John Wilkinson

Member since May 2014

Brigantine, United States

Background
"I started as a captain in 1972 and I love having novice customers catch their first big fish. My favorite fish is Striped Bass." Captain John Wilkinson has a 100 ton United States Coast Guard master's license. He's been fishing the local waters since '68 – he can put you on the hottest bite around!

John Wilkinson

Brigantine, United States
Background
"I started as a captain in 1972 and I love having novice customers catch their first big fish. My favorite fish is Striped Bass." Captain John Wilkinson has a 100 ton United States Coast Guard master's license. He's been fishing the local waters since '68 – he can put you on the hottest bite around!

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Fishing Reports

August Wreck Fishing

August 04, 2018

We had a great wreck fishing trip today. Caught over 30 sea bass, 6 fluke, and a dozen sea robin. Riptide B&T cut bait from squid tubes worked great. Pictured are Jack with a 18" sea bass, and Nathan… Read Full Report →


Wreck Fishing off Brigantine, NJ

July 02, 2018

We had a good wreck fishing trip today with the Haddix's. Picture is a 22.5 inch fluke, and 16 and 17 inch sea bass. We were fishing in 65 to 90 feet of water off Brigantine. Minnows and Riptide… Read Full Report →


Father's Day weekend 2018

June 17, 2018

What a great weekend Father's Day weekend was. Calm ocean, sunny, perfect temperatures, no bugs, and we caught fish. On Saturday's trip we had the Manahan father and sons out for some wreck fishing. We caught about 50 sea… Read Full Report →


Stripers will be following the blues

May 07, 2017

Blue fish were very cooperative behind Atlantic City and Brigantine. The back bay blue bite will slow soon, and the striper should start biting. Read Full Report →


Offshore of Brigantine, NJ

August 30, 2015

Yesterday we did a 8 hour ocean trip with very good results. We left the dock at 6:30 AM, and ran to some structure offshore in 50 feet of water. Drifting across the structure we had a steady pick… Read Full Report →


Keeper Fluke

August 22, 2015

A few keeper fluke are still in the bay. I did a 4 hour fluke fishing bachelor party this morning. We caught 30 fluke, and 51 sea bass. Five of the fluke were keepers. All were caught in water… Read Full Report →


Fishing behind Atlantic City

July 11, 2015

On Saturday, July 11th, we took the Greer boys along with their dad out on a 4 hour afternoon trip yesterday. The catching was great on the ICW behind Atlantic City. We caught 33 fluke, up to 19 inches,… Read Full Report →


Small Mako Sharks

July 06, 2015

I had Mark and Rich McMullin out for a six hour inshore shark trip today. We set up along the 20 fathom curve, and managed to catch and release 2 Mako while having a third runoff that never came… Read Full Report →


Brigantine NJ Fishing Report

July 04, 2015

A report of fishing from Brigantine over the past week. It has been a tough for fluke fishing the back bays. We have only caught about 65 short fluke and one keeper the entire week. There were also a… Read Full Report →


Brigantine, NJ 4th week of June report

June 28, 2015

The weather has kept us off the water this weekend, but last week was our best week for catching keeper size fluke so far this year. There was a lot of grass to content with, but if you were… Read Full Report →


Wreck Fishing off Brigantine, NJ

June 20, 2015

We fished some wrecks in 90 feet of water off Atlantic City today. Catching mostly undersized seabass, but pictured is a nice 14 incher. While trying for the bass we also had some shark lines out, and had a… Read Full Report →


Brigantine 2nd Week of June Report

June 06, 2015

Fluke fishing has picked up in the waters around Brigantine NJ this week. We have been drifting the ICW and other back bay areas with good results. Most of the fish are released, but many have gone to the… Read Full Report →


Brigantine Weekend report

June 06, 2015

Saturday Behind Brigantine, NJ We took a group from Caesars Entertainment on a four hour back bay trip behind Brigantine, NJ. We caught fluke in all of the usual places, about 14 in all with 3 that could have… Read Full Report →


Brigantine Last May weekend

May 30, 2015

We took the Barbi men fishing on Saturday, and we were able to capitalize on a good morning bite. We caught 14 fluke, three of which went home for dinner, 17 shark, 2 bluefish, and the first tiny sea… Read Full Report →


Brigantine Last May Weekend

May 30, 2015

We have been fishing hard Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The winds kept the catching way off on Wednesday and Thursday with only sharks and bluefish taking hooks. The fluke seemed to have lockjaw. The winds calmed some on Friday… Read Full Report →


Brigantine Bay Fishing

May 15, 2015

We had the Smith family out for a 6 hour bay trip. Took them to Great Bay, and had the rods bent throughout the entire trip, but they were mostly because of the sand sharks and skate. They did… Read Full Report →


Brigantine Report, NJ

May 09, 2015

Good news and not necessarily good news is that the blues are still here, and the not so good news for some is that the dogfish have arrived in numbers. Both the smooth and spiny dogfish are heavy in… Read Full Report →


Brigantine, NJ weekend report

May 02, 2015

Bluefish, Bluefish and more Bluefish that's what BabuCharters caught this week. The blues are just about everywhere from the beach front to the back bay, but Great bay was best for us. We couldn't get any bunker for bait,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Dublin, oh
Went fishing on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Capt. John and Anthony were great crew.
We enjoyed the trip with them and the took very good care of us.I will come again to catch big fishes again.

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 10, 2018

Thank you.


Philadelphia, pa
Went fishing on Saturday, July 21, 2018

Captain John was great always keeping our lines baited so my son and I could catch 33 flounder,2 keepers and 5 only 1/8” short,he goes by the rule book.
We had a great time and would recommend all to go.
Thank You Ken and Sean Ziegler

Fished July 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 23, 2018

Thank You!


Fort Mitchell, ky
Went fishing on Monday, July 16, 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thank you!!!!!


Bloomsburg, pa
Went fishing on Monday, July 16, 2018

Beatiful day and my stepsons each caught plenty of fish and one keeper each.  Captain James is a great guy and he knows his stuff.

Fished July 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thank You

Clearfield, pa
Went fishing on Thursday, July 5, 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thank You!

Freeland, pa
Went fishing on Friday, June 29, 2018

Fished June 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thank you!

Simpson, wv
Went fishing on Monday, July 2, 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thank you


Williamstown, New Jersey
Went fishing on Sunday, June 24, 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Thank you


Marlton, nj
Went fishing on Saturday, June 16, 2018

We had the best fishing experience of our lives today with Captain John and his first mate James. Together we caught over 50 Sea Bass with 13 keepers in the ocean a couple miles off the Atlantic City coast.  We will definitely be back with Babu Sport Fishing Charters.

Fished June 2018

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thank You

Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

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Takoma Park, Maryland
Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

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Audubon, New Jersey
Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Awesome day on the water with the Babu crew!

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thank you for the great review!  Capt. John

Ventnor City, New Jersey
Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fished July 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chris, Thank you for the review.  Capt. John

Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

My family along with my son year old son went on this trip and the crew was amazing! My son must have asked the crew 100 questions and they were patient and extremely helpful. We caught 25 fish and three keepers. On the ride home my sons words were ” that was one of the best days of my life”❤️ Awesome job !

Fished July 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jennifer,

Thank you for the great review.  I’m glad you had a good time despite starting in the rain.

Capt. John

Baltimore, Maryland
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Took wife and 12 year old boys. Bottom fished for flounder. Caught 15 or 20 flounders. 3 or 4 very strange fish with huge wing like gills and 10 or so blue crab. 3 of the flounder were keepers.

Fished July 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daryl, Thanks you for the great review.  It was a pleasure to fish with you.  Capt. John


Vincentown, New Jersey
Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great job Captain James!  Will be coming back again for another trip.  Caught 11 shorts and 3 keeper flounder.  Catching fish or not had a great time and we highly recommend.

Fished June 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

I really enjoyed fishing with you.  Thanks for the review.  Capt. James


The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thank you for the review.  Being 40 miles offshore for 10 hours in a 26’ boat with eight people aboard does make for tight quarters.

Sewell, New Jersey
Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thank you


Audubon, New Jersey
Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 19, 2017

Joseph,  Thank you for the review.  Capt. John


The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank you Chris.

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Monday, August 8, 2016

Captain John and Tim were great!  However, when we booked on “Fishing Booker”  we put that we wanted to catch sharks, blues and other big fish so when we got on the boat and were told we were fishing for flounder and sea bass we were a bit disappointed.  Guessing miscommunication between Fishing Booker and Captain? 
But if you’re looking to catch flounder and sea bass, I’d highly recommend Babu!

Fished August 2016

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John Wilkinson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thanks for your review.  Sorry for the misunderstanding, big fish were just not available on a 4 hour bay trip.  Even on the ocean trip the only larger fish available on a 4 hour trip may have been sand shark, and they are protected so we would not have been allowed to boat them.  In the Atlantic City area the tuna and large shark are in the canyons which are 70 miles off the beach.

Capt. John Wilkinson