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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 2021 Searcher Sportfishing trips today!

It’s time to book your 2021 fishing trip!⁠ Click here to hook your spot. Looking for a fun fishing trip? Gain access to offshore areas for fishing for bluefin, yellowfin, dorado, yellowtail and more! Fishing is better on the Searcher. ⁠

Hook a spot here! Let’s Go Fishing!

Latest from Capt. Art’s Blog

Jun 162021

Jun 16 (2.5 day trip)

June 16th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good afternoon anglers,

We’ve scratched a few of mixed-grade bluefin this morning, They’re still not biting very well, but they are acting a little different. It seems like they’re starting to respond to the bait and stick to the boat and boil around a bit now.

We broke up the morning and did a little kelping. We were pleasantly surprised and had some good action on 12-18lb yellowtail. Everyone caught a few.  We’re back in bluefin mode now and hoping for a flatfall bite this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

Here is a 60lber caught on the sinker rig this morning

Good evening anglers,

We are seeing a very good sign of fish here this evening.  We have some tonnage laying under the boat right now. We are  very surprised we are not all hooked up and fighting a fish, but we are patient.

We have got a few bites on the flat fall. Hoping they turn on soon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Current mask policy: Vaccinated anglers may go without a mask. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask.
Our crew/staff are fully vaccinated. 

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

Greg caught this 170# on a flat fall lure

Jun 132021

Jun 12 (2.5 day trip)

June 13th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had some opportunities last night on 100+ pound bluefin. There were plenty of fish around and if you spent time at the rail you had a chance at a nice one. With all the bigger fish coming at night, we recommend resting a little during the day so you have some fuel in the tank for fishing at night. It takes time and work at the rail it to get a bite. We are hoping for more chances this evening.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

Kevin got his personal best with a 175 pound tuna on a flat fall at sunrise

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Searcher Crew Profile


Art Taylor, Captain/Owner
For 35 years Art Taylor has maintained the highest standards for a fishing platform aboard Searcher--from vessel and passenger safety to top-quality crew service. He fishes the hot spots from Baja California to southern California and looks forward to taking you there!

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Trip Report

Jun 16 (2.5 day trip)

Good afternoon anglers,

We’ve scratched a few of mixed-grade bluefin this morning, They’re still not biting very well, but they are acting a little different. It seems like they’re starting to respond to the bait and stick to the boat and boil around a bit now.

We broke up the morning and did a little kelping. We were pleasantly surprised and had some good action on 12-18lb yellowtail. Everyone caught a few.  We’re back in bluefin mode now and hoping for a flatfall bite this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

Here is a 60lber caught on the sinker rig this morning

Good evening anglers,

We are seeing a very good sign of fish here this evening.  We have some tonnage laying under the boat right now. We are  very surprised we are not all hooked up and fighting a fish, but we are patient.

We have got a few bites on the flat fall. Hoping they turn on soon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Current mask policy: Vaccinated anglers may go without a mask. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask.
Our crew/staff are fully vaccinated. 

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

Greg caught this 170# on a flat fall lure

Events

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 150 (John Collins Knot)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! A special guest and Searcher family member, Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up radio show, gives us a great demonstration of the John Collins knot. Pete recommends this knot for connecting spectra to monofilament or fluorocarbon up to about 80# test. Thank you to Pete G. [...]

What our customers say…

Your leadership, guidance, and crew was definitely the factor in service, attitude, boat condition and performance that set you above all the trips I have made.
Lance Leavitt
The Searcher operation feels like family. The passengers get the spirit of it and fish like friends.
Joe Tyler

Looking for a first-class fishing experience? Searcher is for you! From the time of booking to after your trip, Celia is in contact with all the info you need for your trip. They post pictures of your trip on their web site, Art has webinars on what type of tackle you will need, and after your trip you will feel like you are part of the Searcher family.

Gary Logan

The crew were fun and flawless and that goes back to Art’s leadership.

Jim Lyon

Great experience and I can’t wait to do it again!

Mike Hubbard

Excellent service, value, professionalism of crew on boat and land, condition of boat and effort of all employees.

Norm Fujimoto

The crew was the most helpful, kind, and professional I’ve ever experienced on a fishing trip. All deckhands were approachable and friendly.

Angler

I was thoroughly impressed with how all the crew treated everyone, whether you were a beginner, novice or expert. Great work!

Don Fradette

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

Brian N

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

Jason O

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.