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 much 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 and 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 supplied by the crew and they also provide bottled water and light snacks. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and pack lunch and your preferred beverages.

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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    A great way to spend time with your family. Take the morning off and go fishing in San Diego Bay for the possibility of Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez, etc. Please note; not all fish are available at all times of the year. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged for you. All fishing equipment is provided. 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 and 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 the possibility of Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez, etc. Please note: not all fish are available at all times of the year. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged for you. All fishing equipment is provided. 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 and 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
    A great way to spend time with your family. Take a day off and go fishing in San Diego Bay for the possibility of Halibut, Corvina, Bass, Cortez, etc. Please note: not all fish is available at all times of the year. Small fish will be cleaned and bagged for you. All fishing equipment is provided. 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 and 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 the local flats and kelp beds for the possibility of Yellowtail, Bass, Bonito, Halibut, White Seabass, etc. Thresher Shark can be targeted in the spring. Please note; not all species are available at all times of the year. 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 – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,440
    Fish the local flats and kelp beds for the possibility of Yellowtail, Bass, Bonito, Halibut, White Seabass, etc. Thresher Shark can be targeted in the spring. Please note; not all species are available at all times of the year. 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 the possiblity of Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Shark, Rockfish, Halibut, White Seabass, and more. Please note; not all species are available at all times of the year. 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
    $2,000
    This trip fishes the offshore banks and kelp paddies for the possibility of Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, sharks, etc. Not all species are available at all times of the year. 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. Fuel surcharges, 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 the possibility of Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, Shark, Rockfish, Halibut, White Seabass, and more. Please note: not all species are available at all times of the year. 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 it apply, it will be determined before your trip.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,400
    This trip fishes the offshore banks and kelp paddies for the possibility of Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado, sharks, etc. Not all species are available at all times of the year. 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. Fuel surcharges, should they apply, will be determined before your trip.
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About the Captain

Mike Long
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
39 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
77 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

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

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

Sculpin!!
Sculpin!!
September 18, 2022
They wanted a beer, so I took them to Ballast Point and they caught a Sculpin!! Just one of the many species they caught. This was a fun group and we're so glad they chose us to get them onto the fish!
60# Bluefin...first stop
60# Bluefin...first stop
September 3, 2022
These anglers are so happy to hook-up on a bluefin!! Caught this one on their first stop of the day & they're fishing for more!! So glad they chose us so Captain Mike could get them onto the fish!! Today, I uploaded additional photos as they caught 3 Bluefin on this trip!!

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (86)
12 hour trip with Captain Mike
10 Stars for Capt Mike and the Buba Jean
10 Stars for Capt Mike and the Buba Jean
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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
89%
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Heather S.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

12 hour trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 3, 2022
This was my 4th or 5th charter, but my first time using Bubba Jean and Captain Mike. Previously I had never caught any fish...
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James C.
Oceanside, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 Stars for Capt Mike and the Buba Jean

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on August 7, 2022
We found a gem with Capt Mike, Admiral Karen and The Bubba Jean! What an incredible half day trip!  The Only way to experience...
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David F.
Chatsworth, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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9 Hr Coronado Island Trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on August 6, 2022
Mike and his wife were a pleasure to deal with. His wife handles all of the scheduling, information, billing, etc., had everything...
David F. recommends Bubba Jean Sportfishing
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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   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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Michael S.
COLD SPRGS HI, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bay trip 6 hours with Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on July 20, 2022
Mike was amazing, and Karen is behind the scenes being even more amazing. Great fishing, greater than 20 fish across a number...
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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)
  • $2,000 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Offshore (9 hours)
  • $2,040 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $2,400 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
  • Radar

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