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
    9 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $799
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the entire day fishing San Diego Bay and bring in a ton of tasty Halibut, Calico Bass, as well as hard-fighting fish like Bonefish and Barracuda. Live bait is included on these trips.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $719
    up to 3 persons
    + $68
    each additional person
    Spend the entire day in March and April fishing San Diego Bay and bring in a ton of tasty Halibut, Calico Bass, as well as hard-fighting fish like Bonefish and Barracuda. Live bait is included on these trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $699
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the entire day fishing San Diego Bay and bring in a ton of tasty Halibut, Calico Bass, as well as hard-fighting fish like Bonefish and Barracuda. Live bait is included on these trips. If you book for the AM trip you will depart at 7 AM and the PM trip starts at 1 PM. Make sure to let the Captain know which one suits you best!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $629
    up to 3 persons
    + $68
    each additional person
    Spend the entire day fishing San Diego Bay and bring in a ton of tasty Halibut, Calico Bass, as well as hard-fighting fish like Bonefish and Barracuda. Live bait is included on these trips. If you book for the AM trip you will depart at 7 AM and the PM trip starts at 1 PM. Make sure to let the Captain know which one suits you best!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $499
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing for Halibut, Calico Bass, Bonefish, and Barracuda 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. Reduced rate for Winter Time. Book now!!!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $499
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy an afternoon in San Diego Bay, fishing for Calico Bass, Barracuda, Halibut, Bonefish, and whatever else comes your way. Live bait is not included in these trips but it is available at additional cost. Reduced rate for Winter Time. Book now!!!
  • 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
    $499
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing for Halibut, Calico Bass, Bonefish, and Barracuda 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. Reduced rate for Winter Time. Book now!!!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Bay Fly Fishing Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $68
    each additional person
    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.
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About the Captain

Eric Risen
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 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) Shark (Leopard)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
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1\/2 day trip with Eric Risen Tide
1\/2 day trip with Eric Risen Tide
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Kevin G.
Anaheim, CA
 5.00
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Half Day PM Trip with Risen Tide

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
My family and I did a half day trip with Eric on Fathers Day. He was waiting for us at then dock when we got there. He welcomed...
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Lynda S.
Moreno Valley, CA
 5.00
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8 Hour Bay Trip With Captain Eric

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Eric reached out a few days before to confirm everything and responded quickly to all of our questions.  He also tailored...
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Edward E.
Las Vegas, NV
 5.00
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Highly recommend!

VERIFIED   NEW  May 12, 2020
Had a great time. The Captain was great. Very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. He made us feel very comfortable being...
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Jaime L.
Ontario, CA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Eric Risen

VERIFIED   December 13, 2019
Great time!  Eric was knowledgeable, professional and personable.  Successfully caught 10 fish and had a blast. ...
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Heath S.
Houston, TX
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102 fish in half day... Not bad

VERIFIED   March 8, 2020
Great half day fishing! Caught 102 Bay bass in half day trip. Loads of fun!
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Fishing Reports

San Diego Bay May Fish Report

May 13, 2020

We have been experiencing some great fishing and weather since the Bay reopened a few weeks ago. You can expect plenty of shots at Leopard Sharks, Corvina, Spotted Bay Bass, Yellowfin Croaker, and Bonefish with lots of other species… Read Full Report →


San Diego Bay Open For Business | Fishin

May 07, 2020

We will be able to get back on the water with clients beginning this weekend. We have been fishing the bay since it reopened this past week and the fishing has been nothing short of phenomenal! Shortfin Corvina, Leopard… Read Full Report →