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Sep 222021

Sep 22 (3-Day Trip) Private Charter

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had a little action last night flat falling lures on a school of larger bluefin tuna. We had multiple bites and capitalized on 7 fish over 100 pounds and one or two could be 200 pounds.Currently we are anchored and hooking 30-40 pound bluefin. This morning it is all flyline sardine with 30 pound line and floro carbon and a #1 hook.

Captain Art & Team Searcher

Here is a photo of one of the biggest fish we landed last night.

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 192021

Sep 19 (3-Day Trip) sponsored by Penn Fishing

September 19th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

Pretty rough weather out here today making fishing difficult. We started on the anchor this morning, and were seeing good sign of yellowtail and some sign of bluefin.  We caught a few yellowtail but no tunas.  We see some sign of big bluefin but not the quantity we were seeing yesterday. We started looking around and we’re just getting back on it. The weather’s calming down so we are hoping for a big afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 192021

Lady Anglers represent for Izorline!

September 19th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog|

Congrats to ALL our lady anglers, and especially to Amy Jacobs for the huge nod from Izorline and Wendy T. Go ladies!

Click here to join our Lady Angler Searcher Special (LASS) in 2022: 2022 Lady Angler Trip

Sep 182021

Sep 18 (3-Day Trip) sponsored by Penn Fishing

September 18th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some opportunity to catch some trophies last night when we arrived on scene at about 11pm. We managed a handful, including this 200+-pounder.

We’re seeing some incredible sign of 70lb class fish at the moment. We had a very good opportunity first thing in the morning but didn’t fare too well.  We’ve got the cobwebs out and we’re scratching away at this beautiful grade of bluefin.

Captain Mike and the boys

A trophy!

Good evening anglers,

We scratched up a nice day on 25-90lb bluefin today. There was an absolutely incredible sign here all day. It’s really a sight to see. They were not in the biting mood however. 40lb test fly lined bait was the go-to rig. Long drifts and picky fishing. We’re going for trophies tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 162021

Sep 16 (3.5 Day Trip) Private Charter with Matt Boone

September 16th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

Very good opportunity last night with 120-200lb fish on the flat falls.  We gave it until about 11:30 and scored some trophys.  We have been plunking on this 30lb bluefin all morning and it’s been pretty fun fishing!  Nice weather, long drifts, with between 2-7 going at a time.  We’re getting bites on 40lb so were landing most of what we hook now.  Incredible sign of this fish around and its in a biting mood at the moment so needless to say we’re enjoying it!

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We’ve had a great day on this 30lb grade bluefin. We are able to drift on it most of the day with 1-8 going most of the time. They are biting the fly lined 40lb.  We had three stops that made up our day. We did catch a few of those 60-70lbers like the previous days, just not as many but we are happy with this beautiful grade of fish.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 152021

Sep 15 (3.5 Day Trip) Private Charter with Matt Boone

September 15th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We started this morning scratching on 20-30lb yellowtail.  We’re hoping we could also catch some bluefin on the anchor as well.  Around 9am it didn’t seem like we would, so we moved and stopped on a large flat spot (click to find out what a “flat spot” is!) of mixed grade bluefin 30-100+lbs and we have been plunking ever since.

Captain Mike and the boys

One of our CalFire heroes taking a break from wildfires to catch a few bluefin!

Good evening anglers,

We were able to sit and drift on that same fish until about 3pm. We made a little move to try catch some big ones this afternoon and tonight we’ve got one on the boat. Good fish around the boat right now. We are hoping for a few more before we put the anchor down for the night.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 142021

Sep 14 (3.5 Day Trip) Private Charter with Matt Boone

September 14th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had a decent opportunity on the flat falls when we got on scene here last night and managed to boat a couple of fish at 5am. One was a 75# and another was 120#.  Since then we’ve gotten on the bank and had a good opportunity on the same grade of fish. They are biting the fly lined 40# sardine. We managed a handful of 70-80# fish and lost a few bigger ones.

We’re still seeing them, just seems like a lunch time lull.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We had some opportunity on these big fish this afternoon. We got a little shot right before the sun went down.  We have been hooking some on the fly lined sardine as well as the kite. And when the sun went down we had pretty good opportunity on the flat falls.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 92021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 156 (Yo-yo Outfit for Yellowtail)

September 9th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

Logan Flaxington, veteran angler at a young age, shows us his go-to yellowtail set-up for yo-yo fishing. Yellowtail are a great target species right now.

Logan will be joining Penn’s Steven Carson on the upcoming 3-day trip Sep 17-20 sponsored by Penn. Logan will mostly like be preparing for that trip with this outfit as described in the video. 

Thank you to Logan and Steve Carson for their support of our tackle tips and Searcher Sportfishing.

Our 2022 schedule up to September is published so book a trip and catch some fun with us!

Want more tackle tip videos? Here’s our channel “Searcher Sportfishing on YouTube” (including more from Logan)

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