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Searcher Sportfishing, San Diego, California Saltwater Fishing

ss-badge-sonarDreaming about catching albacore, bluefin, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado, wahoo and other saltwater fish? Come to San Diego, the gateway to some of the best deep sea fishing in the world in Baja California, Mexico. At Searcher Sportfishing, we offer 1.5 day to 7 day long range sportfishing excursions to Mexican waters, including the islands of San Benito, Cedros, Alijos Rocks and other prime Baja California fishing destinations — sportfishing expeditions to fit every schedule and budget!

Captain Art Taylor has owned the 95-foot boat Searcher for over 30 years. He and his crew will take you to Baja California’s fishing grounds and make your trip the best sportfishing experience possible. Novices and experts welcome.

Catch some adventure and plan your sportfishing trip today!

Latest from Capt. Art's Blog

“Ask A Captain!” – 1 Year Anniversary!

Last July, we kicked off our “Ask A Captain!” program by posing the question for Capts Art and Aaron: “What is their most memorable fishing trip, and why was it memorable?”

Over the last year, we’ve covered a wide range of topics by addressing the questions you have sent in: from Bait to Wahoo, and from Aaron to Z-bars!

As we begin our second year of “Ask A Captain!” we invite you to check out the captain’s answers from year one :)  Then think of a question YOU would like answered, and send it in!  You may even win some swag, too!

Click to read the articles!

Sooooooo… does “Ask A Captain” work?

Did you know? You can “Ask A Captain!” about anything, including tackle!  Want to hear an amazing fish story?  Send in a question to Captain Kenny!  Got a question about how we keep the laughter rolling on deck?  Ask Captain Ryan!  Wondering about Baja?  Inquire with Captain Art!  Need a tip from a gentleman farmer?  Query Captain Aaron!

Each individual who submits a question to our Searcher captains will be entered into a monthly drawing for a FREE tackle swag bag, courtesy of our generous sponsors. The next prize drawing will be held on Aug 1!

Submit your question via email to with “Ask A Captain!” in the subject line.  I’ll hunt down answers from our captains and post for all to see. Selected questions and answers will be posted regularly on and Facebook.

What are you waiting for?  Send in your question before Aug 1!  Good luck!

-Jen :)


Capt Aaron gaffs yellowtail for Jim Macmillan. Accurate/Seeker 4-day trip on Searcher! #getcaughtwearingbootz

Trip Report

Trip 10 (5 day) July 27 Mid-day Report

Hello anglers,

We have had a little action this morning with good size yellowtail up to 30 pounds. The method of choice has been live bait with 30 pound line and a 3/0 hook. There has also been the occasional fish caught on the surface lure. The photo is of Capt Kenny and Curt Itogawa from San Diego and a nice yellowtail.

Curt took a picture with Bootz before departure – looks like the Luck ‘o the Bootz is with him! With a little help from that Izorline and great terminal tackle from Turner’s Outdoorsman!

The weather is awesome with sunny skies and a light breeze!

More later,

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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