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!

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Jul 152020

Ocean to Galley (Peppered Bluefin)

July 15th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Ocean to Galley Recipes|

Are you looking for an easy recipe for  Searcher-caught Bluefin? Team Searcher has you covered. The owners of California Keto gave us there easy to make seared bluefin that is not only easy but delicious! (Not to mention keto friendly.) We love anything ocean to galley and so do our friends at California Keto.  California Keto is a locally and family owned and operated Keto grocery store. California Keto is changing the way you shop for top quality Keto foods. Let’s get cooking and eating.


  • 1- 4 pounds of Bluefin steaks 

  • 1 cup fresh ground pepper (Just to coat both sides of the tuna)

  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds or less just to coat the tuna.

Optional Dipping Sauce

  • 1 package of sugar free ranch
  • 1 Cup of sour cream

Mix and serve.


  • Let fish rest on the counter while you prepare ingredients

  • Cut fish to desired size.

  • Preheat pan to medium high heat.

  • Coat fish with pepper and sesame seeds on both sides.

  • Sear fish on each side for 60 to 90 seconds

  • Let fish rest and enjoy.

Thank you so much to our friends at California Keto! Make sure to head over to their website for all your keto needs.https://www.californiaketo.com/

Jul 142020

What to Do in Encinitas After A Fishing Trip

July 14th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Hello anglers! Here’s a suggestion from friends at Cardiff Vacations about extending your time off after a fishing trip with Searcher Sportfishing.

Maybe consider staying in the beautiful beach town of Encinitas! With a plethora of fun-filled activities Encinitas is your best bet for a great time with the family or friends.

Encinitas Beaches

Stretching from South Carlsbad State Beach in the North all the way to Torrey Pines State Beach, the beaches in Encinitas are perfect for all sorts of fun activities like: surfing, swimming, beachcombing and more.

Take your kids out when the tide is low and have some fun in the tide pools. Places like Swami’s or Cardiff State Beach are just two examples of spots where you can explore the tide pools and or maybe take surfing lessons from the many surfing schools in the area. If you are already an experienced or novice surfer there is no better place on Earth to catch a wave.

Kid Friendly Activities

There are many beautiful activities to do with kids in Encinitas after a fishing trip. If you didn’t bring them on board for your fishing trip, now is the time to spend some mellow quality time pier fishing. You can take them out to Oceanside Pier which is arguably the best spot in Northern County San Diego to go fishing. It stretches almost 2000 feet into the Pacific Ocean.

Take your family for a trip to the San Diego Botanic Garden and stroll through the 37 acres of rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, and tropical rainforest. The garden exhibits California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden.

San Dieguito County Park is a 125-acre park located on the border between Del Mar and Solana Beach. This place is locally popular for barbecues, weddings, and other group gatherings. Other facilities include a basketball court, hiking trails, a gazebo, and a playground.

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center has a boardwalk pathway to follow through a lagoon, filled with educational material to read. Serene and not very crowded, this is a great learning experience for the kiddos. 

About the author: Julio Sanchez is a fishing fan and the owner of Cardiff Vacations, a group of luxury vacation rentals located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.


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Mike Smith, Chef
Mike is whipping up great things in the galley for you to enjoy in between fish!

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Trip Report

Trip #3 July 9-12 (3 day) Seeker Rods

Good morning anglers,

We stayed in the same zone this morning since we had such good fishing yesterda. We spent a lot of time looking at non-biting bluefin and yellowfin tuna. We did scratch some up, along with some dorado. We will be working up the rest of our afternoon looking for kelps.

Captain Mike and the boys

Bryan with the first dorado of our morning. Check out the nice mask thanks to Seeker Rods  and Sophie!



Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 107 (Small Changes for Success)

It’s Tackle Tip Thursday! Today we have Nathan W.. from Penn Fishing. Nathan gives us some great tips for being the "Hot Stick" on the boat. It's all about stay on top of whats biting. Huge thank you to Nathan and Penn Fishing for the tackle tip. Hook 🎣 more Tackle Tips here. [...]

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!

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