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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 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

Jul 272021

Jul 27 (3.5 day trip) Private Charter with Dave Thompson

July 27th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some more action this morning on yellowtail and are seeing some more dorado in the same zone as yesterday.  The traffic is starting to get congested here though making it difficult to work.  We’ve pieced together a morning however.

We are going to make a move and change scenery this afternoon to get set up for tomorrow.  Hopefully we run into something on the way.

Captain Mike and the boys

Jul 262021

Jul 26 (3.5 day trip) Private Charter with Dave Thompson

July 26th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had steady action on the yellowtail today. Lots of biting fish around this morning and so we’re putting together a nice day so far.  We’ve had a few dorado in the mix as well. Most of the yellowtail are 10-12 lbs, some smaller and a handful or two are 20lbs.

Hoping for some more this afternoon,

Captain Mike and the boys

Lots of action and lots of fun!

Good evening anglers,

We had some more action this afternoon on the yellowtail.  Lots of bites, lots of fun.  We ran out of fish the direction we were going and had to flip around so we had a little bit of an afternoon lull. But we got back on the right before dark. They didn’t bite but we threw our kelp buoy on a kelp that was loaded right before the sun went down. We’re hoping they’re still there in the morning.

We saw a little bit of bluefin this afternoon as well. There were schools of 20lbers and some schools of 100lbers.  We’re going to try and flat fall for a little after dinner. We’ll check back in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Lots of bites and lots of fun!

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Trip Report

Jul 27 (3.5 day trip) Private Charter with Dave Thompson

Good morning anglers,

We had some more action this morning on yellowtail and are seeing some more dorado in the same zone as yesterday.  The traffic is starting to get congested here though making it difficult to work.  We’ve pieced together a morning however.

We are going to make a move and change scenery this afternoon to get set up for tomorrow.  Hopefully we run into something on the way.

Captain Mike and the boys

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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.