Kraken Sportfishing

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

Captain 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 29ft with room for up to 6 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 deepsea fishing, fishing with live bait and lures, sightcasting & 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, Daiwa, Okuma, and Accurate reels.

Your trip includes all necessary bait and tackle needed . Snacks & drinks are also provided free of charge. A customary 20-30% gratuity is not included in the price but very much appreciated.

Sportsmans seafood restaurant is offering Catch and cook exclusively for kraken Sportfishing customers.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    US $595
    Fish within Mission Bay for local Spotted Bay Bass, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Halibut, and other bay fish that is out there. A perfect way for beginners and children to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day-to-day life. Flexible departure time (just ask in advance).
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    US $595
    Fish within Mission Bay for local Spotted Bay Bass, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Halibut, and other bay fish that is out there. A perfect way for beginners and children to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day-to-day life. Flexible departure time (just ask in advance).
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour midday – Nearshore (11am)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $795
    Head out for a morning/afternoon of fishing with your family or buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing near Mission Bay, around the harbor mouth & kelp beds. we'll be targeting mainly Calico Bass & Sand Bass. Yellowtail, Barracuda, Halibut, are all up for grabs, and your fishing gear will be provided. Just bring your fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7am)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $795
    Head out for a morning/afternoon of fishing with your family or buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing near Mission Bay, around the harbor mouth & kelp beds. we'll be targeting mainly Calico Bass & Sand Bass. Yellowtail, Barracuda, Halibut, are all up for grabs, and your fishing gear will be provided. Just bring your fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour twilight – Nearshor (3pm)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $795
    Head out for a morning/afternoon of fishing with your family or buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing near Mission Bay, around the harbor mouth & kelp beds. we'll be targeting mainly Calico Bass & Sand Bass. Yellowtail, Barracuda, Halibut, are all up for grabs, and your fishing gear will be provided. Just bring your fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    Lobster trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 29 - Mar 19
    US $800
    Lobster trip priced for up to 4 people. Additional person charge $150/person. All gear and bait included. just bring your lobster card. Departure time may vary depending on time of sunset.call to confirm departure time
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    5 Hr–Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $995
    Head out for an afternoon of fishing with your family or fishing buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing around Mission Bay, including the harbor mouth, kelp beds, La Jolla, sunset cliffs, ocean beach, pacific beach, sunset cliffs, and the northwest corner. Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Barracuda, Halibut, and some local species are all up for grabs, and your fishing gear will be provided. Just bring your fishing license!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    5hr Nearshore (am)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $995
    If you're traveling with a group or want the boat to yourself, this is the trip for you! You'll be fishing around La Jolla and Mission Bay. This includes locations such as the harbor mouth, the kelp beds, sunset cliffs, ocean beach, pacific beach, and the northwest corner. Calico Bass, Yellowtail, Rockfish, Lingcod, 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.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,195
    If you're traveling with a group or want the whole boat to yourself, this is the trip for you! You'll be fishing mainly deep waters for Rock fish, lingcod & halibut. But Tuna, Yellowtail, Mahi Mahi and other species are all on your target list when they do show up seasonally. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear, as well as snacks and drinks, so just bring along a fishing license.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,195
    If you're traveling with a group or want the whole boat to yourself, this is the trip for you! You'll be fishing mainly deep waters for Rock fish, lingcod & halibut. But Tuna, Yellowtail, Mahi Mahi and other species are all on your target list when they do show up seasonally. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear, as well as snacks and drinks, so just bring along a fishing license.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    8 Hr – Deep Sea bottom fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This is our extended trip to our 6-hour trip to give you more fishing time. You'll make it 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.
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    8hr-Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    Private trip to the Coronado Islands. You'll target species such as Yellowtail, Skipjack, Bonito, Calico Bass, Sheepshead, Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, and more. You'll be back to the dock in time for dinner. Your captain will provide all necessary tackle needed. Must have valid passport and Mexican fishing license (available at the dock).
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $2,200
    More experience under your belt?or want to catch the fish of a life time? Then This is the perfect option if you're after bigger palagic 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, and Yellowtail. Captain provide rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle for you, as well as snacks and drinks. Just bring your fishing license, lunch and your best game face!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $2,600
    More experience under your belt?or want to catch the fish of a life time? Then This is the perfect option if you're after bigger palagic 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, and Yellowtail. Captain provide rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle for you, as well as snacks and drinks. Just bring your fishing license, lunch and your best game face!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    12 Hr Offshore trophy bluefin tuna
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $3,000
    Want to catch the fish of a life time? Then This is the perfect option if you're after palagic trophy 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 giant bluefin tuna. Captain provide rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle for you, as well as snacks and drinks. Just bring your fishing license, lunch and your best game face!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 140 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Amazing captain
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NOT so Kraken of a good time
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Angler rating
122
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
83%
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James C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great Time with First Time Fishermen

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7AM) on June 8, 2024
I booked a nearshore half day trip with Kraken because my 10 year old son tends to get motion sickness easily and it was his...
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Samuel D. P.
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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Had a great day!

VERIFIED   8 Hr – Deep Sea bottom fishing on March 18, 2024
I booked with Capt. Leng and Kraken Sport Foshing for an 8 hour trip with my 16 year old son. Capt. Leng was very helpful and...
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Travis I.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing on July 15, 2024
Captain leng put was great! He knew where the fish were and put us on em, went home with more meat than we know what to do...
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Laura C.
Cypress, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day at Sea!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7AM) on July 26, 2023
What a great day at sea! We had a wonderful time with Leng.  Even though there was no current-so not a lot of fish were biting-we...
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Chris H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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San Diego April 2024 Charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing on April 9, 2024
If you are looking for a fishing charter in the San Diego area, Captain Leng with Kraken Sportfishing receives my 5 star review....
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FAQs about Kraken Sportfishing

Kraken Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $595 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $595 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $795 per group - 4 Hour midday – Nearshore (11am) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7am) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - 4 Hour twilight – Nearshor (3pm) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Lobster trip (5 hours)
  • US $995 per group - 5 Hr–Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $995 per group - 5hr Nearshore (am) (5 hours)
  • US $1,195 per group - 6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,195 per group - 6 Hour – Deep Sea fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hr – Deep Sea bottom fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 8hr-Coronado Islands (8 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $2,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 12 Hr Offshore trophy bluefin tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Kraken Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Flushable
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Propane burner
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Kraken Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live and/or cut bait on every trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Free of charge. Please advise before departure)
  • Snacks (Snacks such as chips granola bars etc...)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, soda, sport drinks )
  • First Mate (Optional Upon request in advance )

Kraken Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 100 nautical miles one way)
  • 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 (For experienced divers with own equipment only)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Kraken Marine Sports
San Diego, California, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
142 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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 9 years now and holds a USCG Master license. Come explore these rich waters with him aboard Kraken Sportfishing!
Our Team
Andy T.
Captain
James R.
Captain
Brandon Z.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

GradyWhite (Sportfishing) 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
Up to 100 nautical miles one way
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
For experienced divers with own equipment only
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Flushable
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Upon request
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Propane burner

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live and/or cut bait on every trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Free of charge. Please advise before departure
Snacks
Snacks such as chips granola bars etc...
Drinks
Bottled water, soda, sport drinks
First Mate
Optional Upon request in advance

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
If below 50lbs must bring own lifejacket
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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