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

Trip #11 Captain Potatohead rides again!

Our annual fun- and fund-raiser, to benefit PANCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) in honor of our fallen friend Dick Uranga, left the dock and headed out for a weekend of friends, family, fishing and most of all, FUN! We love you Dickie and will always remember…

Terry Onishi wrapped this Super Seeker 670 donated rod in Dick’s favorite colors. It will be raffled off with proceeds going to charity.

Captain Potatohead 2018 memorial Open aboard Searcher!

People that make it all happen include Terry Onishi (rod wrapper), Mike Wicen and Derek Taguchi (raffle prize donators), Seeker Rods (rod donator), Fishermans Processing and Fishermans Landing Tackle Shop (prize donators) and all our regular anglers that book this trip to continue this awesome tradition!

Terry O transformed into TITO SANTANA at the dock, in front of our eyes!

Trip Report

Trip #11 (3-day trip) Aug 17-20, 2018, day 3

Hello anglers,

We had a little action this morning on a kelp paddie and caught some mixed-size yellowfin tuna, dorado and yellowtail. The water is warm and we hope to find another kelp paddie like it. There was a good school of tuna with that kelp, but it didn’t bite very well. We’re having lots of fun on deck during the slow times, as usual with Terry and the guys.

John A and a nice YFT!

John A. is posing with his nice-size yellowfin tuna.

Mid-day update:

We had a little action at lunchtime–sorry to our cooking team for the interruption–but it made our anglers happy!

Happy potatoheads!

We had a good stop and we are looking for more. Here is a group photo of some happy customers.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Shawn Trowbridge, Captain
Shawn has fished from southeast Alaksa to Puerto Vallarta and all the hot spots in between during his 30-year career as sportfishing captain and owner!

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