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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. ⁠

Hook a spot here! Let’s Go Fishing!

Latest from Capt. Art’s Blog

Sep 222021

Sep 22 (3-Day Trip) Private Charter

September 22nd, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had a little action last night flat falling lures on a school of larger bluefin tuna. We had multiple bites and capitalized on 7 fish over 100 pounds and one or two could be 200 pounds.Currently we are anchored and hooking 30-40 pound bluefin. This morning it is all flyline sardine with 30 pound line and floro carbon and a #1 hook.

Captain Art & Team Searcher

Here is a photo of one of the biggest fish we landed last night.

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 192021

Sep 19 (3-Day Trip) sponsored by Penn Fishing

September 19th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

Pretty rough weather out here today making fishing difficult. We started on the anchor this morning, and were seeing good sign of yellowtail and some sign of bluefin.  We caught a few yellowtail but no tunas.  We see some sign of big bluefin but not the quantity we were seeing yesterday. We started looking around and we’re just getting back on it. The weather’s calming down so we are hoping for a big afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Art Taylor, Captain/Owner
For 35 years Art Taylor has maintained the highest standards for a fishing platform aboard Searcher--from vessel and passenger safety to top-quality crew service. He fishes the hot spots from Baja California to southern California and looks forward to taking you there!

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Trip Report

Sep 22 (3-Day Trip) Private Charter

Hello anglers,

We had a little action last night flat falling lures on a school of larger bluefin tuna. We had multiple bites and capitalized on 7 fish over 100 pounds and one or two could be 200 pounds.Currently we are anchored and hooking 30-40 pound bluefin. This morning it is all flyline sardine with 30 pound line and floro carbon and a #1 hook.

Captain Art & Team Searcher

Here is a photo of one of the biggest fish we landed last night.

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

Events

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 156 (Yo-yo Outfit for Yellowtail)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! Logan Flaxington, veteran angler at a young age, shows us his go-to yellowtail set-up for yo-yo fishing. Yellowtail are a great target species right now. Logan will be joining Penn’s Steven Carson on the upcoming 3-day trip Sep 17-20 sponsored by Penn. Logan will mostly like be preparing for [...]

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.

The Searcher is an adventure with friends every time I ride!

Jodie E