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
    12 Hour Trip – BluefinTuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,300
    price breakdown
    $2,300
    This trip targets the big Bluefin in the local waters. The price includes Kite, Helium, and 3 Flying Fish (when available). Additional $300 fuel surcharge for trips to San Clemente Island. The starting time of this trip may be changed, depending upon the bite, current conditions, and the season.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    This trip fishes the offshore banks and kelp paddies for Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Sharks, etc. Price includes Mexican documents you'll need for fishing. Pack some food and drinks and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    This trip targets Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, and Sharks. The crew will cover all of your fishing equipment and fishing license you'll need for Mexican waters. Get in touch for more details.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
    You'll be fishing for a wide range of species, including Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Sharks, Rockfish, Halibut, White Sea Bass, and more. You must bring an unexpired passport or passport card on this trip. Prices include Mexican documents. Please contact the crew at least 5 days before your trip to provide the necessary information for these documents. Please Note: You will not be able to fish the Coronado Islands if you do not have the required documents.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    You'll be fishing for a wide range of species, including Rockfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Yellowtail, Tuna, Sharks, Halibut, White Sea Bass, and more. You must bring an unexpired passport or passport card on this trip. Please get in touch with the crew at least 5 days before your trip to provide the necessary information for these documents.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Fish the Local flats and kelp beds for Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, White Sea Bass, etc. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged, so you can prepare it when you get home. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Fish for Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, White Sea Bass, etc. from the local flats and kelp beds. 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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Fish the San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Barracuda, 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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    A great way to spend time with the family fishing San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Barracuda, 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    A great way to spend time with your family. Take an afternoon off and go fishing San Diego Bay for Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Barracuda, Cortez Bonefish, etc. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged for you. All fishing equipment is covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    Lobster Diving*
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 3 - Mar 17
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a private Charter, for up to 4 Divers. Start times will vary throughout the season as trips will begin around sunset. Wetsuit and lobster dive gear are not included. California Fishing License and Lobster Report Card are REQUIRED!
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About the Captain

Mike Long
San Diego, California, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 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) Seabass (White)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

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
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mike P.
Encinitas, CA
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6 Hour Inner Banks Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on October 3, 2020
Mike and his team were super easy to work with and communicated everything we needed well before our trip out on the water....
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Anthony H.
Valencia, CA
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Top Notch Operation

9 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 15, 2020
I’ve fished on many sport boats and a few private charters, but fishing with Captain Mike on Bubba Jean is a whole nother...
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Brad E.
Santa Ana, California
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Full day full fun

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on September 26, 2020
My wife and I went on a 9 hr trip out with Captain Mike. What a great time we had and caught limits of fish. Mike and Karen...
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Jon B.
Bell Gardens, CA
 5.00
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Blessed

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on October 17, 2020
Captain Mike and Karen have excellent customer service. They explained everything very well. This trip was for my son...
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Derrick W.
Santa Ana, CA
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Captain Mike was amazing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on September 29, 2020
We had so much fun with Captain Mike! He was amazing and so informative about fishing, and San Diego. We def. plan on fishing...
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