Risen Tide Sportfishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing is a new charter operation specializing in fishing San Diego Bay and the surrounding inshore waters. Spotted Bay Bass, Bonefish, Shortfin Corvina, California Halibut, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, and Leopard Sharks are just a few of the species you can expect to catch on a typical day in San Diego Bay.

This is a great place to introduce children to the sport of fishing, as bites come early and often and 20-30 fish is not uncommon for a half day of fishing. On top of that, the fish of San Diego Bay bite year round, rain or shine! Inshore you will focus on saltwater bass (Calico and Sandbass) as well as Yellowtail, Lingcod, Halibut, White Seabass, and a wide variety of tasty bottom fish.

You could not ask for a better vessel than Captain Eric Risen’s Skeeter SX240 bay boat. Brand new in 2017, she is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard motor to get you out to fishing grounds quickly and safely. The boat has top-of-the-line fish finding electronics, a high-powered trolling motor, insulated fish boxes, and all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets for all sizes (children included).

All fishing tackle is high-quality, with Daiwa and Shimano rods and reels to ensure you don’t lose the fish of a lifetime. Most charters come with live bait, which is bought before the trip to save you precious fishing time. There are plenty of snacks and drinks onboard and all your fish will be cleaned and filleted free of charge at the end of the day. Just jump aboard with your fishing license and anything you want for the day and enjoy!

If you are interested in exploring nearshore waters with Capt. Eric, then please get in touch with him before booking your trip. He’ll happily listen to what you want out of your trip with him and will use the information you give him to check weather and water conditions, in order to make sure that everything is in place.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $899
    Spend the entire day fishing San Diego Bay and bring in a wide range of species from Spotted Bay Bass to Leopard Sharks. Live bait is included on these trips. Please note that the trip is primarily catch and release.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Bay Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $599
    Enjoy a day of fly fishing on beautiful San Diego Bay! We cater to fly fishermen of all skill levels as well as offering light tackle spinning gear. Species we normally target include Spotted Bay Bass, Bonefish, Halibut, Shortfin Corvina, Yellowfin Croaker, Calico Bass, and Bonito. We supply all the necessary fly tackle or you are more than welcome to bring your own. 4-6wts with Intermediate-Fast Sink Tips and Sinking Lines are Best. 2 person maximum. Primarily catch and release.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $599
    Spend the morning fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Bonefish, and Sharks in the calm waters of San Diego Bay. These trips are perfect for people who sometimes get seasick or aren't looking to spend the whole day at sea. Live bait is not included on these trips, but can be purchased for an additional fee. Please note that the trip is primarily catch and release. Reduced rate for wintertime. Book now!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $599
    Enjoy an afternoon in San Diego Bay, fishing for Spotted Bay Bass, Sharks, Halibut, Bonefish, and whatever else comes your way. Live bait is not included in these trips but it is available at an additional cost. Please note that the trip is primarily catch and release. Reduced rate for wintertime, book now!
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About the Captain

Eric Risen
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
27 Fishing Reports
103 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Owner/Operator Eric Risen has been fishing the waters around Southern California for over two decades. He grew up fishing San Diego Bay as well as the inshore and offshore waters beyond. During this time, he honed his skills on a variety of local species.  After graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies, he spent time working for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife before traveling the West Coast as a deckhand aboard the Fishing Yacht “Venture More”.  He recently decided to follow his passion and become a full-time fishing guide in his hometown, San Diego.  You will find Captain Eric knowledgeable, social, enthusiatic, and eager to give you a great fishing experience!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Corbina California Corbina

California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Ray Ray
Rockfish Rockfish
Shark (Leopard) Leopard Shark
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fall Fishing is Picking Up!
Fall Fishing is Picking Up!
October 22, 2021
With cooler temps and great weather we have seen a large influx of baitfish in our local bays. This has put the Spotted Bay Bass, Corvina, and Yellowfin Croaker on the chew. Still a few weeks early for Leopard Sharks but we should have good opportunities for them by the beginning of November. Still lots of days available for November and December. As the Ocean fishing winds down the Bay just gets better and better. We hope to see you out on the water soon!

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Half day bay fishing with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) on June 5, 2021
We had a great day of fishing with Captain Eric! He took us through San Diego Bay, mostly in the back bay, but was great at...
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6 hours with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing on September 29, 2021
I took my little girl with me. Captain Eric was great with her. Helped her cast and that was about all she needed. We had a...
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9 hour bay trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing on June 1, 2021
This was my first time fishing in the ocean let alone a great boat and equipment that was provided. This will be a memory you...
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Half day morning with Eric

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) on July 22, 2021
Entertaining fishing trip in the bay. Took my grandson for his birthday and his dad. Caught about 40 fish in 4 hours - bass,...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing Special on March 7, 2021
Me and my girl friend went on the 6 hour trip in the bay. It started off amazing and and ended amazing. We had a really unique...
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FAQs about Risen Tide Sportfishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $599 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $599 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour - Bay Fly Fishing (5 hours)
  • $599 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $899 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Risen Tide Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Risen Tide Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Not included on Half Day Bay)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Risen Tide Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Risen Tide Sportfishing include:
  • Bonefish
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • California Corbina
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Ray
  • Rockfish
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack