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Ocean to Galley: Fish Spread Appetizer

Are you looking for an easy appetizer to serve for Thanksgiving or any holiday party? Do you have left-over fish from your trip on Searcher?  Our friends over at FP Gourmet at the Market have just the appetizer for you. It is delicious and will be the hit of the meal or party. 


  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1TBS FP Gourmet all purpose rub
  • 2TBS chopped green onion (for garnish)
  • 1 tsp horseradish (prepared)
  • 1/4 pound (1/2 cup) smoked fish


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the sour cream, FP Gourmet all purpose rub, and horseradish. Mix well.
  3. Remove the skin from the smoked fish, and crumble the fish with your fingers. Add to the bowl and mix.
  4. Let chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. Garnish with onions.

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 5) Ultra-limited load

Good evening anglers:

Today we fished the coast for yellowtail and had good results on catching some 16 to 25 lb fish. The best way to get a bite was on a dropper loop set-up and a sardine (click here for a how-to video) as well yo-yo iron using 50lb test. For success at surface iron fishing lures, click here.

The weather today was nothing short of fantastic with calm seas and sunny skies.

It has been truly an “epic trip” and we want to say a big Team Searcher “THANK YOU” to Thom C. and the group of anglers that joined us.

Here’s Thom with his quality yellowtail. We’re travelling north on Friday and due to arrive back to the dock early Saturday morning.

Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

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