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 29 feet, 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, sight casting 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, Daiwa, Okuma, and Accurate reels.

Your trip includes all the necessary bait and tackle needed. Snacks & drinks are also available

A customary 20-30% gratuity is very much appreciated.

Call the captain asap if you booked a same-day trip.

Grab your fishing license and cast off on an epic adventure with Kraken Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster Shared
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 3 - Mar 15
    $350
    An open-party lobster trip. A minimum of 4 guests is needed for this trip to run. All gear included just bring your lobster card. Departure time may vary.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour – Coronado Islands Shared
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $790
    This is an open party trip to the Coronado Islands. A minimum of 4 guests is needed for this trip to run. You'll target species such as Yellowtail, Skipjack, Bonito, Calico Bass, Sheepshead, Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, and more. You'll be back to the dock for dinner. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, lures, and all necessary tackle needed. You should bring layered clothing, drinks, food, and snacks. Required: passports, a Mexican fishing license (available at the dock).
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $495
    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).
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $495
    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).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 3 - Mar 15
    $700
    Lobster trip for up to 4 people. All gear included just bring your lobster card. Departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $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, including the harbor mouth, the 9-mile bank, the 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (3PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $795
    Fishing with your family or fishing buddies! This private trip is perfect if you'd like the boat to yourself. You'll be fishing near Mission Bay, including the harbor mouth, the 9-mile bank, the 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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, including the harbor mouth, the 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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Nearshore Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $895
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Private
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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, 9-mile bank, 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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore private
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This is our extended trip to our 6-hour nearshore 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.
  • Private trip
    8 hr trip–Coronado Islands private
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 for dinner. Your captain will provide all necessary tackle needed. Must have valid passport. Mexican fishing license (available at the dock).
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Private
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 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, and Yellowtail. 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 your fishing license and your best game face!
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About the Captain

Leng Bai
San Diego, California, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
91 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 6 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

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
Flushable
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Propane burner

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Depending on trip type and current bite patterns
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Optional Upon request for additional fee

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
Must weigh at least 50 lb, life jackets provided
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 91 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Austin M.
San Diego, CA
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great night out for lobster

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Lobster on December 28, 2022
We went out for lobster with my family from out of town and had an amazing night. Really moved around and worked into new areas...
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Elise N.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Leng

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (11AM) on July 9, 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful trip out with Leng. It was just the three of us.. and I learned so much about fishing. He...
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Patricia R.
YPG, AZ
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3hr trip

VERIFIED   Special 3 hour trip for Patricia Ruiz-lasley on October 1, 2022
Where to start… Captain Leng was so amazing. Everything was perfect. He went above and beyond to make sure my 11 year old...
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Ron B.
San Marcos, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great day fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (11AM) on September 5, 2022
Can’t say enough about Capt Leng. He made our fishing expedition all worthwhile. We weren’t catching a lot for the first...
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Chris H.
New City, New York
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3 hours with Capt. Leng

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on April 24, 2022
Captain Leng was extremely accommodating, especially when we realized a booking mistake for the incorrect day on the water;...
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FAQs about Kraken Sportfishing

Kraken Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster Shared (4 hours)
  • $395 per person - 8 Hour – Coronado Islands Shared (8 hours)
  • $495 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • $495 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (11AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (3PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $895 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Nearshore Private (PM) (5 hours)
  • $995 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Private (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore private (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 hr trip–Coronado Islands private (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Private (12 hours)

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

Trips booked with Kraken Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Depending on trip type and current bite patterns )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Optional Upon request for additional fee)

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
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack