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Searcher Sportfishing, San Diego, California Saltwater Fishing

ss-badge-sonarDreaming about catching albacore, 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 Mexican waters, including the islands of San Benito, Cedros, Alijos Rocks and other prime Baja California fishing destinations — sportfishing expeditions to fit every schedule and budget!

Captain Art Taylor has owned the 95-foot boat Searcher for over 30 years. He and his crew will take you to Baja California’s fishing grounds and make your trip the best sportfishing experience possible. Novices and experts welcome.

Catch some adventure and plan your sportfishing trip today!

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OSA Hosts Searcher for Offshore Live-Bait Tuna Fishing Seminar May 2nd 9am

Join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9am, at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane Oceanside, CA 92054. for an offshore live-bait tuna fishing seminar hosted by the Oceanside Senior Anglers. Captain Art Taylor, with over 30 years’ experience fishing offshore San Diego and at Baja California’s islands and coastline, will give you the scoop on live-bait techniques and tuna fishing!

Art started his fishing career in junior high working aboard half-day boats in exchange for fishing time. He got serious about fishing as a career, and after a short stint in commercial fishing, earned his skipper’s license at the age
Captain Art Taylor, owner/operatorof 19. He was captain of his first fishing trips at the age of 20. Art Taylor started operating Searcher in 1982. Since then, it has run overnight, short-range and long-range fishing trips out of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego. The thrill of sportfishing, the reward of teaching anglers to fish better, and the pride in keeping a boat operating smoothly from the engine room to the galley has turned Art into a well-rounded boat operator and business owner.

Searcher is a 95-foot long, 24-foot wide sportfisher operating out of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego, California.

We'll be fishing Guadalupe Island this summer and fall! #searchersportfishing #GuadalupeIsland

Trip Report

Early signs of fish! Get booked!

Hello anglers!
The early signs of local bluefin tuna are very interesting! If you are thinking about going on a short trip to get tuned up for the season, we have some trips in June and July for you. The bluefin are in the 20-40# range at this time, and the season is just getting started.

Some tips for getting ready:

  • Rig up for live-bait fishing and select outfits in the 20- to 40-pound line class.
  • Stock up with Owner live-bait hooks (Which ones? Click here: Capt Art discusses Owner Hooks)  
  • Load up on Izorline braided line and flourocarbon leader material
  • Attend one of our tackle seminars: May 2 at Oceanside Senior Anglers, May 10 at Turner’s Outdoorsman in Oxnard.

We’ve got a pre-season checklist with advice from the experts here: GET READY TO FISH!

If you need to borrow rods and reels, join our Accurate-sponsored 3-day trip. Jack and Gary from Accurate will bring extra gear AND a rod-reel combo to giveaway! Or our 4-day Izorline trip with Norm will get you fish for the July 4th BBQ and some free line fill-ups! We could be in for some good fishing early so don’t miss out on the action. Book a spot now!

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