Trip Reports

Jackpot winners and fish counts

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Capt Art on “Rod and Reel Radio” Sunday, May 29!

Tune in for all the current scoop on fishing--the season is heating up! AM 540 (in Los Angeles and San Diego) from 5-7 p.m. or listen on-line anytime at Capt Art and other terrific guests, and knowledgable hosts like Wendy Tochihara and John Cassidy will be answering questions LIVE!

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Izorline sponsored trip – it’s a go! Jun 30 @10am – Jul 4 @8am

Fish tuna/yellowtail for 4th of July BBQ and return to the dock in time for the party! Norm Fujimoto will bring free Izorline reel fill-ups and other goodies for each angler. Trip is a GO! Get fishing and start your summer off right! Forecast for July 4: fish and fireworks!  BOOK NOW! #getcaughtwearingbootz  

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Captain Art and crew are on the road! Meet us in Oxnard!

Searcher Sportfishing’s own Captain Art Taylor will be visiting California’s Central Coast May 10-11, 2016 for two very special speaking engagements!  Mark your calendars!

May 10: “Live-bait Tuna Fishing” presentation to members of the Gold Coast Lady Anglers.


May 11: Captain Art will lead a free evening seminar at Turner’s Outdoorsman in Oxnard at 6 pm.

(store is just south of the 101 freeway,

between Walmart and Sam’s Club)

2051 N Rose Ave #280, Oxnard, CA 93036

Mike Armenta - Tackle Dept. Manager - 805-988-2049

Join Captain Art and Team Searcher to get the scoop on live bait techniques and tuna fishing!  We look forward to seeing you :) A $250 gift certificate for a Searcher fishing trip will be given away to a lucky winner at each event! Don’t miss out! balades Need a printable flyer? Click here: Flyer - Capt Art's Excellent Adventure!

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Captain Art and Captain Aaron on “Let’s Talk Hook-Up” May 8! Set your alarm clock! Tune in Sunday, May 8, 2016 to "Let's Talk Hook-Up" from 7-9 am on San Diego's Mighty 1090! Not in the area?  Listen live online! Click Here! Call the studio line during the show with your questions for Captain Art, and you may win a prize! 877-792-1090 or  858-457-1090  

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October 10-16, 2015

Congratulations to our jackpot winners! 1. David Tang, La Verne, CA - 42.4# yellowfin tuna 2. Walt Graham, Henderson, NV - 34.4# wahoo 3. Kim Day, Elk Grove, CA - 32.4# yellowfin tuna

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September 27-October 4, 2015

Congratulations to our jackpot winners!
  1. John Waggoner, Prospect, KY--52.4# wahoo
  2. Georg Hartlmaier, Parowan, UT--45# wahoo
  3. Steve Heffner, Hailey, ID--42.6# wahoo

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Sep. 22-27, 2015

jackpot trip 26 Congratulations to our jackpot winners!
  1. Terry Wade, San Diego, CA, 28.6# yellowfin tuna
  2. Dan Carrier, Irvine, CA, 28.2# yellowtail
  3. Ernie Ringgold, Vista, CA, 27.6# yellowfin tuna

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Sep. 16-22, 2015

Congratulations to our jackpot winners! 1. Chuck Robinson, Ninilchik, AK, 44.6# yellowfin tuna 2. John Martindale, Bishop, CA, 34.4# yellowtail 3. Paul Schulz, Simi Valley, CA, 32.2# yellowtail

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September 4-7, 2015

Congratulations to our jackpot winners! 1. David Farber, Desert Hot Springs, CA -- 46# bluefin tuna 2. Andrew Ratsky, Calabasas, CA -- 45.4# bluefin tuna 3. Steven O'Rourke, Sherman Oaks, CA -- 44.6# bluefin tuna

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September 2-4, 2015

Congrats to Manuel Ortiz on his 42# bluefin tuna!

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August 31-September 2

Congrats to Dave Pitonyak of San Diego, CA on his jackpot-winning 18# dorado for this 1.5 day trip!

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August 28-31, 2015

1.  Tom Behrens, Gilbert, AZ-- 44# yellowfin tuna 2.   John Veseliny, San Diego, CA--42.8# bluefin tuna 3. John Veseliny, CA--42.6# bluefin tuna

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August 26-28, 2015

Congrats to Jeff Hull on his jackpot fish: 42# yellowfin!

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July 24-26, 2015

Pat Cunningham won jackpot for this 21# dorado. Congrats, Pat!

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August 21-24 Captain Potatohead Memorial

1.  Lenny Berba, San Diego, CA-- 40# yellowfin tuna 2.   Dave Nearing, Imperial Beach, CA--38.2# bluefin tuna 3.  Robert Aguirre, Fullerton, CA--33.8# bluefin tuna

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Trip #16 August 16-21

1.  Mike Ray, Huntington Beach, CA-- 29.2# yellowfin tuna 2.   Mike Ray, Huntington Beach, CA-- 28.2# yellowfin tuna 3.  Tom Carney, Ventura, CA-- 27.2# yellowfin tuna Honorable mention; Steven Schneider and a 36.2# yellowfin tuna (not in jackpot). AND the 140.8# opah caught by Paul Sclingensiepen.

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Trip #15: August 11-16, 2015 Accurate Fishing Products

1.  Dennis Yoshioka, Bishop, CA-- 42.6# bluefin tuna (left) 2.   Max Seibert, San Diego, CA--40.6# bluefin tuna (right) 3. Mickey Durkin, San Diego CA-- 40.6# bluefin tuna !
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