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
    $450
    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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - May 1
    $450
    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
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Sunfish Sunfish

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
Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Full day trip with Cpt. Eric

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 2, 2021
Great trip starting at 5am Lake Mead.  Fishing for Striper was slow, fished schools, used down riggers, changed baits and...
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Half Day Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Princeton Hudson on May 8, 2021
Surprised my husband with a fishing charter for him and a couple buddies for his birthday. Even though they didn’t catch...
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Amazing day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 12, 2021
Eric was such a nice guy. He called us ahead of time to figure out what we wanted. Once on the lake we had an amazing day....
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Diann C.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 3, 2021
Best fishing trip ever!!!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2021
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FAQs about Big Water Boating – Las Vegas

Big Water Boating – Las Vegas offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 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