Bubba Jean Sportfishing

Explore the waters of the west coast with Bubba Jean Sportfishing! Captain Mike has over 40 years of experience fishing San Diego Bay, both inshore and offshore waters, as well as the Coronado Islands. Having a guide that experienced is always a plus, especially if you’re a novice angler or simply don’t have much experience fishing around San Diego Bay.

The adventure starts on a 28’ Albemarle boat. This express cruiser accommodates up to 4 guests with ease, providing a safe and comfortable ride at all times. She’s powered by twin 240 HP Yanmar engines, features modern navigational electronics, a multimedia system, and a live bait tank. For your convenience, there’s a private toilet on board, as well as a microwave for hot drinks and snacks.

There are all kinds of fish you can catch here, depending on your technique and how far you go off the shore. You can target Mahi Mahi, Rockfish, Halibut, Calico Bass, several types of Tuna, Yellowtail, and Lingcod.

When you catch the fish, it will be immediately iced. Your catch can be picked up at the dock for processing. All fishing equipment is covered by the crew and they will also prepare drinking water. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and pack some snacks.

You’ll have a safe and fun trip while Captain Mike puts you on the fish! Join Bubba Jean Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    A great way to spend time with the family fishing in San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez Bonefish, etc. Small fish caught and kept on this trip will be cleaned and bagged. Let your kids catch their first fish and fall in love with fishing! Bay trips are limited to 4 persons for the optimum fishing experience. Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    A great way to spend time with your family. Take an afternoon off and go fishing in San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez Bonefish, etc. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged for you. All fishing equipment is covered by the crew. Bay trips are limited to 4 persons for the optimum fishing experience. Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fish in the San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez Bonefish, etc. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged by the crew, so you can stash your freezer with tasty fish fillets. Just pack some snacks and drinks. Bay trips are limited to 4 persons for the optimum fishing experience. Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Fish for Bass, Bonito, Halibut, White Seabass, etc. from the local flats and kelp beds. Thresher Shark can be targeted in the spring. You don't need to be an experienced angler to join this adventure. The crew will show you everything you need to know right on the spot. Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,440
    Fish the local flats and kelp beds for Bass, Bonito, Halibut, White Seabass, etc. Thresher Shark can be targeted in the spring. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged, so you can prepare it when you get home. All fishing equipment is covered. Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,665
    You'll be fishing for a wide range of species, including Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Shark, Rockfish, Halibut, White Seabass, and more. You must bring an unexpired passport or passport card, a CA Fishing License, and a Mexican Permit on this trip (licenses and permits are not included). Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary, and should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,040
    You'll be fishing for a wide range of species, including Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Shark, Rockfish, Halibut, White Seabass, and more. You must bring an unexpired passport or passport card, a CA Fishing License and a Mexican Permit on this trip (licenses and permits are not included). Due to possible increases in fuel costs, a fuel surcharge may be necessary, and should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,400
    This trip fishes the offshore banks and kelp paddies for Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, sharks, etc. All gear for this trip is included. Bring your CA Fishing License and your Mexican Permit (these are not included in your trip). Pack some food and drinks and you're ready to go. Keep in mind there's a $300 fuel surcharge for trips exceeding 50 miles from Point Loma.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $3,000
    This trip fishes the offshore banks and kelp paddies for Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, sharks, etc. Bring your CA Fishing License and your Mexican Permit (these are not included in your trip). Pack some food and drinks and you're ready to go. Keep in mind there's a $300 fuel surcharge for trips exceeding 50 miles from Point Loma.
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About the Captain

Mike Long
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
31 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
I've been fishing since my Mom introduced the sport to me in the late 1960s. I began to fish offshore for pelagics in my teen years. That led to me running my buddies' boats offshore, till I purchased my own offshore boat in 2009.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) White Seabass
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Albemarle (Express cruiser) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 240HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
28 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
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Seating in cabin has room to lay down
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Microwave; not a true kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Seating in cabin has room to lay down
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Microwave; not a true kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Let us know if you wish to bring your own
Live Bait
Lures
jigs
Catch cleaning & filleting
No Tuna. Only fish under 30 lbs, skin on.
Snacks
chips, candy, etc.
Drinks
bottled water

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
Please, no toddlers or infants
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

4 Halibut and a CPR for the 6 year old!!
4 Halibut and a CPR for the 6 year old!!
June 12, 2022
These 3 anglers hooked up on some great fish and fantastic memories. Two of the Halibut were caught back-2-back by Tyler; a 25" & a 24". Then Matt caught a 24" Halibut. But the 6 year old caught the first fish on this trip...a fun CPR for him! A great day of fishing on San Diego Bay!!
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26" Halibut in the box
May 23, 2022
A nice-sized Hali caught by this group, who are currently fishing San Diego Bay. They also hooked up on several Barred Sand Bass. All in all, a great day on the water.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (72)
Half day AM trip with Captain Mike
Half day AM trip with Captain Mike
Half day AM trip with Captain Mike
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jennifer V.
Colton, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day AM trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on June 21, 2022
We had such a Great Time!!! Captain Mike and his Dear Admiral Wife Karen made sure we were completely set up and comfortable...
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Terry F.
Glendale, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on February 26, 2022
Not enough stars available for our trip with Mike and Karen. The fish biting was slow at first. Mike was quick to pull...
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Pamela D.
Cumming, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour Inshore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on September 23, 2021
This is was a Georgia mother-sons trip to SoCal and this fishing trip was a great one to remember for a lifetime. We caught...
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Thang V.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on July 29, 2021
Captain Mike is a season expert in finding fish. I have been on many fishing trips, and I never had a captain so well experience...
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Steve E.
Stanton, CA
Excellent
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Coronado Islands fishing trip 9hrs

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on November 13, 2021
Today’s trip was absolutely amazing! Bubba Jean gave us the ride of our lives.  Mike and Karen are very professional and...
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FAQs about Bubba Jean Sportfishing

Bubba Jean Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,440 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,665 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (9 hours)
  • $2,040 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Offshore (9 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Bubba Jean Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Seating in cabin has room to lay down)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (Microwave; not a true kitchen)
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bubba Jean Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Let us know if you wish to bring your own)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (jigs)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No Tuna. Only fish under 30 lbs, skin on. )
  • Snacks (chips, candy, etc. )
  • Drinks (bottled water)

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

Bubba Jean Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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