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 7 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 2020 Searcher Sportfishing trip today!

We will be going Live and Talking tackle. Tackle Talk Live! Tuesday, May 5th at 5pm PST!⁠

Join us to talk tackle 🎣with the Team Searcher crew. We will be talking Must-haves for the upcoming Fishing Season. All the must have for fishing. ⁠

Tune in this Tuesday at 5pm pst on Instagram and Facebook for a live demo with Capt Art. Send questions now or you can also ask during the live feed and we’ll try to answer them during the Tackle Talk Live.


Latest from Capt. Art’s Blog

May 282020

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 101 (Hooking Bait)

May 28th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Tackle Tip Thursday is here!  We have Captain Art who gives us a great Tackle Tip. He shows us all the ways to hook a live bait for fly-lining for yellowtail, tuna, dorado and wahoo. Fly-lining a live bait is a great technique when fish are at the surface. Bait from  Everingham Bros Bait Co.  Did you miss our Tackle Talk Live? We have the full video posted on our YouTube channel or click here to hook all the Tackle tips. (Our Instagram has close ups of the ways too hook if you need a better view.)

Thank you so much Captain Art for the great Tackle Tip and all the information.



May 272020

Catching up with Anglers!

May 27th, 2020|Ask an Angler, Capt Art's Blog|

Catching up with Anglers!

Welcome to a new segment we are calling “Catching up with Anglers!”

We love stay in touch with our Searcher family aka anglers, to share 🎣fish stories, recreate the excitement, swap tackle tips, reunite with old friends and maybe make new ones. We thought it would be fun to see how our anglers are holding up and share some of their stories. Hopefully they can give you ideas of things we can be doing with your time or help you feel better. Let’s catch an angler.⁠

Today we have a special angler Mike Townes  a long time Searcher family member. We had to check in with him and see how he is doing. 


From:  Lodi, California “Zinfandel Capital of the World.”

Job Titles: Retired, work part-time as a Background Investigator for the City of Stockton

  • Day in the life during quarantine: Currently, I am working from home on my investigations. I go into the office two times a week to check mailbox and do interviews over the phone…At home, I have plenty of “honey do’s” to complete. My focus now is to clean out the garage, building shelving and prepping for painting inside the house. I am a multitasker.

  • Challenges during quarantine:  My mother who is 90 yrs old. Making sure she is doing fine daily. She is a very independent lady for her age.

  • Tackle Tip:  Well, I have cleaned out my tackle box and bags several times. I took inventory on what I have regarding fishing stuff (Please don’t tell my wife, I have a tackles store).  Everyone should check those hooks in your tackle box/bags on your lures for rust. Replace them if they are rusty.  Also, check your guides on your fishing rods and make sure they are not damaged and seated properly on the rod. Overtime, the epoxy around guides tends to deteriorate due to stress and time. Repair them. You do not want the guides to unhinge while fighting a fish. 

  • Benefits: Losing weight!  I walk 4 times a week 5 plus miles bad knees and all since being shelter in place…It gets me out of the house 

  • What’s on TV: Not much. All re-runs of everything. I am a big Pig Man fan.

  • New stuff you dig:  Fishing rod building. I am refurbishing some old rods I have before I start building my new ones. Practice makes perfect or less mistakes.

  • Weird thing you’ve done:  Statute of limitations are not up yet. I can’t tell you.

  • Positives:  I would say keeping a positive attitude during this entire situation.

  • What’s in/must have in your tackle box: Wahoo Lure Nomad DTX Minnow Trolling Lure. I prefer the Gold color.

  • Anything your stocked up on:  Hooks in all sizes. I prefer Mustad, Owners and Eagle Claw Trokar hooks. Leader materials such as fluorocarbon, mono and wire. I prefer Kinky 2 Kinky leader wire.It will not twist or get knotted up. I stock up while at the Fred Hall Show every year.

  • Favorite fish dish: Fresh water, fried Crappie and Catfish.  Saltwater, fried Ling Cod, grilled Wahoo, Yellowtail, Halibut and Tuna with plenty of garlic and plenty of cold beer(s).

  • Motivation:  My family and my faith!!!!

  • Fish you are looking forward to catching: In April 2019, I caught my personal best YFT 215lbs. Well, I would like to catch a 300lbs Tuna.

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Justin Donathan, Crewman
Enthusiasm and a helpful nature makes Justin a valuable crew member on deck for novices and experienced anglers alike!

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Tackle Talk Live!

We will be going Live and Talking tackle. Tackle Talk Live! Tuesday, June  2nd at 5pm PST!

Join us to talk tackle 🎣with the Team Searcher crew. We will be talking all tackle and must-haves for the upcoming season! Must Join us live and let’s talk tackle.  

Tune in this Tuesday at 5pm pst on Facebook and Instagram for a live demo with Capt Art. Send questions now or you can also ask during the live feed and we’ll try to answer them live. 


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