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Capt Shawn at Long Beach show Fri-Sun!

Stop by and talk fishing with Capt Shawn Trowbridge. And you might want to chat him up about fishing Guadalupe Island, since we have received our permit to fish the island for 2019! (fishing and weather dependent, always Captain’s choice)

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol.37 (UV gear)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday. Today, we have a special guest Lori from Turner’s Outdoorsman. Lori gives us some of the most haves you forget to grab for your tackle box. Buffs are a big deal. Don’t leave home with out it a Buff and gloves.  The Searcher crew as well as Lori and Turner’s Outdoorsman are headed to the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, March 6th- 10th. Come by and say hi. (Maybe even pick up a Buff.) Thank you to Lori and Turner’s Outdoorsman for letting us come by. 

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Ocean to Galley (Portuguese Tuna Salad)

Looking for a way to prepare all your Searcher-caught fish or a use for your canned tuna you made with Dave’s Jarred tuna? How about giving Tommy’s Portuguese Tuna Salad a try? 

Tommy says you can use Catalina Offshore products Catalina’s Choice solid packed tuna or your own jarred tuna or even steamed tuna. They all taste great. Tommy’s Portuguese Tuna Salad can be an appetizer with crackers and vegetables or an amazing tuna melt. It is all your choice and all delicious and worth a try.


  • 6 oz  can of Catalina’a choice Soild Pack Tuna in Olive Oil (don’t drain)  or your own, you can also use steamed tuna as well. 
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil


  • In a bowl mix together tuna, vinegar, onion, bell pepper, capers and garlic and onion powders. Season with salt and pepper and additional olive oil to taste. Serve with crackers or vegetables, or use for sandwich filling. to make the BEST tuna melt ever, use a high quality sourdough and sliced Swiss or sharp white cheddar! Store salad in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week.
    • Adapted from Tommy’s original recipe which uses fresh steamed tuna.

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 35 ( Favorite Set-up)

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday. On this Valentine’s day edition of Tackle Tip Thursday. Today, we have a special guest with one of our favorite Lady anglers Lori from Turner’s Outdoorsman. She gives us a rundown of her favorite fishing and set up. (A great gift for any anglerette on your list.) Rod made by Phenix Rods and reel by Avet reels. Thank you to Lori and Turner’s Outdoorsman for letting us come by. Happy Tackle Tip Thursday everyone. Happy Tackle Tip Thursday and Valentine’s day everyone. 

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