
San Diego, California, United States
7 Fishing Reports
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2019
Captain Leng Bai grew up in a fishing community on the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, and has been immersed in that lifestyle and fishing ever since. He has fished all over the world, having cast his line and spearfished in the Mariana Islands, Guam, Palau, Micronesia, Philippines, Thailand, Bali, Hawaii, as well as in beautiful Southern California. He believes the best decision he made was choosing to fish around the world and explore different cultures. He has been fishing Southern California for 5 years now and holds a USCG Captain’s license. Come explore these rich waters with him aboard Kraken Sportfishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Lingcod Lingcod
Lobster Lobster
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Rockfish Rockfish

Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Grady White (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
78%
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VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Bay Trip (Late Am) on July 8, 2021
The Captain was very knowledgeable about fishing for halibut in the bay.  Unfortunately because of the time of day, they were...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore – Private (PM) on June 19, 2021
We had a blast out on the water with Captain Leng on the Kracken. We had some fishing experience already, so he gave us advice...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Nearshore – Private (PM) on July 16, 2021
Super kind and helpful captain great with kids. We were provided quality, decent setups for all types of fishing. We mostly...
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FAQs about Kraken Sportfishing

Kraken Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $495 per group - 3 Hour Bay Trip (Late Am) (3 hours)
  • $495 per group - 3 Hour Bay Trip (Midday) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - Lobster Trip (4 hours)
  • $895 per group - Half Day Nearshore – Private (PM) (5 hours)
  • $995 per group - Half Day Nearshore – Private (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • $2,050 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Private (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Private (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Kraken Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Flushable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (And cooler for drinks/snacks)

Trips booked with Kraken Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Phoenix, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Depending on trip type and current bite patterns )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (o)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

Kraken Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Kraken Sportfishing include:
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack