Charter Operator
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!

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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!

My Charter Listings

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.

30 reviews
Brigantine
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Babu Sport Fishing Charters - 19’

5 reviews
Brigantine
trips from $300

Fishing Reports

Mahi-Mahi, Sea Bass, and large Red Hake

July 27, 2019

We fished with the Kotouch's Saturday and Sunday. Royce, Chris, Steve, and Ryan did really well Saturday, and okay Sunday. Saturdays was a 10 hour offshore trip, and they could have filled the boat with ling (red hake). They… Read Full Report →


Great sea bass catching

May 18, 2019

We had the Nagele group out today catching sea bass. They caught their 6 man limit of sea bass with the largest going 19". We caught about 200 total fish including tautog (released), Spiny dogfish (released), and smooth dog… Read Full Report →


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

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4.80
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Justin H.
King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
I purchased this trip for my husband as a Fathers Day gift for him and his friends but I was lucky enough to go along as well....
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Carlisle, PA
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 9, 2019
Captain John and his first mate were knowledgeable and helpful.  All three of my older teenagers caught a bunch of fish...
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Catasauqua, PA
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
Captain John and James were motivated fishermen and good conversationalists. My buddies and I went out for an 8 hour trip and...
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Newark, Delaware
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8 hour offshore sharking tour

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Although a bit foggy at first, it was a super nice day beyond our expectation after we went offshore. Captain John was super...
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Fort Erie, ON
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Was an awesome trip and the captain was great

VERIFIED   NEW  August 3, 2019
We had the best time and caught a lot of fish.
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