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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 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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Sep 292020

Trip #26: Sep 27-Oct 4 (7 day) Seeker Rods

September 29th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good afternoon anglers,

We had a stop on 30-50lb bluefin when the sun came up, and it looked like we were going to really get going there and then it shut off. We managed a dozen or so, and have been seeing schools all morning and not gettting any bites or any reactions.

We’ve seen some spots of 30-70lb yellowfin as well, but they’re all acting wrong as well. We tried a giant foamer of 200lbers and got no bites this afternoon. The fish just aren’t biting today.

We’re on the hunt for some big ones as we start sliding south for the remainder of the trip.

Captain Mike and the boys

Doug with the yellowfin caught this afternoon.

Sep 282020

Trip #26: Sep 27-Oct 4 (7 day) Seeker Rods

September 28th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had some action on mixed grade bluefin up to 45lbs. We had a little action in the dark on the flat falls. Most of our fish came from one stop around 10am and everyone had one on. It was petty good action! We’re still seeing it this afternoon but they aren’t biting as well. Hoping for some afternoon action.

Thanks to Seeker Rods and Fred Brandt for the sponsorship of this annual trip and all the giveaways.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Searcher regular, Kevin J, shows off his bluefin from this morning’s stop

Good evening anglers,

We were able to scratch on the mixed grade bluefin all day. We had good action and saw fish all day. We also had a little action on the flat falls this evening as well. For those that stuck it out late, we managed to boat a few 40-50lb bluefin. We’re hoping for some more of this grade in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Jesse and a 45lb BFT from this evening’s bite

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Dan Cramer, Chef
Dan has a wealth of experience from decades working on the water. He earned his Captain's license so he's a versatile player on Team Searcher -- from wheelhouse to galley.  

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Trip Report

Trip #26: Sep 27-Oct 4 (7 day) Seeker Rods

Good afternoon anglers,

We had a stop on 30-50lb bluefin when the sun came up, and it looked like we were going to really get going there and then it shut off. We managed a dozen or so, and have been seeing schools all morning and not gettting any bites or any reactions.

We’ve seen some spots of 30-70lb yellowfin as well, but they’re all acting wrong as well. We tried a giant foamer of 200lbers and got no bites this afternoon. The fish just aren’t biting today.

We’re on the hunt for some big ones as we start sliding south for the remainder of the trip.

Captain Mike and the boys

Doug with the yellowfin caught this afternoon.

Events

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 118 (Light Line Fishing)

Tackle Tip Thursday is here! Today we have a special guest and his first appearance, Vincent from Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop. Vincent tells us what hot right now for bluefin fishing. Vincent gives all the insight on light line for catching a bluefin. Stay hooked here for all the latest Tackle Tips. [...]

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