Big Water Boating – Las Vegas

Big Water Boating will take you on an unforgettable adventure through some of America’s most untouched sceneries. Your guide for the day, Eric Richins, is an expert light tackle and fly fisherman who’s got a knack for putting people on fish. He’s got over a decade of guiding experience under his belt and he tailors his trips to all ages and skill levels.

You’ll be fishing off of a 21’ Sun Tracker pontoon, equipped with top-quality electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. This boat is perfect for fishing the surrounding shallows, rivers, and lakes of Las Vegas. She’s got a livewell, and cooler for you to store your food and drinks. A spacious vessel, the pontoon can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Eric offers a variety of private trips where you’ll be able to explore the Colorado River as well as Lakes Mead and Mohave. You can venture out to the Black Canyon and Arizona Water Trails, relax in the hot springs, and marvel at the beautiful surroundings. You’ll have the choice of choosing between a half-day, full-day, or overnight camping trip.

Your target species will consist of Striped Bass, Trout, Catfish, Sunfish, as well as Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. You can do a bit of casting, jigging, trolling, handlining, or bottom fishing, using top-notch Orvis, Ugly Stik, and Daiwa equipment.

All you have to bring with you is sun protection, comfortable clothing, and your Nevada or Arizona fishing license, and the rest will be taken care of. Light snacks and beverages are also included in the price, as well as breakfast and dinner on the overnight trip.

When it’s all said and done, Eric will offer to clean and fillet whatever you’d like to keep, so you can enjoy a delicious meal with the family.

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Nevada’s pristine beauty. Start planning your adventure today and book your next fishing trip with Big Water Boating!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    Join Big Water Boating and get ready for a fun day of fishing! You'll spend the morning casting, trolling, or jigging for various species, including Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Stripers, Sunfish, and Catfish. Your guide will supply the necessary equipment and bait. All you have to do is buy your fishing license and get ready for a productive day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - May 1
    $595
    Get ready for a great day on the water! You'll spend at least 4 hours casting, trolling, or jigging for Stripers, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, and Catfish. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and you're all set.
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About the Captain

Eric Richins
Boulder City, Nevada, United States
2 Fishing Reports
26 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2020
I've been fishing my whole life, mostly fly fishing. As I got into guiding wilderness trips and working as a wilderness river ranger, my fishing techniques and interests grew. After over a decade of guiding and getting a Master’s degree in Freshwater Ecology, I decided I should run my own outfit.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Sun Tracker (Pontoon) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
The mighty Colorado River
Lake Fishing
Lake Mead & Lake Mohave
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Orvis
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Chips, crackers, & other light snacks
Drinks
Water
Lunch
Breakfast & dinner are served on the 24-hour trip

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome (life jackets included)
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
Great day with Captain Eric
October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Roger M.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 13, 2022
Had a family outing with Captain Eric, an absolute fantastic day out. Captain Eric was a great guide, very interesting and...
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Nicki G.
Grand Junction, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 13, 2022
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John W.
Montrose, CO
Excellent
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 6, 2022
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Rich H.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 21, 2022
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Dennis S.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
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4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 29, 2022
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FAQs about Big Water Boating – Las Vegas

Big Water Boating – Las Vegas offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Water Boating – Las Vegas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Water Boating – Las Vegas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Orvis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, crackers, & other light snacks )
  • Drinks (Water )
  • Lunch (Breakfast & dinner are served on the 24-hour trip )

Big Water Boating – Las Vegas offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The mighty Colorado River )
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Mead & Lake Mohave )
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Big Water Boating – Las Vegas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Big Water Boating – Las Vegas include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish