Capt Art’s Blog

Tackle Talk Live with Steve Carson!

January 25th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Events|

We will be going LIVE and talking tackle with Steve Carson from Penn Fishing. Tackle Talk Live! Thursday, January 28th at 4pm PST!⁠
Steve will be giving away a reel! One lucky angler will win a Penn Fathom reel! At our Tackle Tackle live. Make sure you tune in.⁠

Join us to talk tackle 🎣with Steve Carson. We will be talking 5 Outfits: Don’t Leave the Dock without set-ups. He’ll review the necessary outfits for fishing small yellowtail to big bluefin.
Tune in this Thursday, January 28th at 4pm pst on Instagram and Facebook for a live demo with Steve Carson. It will be tons of fun and so information. You won’t want to miss it. So mark your calendars and send us some questions.

Catching up with Anglers

January 23rd, 2021|Ask an Angler, Capt Art's Blog|

Welcome to a new 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. Plus she is one awesome lady angler.

(Photos taken before Covid 19 requirement of masks and distancing.)

Name: Jodie Escobedo (far left)
From:  Santa Monica
Job Title:  Family Doctor
  • What’s your typical day like?:  Now?  Crazy.  Covid!?  Nothing is routine and we are seeing more tragic deaths and deathly ill people every day.  I get up, drive to my office in Harbor City, answer some emails, review labs, see patients all morning.  At noon I listen remotely to the day’s Covid tallies and learn the latest Covid info hot off the morning’s press releases.  Afternoon is more patients, emails, calls, labs etc.

  • Share your best tackle tip:  A sharp hook will scratch your fingernail easily.  Check this with every one you tie on and after any fish that gives your hook back.

  • Who or what got you into fishing?   My son. Always wanted to take him deep sea fishing.  It was not love at first sight for him but I was hooked after just a half day rockfish trip.
  • A “must have” in your tackle box is:  Owner hooks, irons and an aluminum pair of pliers.  Oh! Fluorocarbon!
  • Favorite fish dish?  Smoked salmon. But I also am very fond of good old English fish and chips.  Then there is sautéed rockfish.  And Oh! Bluefin sushi of any kind.  I can’t choose. I guess whatever fish is for dinner!
  • What kind of fish is inside your fish taco?  Mahi-mahi!
  • Favorite hobby other than fishing: Building, repairing and refinishing.  An old house and limited resources makes Jodie an average handyman.
  • What Searcher trip are you most excited about?  The 7 day with Izorline and Turners. I so want another chance for wahoo and a BIG tuna!
  • Favorite fishing memory:  I was just learning to cast iron.  I was in the back of the boat and Captain Art’s voice over the PA said “Kelp patty. Gonna stop.”  I literally ran up the side of the boat, grabbed my jig stick off the rack and saw the kelp patty getting closer over the bow rail. I casted out immediately and placed it about 2 feet from the kelp and got hit by a big yellowtail in less than a second. I was just in heaven!  I couldn’t stop giggling!
  • Fish you are looking forward to catching:  My third wahoo!
  • What motivates you?  Truthfully, diversity.  Humans process information to simplify and generalize – that is where prejudice comes from.  The more you get to know people from different backgrounds, different cultures, with different colored skin, the better your life gets and the more you keep an open mind about new experiences and people. That is one of reasons I love Searcher.  It’s the greatest group of fishermen from all over the age range, job description and background ride Searcher. Every trip I learn so much and make new friends.
  • Favorite thing to do in your spare time?  What spare time?
  • Bucketlist fish/fish you haven’t caught but want to?   WHITE SEABASS!!!!

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 134 (Rod Handling)

January 21st, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Tackle Tip Thursday is here! Today we have a special guest, Billy from Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop. Billy give us a pro tip for novice angler or just a good reminder.

Thank you so much Billy and Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop for the great Tackle Tip!

Hook 🎣 more Tackle Tips here.

Tackle Talk Live with Steve Carson!

January 19th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Events|

We will be going LIVE and talking tackle with Steve Carson from Penn Fishing. Tackle Talk Live! Thursday, January 28th at 4pm PST!⁠ 

Join us to talk tackle 🎣with Steve Carson. We will be talking 5 Outfits: Don’t Leave the Dock without set-ups. He’ll review the necessary outfits for fishing small yellowtail to big bluefin.
Tune in this Thursday, January 28th at 4pm pst on Instagram and Facebook for a live demo with Steve Carson. It will be tons of fun and so information. You won’t want to miss it. So mark your calendars and send us some questions.

Tackle Talk Live!

January 11th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Events|

We will be going LIVE and talking tackle for the first time in 2021! Tune in for Tackle Talk Live! Thursday, January 14th at 4pm PST on Facebook and Instagram. (Don’t have either of these? Don’t worry! We will be posting the video here the next day.)

Join us to talk tackle 🎣with the Team Searcher crew. Let’s get ready for the new fishing season. Feel free to send us questions on what you want to talk about. We are happy to take suggestions.

Tune in Thursday, January 14th at 4pm pst on Instagram and Facebook for a live demo with Captain Art. Send questions now or you can also ask during the live feed and we’ll try to answer them during the Tackle Talk Live.

Tribute Show to Jack Nilsen

January 9th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Events|

Tune in Live to Let’s Talk Hook Up this Sunday 1/10 (7-9 am) to hear the tribute to Jack Nilsen. Captain Art will be calling in to talk about Jack and Accurate Fishing. Let’s Talk Hook Up will be having Doug and David Nilsen in studio. They also request that people that knew Jack call in and tell stories and tributes. If you would like to participate the call-in line is 231-432-1090 on Mightier 1090AM.

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 133 (Surgeon’s Knot)

January 7th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Today is Tackle Tip Thursday! (First one of the New Year.) Today we have special guest Captain Ryan. Ryan gives us a great Tackle Tip. He walks us through how to tie a Surgeon’s Knot. (Monofilament “mono” to fluorocarbon connection knot.) Thank you so much Izorline Fishing Products and Captain Ryan!

🎣Reel in more Tackle Tips here!

Hook 🎣 more Tackle Tips here.

Our Friend Jack Nilsen

January 4th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog|

Hello Anglers,
We are very sad at the passing of our great friend Jack Nilsen from Accurate Products this past week.
Jack was a great man, he helped us in so many ways. His support of Team Searcher and our entire industry will be greatly missed.
He always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook on everything. It was an honor to have him as a friend and part of the Searcher family. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields until we meet again.
RIP Jack.
Captain Art and Team Searcher
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