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

Dec 72021

Dry Dock Time!

December 7th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog|

It’s time for Searcher’s annual dry-dock at Al Larson Boat Shop in San Pedro, CA.

Team Searcher and the yard staff will be giving our girl much-deserved TLC over the next two weeks.

Stay tuned for updates on upgrades and maintenance we’ll be providing.

Dec 12021

Team Searcher ’21

December 1st, 2021|Capt Art's Blog|

This season has been quite the adventure, Anglers!  We’d like to thank all of you who made it possible…we couldn’t have done it without you. 2021 was one for the books, to say the least!  Not only was the fishing incredible, but we were fortunate to host many new faces! For those of you who haven’t fished with us before, this is us!  Hope to see you in 2022!


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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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Trip Report

Jackpot Winners (Nov 8-16) 8-Day Ridge Trip

  • Craig- 56# wahoo

  • EZ- 42# wahoo

  • Tim- 41.5# wahoo


Tackle Tip Thursday

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.


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