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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

Jun 122021

Jun 12 (2.5 day trip)

June 12th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

Timing is everything in fishing! We had tough conditions last trip with wind and tuna that wouldn’t bite. Our first night on this trip we had very good signs of tuna and great weather. We landed two tuna: one at 100 pounds and one at 50 pounds, with plenty of opportunities to catch more. We are seeing good signs of mixed size fish from 20 pounds to 100 pounds so far this morning.

The fish pictured was landed using 80 pound line and a flat fall lure with 200 pound leader.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

A 100 pound bluefin and a happy angler

Jun 102021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 150 (John Collins Knot)

June 10th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

A special guest and Searcher family member, Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up radio show, gives us a great demonstration of the John Collins knot. Pete recommends this knot for connecting spectra to monofilament or fluorocarbon up to about 80# test.

Thank you to Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up for this tackle tip and their sponsored fishing trips aboard Searcher along with Gamakatsu Hooks. Listen to Pete and other fishing experts every Saturday and Sunday on The Mightier 1090AM from 7-9 a.m. for fish talk and more!

Want another tackle tip with a Pete ? “San Diego Jam Knot”

🎣Reel in more Tackle Tips here! Subscribers get hooked up to new videos first!

 

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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. His unparalleled fish sense gets results!

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Trip Report

Jun 12 (2.5 day trip)

Hello anglers,

Timing is everything in fishing! We had tough conditions last trip with wind and tuna that wouldn’t bite. Our first night on this trip we had very good signs of tuna and great weather. We landed two tuna: one at 100 pounds and one at 50 pounds, with plenty of opportunities to catch more. We are seeing good signs of mixed size fish from 20 pounds to 100 pounds so far this morning.

The fish pictured was landed using 80 pound line and a flat fall lure with 200 pound leader.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Check out these tackle suggestions: Tackle for Offshore Trips

A 100 pound bluefin and a happy angler

Events

Tackle Tip Thursday

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 150 (John Collins Knot)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! A special guest and Searcher family member, Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up radio show, gives us a great demonstration of the John Collins knot. Pete recommends this knot for connecting spectra to monofilament or fluorocarbon up to about 80# test. Thank you to Pete G. [...]

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 Fradette

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.