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May 132021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 147 (Tackle Talk LIVE at Turners Outdoorsman)

May 13th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Tackle Talk LIVE with Searcher’s Captain Art and Lori S, saltwater tackle expert from Turner’s Outdoorsman, San Marcos was held on Thu, May 13. They reviewed the latest and greatest for bluefin tuna fishing (including a brand new lure from Tady) and took loads of angler questions. Thank you to the San Marcos store for hosting us and to Lori for all her knowledge…and the raffle prizes!

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May 122021

LIVE! Tackle Talk Q&A

May 12th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog|

Capt Art and Turner’s Outdoorsman saltwater tackle expert, Lori Sachau, will host a Q&A all about tackle you’ll need for fishing now and throughout the season. Send us your questions ahead or during the live event.

Mark your calendars: Thur, May 13 from 5-6 p.m. LIVE on Searcher Sportfishing’s Facebook page and for a very limited in-store audience at the San Marcos Turner’s store.

May 102021

May 9 (2.5 day trip)

May 10th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We had a great afternoon, sliding on big breezers of this 40-60lb bluefin. They put on quite a show after lunch then dissapeared for a while. We found them again late and are getting a little opportunity on the flat falls. It’s a very good sign of this fish locally. Time to come fishing!

We have our limit for two days of fishing on a beautiful grade of bluefin and are heading home. We still have a few spots available for a few weekday 2.5 day offshore trips.

Captain Mike and the boys

May 92021

May 8 and 9 (2.5 day trip)

May 9th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

May 8

Good evening anglers,

We had a very long afternoon.  We looked at a very large area of bluefin today–mixed grade from 15-25lbs and 40-60lbs.  It was very frustrating to see fish shining all around the boat, boiling up a little, but not biting. At about 1pm we made a 50+ mile move and it paid off.  We were rewarded with a ripper of a flat fall bite from 11pm to 1am.  Just need a few more in the morning to finish up our quota.  We’ll check back tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

May 9

Good morning anglers,

Happy Mother’s Day! The fish we were on last night! They popped up a few miles away and we’re currently in a plunker now. Most of the fish are coming on the sinker rig, and a few on the fly line as well.  Beautiful weather, good fishing. We couldn’t ask for much more.

Captain Mike and the boys

May 82021

May 7-10 (2.5 day) Offshore trip

May 8th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Gone fishin’!

May 62021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 146 (Surface Iron Outfits)

May 6th, 2021|Categories: Tackle Tip Thursday|

Tackle Tip Thursday is here! Steve C. from Penn Fishing discusses the set- ups for surface iron fishing. Check it out in his tackle tip video.
Steve prefers using a 9-foot rod (rated for 25-50#), a Penn Fathom 25 narrow reel with star drag, 100-yard topshot of 40# mono, but watch the video for a NEW way to rig up for this fun way to fish yellowtail.

Thank you to Steve C. and Penn Fishing for the tackle tip! Want another tackle tip from Steve? “5 Outfits: Don’t Leave the Dock Without Them”

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May 32021

May 2 (2.5 day trip)

May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had some good action on the yellowtail up to 15 lbs today. Much nicer conditions down here in our new location.  We have also been seeing good signs of mixed-grade bluefin here. We’re seeing and hooking some big ones down here, but we haven’t landed any yet.  Hopefully we get some more opportunities this afternoon.  Here is Gary with a yellowtail off the first kelp of the day.

Captain Mike and the boys

Gary and a kelp patty yellowtail

Good evening anglers,

We saw good sign of these big bluefin this afternoon amd evening. They were not very “user friendly” however.  Mike did manage to land a 50lb on the flat fall though.  We also scraped up a few more yellowtail this afternoon. We’re going to poke around for a few hours and see if we can “flat fall” some up.

Captain Mike and the boys

Congrats to Mike for his flat-fall bluefin!

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