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

New member of Team Searcher!

Have you heard?

Shawn Trowbridge is joining Team Searcher and will be operating fishing trips along with Captains Art and Aaron!

We are thrilled to add such an experienced and well-liked skipper to our team. Many anglers know his name since he’s operated a variety of other San Diego-based sportboats, and owned and operated his own boat out of Seaforth Landing.

Shawn is celebrating his 30th year of maintaining a US Coast Guard license with his first issue in 1988.

In his career, Shawn has fished from southeast Alaska to Puerto Vallarta and all the fishing spots in between!





Shawn currently resides in Idaho and loves the outdoors–can you tell? Fishing, snow sports, hunting are just a few of his favorite activities, especially when in the company of his family.

Join us in welcoming Shawn to Team Searcher and look for him on your next trip!

Trip Report

Get your CCA membership at the Del Mar show

Check out the awesome package available at the Fred Hall Show (March 22-25) in Del Mar! Stop by the CCA booth outside the show to take advantage of this offer.

CLICK HERE: Searcher CCA Cal FredHall Poster

For just $50, you’ll receive:

  • Annual Coastal Conservation Association Membership ($30 value) which supports conservation and enhancement of marine resources and coastal environments.
  • Single day entry into the show ($17 value).
  • Searcher Sportfishing raffle ticket for a free spot on a 1.5 day fishing trip ($495 value). Winner will be drawn after the show and you need not be present to win.
  • Goodie bag containing coupons for show special offers, literature, stickers, and a Searcher Sportfishing frig magnet!
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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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