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Aug 62020

Trip #11: August 1-8 (7 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman

August 6th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

After a long ride up from The Ridge, we stopped to fish the coast for awhile. We had some action on yellowtail in the 15-25 pound range. Live sardine and 30 pound test was the most successful method. It was great to have a little action to finish the trip.

Headed north and docking Saturday morning.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Captain Ryan and long-time Searcher family Willy L show off a nice yellowtail

Aug 52020

Trip #11: August 1-8 (7 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman

August 5th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We ended our stay on The Ridge after some action this morning on yellowtail, yellowfin tuna and some bottom fish. Everyone had fun with a chance at variety of fish and different fishing methods.

Many are using a dropper loop set up: 80 pound line, a sixteen ounce torpedo sinker, and a 5/0 J hook with a nose-hooked live sardine. Just go to the bottom and wait for a bite! It’s important to have a snug drag to get that first 20-30 feet of line in, so you get the fish off the bottom. The yellowfin were caught using a live sardine , a 2/0 J hook and 30 pound line. Flyline a bait out to get a bite.

We are headed north today and tonight to try the coast for some more yellowtail to finish the trip.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Judy and Capt Art with a nice yellowtail landed using a dropper loop

Aug 52020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN ARMANDO

August 5th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog|

🎣Happy Birthday Captain Armando! 🎣  🎂Wishing you the happiest of birthdays from all of us at Team Searcher! Hope you have the best day ever. 🎣⁠

Aug 42020

Trip #11: August 1-8 (7 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman

August 4th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We have had steady action this morning with a few yellowtail before sunrise and a few yellowfin tuna as well. We relocated and found a school of yellowtail that kept us busy so everyone had a chance to tag a few.

We trolled around a little to try and get the people who hadn’t landed a wahoo yet a chance. Lori, Saltwater Tackle Manager at the Turners in San Marcos, landed a wahoo!

Hoping we can stay busy today and we are off to a good start!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip sponsors Lori (Turners San Marcos) and Wendy (Izorline) put their knowledge into practice!

Hello anglers,

We had steady action this afternoon on 10-20 pound yellowfin tuna. We landed a couple more wahoo also. There was lots of action and people are approaching their limits of tuna. We are spending one more night here on The Ridge and we will focus on wahoo and yellowtail tomorrow. Then we will start heading north tomorrow afternoon. Lots of happy anglers!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip sponsors Lori (Turners San Marcos) and Wendy (Izorline) are joined by Dave S for a Ridge photo

Aug 32020

Trip #11: August 1-8 (7 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We arrived on The Ridge this afternoon to nice conditions and 73 degree blue water. We trolled around for wahoo and had a few fish on the troll, as well as casting lures and live bait. Almost everyone caught a wahoo this afternoon, and that was our goal when leaving the dock. We hope to accomplish that goal tomorrow. We also had some good tuna fishing late in the day before sunset. The average tuna was 15 pounds with a few smaller and a few in the 20 pound range. We released a lot of small ones today and just kept the ones big enough to keep. Hoping for a repeat tomorrow.
Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Searcher family member, Anne, got her wahoo on the troll.

Aug 32020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYCE

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog|

🎣Happy Birthday Bryce! 🎣  🎂Wishing you the happiest of birthdays from all of us at Team Searcher! Hope you have the best day ever. 🎣⁠

Aug 22020

Trip #11: August 1-8 (7 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman

August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers!

We travelled today on our way to The Ridge. We held tackle seminars outside, splitting the group so half were in the bow and half were in the stern. The crew covered all the necessary tips for fishing at The Ridge, everything from wahoo to fishing the bottom for yellowtail. Then they spent a few hours making sure everyone has the right set-ups. We are enjoying great weather and we will arrive Monday after lunch.

Many thanks to Lori S and Wendy T for their excellent sponsorship, expertise, giveaways and handmade masks!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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