Risen Tide Sportfishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing is an experienced 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- Winter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 3 - Feb 28
    US $599
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Ray
    Ray
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $749
    Spend the afternoon 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.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Shark (Tope)
    Tope Shark
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $749
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Shark (Tope)
    Tope Shark
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Ray
    Ray
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Aug 30
    US $949
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Ray
    Ray
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,099
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Ray
    Ray
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
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Eric was great!
Patient and knowledgeable
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Melissa D.
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) on December 21, 2023
If you’re looking to have a good time and catch some fish , Eric is your guide. First off he is always checking the weather...
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Adam W.
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Great Fish Finding Ability

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on May 17, 2024
We only had a 4 hour trip and he put us on the fish quick. Between two fly fishermen and one with spinning gear, we pulled...
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Kevin E.
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on July 14, 2023
My wife bought me this fishing trip for Father’s Day .Me my son my son in law and my grandson went out today with captain...
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Matthew M.
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Fantastic guided trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on December 27, 2023
Eric was fun, well equipped with nice gear and a fine boat. His knowledge of the bay, ability to teach a new bee the techniques...
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Dan P.
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Day on the bsy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on December 20, 2023
Eric worked hard to make the bite and we even caught a halibut. His experience as a native of San Diego showed in his knowledge...
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FAQs about Risen Tide Sportfishing

Risen Tide Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $599 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing- Winter (4 hours)
  • US $749 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $749 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $949 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,099 per group, additional US $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:
  • 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 (Included on boat)
  • 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

Meet the Captain

Eric Risen
San Diego, California, United States
78 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
192 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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
Included on boat
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

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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