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). Please note, the minimum age for children is 8 years.

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
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $649
    Spend the morning fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Bonefish, and Shark 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. Maximum 4 people per trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $649
    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. Maximum 4 people per trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $899
    Spend the day fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Bonefish, and Shark 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. Maximum 4 people per trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,199
    Inshore fishing the local coastline from Imperial Beach-Del Mar. These trips primarily target Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, and Rockfish. All live bait and fish cleaning is included in the price of the trip. Recommended for anglers over the age of 10.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 30
    $1,599
    Offshore fishing for Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Trips offered seasonally from June-October. Recommended for anglers over the age of 12.
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About the Captain

Eric Risen
Coronado, California, United States
48 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
149 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
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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

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

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Not included on Half Day Bay
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
At least 8 years old, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Fishing and Weather improving on San Die
Fishing and Weather improving on San Die
February 2, 2023
After a wet and cold January with below average fishing we have begun to see things pick up over the past week. With no rain in the long term forecast conditions should only further improve. Spotted Bay Bass and Halibut have been the main catch as the Leopard Sharks are temporarily MIA but should return to their usual haunts in the coming weeks
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We had a wonderful time fishing the bay.
Amazing half day trip on the bay
Amazing half day trip on the bay
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Nathan K.
Cheswick, PA
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Great Half Day on the Bay!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on June 20, 2022
Eric was the perfect guide for a half day of fishing on the bay. He was super communicative leading up to the trip - answering...
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Drew J.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on November 21, 2022
Absolutely incredible. Eric was great. He knew exactly where the fish like to be and how to get them. Instead of sitting in...
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Don W.
Edgewood, NM
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We had a wonderful time fishing the bay.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on January 24, 2023
Captain Eric was an excellent guide. We caught spotted sand bass and a halibut. Nice boat and equipment. Would recommend to...
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Kate M.
Saint Paul, MN
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on February 24, 2022
My son’s first time ocean fishing (he’s an avid freshwater fisher) - both he and my husband had a fantastic experience....
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Shaun L.
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Amazing Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on March 4, 2022
We had the greatest time fishing with Captain Eric Risen. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. Put is on fish immediately...
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FAQs about Risen Tide Sportfishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $649 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $649 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $899 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,199 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,599 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing (10 hours)

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