May 14 (2.5 day) Offshore fishing

May 14th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

We saw scattered sign of bluefin tuna last night and throughout the morning. We’re starting to see much more volume now at lunchtime.

Opportunities to get a fish to bite are not easy to come by, but Jason managed to get a nice one on the sinker rig.

We’re currently pulling on a heavier model. We’ll check back later.

Captain Mike and the boys

p.s. A recent Tackle Tip Thursday on Sinker Rigs here: Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles

Jason boated our first fish of 2022!

Good evening anglers,

Good bluefin tuna watching with a very good sign of 80-150lb fish throughout the afternoon. They just were not in the biting mode though.  We did manage a few trophies however, and also had some heartbreaks.

Everything we’ve caught today has been on the sinker rig.

Captain Mike and the boys

Just a few fish caught today, but they are trophies

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 181 (Avoid Sinker Rig Tangles)

May 12th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

Thank you for joining us during our celebratory “Month of Captain Art” for Tackle Tip Thursdays to acknowledge his 40th year of owning and operating Searcher.

In this video our captain responds to an angler’s question about what could cause sinker rig tangles with his main line. In addition to an explanation of what could cause this, Captain Art includes a few other helpful tips when fishing with a sinker rig set-up. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you can access all the helpful videos. Then come fishing with us!

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Surprise, Captain Art!

May 7th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog|

We’d like to invite everyone to help us surprise Captain Art as a kick-off to his 40th anniversary as owner and operator of Searcher!

Our beloved Captain will be on the air for another episode of Let’s Talk Hook-Up this Saturday, May 7 from 7-9am on AM1090. We welcome everyone to phone in or text (using the app) to congratulate him for this special anniversary.  THIS IS A SURPRISE, so please help us keep it that way.  Not only will you help make his day, but all participants will be entered in a raffle to win a special prize from the hosts.

Call-in number: 213-432-1090

To text: Download the Let’s Talk Hook-up app

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 180 (Wind In Your Face)

May 5th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

Welcome back to another week of Tackle Tip Thursday! This month we will be featuring the one and only Catain Art Taylor in a series of videos that all address questions asked from our followers. As Captain Art enters his 40th year of owner and operator of Searcher, we thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of his extensive knowledge and expertise. 

This week Art illustrates the significance of understanding the way the wind affects movement of the boat, how to work with drifting, and following your line to avoid losing opporTUNAties!

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 179 (Dock 2 Door)

April 28th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

After you’ve made all the right tackle choices and battled that fish successfully, the work doesn’t end there! You’ll want to preserve that catch to get it into your home freezer and into the hands of friends and family. We think the best idea is to plan ahead for processing (filleting and vacuum sealing) and transporting that valuable catch. Research processors and transportation options, then make a reservation BEFORE your trip! Thank you to Kelly G for his service and support of Searcher Sportfishing! Check out Dock 2 Door if you have transportati0n needs.

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 178 (Rigs for Big Bluefin)

April 27th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

This week Steve Carson of Penn Reels outlines his recommended arsenal for big bluefin fishing. Best to pay attention! Steve shares what you need and how to utilize what you have to prepare to land a big one. Let’s go fishing!

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 177 (Springer Knot)

April 14th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

Billy, from world-famous Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop, is back to demonstrate the Springer Knot which is a great one for heavier line to target big bluefin this season. This is a great time to practice all your knots, and ask for the crew if you need assistance.

Thanks for joining us for another week of Tackle Tip Thursday, please like and subscribe if you want to hear more advice from the pros! Thank you Billy and Fishermans Landing Tackle Shop for all your support of Searcher Sportfishing.

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol.176 (Finesse Outfit)

April 7th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

The ever-popular Steve Carson of Penn Reels is back this week to introduce an outfit that he believes is essential for those finicky bluefin when they don’t want to bite. This outfit wears many hats and can be used as a versatile option when your day at the rail is on the more difficult side. Consider adding it to your arsenal! Thank you to Steve and Penn Reels for all their support of Searcher Sportfishing including sponsored trips and loaner tackle for our anglers.

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol.175 (Modified Slim Beauty Knot)

March 31st, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

This week we hear from pro-staffer from Izorline, Wendy Tochihara! Facebook anglers wanted to know a good knot for attaching your top shot to Spectra, so here it is. The Modified Slim Beauty knot will make a high-strength connection that will pass easily through your guides. Step up your fishing game, the bluefin are biting!

Many thanks to Wendy and Izorline for their support of Searcher Sportfishing. Their talent and in-kind donations are much appreciated!

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 174 (Rail Etiquette)

March 24th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Happy Tackle Tip Thursday!

From the many questions submitted via social media, this one that needed an answer from someone who has spent time at the rail. 

What is the etiquette for fishing at the rail during a hot bite? How can anglers work together and not get in each other’s way or get tangled up in others’ lines? 

We asked long-time angler and tackle professional, Carl from Fishermans Landing, for his advice and suggestions, and we think it’s great: fish lots, make friends, catch more fish!

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