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 this 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!! 🎣

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Mar 22021

Spring Fever? Let’s Go Fishing!

March 2nd, 2021|Capt Art's Blog|

Spring fishing is right around the corner! We’ve scheduled the perfect way to get out there and see what’s biting. Weekend 2.5 day trips with only 17 anglers will start the season off right. So much rail space and plenty of time to get to the fish.

GEAR UP! Watch our helpful tackle tips here: Tackle Tips on YouTube 

Trip dates and reservation links follow. Don’t wait, spots are selling fast!

Feb 202021

Catching up with Anglers

February 20th, 2021|Ask an Angler, Capt Art's Blog|

Welcome to a segment we are calling “Catching up with Anglers!”

We love to stay in touch with our Searcher family to share 🎣fish stories, recreate the excitement, swap tackle tips, reunite with old friends and maybe make new ones. We thought it would be fun to see how our anglers are holding up and share some of their stories. Hopefully they can give you ideas of things we can be doing with your time or help you feel better. Let’s catch up with an angler.⁠

Today we have a special, long-time Searcher family member and co-star of our Tackle Talk Live, Logan Flaxington!

Name: Logan Flaxington
From: La Mirada California
Job Title: Son, Fish Taco Chronicles Writer

  • What’s your typical day like?:On a typical day, I get up at 7:30, eat breakfast, maybe mess with some of my fishing equipment, then hop on my first zoom call at 8:30. From 8:30 until noon I’m on zoom for my school. After class, I eat a small lunch then go work on more fishing equipment, either experiment with new things, learn new knots, or learn different techniques. After that, I either clean out boat or wash my truck. From there, it usually gets close to dark so I end my day with eating dinner with my family, and watch TV.

  • Share your best tackle tip:Always feel/check your line, make sure it’s in good shape. You don’t want to hook that once in a lifetime fish after spending thousands of dollars to get the opportunity, and lose it due to a simple knot or line failure.

  • Who or what got you into fishing? My dad got me into fishing. Ever since I was 3 years old, I would head out on our boat with him and learned a little something every trip. Also, the fact that you never know what you may see or experience out on the ocean keeps me hooked as well.
  • A “must have” in your tackle box is:Pre made heavy leader. I never leave the dock without a heavy leader in case I come across a big shark or swordfish on the surface.
  • Favorite fish dish?Poki bowl
  • What kind of fish is inside your fish taco?Vermillion rockcod, or calico bass
  • Favorite hobby other than fishing: I run cross country for my school when I’m not fishing.
  • What Searcher trip are you most excited about? The annual Penn-sponsored trip in September, always been one of my favorite trips to do.

  • Favorite fishing memory:2 years ago, I was on a charter boat going for yellow fin tuna. It was me and a couple of my buddies and we went out to the butterfly bank. From 3:30am till 8am we had seen no sign of life. Then at 8:30, the ocean suddenly came alive and 30-40 pound yellowfin were boiling everywhere, then the big bluefin started boiling. We set the kite out and witness 200-300pound freight trains jumping out of the water at that dead flyer. Of course we only hooked the 150 pounder, no 200-300 pounders but it was a sight unimaginably cool.
  • Fish you are looking forward to catching: Roosterfish

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Searcher Crew Profile

Michael Todter, Captain
Mike joined Team Searcher in 2017, quickly earned his US Coast Guard license in 2018, and has moved up the ranks to become a key member of our crew and trusted captain.

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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