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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. ⁠

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Latest from Capt. Art’s Blog

Oct 142021

Oct 14 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

October 14th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We got a little reprieve in the weather today so we took the opportunity to go around the back side of the island. We had an opportunity on the 40-50lb yellowtail. They were splashing around the boat and we managed to boat a few. The current backed off but were seeing some sign of these 100lb yellowfin right now. Hoping for a big afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We went looking down the island today and got on a school of tuna associated with some dolphin and had a little window. They seemed a bit off and were hard to hook, but we managed to land a few 50-90lbers.  They stayed with the boat for a while but we stopped hooking them, so we kept going down the island and had a little sundowner on 20-30lb yellows and 90lb tunas.  All and all a nice day, and a good note to end on.

Captain Mike and the boys

Oct 142021

Oct 13 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

October 14th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

Its a different day here as it always is at this island.  We saw some sign of yellowtail and tuna this morning but not the quantity we saw yesterday.  We started hooking tuna right away, but never hooked a yellowtail this morning. We gave it until lunch time and now we’re going to go look around this afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

A birthday tuna for Mark S! 

Good afternoon anglers,

We finally got on some biting fish this evening and had a little opportunity right when the sun went down.  The 30lb yellowtail and 90lb tuna were biting a bit for the last hour of daylight right until the sun went down.  We put the mackeral we made last night to good use.  We’re going to try make some more tonight and try again tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip Report

Oct 14 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

Good morning anglers,

We got a little reprieve in the weather today so we took the opportunity to go around the back side of the island. We had an opportunity on the 40-50lb yellowtail. They were splashing around the boat and we managed to boat a few. The current backed off but were seeing some sign of these 100lb yellowfin right now. Hoping for a big afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We went looking down the island today and got on a school of tuna associated with some dolphin and had a little window. They seemed a bit off and were hard to hook, but we managed to land a few 50-90lbers.  They stayed with the boat for a while but we stopped hooking them, so we kept going down the island and had a little sundowner on 20-30lb yellows and 90lb tunas.  All and all a nice day, and a good note to end on.

Captain Mike and the boys

Events

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 158 (Essential Outfits)

Tighten up your tackle selections before your next trip with Searcher Sportfishing! Captain Art goes over another angle with four "Essential Outfits" to make a complete set for your multi-day trip. These outfits are flexible and can cover a variety of fishing conditions. Don't have everything? No problem! Let our land [...]

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 F.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jodie E