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.

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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 2019 Searcher Sportfishing trip today!

Latest from Capt. Art's Blog

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol.63 (Must-have Outfit)

Tackle Tip Thursday is here! Steve is back and giving us a great tackle tip before leaving on the PENN Fishing sponsored 3day trip. 50-80# fly lining outfit. Steve has a Penn Fathom 40 narrow reel,  with 80# test braid leave enough room for casting length top shot. Hook can range from 1/0-4/0 circle hook.  The rod is 7-8″ rod rated somewhere around 40#-80# or even 100#. Work horse outfit and can be used for any trip.  Don’t leave the dock without it.

Huge thank you to Steve and PENN Fishing for coming out on the water with is and for the awesome tackle tip.

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Trip Report

Trip: 20B NEW! 1.5 day (Sept 15-17, 2019)

Hello anglers,

We stopped early this morning with a skipjack on the troll. After catching a few skipjack we landed our first yellowfin tuna it was a nice size fish about 25 pounds on a live sardine. We drifted for a while catching an occasional yellowfin and some more skipjack. Everyone had a chance to land a nice size yellowfin and those who didn’t tagged a couple of skipjack that the crew took care to bleed and get in the fish hold quickly so it could be used for POKE!! (Our chef Dan has an excellent recipe.) 

Here is Capt Art’s son Matthew with a nice size yellowfin tuna. Hoping for more later.

~Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Searcher Crew Profile


Justin Donathan, Crewman
Enthusiasm and a helpful nature makes Justin a valuable crew member on deck for novices and experienced anglers alike!

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