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Mar 182021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 140 (San Diego Jam)

March 18th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! Today we have a very special guest and Searcher family member Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up! Pete gives us a must- have knot. He is using Seaguar line and Gamakatsu hook for his demo.  The San Diego jam is a great connection knot. This is one knot everyone will need.

Our 1.5 day Let’s Talk Hook-up Trips still have space available: Trip 3 (7/6-8) and Trip 21 (9/1-3). There will be tons of fun and giveaways for novice and expert anglers! These are the perfect trips to get offshore to fish from dawn to dark for tuna and yellowtail.

Captain Art will be on Let’s Talk Hook-up Fishing Talk radio show this Sunday, March 21 from 7am-9am!  Listen live on the Let’s Talk Hookup App or at The Mightier 1090AM! This is the line to call during the show: 213-432-1090, Ask your question on the air! Fun and fish talk. Don’t miss it. ⁣

Huge thank you to Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up  and Gamakatsu for the tackle tips.

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Mar 132021

Catching up with Anglers

March 13th, 2021|Categories: Ask an Angler, Capt Art's Blog|

Welcome to a segment we are calling “Catching up with Anglers!”

We love to stay in touch with our Searcher family to share 🎣fish stories, recreate the excitement, swap tackle tips, reunite with old friends and maybe make new ones. We thought it would be fun to see how our anglers are holding up and share some of their stories. Let’s catch up with an angler.⁠

Today we have a special, long-time Searcher family member and amazing angler Teresa R.

Name: Teresa Reynoso
From: Long Beach, CA
Job Title: Pediatrician, retired 

  • What’s your typical day like?:  My favorite part of the day is early morning, enjoying that first cup of fresh coffee!  Afterwards reading then planning my sewing projects which are mostly fishing themed such as facial masks, rod covers, tackle bag cover. 

  • Share your best tackle tip:  LISTEN to the captain and crew!!!  They know and what worked in the morning may change in the afternoon or next day.  I’ll watch other anglers for a bit to see what’s working and what isn’t.

  • Who or what got you into fishing?:   My dad fished a few times with friends and took my brother as kids. I didn’t go because dad thought other guys were pretty salty and didn’t want to expose me to that. My college roommate fished with her boyfriend and invited me to Santa Ana Lake and Newport Pier; that’s when I got hooked!!!  My years in med school were too busy but after completing that, WOW!  I fished mostly day or 3/4 day boat in San Diego.
  • A “must have” in your tackle box is: Owner hooks, sunscreen, water bottle.
  • Favorite fish dish?  Fresh Ahi, seared or in poke.
  • What kind of fish is inside your fish taco? I love yellowtail for tacos. I skip the breading and do a quick seat which gives it some crunch.
  • Favorite hobby other than fishing: I love reading, sewing and cooking.
  • What Searcher trip are you most excited about?   The Lady Angler trips!  I’m looking forward to the 6th annual trip in August 2021. It’s a great way to meet other lady anglers, share tips and make new friends.

  • Favorite fishing memory:   My first 7 day out to The Island, Janice and I were the only 2 women. No bites at all until the last day. I was at the stern when Captain Art said : “Boil in the corner “.  I knew my bait was swimming towards the boil when bam!  I got bit!!!  Captain followed me up and down the rail, offering to help if I got tired, telling me “it’s just a fish”.  ME: “ Yeah Art but it’s MY Fish!”  After getting me around the anchor, he gaffed it and I followed him back to the stern where he announced to the guys I brought in a nice BFT with his assist around the anchor and the guys let out the
  • Fish you are looking forward to catching: Wahoo, Ono
  • What motivates you?: My faith, love of my family and friends.
  • Favorite thing to do in your spare time?:  I never had spare time until I retired.  Now I have time to plan our glamping trips and fishing trips!  I’ve always loved attending fishing shows like Fred Hall, and seminars sponsored at Turner’s San Marcos, and picking up great tips from Lori Sachau and Wendy Tochihara!
  • Bucketlist fish/ fish you haven’t caught but want to?:  I’d like to get a 300lb BFT. It would feed all my extended family in the OC!
Mar 112021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 139 (Guide and rod care)

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Tackle Tip Thursday|

Today for this Tackle Tip Thursday we have Norm from Izorline Fishing Products with a great off season Tackle tip about maintaining and keeping your guides and rods ready for the new season. 
 
Join Norm F, pro-staffer from Izorline, on this holiday weekend fishing adventure May 28th through May 31st. What a way to spend a holiday weekend. Gain access to offshore areas for two full days of fishing for tuna and yellowtail. Did we mention giveaways to? Click this link  🎣 hook your spot⁠.⁠
Thank you so much Norm and Izorline Fishing Products for the tackle tip.

