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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 2024 Searcher Sportfishing trips today!

It’s time to book your 2024 fishing trip!⁠ Click here to hook your spot. Looking for a fun fishing trip? Come with Team Searcher! Gain access to offshore areas for fishing for bluefin, yellowfin, dorado, yellowtail and more!⁠

Hook a spot here! Let’s Go Fishing!

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Jun 242024

Trip 13 – 3 Day Limited Load 6/24/2024

June 24th, 2024|Captain Mike's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We spent the last 24 hours searching for larger grade fish to wrap up our trip. Yesterday afternoon, we saw impressive signs of 50-150lb fish and went from spot to spot. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get any bites, though we hoped our luck would change after dark. When night fell, they all vanished and we never saw a scale. That’s just how it goes sometimes. We’re looking forward to getting some revenge soon.

Captain Mike and The Boys

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Jun 232024

Trip 13 – 3 Day Limited Load

June 23rd, 2024|Captain Mike's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We had nonstop action throughout the night, scratching away on 20-60 pounders. There was a lot of stopping and going with plenty of bites. Tons of fun! When the sun rose, we went searching for bigger fish. We spotted some, but not enough to stay in that area, though it felt like more were nearby. With good weather on the horizon, we’re hopeful to get back on the meat.

Captain Mike and The Boys

Angler and bluefin
Angler and bluefin

Searcher Crew Profile


Josh Evans, Chef
Chef Josh has enthusiasm and culinary skills which create the perfect recipe for a delicious experience for our anglers! .

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Trip Report

Trip 13 – 3 Day Limited Load 6/24/2024

Good morning,

We spent the last 24 hours searching for larger grade fish to wrap up our trip. Yesterday afternoon, we saw impressive signs of 50-150lb fish and went from spot to spot. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get any bites, though we hoped our luck would change after dark. When night fell, they all vanished and we never saw a scale. That’s just how it goes sometimes. We’re looking forward to getting some revenge soon.

Captain Mike and The Boys

Fish finder

Did you know?

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 234 (How to Use Dart Lures)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! Steve Carson, pro-staffer with Penn Fishing, demonstrates a very popular technique used when fishing bluefin tuna during the day. Using the dart lures and the casting methods Steve shares here, an angler can target bluefin that are feeding on smaller bait fish. Dart-type lures come in many [...]

What our anglers say…

It’s a welcoming atmosphere, professional attention to detail in all aspects, commitment/drive to put anglers on fish, expert help in helping everyone maximize biting fish opportunities.

Dave R, May 2022

Captains Mike and Ryan work hard to get us on fish, plus jump on deck when needed. Deck crew are not only highly competent technicians but display a positive and extremely customer-first attitude. Booking, payment and checkin are seamless! Chef Dan and Josh’s meals and snacks were perfect, enjoyable meals with great variety. I really enjoy your limited load trips!

Ted R, May 2022

Captain, crew and cooks were absolute professionals. Boat is extremely clean and comfortable. Everyone worked **very hard**.

Dave M, June 2022

The crew directing traffic while you have a fish on was done to perfection. Very happy with the positive energy from the whole boat.

Wes B, Jul 2022

The crew’s attitude was over-the-top great. Everyone was very positive, helpful and patient. I know this reflects Art, Celia and our captain. I just can’t say enough good things about the positive attitude of this crew. It made a huge impression on me. Thank you!

Steve, September 2022

The crew was awesome, great food and immediate attention to the deck, gaffing, and help with tangles.

Angler, September 2022

Another great trip on the Searcher. Captain Mike did a nice job of putting us on the fish. Crew did an amazing job from there. Any other boat would have been heading back to shore. This guy doesn’t give up. He made a lot of happy customers! Well done, Team Searcher!

Dave P, August 2022

The crew makes everyone feel so welcome. They go up and beyond making sure everyone is having a good time, helping with tackle setup and overall making sure everyone one is having fun.

Angler, November 2022

Cooking was on point every meal! Deckhands are always there to help you out with your setups. They take the time to answer everyone’s questions while staying on top of their game. Just overall make it feel like an amazing experience, as well as a family.

Angler, November 2022

Every crew member, including Mike and Josh, was very willing to teach us new techniques and how best to fish the targeted species. The working relationship among the crew was outstanding. It is a pleasure to see men enjoy their job and work so well together. Keep up the great attitude and spirit.

Dan C, June 2023

Your operation hires solid crew members that make the trip fun. Catching yellowtail on the iron while listening to music in the sun was the highlight of my trip.

Robert W, June 2023

When you have a great crew and good fishing you remember the good times!

Spencer W, June 2023

Best run operation I’ve ever been on as far as desire of captain and attitude/ teamwork of the crew.

Rick B, June 2023

The crew is top notch. Mike knows how to fish hard and find the fish. Josh puts out 5 star meals every meal. The deck crew is always attentive to what’s happening on deck. They want to help with a great attitude and they all work together and get along great. The whole operation is smooooth.

Ron, May 2023

They did everything possible to make it a successful adventure for everyone willing/able to participate.

Vic, May 2023

Absolute top notch operation. I always enjoy fishing with Team Searcher.

Bill R May, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed my time fishing with the Searcher crew. You guys are the best and most professional operation I’ve fished with in San Diego.

Bill, June 2023

Customer service and great attitude is always abundant on Searcher!

Bill, Jun 2023

Deckhands exceptional, food was excellent, accommodations were great.

Max, July 2023

Searcher attracts a nice group of anglers. Experienced fisher persons, work well together.

Bruce, June 2023

Great vibe; welcoming/professional/skilled/hospitable. The Searcher Team rocks!

Dave, Jun 2023

There’s a reason why I come back each year…I’m hooked with the Searcher.

JR, July 2023
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