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Nov 182022

Nov 18 (Nov 15-23) Ridge Special

November 18th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We got to the ridge at 0600, made one quick pass and saw sone premium tuna and put it down.  They started biting right away. Very good fishing from about 630-8 am then we started to pick at them.  The grade is primarily 20-45lbs.  We lost all of our current here now and we’re looking around waiting for some flow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Ernie got a taste of the tuna!

Nov 182022

Nov 17 (Nov 15-23) Ridge Special

November 18th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We started at San Pablo this morning for no sign of yellowtail despite the beautiful water and conditions.  So we started sliding down the beach and got into some 20-30lb yellowtail.  We’re catching a few on the yoyos but the bonito are pretty bad. We’ll see if it cleans up here.

Captain Mike and the boys

Nice one, Rick!

Good evening,

Our yellowtail fishing never cleaned up this morning so we took off.  We got into some good biting fish here after lunch. They are 18-22# yellowtail.  Clean fishing on the dropper loops and yoyo jigs.  They bit right until the sun went down.  Very fun fishing.

We’re headed down to The Ridge.  We will be there in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Searcher family member, Doug, gets a yellowtail

Nov 182022

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 205 (How To Set Your Drag, part 1)

November 18th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Welcome back to Tackle Tip Thursday, anglers!

Today’s video is the first of a two-part segment addressing drag settings on your reel and featuring Searcher’s very own Captain Art Taylor. Check out his tips and demonstrations covering this important aspect of achieving success at the rail!

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Nov 142022

Nov 13 (November 7-15) Ridge Special

November 14th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening,

We had a nice little cherry on the trip this morning.  We stopped to fish yellowtail on the coast and got into some bigger fish –17-25lbs.  We had one stop where they were boiling around, biting the surface iron.  The rest of the morning we scratched, drifting along and yoyo fishing.  It got breezy this afternoon.  We’re anchored up eating dinner then were going to head for home.

Captain Mike and the boys

EVENING REPORT

CAPTION FOR PHOTO

Nov 122022

Nov 12 (November 7-15) Ridge Special

November 12th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

Beautiful weather here again this morning and we were greated with some biting fish.  We have had a couple good shots at these wahoo this morning and scraped up a few in between.  We are catching some of these 15-25lb tuna in our wahoo stops as well as some dorado.  We’re trying to get everyone a wahoo here before we take off and start rolling up.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good afternoon,

We managed to get everyone a wahoo here this afternoon, so we are pumped! That’s one of our goals when we run down here 500 miles. The last few we got were so great big ones too, real trophies. We’re rolling up to try catch some bigger yellowtail tomorrow to finish our trip off.

Captain Mike and the boys

Shane (left) and Dale with a real trophy!

Nov 112022

Nov 11 (November 7-15) Ridge Special

November 11th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We camped out last night in hopes we could strike up some wahoo today, but that didn’t happen. We had one strike first thing in the morning and then drove around for hours trying to catch some more and never did.  We have scratched a few more drifting and on the anchor throughout the morning.

This tuna fishing remains excellent and is still very available. We are on a different program here now since anglers got what they wanted. We’re throwing back 18-20# tuna at the moment. We’ll see if these wahoo want to cooperate a little better this afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Kenny got a wahoo!

Good evening,

We scraped up a couple more wahoo this afternoon and some dorado to go along with it.  It’s a fair sign, but they just don’t seem to be in the right mode.  This tuna is pretty available as well but we aren’t keeping it anymore.  Beautiful weather here this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

Kurt got his wahoo! Andrew with the assist.

Nov 112022

Thank you, Searcher anglers and Veterans!

November 11th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Did You Know?|

Team Searcher is proud to support veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day, 2022, thanks to the San Diego Angler Foundation “Warriors on the Water” program AND our fantastic anglers!

Nov 102022

Nov 10 (November 7-15) Ridge Special

November 10th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We’ve had some good action this morning on 12-40# yellowfin down here on The Ridge. We idled south all night and got here right at sunrise. We looked around for about a hour, then put the anchor down and went right to work.  They’ve since backed off, but we pick one off every now and then.  It’s very choppy at the moment so we have not done much trolling for wahoo yet.

Captain Mike and the boys

Nice one, Danny!

Good evening,

Our weather did not cooperate at any point today, though we managed to keep picking away at these tuna all day for the anglers that wanted them.  We caught one wahoo on the anchor today too so we’re hoping we get a shot tomorrow to drive around and strike them up.

Captain Mike and the boys

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