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Mar 42021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 138 (Using the Rail)

March 4th, 2021|Categories: Tackle Tip Thursday|

It’s Tackle Tip Thursday! Today we have Searcher Team member Justin talking using the rail. Justin gives us the run down on all the tricks of using the rail.  Remember the rail is your friend.

Huge thank you to Justin for the great tackle tip.

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Mar 22021

Spring Fever? Let’s Go Fishing!

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog|

Spring fishing is right around the corner! We’ve scheduled the perfect way to get out there and see what’s biting. Weekend 2.5 day trips with only 17 anglers will start the season off right. So much rail space and plenty of time to get to the fish.

GEAR UP! Watch our helpful tackle tips here: Tackle Tips on YouTube 

Trip dates and reservation links follow. Don’t wait, spots are selling fast!

Feb 252021

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 137 (Springer Knot)

February 25th, 2021|Categories: Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday! Today we have a very special guest and Searcher family member Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up! Pete gives us his must have knot. The Springer is a low profile knot, for any pound test.

Our Let’s Talk Hook-up Trips still have space available. Trip 3 (7/6-8) is a 1.5 day trip and Trip 21: 1.5-Day (9/1-3). There will be tons of fun and giveaways! These are the perfect trips to get offshore to fish from dawn to dark for tuna and yellowtail. Captain Art will be on Let’s Talk Hook-up Fishing Talk Radio Show on March 21st 7am-9am!  Listen Live on the Let’s Talk Hookup App or at The Mightier 1090AM! This is the line to call during the show: 213-432-1090, Ask your question on the air! Fun and fish talk. Don’t miss it. ⁣

Huge thank you to Pete G. from Let’s Talk Hook Up  and Gamakatsu for the tackle tips.

🎣Reel in more Tackle Tips here!

Hook 🎣 more Tackle Tips here.

Feb 202021

Catching up with Anglers

February 20th, 2021|Categories: Ask an Angler, Capt Art's Blog|Tags: |

Welcome to a segment we are calling “Catching up with Anglers!”

We love to stay in touch with our Searcher family to share 🎣fish stories, recreate the excitement, swap tackle tips, reunite with old friends and maybe make new ones. We thought it would be fun to see how our anglers are holding up and share some of their stories. Hopefully they can give you ideas of things we can be doing with your time or help you feel better. Let’s catch up with an angler.⁠

Today we have a special, long-time Searcher family member and co-star of our Tackle Talk Live, Logan Flaxington!

Name: Logan Flaxington
From: La Mirada California
Job Title: Son, Fish Taco Chronicles Writer

  • What’s your typical day like?:On a typical day, I get up at 7:30, eat breakfast, maybe mess with some of my fishing equipment, then hop on my first zoom call at 8:30. From 8:30 until noon I’m on zoom for my school. After class, I eat a small lunch then go work on more fishing equipment, either experiment with new things, learn new knots, or learn different techniques. After that, I either clean out boat or wash my truck. From there, it usually gets close to dark so I end my day with eating dinner with my family, and watch TV.

  • Share your best tackle tip:Always feel/check your line, make sure it’s in good shape. You don’t want to hook that once in a lifetime fish after spending thousands of dollars to get the opportunity, and lose it due to a simple knot or line failure.

  • Who or what got you into fishing? My dad got me into fishing. Ever since I was 3 years old, I would head out on our boat with him and learned a little something every trip. Also, the fact that you never know what you may see or experience out on the ocean keeps me hooked as well.
  • A “must have” in your tackle box is:Pre made heavy leader. I never leave the dock without a heavy leader in case I come across a big shark or swordfish on the surface.
  • Favorite fish dish?Poki bowl
  • What kind of fish is inside your fish taco?Vermillion rockcod, or calico bass
  • Favorite hobby other than fishing: I run cross country for my school when I’m not fishing.
  • What Searcher trip are you most excited about? The annual Penn-sponsored trip in September, always been one of my favorite trips to do.

  • Favorite fishing memory:2 years ago, I was on a charter boat going for yellow fin tuna. It was me and a couple of my buddies and we went out to the butterfly bank. From 3:30am till 8am we had seen no sign of life. Then at 8:30, the ocean suddenly came alive and 30-40 pound yellowfin were boiling everywhere, then the big bluefin started boiling. We set the kite out and witness 200-300pound freight trains jumping out of the water at that dead flyer. Of course we only hooked the 150 pounder, no 200-300 pounders but it was a sight unimaginably cool.
  • Fish you are looking forward to catching: Roosterfish

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