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

We love stay in touch with our Searcher family aka anglers, 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 an angler.⁠

Today we have a special angler who is a board member of the Inland Empire CCA and comes to support the Searcher family whenever he can.

Name: Darren @onehanded_angler⁠
From: Lake Elsinore⁠
Titles: Inland Empire CCA chapter board member⁠
Rep: Phantom outdoors and amphibia eye-gear⁠

  • Day in the life during quarantine: Remodeling the house.⁠

  • Challenges during quarantine: staying positive and trying to keep my business going.⁠

  • Tackle Tip: I’ve taken this time to do reel maintenance and restring them with new line (thanks for the tip Art.)⁠

  • Benefits: getting work done on the house⁠

  • Positives: trying new recipes on the smoker⁠

  • What’s on tv: Last man standing ⁠

  • New stuff you dig: started pouring my own plastic baits⁠

  • Weird thing you’ve done: can’t say in public ⁠

  • What’s in/must have in your tackle box: flat falls and surface irons ⁠

  • Anything you are stocked up on: ⁠Hooks you can never have enough and beer.

  • Favorite fish dish: yellow tail tacos with the beer batter from fisherman’s processing

  • Motivation: my son⁠

  • Fish you are looking forward to catching: rooster fish in Mexico this year. I’m really stoked to be heading to bay of LA in Mexico in September ⁠

Thank you so much Darren! We hope to see you on the water🌊soon!⁠