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

Jun 262022

Support our Heroes!

June 26th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog|

Thank you to our Searcher heroes so we can support our nation’s heroes! We’re raising money with each camo hoodie for Warriors on the Water San Diego Anglers, and our veterans are going fishing!
Supply is low on larger sizes, but do you know someone who’d like a size XS, S, M or L? A spouse, kid or grandkid? Order one here: www.searchersportfishing.com/payment
Jun 242022

Bluefin Tackle Seminar at Turner’s Outdoorsman!

June 24th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog|

Captain Art and Lori Sachau and her staff at the San Marcos store covered all the latest and greatest of bluefin tackle techniques, catch reports, and the facts needed to target these tuna, large and small. The recorded video is included here.


Searcher Crew Profile

Kenny Merrell, Captain
Kenny and Art grew up in the San Diego sportfishing business together, and progressed from pinheads to captains. Kenny is a dedicated member of Team Searcher and an angler favorite for his expertise and friendly attitude.

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Trip Report

Jun 22 (2.5 day) Offshore

Good morning,

We got into an area of fish last night around 12:30.  There were some opportunities to catch some 25-50# fish on the lures.  We scratched up a few handfulls until the sun came up. Now that the sun’s up, it is very hard to get a bite. There is still an incredible sign of bluefin around.  Hopefully this afternoon we’ll catch a few more.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening,

We have been seeing this fish all day and we have managed to scrape up a decent sample.  The ones we have landed are 25-100#, mostly in the 40-50# range.  Pretty tough fishing still but it seems like it may be on the upswing.

We’re hanging out and hoping for a hit this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Who’s ready to book a 2023 fishing trip?

Looking foward to 2023 fishing trips already? We don't blame you! "Off The Hook" subscribers get first look at our 2023 schedule in early July. Don't miss the boat, sign up here: https://www.searchersportfishing.com/contact/

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 187 (Spinning Reels)

Come listen to Capt Art and Lori TONITE at Turners Outdoorsman,  San Marcos store, for a Tackle Talk LIVE! 6 p.m. Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! This week one of our favorite fishing experts teaches us about the helpful features of spinning reels. Lori Sachau, of Turner's Outdoorsman San Marcos, shares helpful [...]

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

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

It’s a welcoming atmosphere, professional attention to detail in all aspects, commitment/drive to put anglers on fish, expert help in helping everyone maximize biting fish opportunities.

Dave R, May 2022

Captains Mike and Ryan work hard to get us on fish, plus jump on deck when needed. Deck crew are not only highly competent technicians but display a positive and extremely customer-first attitude. Booking, payment and checkin are seamless! Chef Dan and Josh’s meals and snacks were perfect, enjoyable meals with great variety. I really enjoy your limited load trips!

Ted R, May 2022

Captain, crew and cooks were absolute professionals. Boat is extremely clean and comfortable. Everyone worked **very hard**.

Dave M, June 2022
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