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Searcher Sportfishing, San Diego, California Saltwater Fishing

Dreaming about catching 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 8 day long range sportfishing excursions to Baja California, Mexico’s fishing destinations — sportfishing trips to fit every schedule and budget.

Captain Art Taylor has owned the 95-foot boat Searcher for over 35 years. He and his crew will make your trip the best sportfishing experience possible.

Catch some adventure and book your 2022 Searcher Sportfishing trips today!

It’s time to book your 2022 fishing trip!⁠ Click here to hook your spot. Looking for a fun fishing trip? Come with Team Searcher! Gain access to offshore areas for fishing for bluefin, yellowfin, dorado, yellowtail and more!⁠

Hook a spot here! Let’s Go Fishing!

Latest from Capt. Art’s Blog

May 142022

May 14 (2.5 day) Offshore fishing

May 14th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

We saw scattered sign of bluefin tuna last night and throughout the morning. We’re starting to see much more volume now at lunchtime.

Opportunities to get a fish to bite are not easy to come by, but Jason managed to get a nice one on the sinker rig.

We’re currently pulling on a heavier model. We’ll check back later.

Captain Mike and the boys

p.s. A recent Tackle Tip Thursday on Sinker Rigs here: Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles

Jason boated our first fish of 2022!

Good evening anglers,

Good bluefin tuna watching with a very good sign of 80-150lb fish throughout the afternoon. They just were not in the biting mode though.  We did manage a few trophies however, and also had some heartbreaks.

Everything we’ve caught today has been on the sinker rig.

Captain Mike and the boys

Just a few fish caught today, but they are trophies

May 122022

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 181 (Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles)

May 12th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

Thank you for joining us during our celebratory “Month of Captain Art” for Tackle Tip Thursdays to acknowledge his 40th year of owning and operating Searcher.

In this video our captain responds to an angler’s question about what could cause sinker rig tangles with his main line. In addition to an explanation of what could cause this, Captain Art includes a few other helpful tips when fishing with a sinker rig set-up. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you can access all the helpful videos. Then come fishing with us!

Want more tackle tip videos? Here’s our channel “Searcher Sportfishing on YouTube”

🎣Reel in more Tackle Tips here! Subscribers get hooked up to new videos first!

 

MORE FROM CAPTAIN’S BLOG

Searcher Crew Profile


Ryan Lindahn, Captain/Crewman
Ryan has enjoyed San Diego fishing since childhood and changed careers to work on the ocean with Team Searcher. He's an excellent resource to novice anglers who benefit from his patient, easy-going approach.   

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Trip Report

May 14 (2.5 day) Offshore fishing

Hello anglers:

We saw scattered sign of bluefin tuna last night and throughout the morning. We’re starting to see much more volume now at lunchtime.

Opportunities to get a fish to bite are not easy to come by, but Jason managed to get a nice one on the sinker rig.

We’re currently pulling on a heavier model. We’ll check back later.

Captain Mike and the boys

p.s. A recent Tackle Tip Thursday on Sinker Rigs here: Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles

Jason boated our first fish of 2022!

Good evening anglers,

Good bluefin tuna watching with a very good sign of 80-150lb fish throughout the afternoon. They just were not in the biting mode though.  We did manage a few trophies however, and also had some heartbreaks.

Everything we’ve caught today has been on the sinker rig.

Captain Mike and the boys

Just a few fish caught today, but they are trophies

Did you know?

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 181 (Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! Thank you for joining us during our celebratory "Month of Captain Art" for Tackle Tip Thursdays to acknowledge his 40th year of owning and operating Searcher. In this video our captain responds to an angler's question about what could cause sinker rig tangles with his main line. [...]

What our anglers say…

The Searcher has a great crew and staff. Everyone has been awesome!

Brian N, June 2021

Always enjoy getting out on the water with the Searcher Crew! Top notch operation!

Jason O, May 2021

Love the customer service loading gear onto the boat and off the boat. Crew is simply amazing! Dan and Mike are quite the pair in the galley….great food. “Land Crew” is exceptional…..amazing customer service. Always feel like family.

Don S, July 2021

Searcher Sportfishing is a truly professional and organized operation. The communication and attention to detail was first class and the customer service and focus exhibited by the crew was exceptional.

Donald L, August 2021

Entire process from info gathering, booking to departure and then the trip were seamless. Two areas your that your team excelled in while fishing was the teamwork I witnessed between the crew and captains leading from the front.

Ted R, May 2021

This was the best experience I have had on a fishing trip. Everything was top notch from the crew to the food. I will be coming back every year!

Steven L, July 2021

The Searcher is an adventure with friends every time I ride!

Jodie E, August 2021

The crew members were very attentive and made an effort to treat every passenger on the boat equally and respectfully to make sure everyone had the best time possible.

Carrie S, July 2021

From the captain to the cook and the deck hands, they were just amazing. It felt like they were fresh and on their first trip of the season. They were not tired of answering questions and seemed to have fun themselves.

Elry P, 2021

The Searcher crew has always been extra special to me. Always professional and they help my fishing in numerous ways. Always with good spirits. A big reason for me to sign up year after year.

Tony M, October 2021

This trip was by far the best trip I’ve ever been on. Well worth the cost! Best crew!

Kevin E, October 2021

EXCELLENT customer service by the crew. They are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

Kevin J, October 2021

Customer service and crew attention to the anglers is top notch! Crew is always helpful, attentive and friendly.

Dylan B, October 2021

Crew stayed up almost around the clock in choppy weather so we could fish.That’s great service.

Matt F, September 2021

You guys are top notch in my book. I tell everyone about how wonderful all the team Searcher crew is. Thank you again!

Angler, 2021
The crew were really helpful, the food was incredible, I appreciated the payment plan!
Amy J, August 2021

My favorite part was the all-around experience! I brought a friend who had never been fishing before and he was well fed well taken care of and had an amazing time!!

Charles K, July 2021

Food, accommodations, crew, captain, all spectacular.

Dustin P, 2021
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