Big Water Boating – Laughlin

Discover the untouched wilderness of Arizona with Big Water Boating. Your guide for the day, Eric Richins, will take you to some of the hottest spots along the Colorado River to put you on trophy Bass, Trout, and Catfish. He welcomes all ages and skill levels and will tailor your trip based on your preferences.

You’ll spend the day aboard a 21 Sun Tracker pontoon, equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful day of fishing. She comes with a GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait tank. She has enough room for 6 people to fish comfortably and accommodates children of all ages.

Eric provides a variety of packages designed for every type of angler. Whether your a beginner or expert, you’ll be able to fish at your own pace and challenge yourself as much as you like. You can choose to combine fishing with a bit of relaxation, sight-seeing, and unwinding time at the local hot springs.

You can choose between half-day, full-day, or overnight camping trips. On each trip, you’ll target tricky-to-catch species such as Rainbow Trout and Steelhead, as well as hard-fighters like Striped Bass. Other targets include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, and Catfish.

Your guide will supply you with top-of-the-line Ugly Stik, Orvis, and Daiwa rods and reels, as well as bait and lures. Just remember to bring some sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and your Arizona or Nevada fishing license, and the rest will be taken care of. Catch cleaning services are also included so you can take home a delicious fillet or two for the family.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the wild and join Big Water Boating on a fun day of fishing. Everything you need is included, the only thing missing is you!



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
    Explore the Colorado River aboard a 17' Smoker Craft jet boat 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 of fishing1
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $595
    Get ready for an exciting adventure and join Big Water Boating on the mighty Colorado River! You'll spend the afternoon doing a bit of casting, trolling, or jigging while going after 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 and you're good to go.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    Get ready for a fun day of fishing, try out several different techniques, and target multiple species all on one trip. You'll get to try your hand at casting, trolling, and jigging while targeting Stripers, Sunfish, Smallies, Largemouth Bass, and Catfish. All necessary gear, tackle, and bait are included in the price of the trip. Just remember to pick up your fishing license in advance and the rest will be taken care of.

About the Captain

Eric Richins
Bullhead City, Arizona, United States
2 Fishing Reports
26 Customer reviews
Response time 3 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

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 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
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

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 16, 2022
I highly recommend Captain Eric. He knows the area well. He gave my son a good day out on the water. A lot of fish around these...
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FAQs about Big Water Boating – Laughlin

Big Water Boating – Laughlin 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)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Big Water Boating – Laughlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Orvis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, crackers, & other light snacks )
  • Drinks (Water )

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

Top targeted fish species with Big Water Boating – Laughlin include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Sunfish